1. – Charles Laughton, Hobson’s Choice, 1954. The UK’s #l radio star – first to read the BBC News in an regional accent – the Yorkshireman wanted to film Harold Brighouse’s comedy. His agent talked to two other clients, film-makers Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat – keen but hold the Pickles! Producer Alexander Korda bought the rights and passed the project to David Lean – yet another client of the same agent Christopher Mann.
Usual occupation: Radio StarBirth year: 1904Death year: 1978Other name: Casting Calls: 0