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I was up to take over as Doctor Who
(1963) but didn't get the part. Sylvester McCoy
played it, but at that time they put my name forward for it. Shame, I'd love to have done it. You can be very self-indulgent and go mad and do all the wonderful things, but the script or the director should pull you back and say, 'Come on, stop fooling about, just stop acting, just do it, be in the spirit of the ...
Was paid damages by the BBC after an incident filming Fawlty Towers
(1975), where a jacket was treated with acid by the special effects department to look as if it was on fire, and really did burn through to his skin. He bore the scars for the rest of his life.