We always hear about actors turning down parts and later regretting it, such as Sean Connery passing on Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, but what about in the world of TV? Deciding to take a juicy TV role is typically a much more difficult decision than agreeing to star in a film, because a movie will never take up more of an actor’s time than around 4-6 months, whereas a TV series can lock an actor in for 6 months a year for up to a decade, depending on the contract offered and whether the part is adapted from previous material.
Still, these actors all turned down roles in huge shows that surely would’ve given each of them a small-screen boost, especially as at the time many of them could certainly have used the exposure.
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- Jack Pooley
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