9 stars who turned down great film roles

9 stars who turned down great film roles

John Lithgow as The Joker? It’s not as crackpot as it appears, as the star of The Crown was once in the frame to play the comic book supervillain. Correction: The lanky 71-year-old was actually tapped to play Batman’s cackling nemesis TWICE – first in a Joe Dante movie that never got made, and again in Tim Burton’s 1989 blockbuster. “My worst audition was for Tim Burton for Batman,” Lithgow revealed ahead of this year’s…

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Girl, five, died of asthma attack after GP turned her away

Girl, five, died of asthma attack after GP turned her away

A five-year-old girl died of an asthma attack after being turned away by a GP because she arrived minutes late for her appointment. Ellie-May Clark and her mother, from Newport, were told to return the next morning by Dr Joanne Rowe, a specialist in safeguarding children. The little girl died five hours later, on 26 January 2015. Dr Rowe, 53, who lives in Cardiff, declined to comment when contacted by the BBC. Her family is…

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Mel Giedroyc: Why I turned down Strictly Come Dancing

Mel Giedroyc: Why I turned down Strictly Come Dancing

Former Great British Bake Off host Mel Giedroyc has revealed she was once offered the chance to appear as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing – but turned it down. “I love watching it so much I almost didn’t want to spoil the pleasure by being on it,” she told Radio Times. The 48-year-old said it was tricky for a woman her age to be on the show. “You’re not the comedy old bag yet,…

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