Graham Crowden, the ‘Doctor Who’-wasn’t, dies at 87

Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Technology

Graham CrowdenGraham Crowden, the actor best known for his role as the cantankerous senior citizen Tom Ballard in the British comedy Waiting for God, has died at the age of 87.

Crowden was offered the starring role in Doctor Who in the late 1970s, but turned it down, fearing a long commitment to the British sci-fi series. The role went to Tom Baker instead, who went on to become the iconic Doctor. Crowden, however, later starred opposite Baker as an over-the-top villain in the episode “The Horns of Nimon.”

Via The Guardian and BBC News

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