Connolly: 'I Was Nearly Dr. Who'
Outrageous Scottish comedian Billy Connolly has revealed he was once in the running to play timelord DR. WHO.
The funnyman, who starred alongside Jim Carrey in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai, admits he had no idea his name was in the running at a secret meeting 15 years ago - and he evidently wasn't the man for the job.
The 67-year-old star tells British newspaper The Sun, "It was brought up in a meeting, apparently, but nobody told me until after they decided against it. I would have loved it. I'd have taken it."
The role in the 1996 TV movie eventually went to Withnail And I star Paul McGann.