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Actors share the major roles they missed out on in painful thread

Ben Arnold
·Contributor
·3-min read
The Fellowship of the Ring (Credit: New Line)
The Fellowship of the Ring (Credit: New Line)

Actors often lament the ones that got away - the roles which, had they landed them, could have changed everything.

And in a rollercoaster thread kicked off by British actor Charlie Condou, many have been wading in with their most painful moments.

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Condou, who's had long-running roles in Coronation Street and Holby City, began with his losing out to Martin Freeman's to play frustrated salesman Tim Canterbury in The Office (as well as Andrew Lincoln’s role in pivotal drama series This Life).

After which, it all came flooding out.

And it appear that more or less every male actor on the planet has been seen for Middle Earth.

Condou also later added that he was down to 'the last two' for Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun, the other one being some young chap called Christian Bale.

That one must sting a bit...