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Query: Gielgud Cameo
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0284  Friday, 7 June 2009

From:       Hardy Cook <
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Date:       Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 21:47:30 -0400
Subject:    Query: Gielgud Cameo

Having been brought down by a bad case of 
separation-from-former-job-by-retirement flu, I spent much time between 
sleeping all day in front of my home theater watching content from my 
Apple TV and new NetFlix account. For the one hundredth time, I watched 
_The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy_. In Episode One just before 
Earth is destroyed for a hyperspace express route, there is a shot of 
people coming out of an underground station protesting the impending 
destruction. One of those on the stairs bore a striking resemblance to 
John Gielgud.

After a little researching of the Internet, I found that the role of 
Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz was originally offered to Sir John Gielgud.

I wonder, however, if anyone has heard of Gielgud's doing a cameo in 
Episode One of _The Hitch Hiker's Guide_. A copy of the image can be 
found here:

http://www.shaksper.net/~hcook/gielgud.jpg

Curiously yours,
Hardy

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