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What did they do in PnP films?

I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
James Mason was the original choice to play Torquil but declined when told he would have to "live rough" in the islands. Ironically Roger Livesey never went to the islands because he was in a West End show at the time (Pete Ustinov's play "Banbury Nose") and never went further North than Denham studio. A double was used for long shots and all close ups are shot in the studio.

Age of Consent (1969)
James Mason played the lead role of the artist Bradley Morahan

The Tempest (197?)
James Mason had agreed to play a leading role in Michael Powell's version of The Tempest. Sadly funding couldn't be arranged so the film was never made.

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