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 Roles turned down by Rex Harrison:

Bell Book and Candle
At one point Harrison's name was attatched to star.
Actor who got the part: James Stewart

A Countess From Hong Kong
For his final film, the legendary Sir Charles Chaplin offered the role of the millionaire diplomat first to Harrison, who declined.
Actor who got the part: Marlon Brando

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Harrison wanted to play Sherlock Holmes, but was turned down.
Actor who got the part: Robert Stephens

Had accepted the role in the musical version of Dickens' classic story but had to withdraw because he was involved with a difficult stage production.
Actor who got the part: Albert Finney

The World of Henry Orient
A top choice for the role of the conceited, womanizing pianist.
Actor who got the part: Peter Sellers

Did you know that Rex Harrison was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» Cleopatra
» Cleopatra (1963)
» Doctor Dolittle (1967)
» My Fair Lady

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