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 Roles turned down by Sarah Miles:

Anne of The Thousand Days
Miles refused to test for the role of Anne Boleyn. The role earned Genevieve Bujold an Oscar nomination.
Actor who got the part: Genevieve Bujold

The Collector
Terence Stamp badly wanted to do the William Wyler thriller with Miles or Julie Christie.
Actor who got the part: Samantha Eggar

Doctor Zhivago
Auditioned for the Lara role. Robert Bolt, the screenwriter, told David Lean, "You can't hire her; she's a North Country slut." (Bolt and Miles were later married.).
Actor who got the part: Julie Christie

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