Link A War Movie Actor (LAWMA) Game

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Tremaine

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#1
Via A Bridge Too Far through to Zulu in no particular order.

Suggestion: No hard and fast rules, except we name actors and we use War film titles.
Actor (name) went on to play .....in (title). Chain the links using actors from those films. Bit complicated as it's War Movies, so makes it interesting.

Wikipedia says:
"War Movie is a film genre concerned with warfare, usually about naval, air or land battles, sometimes focusing instead on prisoners of war, covert operations, military training or other related subjects. At times war films focus on daily military or civilian life in wartime without depicting battles. Their stories may be fiction, based on history, docudrama or, occasionally, biographical". Usual poetic license must be expected on here though :roll: :D

Starter Michael Caine , Zulu , went on to Battle of Britain

Might get legs, might not. Off to the Pub, where I shall deny all knowledge :wink:
 
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Christopher Plummer, Battle of Britain, went on to A man who would be king
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#3
Sean Connery The man who would be King went onto A Bridge to Far
 
#4
Sir Richard Attenborough* - In which we serve(1942) went onto
A matter of life or death(1945/46)
then Morning Departure(1950)
The gift Horse(1952)
then The ship that died of shame(1955)
then Privates Progress(1956)
then the baby and the battleship(1956)
then Dunkirk(1958)
then Sea of Sand(1958)
then Danger within(1959)
then went onto The League Of
Gentlemen(1960)
then went on to become Big X in the Great
Escape
Followed by the Guns of Batasi and
The Sand Pebbles
Conduct Unbecoming then finally
A Bridge too Far



Percy Herbert * - A Hill in Korea went onto to The Sea Wolves



Jack Hawkins - The Cruel sea went onto The Bridge on the
River Kwai

Sir Alec Guinness - The Malta story went onto Tunes of Glory


*Both have portrayed RSM's
 

Mr_Fingerz

LE
Book Reviewer
#5
the_boy_syrup said:
Sean Connery The man who would be King went onto A Bridge to Far
Michael Caine ("The Man Who Would Be King") and "A Bridge Too Far" - "The Eagle Has Landed" (Not to mention "Zulu")
 
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Tremaine

Guest
#6
Show off Tigerstacker :wink:

Anthony Hopkins, When Eight Bells Toll, 71

Young Winston , 71

A Bridge Too Far , 1977
 
#7
Robert Redford, went from "War Hunt" to "A Bridge Too Far"
 

Mr_Fingerz

LE
Book Reviewer
#8
Mr_Fingerz said:
the_boy_syrup said:
Sean Connery The man who would be King went onto A Bridge to Far
Michael Caine ("The Man Who Would Be King") and "A Bridge Too Far" - "The Eagle Has Landed" (Not to mention "Zulu")
Sean Connery, was also in "The Hill".
 
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Tremaine

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#9
(Sir) Alec Guiness, Bridge over River Kwai ('56) went on to Tunes of Glory ('60) then Lawrence of Arabia ('62) then Fall of the Roman Empire ('64) then Cromwell (counts :eek: ) ('67)

Malta Story (been said)
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#10
John Laurie > The four Feathers > The Life and Death Of Col Blimp > The Way Ahead > Dads Army
 
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tiger stacker said:
R Reagen The Hasty Heart went on to star in Hellcats of the Navy
Wasnt Todd in that as well as the Dying Jock?
 
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Tremaine

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Goldbricker said:
tiger stacker said:
R Reagen The Hasty Heart went on to star in Hellcats of the Navy
Wasnt Todd in that as well as the Dying Jock?
Seems he was:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041445/ Ronnie Reagan again.

Alfie Bass was in Hasty Heart ('49) >> I Was Monty's Double ('58)
M E Clifton James was in I Was Monty's Double, too. Served in WWI, and was badly gassed. After the war, took up acting, and was on the London stage in WWII, where he came to the attention of MI5 (British Military Intelligence) by accident. At the end of one nightly performance, he couldn't find the hat that he would normally wear, and so he donned a beret and walked onstage; the audience, thinking that he was Field-Marshall Montgomery, promptly stood and cheered.

Wikipedia:
"About seven weeks before D-Day in 1944, a British Lieutenant-Colonel, J.V.B. Jervis-Reid, noticed Clifton James's resemblance to Montgomery while he was reviewing photographs in a newspaper. MI5 decided to exploit the resemblance to confuse German intelligence. James was contacted by Colonel David Niven, who worked for the Army's film unit, and was asked to come to London on the pretext of making a film. The ruse was part of a wider deception which aimed to divert troops from northern France, by convincing the Germans that an Allied invasion of Southern France (see Operation Dragoon) would precede a northern invasion. Wiki
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#17
Sir John Mills - ready deep breath

Cottage to Let (1941) > In Which We Serve (1942) > We Dive at Dawn (1943) > This Happy Breed (1944) >
Waterloo Road (1944) > The Way to the Stars (1945) > The Colditz Story (1955) > Above Us the Waves(1955) > War and Peace (1956) > Ice-Cold in Alex (1958) > Dunkirk (1958) > I Was Monty's Double (1958) > Tunes of Glory (1960) > King Rat (1965) > Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) > Young Winston (1972) > Zulu Dawn (1979) > When the Wind Blows (1986)
 

AlienFTM

MIA
Book Reviewer
#18
Tremaine said:
M E Clifton James was in I Was Monty's Double, too. Served in WWI, and was badly gassed. After the war, took up acting, and was on the London stage in WWII, where he came to the attention of MI5 (British Military Intelligence) by accident. At the end of one nightly performance, he couldn't find the hat that he would normally wear, and so he donned a beret and walked onstage; the audience, thinking that he was Field-Marshall Montgomery, promptly stood and cheered.

Wikipedia:
"About seven weeks before D-Day in 1944, a British Lieutenant-Colonel, J.V.B. Jervis-Reid, noticed Clifton James's resemblance to Montgomery while he was reviewing photographs in a newspaper. MI5 decided to exploit the resemblance to confuse German intelligence. James was contacted by Colonel David Niven, who worked for the Army's film unit, and was asked to come to London on the pretext of making a film. The ruse was part of a wider deception which aimed to divert troops from northern France, by convincing the Germans that an Allied invasion of Southern France (see Operation Dragoon) would precede a northern invasion. Wiki
As wiki says, Clifton James was commissioned into the Royal Army Pay Corps in 1940 and eventually posted to Leicester.

My mother's sister, my aunt, spent the war in the ATS at RPO Leicester in Clifton James's team.
 

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