CASTING A VEIL
Four more anonymised actors
The future Doctor Who was unrecognisable beneath saggy jowls and a pig-like snout in The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The
Galaxy, playing an Ameglian Major Cow, a creature bred to want to be eaten. Davison stole its West Country burr from Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse.
Eighties Doctor Who was forever concealing Ainley’s Master. Most egregious example: 1982 stinker “Time-Flight”, in which the villainous Time Lord pointlessly disguised himself as plasticine-faced magician Kalid. The anagrammatical credit “Leon Ny Taiy” fooled no one.
Bill And Ted’s Alex Winter co-directed
Freaked (1993), a fantasy black comedy centred on a freak show. His fellow dude was totally unrecognisable (and uncredited) as the freaks’ leader, the furry-faced, befanged Ortiz the Dog Boy.
Oldman endured hours of prosthetic applications as
Hannibal’s Mason Verger, a child molester Hannibal Lecter gave PCP, then convinced to cut off his face. Oldman decided that since he was playing “the man with no face” it’d be apt to do so anonymously.