CAST­ING A VEIL

Four more anonymised ac­tors

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PETER DAV­I­SON

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.

AN­THONY AIN­LEY

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.

KEANU REEVES

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.

GARY OLD­MAN

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.

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