Friday, 23 November 2012

Almost Wonkas

Actors considered by the film makers or suggested by Dahl for the role of Willy Wonka in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory include:

Joel Grey (Possible Wonka)

Ron Moody (another possible Wonka)

Spike Milligan (Dahl's first choice for Wonka)

Jon Pertwee (Wanka)


  1. Bit harsh on Pertwee there, old chap. He did, after all, give us a superlative third Doctor (the throttle gurn aside).

  2. Incidentally, if you took those images of Joel Grey and Ron Moody then came at them with a Braun MultiMix, the result would be Acker Bilke

  3. I was taken to task my a fellow M&C alumni about the Pert caption - but I had the pleasure of meeting Jon in the early 90s and stand by my assessment. Should we all ever meet behind the bike sheds of Mounds & Circles I'll tell all.

    1. We should never meet our heroes. Nor, it would seem, the bloke who played Worzel Gummidge.