The Superman star has revealed that director Joshua Logan made a personal plea to Stamp to portray the role of medieval King Arthur opposite leading lady Vanessa Redgrave as his wife Guenevere.
However he did not take the role as he did have fears that his vocal talents were bot good enough. knowing it’s a decision he will regret the rest of his life.
He tells New York Post columnist Cindy Adams,
“I actually have only one career regret. Turning down Josh Logan‘s role of king in the Camelot film.
“In a restaurant, he got down on one knee and begged me. I refused it from fear. Didn’t think my voice would hold out. I’ve forever regretted saying no.”
The final cast for the part had been Richard Harris, and the film went on winning three Academy Awards. Stamp does star alongside Redgrave in upcoming film Unfinished Song.