Every actor has been scouted by a football club. The number of lads who nearly signed as a professional footballer before retraining as a performer is perhaps surprising. In the ‘50s, Sean Connery was reported to have been scouted for Celtic. Actually, he was offered a trial by East Fife, but why spoil a good story? ‘I could have been a footballer, but injury put paid to that, so I chose the theatre’, is a claim that appears time-and-again in...