John Lithgow says he turned down Frasier Crane role as it was ‘beneath his dignity’

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John Lithgow in early 2020, and Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/NBC/Kobal/Shutterstock)
John Lithgow in early 2020, and Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/NBC/Kobal/Shutterstock)
<p>John Lithgow in early 2020, and Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane</p>Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/NBC/Kobal/Shutterstock

John Lithgow in early 2020, and Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane

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He added that the show would mark Frasier’s “third act”, explaining: “He’s past the radio show. He might be an art dealer. He might be a professor. We don’t know yet.”

In April, the surviving Frasier cast reunited for a Zoom discussion about the show, which raised money for The Actors Fund.

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