Christopher Eccleston auditioned for the role of Stuart Jones. He withdrew himself from consideration shortly after his audition, saying he felt he was "too old" for the part. When he withdrew, he recommended they audition Aidan Gillen.
Stuart Alan Jones:
Where are you going?
Vince Tyler: You've copped off!
Stuart Alan Jones: I'm just getting his phone number, that's all!
Phil Delaney: What did you do - swallow it?