Dream casting

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Re: Dream casting

Postby Tyger » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:55 pm

I was reading Pyramids a while ago, and I mentioned to my dad that I somehow couldn't get the idea out of my head that Dios should be played by Alan Rickman. He laughed and said that he remembered thinking the exact same thing when he first read it. And that's twenty years ago! :D
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Re: Dream casting

Postby Discworldpadawan » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:42 am

Whats the name of the bloke who played Vetinari in Sky's adaptation of Going Postal? I thought he was very much spot on in terms of visual appearance except for the fact of being a red head! Nothing agains red heads, Im one myself, just thought that whoever that bloke was, should have dyed his hair and beard black for the part, would have been much better in keeping with the fan's visual idea of Vetinari :P
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Re: Dream casting

Postby Penfold » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:13 am

Just had to check before posting but Vetinari was played by Charles Dance, an exceptional actor in the productions that I have seen him in. :D
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Re: Dream casting

Postby Discworldpadawan » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:08 am

Well then, note to Mr. Dance, if sky ask you to play vetinari for future tv adaptations, please insist on dying your hair and beard black! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Dream casting

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:29 am

I've always thought that Terence Stamp, when he played General Zod in Superman, would make a good Vetinari. :)

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Re: Dream casting

Postby mirandashell » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:26 am

This has probably been mentioned several times but I always see Vimes as Ken Stott.
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Re: Dream casting

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:28 pm

I see what you mean, even if I did have to Google him to find out who he was. :)
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Re: Dream casting

Postby mirandashell » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:27 pm

But he does look like him, doesn't he? Shame he's not 10 years younger really.
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Re: Dream casting

Postby GonhorreaBucket » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:09 am

Hi there, newbie here....

Ok, so I have to agree with a lot of you guys on the choice of Maggie Smith for Granny. Nanny Ogg I could see Julie Walters or Miriam Margolyes. For Magrat someone kind of ordinary looking, not too pretty. Maybe Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter)? As Verence I could see Robert Carlyle, but he'd also be a great Rincewind (or even Carcer).
Tiffany Aching is hard, cause I don't know any very young actors. Helena Bonham Carter could be a great Miss Tick though!

Vetinari: Alan Rickman or Ralph Fiennes. For Vimesy I can see Hugh Laurie or maybe Gary Oldman? As Lady Sybil I can only imagine Miranda Hart, I always picture her looking like that. Carrot is a hard one, maybe Colin Firth? Too old? Christian Bale possibly.... Nobby makes me think of Rowan Atkinson.

What would you guys think of James McAvoy as Carcer? Kinda innocent looking, mischievious...although I could also see him as Moist von Lipwig.
Oh, and I just thought Hugh Grant might make a hilarious Leonard of Quirm. Gosh, I could keep going for days, but I think it's time to stop. Make me stop!
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Re: Dream casting

Postby MongoGutman » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:34 pm

John Cleese - Vetinari, Detrius, Granny Weatherwax, Death, Reg Shoe,

Graham Chapman - Ridcully, Carrot, The Duck Man, Harry King

Eric Idle - Rincewind, Nobby, C.M.O.T Dibbler, voice of Gaspode

Terry Jones - Nanny Ogg, Vimes, The Librarian

Michael Palin - Magrat, Verrence, Moist von Wotsit, Willikins, Constable Visit, William de Worde, TwoFlower

Terry Gilliam - The Burser, Igor, any role that needs a gurner, Fred, Foul Ol' Ron,
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Re: Dream casting

Postby DaveC » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:56 am

So good, I'd like their Small Gods! Palin for Brutha and Cleese for Vorbis?
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