The perferct actors for the parts of The Witches

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Postby Danny B » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:18 am

I wrote:My vote for Granny would be Shirley Stelfox.

For Granny I'd go with a Keeping Up Appearances theme and cast Patricia Routledge. Everyone thinks of her as Hyacinth Bucket, but she has far greater range than that.


GAH!

I've done it again and mistyped what I meant in a "casting call" thread. I meant Patricia Routledge for Nanny.

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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:57 pm

I had a flash of inspiration - how about Maureen Lipman to play Granny. I bet she'd be brilliant! :D

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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:37 pm

She'd need to have blue contacts - but yeah she'd be really good :lol:
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Postby Tristan » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:40 pm

What about Alyson Hannigan for Magrat? (picture)

I agree with you on Maggie Smith and Miriam Margoyles. And for Perdita... Mia Tyler, the half-sister of Liv Tyler? (picture)

DannyB, I liked your choices, too.

And I was wondering, what about the other witches... like Tiffany, Miss Tick/Level/Treason, Annagramma Hawking etc. I know they are not that important, but we can still cast them.

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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:51 pm

I watched Dr Who (Last of the Time Lords) earlier and saw an actress named Ellie Haddington. I've seen her before in Foyle's War and thought then that she's be great as Granny. I'm even more convinced now. :D

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Failing that - she could be Mrs Earwig. :wink:
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Postby Lady Vetinari » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:19 am

In the cartoon Wyrd Sisters

Granny Weatherwax was voiced by the same actress that played Richard Wilson's wife in One Foot In The Grave - Anne Crosbie could do the live one I feel.

Nanny Ogg was voiced by Daisy in Keeping Up Appearances - I can't think of her name.

Magrat was voiced by Jane Horrocks ...

Jane Horrocks I think would make a perfect Magrat ... though Emma Chambers is absolutely brilliant. I love her in Notting Hill and Vicar of Dibley... though for age Siobhan Hayes would be good.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:05 am

Lady Vetinari wrote:In the cartoon Wyrd Sisters Nanny Ogg was voiced by Daisy in Keeping Up Appearances - I can't think of her name.

It was Judy Cornwell - she's brilliant :D
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Postby bdrfisher1 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:40 pm

I LOVE this thread... ;) ;)

who said patricia routlege (sp) ? That is an amazing idea, a woman with talent way beyond mrs bucket. (My partner mentioned her as a possible nanny ogg the other night funnily enough).
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Postby polythenegirl » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:41 am

I posted this in the toher thread so here goes again:

Ooo... this is a difficult one!

I think my Granny Weatherwax would have to be Linda Hunt (http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0001373/) as she is phenominal as Hetty in NCIS:LA. She has the correct amount of wit and intelligent about her, but god help anyone who crosses her! My only problem is the obvious one of her height. I always pictured Granny as a rather big and forboding character.

As for Nanny Ogg - thats the one that would clinch it for me - she is my favourite character so it'd have to be perfect. Although I have no idea who i'd have! I like the idea of Pam Ferris, but is she crude enough?

A bit of a random one, but I'd love to see Jennie McAlpine (Fiz from Coronation Street) play Agnes Nitt... I think she'd be perfect!
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:33 am

Alyson Hannigan for Magrat! YESI THINK SHE WOULD BE GOOD FOR THAT PART. opps caps lock on.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:46 am

Slightly off-topic, any thoughts on who would play Verence/Fool?
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Postby DaveC » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:52 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:Slightly off-topic, any thoughts on who would play Verence/Fool?


Rob Brydon... :)

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Postby polythenegirl » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:10 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Slightly off-topic, any thoughts on who would play Verence/Fool?


Rowan Atkinson>?
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Postby pip » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:11 pm

A always thought of him as much younger than either of those could play.
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