Who Should Play Vimes?

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Postby spideyGirl » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:47 pm

Think of him roughed up though?

Edit: and isn't Vimes well bred? :D
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Postby Joolz » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:49 pm

Or there's Ron..
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Got a similar battered look :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:56 pm

He looks different without the horns. :lol:
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Postby spideyGirl » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:03 pm

Not a bad choice there Tony :D
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Postby Joolz » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:03 pm

Tonyblack wrote:He looks different without the horns. :lol:

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Postby ramtopsman » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:33 pm

Dotsie wrote:OK, I like this guy, Toby Stephens.

I like Paul Kaye as well, but IMDB didn't have a recent pic.


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Postby ramtopsman » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:34 pm

Joolz wrote:Sean Pertwee?


Another great choice i heard that on another part of the forum and thought its a great choice
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Postby Quatermass » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:44 pm

I think that Toby Stephens looks just a little young, though he is starting to get the right look. Sean Pertwee...looks the right age, but I am not sure he's got the right look (and believe me, I would be all for the son of Jon Pertwee playing Vimes otherwise).

Hugh Laurie would be an excellent choice. Had you asked me before House came on, I would have told you to bugger off. But House showed his ability to play an excellent dramatic role that is acerbic and misanthropic. Only downside? Doesn't look like he could chase somebody down or beat the crap out of someone.

How about Christopher Eccleston? Not too old, still looks capable of physicality, and can do that sort of cynical and world-weary outlook.
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Postby Cheery » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:01 pm

I'd cast Danny Webb.

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He just looks and acts right for the part. He even has the right accent :lol:
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Postby spideyGirl » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:05 pm

some good choices here :D
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Postby fids » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:23 pm

How about Craig Charles (he of Red Dwarf and now Corrie :roll: )

Ricky Tomlinson for Colon
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Postby rockershovel » Sun May 01, 2011 8:09 pm

don't agree at all with Ricky Tomlinson. He always strikes me as cynical and downright unpleasant in his roles. How about Ian Holm?

for Vimes.. Robert Carlyle. Right age, and has that intelligent look in his eyes which Vimes needs. I don't see Vimes as particularly large or muscular, just capable of being provoked.

that or Sean Bean ... Carlyle as Vetinari to Beans' Vimes would be a good combination....
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Postby Quatermass » Sun May 01, 2011 10:39 pm

rockershovel wrote:don't agree at all with Ricky Tomlinson. He always strikes me as cynical and downright unpleasant in his roles. How about Ian Holm?

for Vimes.. Robert Carlyle. Right age, and has that intelligent look in his eyes which Vimes needs. I don't see Vimes as particularly large or muscular, just capable of being provoked.

that or Sean Bean ... Carlyle as Vetinari to Beans' Vimes would be a good combination....


If we're going with Robert Carlyle or Sean Bean, how about Tim Roth as well.

Sean Bean I could just about see playing Vimes, actually. What about David Wenham as a possible choice?
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Postby Joolz » Sun May 01, 2011 10:47 pm

Sean Bean had completely passed me by But he's a good choice How does he look smoking a cigar?
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