Who should play Mustrum Ridcully?

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Postby raisindot » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:47 pm

I'd vote for Michael Gambon. His Dumbledore was a bit too mellow, but he can do bluster and imbecility as good as anyone when he wants to.

Were he still alive and a foot taller, Leo McKern would have made a great Ridcully.
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:02 pm

Gambon would be very good. :D
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Postby Quatermass » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:12 am

raisindot wrote:I'd vote for Michael Gambon. His Dumbledore was a bit too mellow, but he can do bluster and imbecility as good as anyone when he wants to.

Were he still alive and a foot taller, Leo McKern would have made a great Ridcully.


I agree regarding Leo McKern. His Number Two from The Prisoner was well done. :)
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Postby Rincewind-Type of cheese? » Fri May 13, 2011 9:02 am

When I was watching Hogfather, the chap who played Ridcully (was it Timothy West) reminded me of Brian Blessed. It is something about the voice. I think Brian Blessed would be perfect for the role. He definitely has a commanding aura.
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Postby Quatermass » Fri May 13, 2011 9:04 am

Rincewind-Type of cheese? wrote:When I was watching Hogfather, the chap who played Ridcully (was it Timothy West) reminded me of Brian Blessed. It is something about the voice. I think Brian Blessed would be perfect for the role. He definitely has a commanding aura.


Joss Ackland played Ridcully in Hogfather, but Timothy West did play Ridcully in Going Postal.
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Postby Emberella » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:02 am

I think if you spliced Michael Gambon and Brian Blessed, that might be closer to they way I imagine Ridcully.
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Postby feanor » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:27 am

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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:56 am

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Postby jaeger » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:15 am

Dunno about Ridcully but I could see Nicholas Lyndhurst as Rincewind . . . I guess though that's kinda type casting from the Rodney in Only Fools and Horses and Adam in Butterflies. But also for his tall and gangly appearance.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:16 am

I know what you mean about NL's build, but I think he's a bit too old.

Having said that............. David Jason. :shock: :roll:
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:25 am

Rhys Ifans could probably play a passable Rincewind. :D
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Postby Quatermass » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:34 am

Nicholas Lyndhurst? Well, I did see him as Uriah Heep in David Copperfield, and he might work. Does anyone thing David Tennant is too handsome to play Rincewind? I mean, he has the running and thin thing down.

Other alternatives? Well, someone mentioned Mackenzie Crook at one stage, didn't they? On this board, I mean. Or maybe Bruce Spence?

I think that David Jason was a good Rincewind in that he had the personality if not the looks.
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Postby jaeger » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:23 pm

I think David Jason was a better Albert and to old and miscast for rincewind . . . just my opinion Image
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Postby Quatermass » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:35 pm

jaeger wrote:I think David Jason was a better Albert and to old and miscast for rincewind . . . just my opinion Image


Too old, yes, but I think he had the right attitude. I mean, seriously, put a beard on Del Boy, and that could be Rincewind.
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:43 pm

He's a bit too old now, but Nigel Planer would have been a good Rincewind. :)
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