Quatermass wrote:Whereas Tom Baker is just bats*** crazy. But if I had to choose a member of the Unseen University faculty he could play, well, the Bursar springs to mind, if we can mentally transform the Bursar from a thin scrawny type into a beefy type.
I don't see him going potty because Ridcully makes him nervous, though, which is, surely, the reason for the Bursar's reliance on dried frog pills?
jaeger wrote: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.
Now he's not so young, I could see him as the Bursar.
Quatermass wrote: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.
I could see David Tennant as the Bursar, if aged up a bit, same with Mackenzie Crook, although, yes, I can see Crook as Rincewind, easily, but I still favour David Thewlis.
Surely Bruce Spence is (a) too old, and (b) more likely to be found in Bugarup University? With his height, he could also play Death without lifts in his shoes, however.
I disagree with you about David Jason.