Lets Cast - 'Guards! Guards!'

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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:31 pm

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Postby Penfold » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:34 pm

Hello and welcome from me too. :)

I haven't read all the posts on this thread :oops: , but has anyone considered Brian Blessed for the part of Ridcully?
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:44 pm

Penfold wrote:Hello and welcome from me too. :)

I haven't read all the posts on this thread :oops: , but has anyone considered Brian Blessed for the part of Ridcully?


Is Ridcully in Guards! Guards!? I don't think he is :wink:
Other than that Brian Blessed would be perfect :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:50 pm

No, Ridcully doesn't show up until Moving Pictures. :D
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Postby Penfold » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:57 pm

Sorry, I was a bit off topic and just meant in general :oops:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:05 pm

No worries :wink: and Brian would be excellent as Ridcully :wink:
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Postby Draywoman » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:01 pm

From the moment I read his introduction in Moving Pictures I must admit that I assumed TP had based Ridcully on Brian Blessed, just remembering him as the king in Blackadder 1.

Going back to the thread, I haven't looked through all the posts but I think Philip Jackson is Vimes with maybe Pam Ferris as Sybil. I listened to the BBC radio 7 run last week and loved Melvin Hayes as Nobby, I even reckon he looks(ed) the part, although I haven't seen him recently. How about Mel Smith as Colon? and Michael Sheen as Vetinari?

BTW - still on the R7 play - DEATH was played by DEATH. The voice was fantastic, who was it? Anyone?
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:09 pm

I'm not sure who it is, but you can listen to episodes 1 and 2 of Small Gods HERE. :D
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Postby Penfold » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:03 pm

Moderately on topic for the moment, I saw the stage production of Guards! Guards! at the Theatre Royal, Brighton. Paul Darrow (of Blake's 7 fame playing Avon - for us Brits old enough to remember) played the part of Vimes and his acting was about as wooden as the scenery :cry: My friend, who had never heard of Terry pratchett, loved it tho. :)

Anyway, fully back on topic, I too was thinking of Mel Smith as Colon and possibly Andy Serkis as Nobby (playing the role of non-humans so excellently should make the job of playing Nobby merely challenging rather than impossible). For Vetinari I reckon Patrick Stewart could make a great patrician with Ian McKellen as Lupine Wonse (or possibly the other way around, I just think Ian McKellen makes a good baddy :? ). For Vimes I was thinking of Dennis Waterman but I have to agree with Draywoman instead and opt for Philip Jackson and Pam Ferris. :) As for Death, CGI is the only way to go with Christopher Lee's voiceover.

Looking back on my ramblings, it looks a bit like "What the cast of LotR did next". :) I still can't figure out who I'd like to play Carrot or CMOT Dibbler tho. :?
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Postby Draywoman » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:44 pm

Ah, I remember lusting after Avon when I were a lass... :oops:

Maybe Phil Daniels as Throat or Joe Pesci (nah, on second thoughts, I'll stick to Phil Daniels)

I am flummoxed by Carrot. Probably ought to pay more attention to all these High-School/Teen/902157630 things but I can't be (ahem) bothered...

Perhaps Melvyn Hayes for Gaspode, then (MAA)? The voice would cut it and the appearance doesn't matter with CGI.

Ronald Lacey (Gestapo guy from Indiana Jones #1) would make a brilliant Wonse; just the right amount of greasy humility and megalomania. Or is he dead now? (Senility is getting to me) :roll:
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Postby Zee Zee » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:58 pm

Thanks for all the welcomes, Think Brian Blessed for Ridcully is inspired,
Martin Sheen for Vimes not bad at all. A thought for Vimes if you wanted it to have an American interest would be Richard Dean Anderson(mind you he may be Canadian again)
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Postby chris.ph » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:24 pm

hello zee zee your not a frenchman by any chance r u , i know a frenchie called zee zee who designs opthalmic lasers :)
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Postby Sir Sam-Mule Vimes » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:26 pm

Hi all, newbie here.....

I have always wondered about potential castings for TP film adaps and Philip Jackson looks the part for Vimes.....

I must admit to being a tad disappointed with some of the previous castings for Nobby, JI as Vetinari and Angua. The so far portrayals of Ridcully are a bit off too, Brian Blessed would get my vote just on booming voice alone.....I can just see The Bursar now cowering against it !! :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:44 pm

Welcome to the site Sir Sam! :D
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:25 pm

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