Lets Cast - 'Guards! Guards!'

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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:53 pm

:lol: Well apart from the fact that Angua isn't in Guards! Guards!, I've always thought that Brigitte Nielsen would be good in the role - she's even got an Uberwaldian accent. Possibly a bit too old now though. :(

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Postby Jarmara » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:01 pm

LOL, bit old, bit drunk, bit unstable!

Kate Beckinsale was a vampire in Underworld, her character's brother was a werewolf in Van Helsing... maybe she'd like to round it off by playing Angua?
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Postby Blackwolfdreaming » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:13 pm

Having seen him already in this role, I call honestly say that Paul Darrow (Avon frorm Blakes 7) makes a fantastic Captain Vimes
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Postby chris.ph » Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:16 pm

liked the idea of kate beckinsdale not that blonde tho (hair dye an option)
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Postby mspanners » Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:15 am

Jeremy Irons ...........Vetinari
Pete Postlethwaite......Sam Vimes
Nicolas Tennant.........Nobby
Mike Myers..............(Fat *astard body costume and an Irish voice).........Fred Colon
Dawn French ............Sybil Ramkin (Fat body costume not required! )
Brendan Fraser..........Carrot Ironfoundersson
Rowan Atkinson..........Lupine Wonse
Richard da Costa........Librarian
Death...................Christopher Lee (Voice)
Death...................Marnix Van Den Broeke

S Briggs or N planer can do the Voice of the Dragon
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Postby DivingBudgie » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:24 am

I would say Nathan Fillion for Carrot.

Just because I know who he is and what he looks like. I think he would do it credit.

I can not think of another youngish actor who would be able to carry it off looks wise.

As to the others
Vetinari Alan Rickman
Ridcully has to be Brian Blessed. That voice would make the Burser loose all his dried frog pills. :roll:

I would have to think of some of the others.

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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:40 am

Hi Budgie, welcome to the site.

I agree with you about Brian Blessed - I don't know Nathan Fillion, but that's nothing unusual (me not knowing who actors are).

I must say that I really did like Jeremy Irons as Vetinari in the Colour of Magic, but I think Terence Stamp would do a good job as well as Alan Rickman. :D
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:26 am

I think Nathan Fillion (the captain from Firefly) might be a bit old for the part. And not enough muscles! He might do for the "long lost King" though.

Maybe the original Carrot (a builder at Terry's house was it?) would do a good job. Carrot doesn't have much of an emotional range, so the ability to act might actually be a hindrance :D
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Postby Jarmara » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:46 am

Much as I adore Nathan Fillion (also seen as the creepy homicial preacher in the final series of Buffy) I can't see him as Carrot.
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Postby Jinx » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:54 am

Tonyblack wrote:I don't know Nathan Fillion


I can list some things he's been in. The biggest following he'll have will likely be from Firefly/Serenity. He was the wrong Private Ryan in Saving Private Ryan, you might remember that scene. He was in 2 Guys and a Girl, a few episodes of Buffy (toward the end of the series) and I think he was in some recent Desperate Housewifes too.

I'm sure I saw you indicate that you have seen Saving Private Ryan before so you might know the scene I'm talking about.
You might also remember that Vin Diesel was in that film too and his acting weren't bad :shock:
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Postby DivingBudgie » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:28 am

Okay I will accept that I probably only said Nathan as I recently watched him in Dr Horrible and thought he did a good job not to mention being bulked up a bit. :shock:

As to young actors I don't think I know of any who would fit the bill.

Possibly Joel Edgerton XXXX actor
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Damn it is hard to think of someone tall imposing and cute all in the same body. :cry:

And thanks for the welcome. I have loved Terry books since I stumbled across the first one many eons ago. They have a whole shelf in my library dedicated to them. One day I will meet the man :P swoon

But I think I would picket to get Brian in as Ridcully. :twisted:

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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:33 am

I don't think you need anyone with any great acting skills to play Carrot. Some rugby player or professional wrestler could probably do it - so long as they could read a script. Heck, even Vinnie Jones managed to do a bit of acting. :lol:
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:34 pm

the person i mentioned earlier as carrot a south walian called rob terry is 6ft 5 280pounds and even tho i wouldnt tell him good looking. he was a natural bodybuilder and won several uk and american events, hes now been picked up by edd mcmann as is currently training to be an american wrestler. im big hes huugee . i dont know how to do a link but just google his name and b awed!!!!
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:21 pm

Welsh would be a good accent for Carrot as well. Stephen Briggs gives him a Welsh accent in the audiobooks, but it seems to fit somehow. :)
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Postby Watchman44 » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:29 pm

Rob Terry in action....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJJwx1O5HsI
He's almost got the costume already :lol:
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