Lets Cast - 'Guards! Guards!'

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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:22 pm

Some of us have trouble with English too but as quite a lot of people on here are Welsh not English we've learned to love that. :P *whistles and waits for Chris and Tony to show up again* Welcome Cheery :D
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Postby chris.ph » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:32 pm

look on the last page jan :lol: somebodies having a senior moment ahhh :lol: :lol:
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:22 pm

Dotsie wrote:Is Rincewind in GG? It's been a while since I read it, but I can't stand Rincewind & I really love GG, so I don't think he can be! :lol:


Well Dotsie, no fears there, RW is NOT in GG at All. :D
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby Danny B » Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:55 am

Captain Sam Vimes: Hugh Laurie
Sgt. Fred Colon: Colm Meaney
Cpl. "Nobby" Nobbs: Craig Charles
Lnc-Cnstble. Carrot Ironfoundersson: Colin Farrell
Lord Havelock Vetinari: Rowan Atkinson
Lady Sybil Ramkin: Glynis Barber
Lupine Wonse: Tim McInnery

Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but I couldn't resist adding my two-pennorth'. I know a lot of people would disagree with Rowan Atkinson for Vetinari, but I think his parts in Blackadder the Second and Third show that he could play the role superbly. As for Colin Farrell? Well, it's dream casting, right?

Sidebar: Some people may say that casting Craig Charles would undermine Fred's unconscious bigotry and intolerance, should the same cast be reunited for Jingo!. Personally I believe it would only add another layer of absurdity to it.
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Postby Lady Vetinari » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:13 pm

Ralph Fiennes, Charles Dance or Jason Isaacs - Lord Vetinari (preferably either of the latter two as he is mentioned as having blue eyes!)
Gary Oldman or Hugh Laurie - Sam Vimes
Alison Steadman or Pam Ferris - Lady Sybil
Agree with Rowan Atkinson for Lupine Wonse
I loved Joss Ackland as Mustrum Ridcully
Rupert Grint as Carrot (the only actor with naturally red hair and it would be nice seeing him play the hero!)
Mackenzie Crook - Brother Fingers
David Tennant as Cut-Me-Own-Throat.
Brother's Watchtower, Dunnykin, Plasterer - Eric Idle, Ronnie Corbett, Michael Caine
Librarian - John Cleese (watch George In The Jungle!)

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Postby Cheery » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:56 pm

What about Danny Webb as Vimes?
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Postby Danny B » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:35 pm

Danny B wrote:Lady Sybil Ramkin: Glynis Barber


Whoops! What I meant was Frances Barber. I'm forever getting those two names mixed up. :oops: My apologies.
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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:04 am

Tonyblack wrote: Jeremy Irons was superb as him in Colour of Magic, but I'd use Terence Stamp or Charles Dance as well.

Seriously? You liked Irons? I thought it was almost outrageous :x , he looked to me as if he was trying to mime Connery doing the old wiseman, without getting it right. I thought in that moment 'next time someone insists on casting Jeremy Irons for a fantasy movie i won't watch it' so i hope they never recast him for Vetinari.
Well, everyone has his opinions :wink:
I never thought of Terence Stamp, but he's better than Irons, I would give him a chance :)
I admit i don't know Charles Dance, I'll google the name
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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:10 am

I have googled Charles Dance.. not a bad choice, but i'd like a thin Alan Rickman for the role of Vetinari.
Nice idea Rupert Grint for Carrot. He is not so amazingly handsome as Carrot's description in the books, but i doubt a real person can be.
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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:31 am

superfurryandy wrote:Vimes - Ray Winstone
Nobby - Phil Daniels
Colon - Timothy Spall
Carrott - Kevin McKidd
Vetinari - Alan Rickman
Sybil - Geraldine James

Always thought Davide Thewlis would make a good Rincewind.

I just googled Kegin McKidd... yeees, he would be a nice Carrott..but i've found this site www.kmyburgh.com/gallery.htm and I think Kirsten Myburgh would be very good to play Carrot. What do you think?

p.s. i thought, until today, that Kirsten was only a female name.. :oops:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:02 pm

Me too on Kirsten! :lol:

KM looks kind and open-hearted which is something that has to be apparent for Carrot - he can't be too moody or hard-baked looking, so I think he'd be a good physical match
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Postby Cheery » Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:59 pm

Yup, he'd make a great carrot! :D
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:26 pm

Hugh Laurie IS Vimes...

This is from someone who has NEVER seen a discworld film... wouldn't Johnny Depp make a very interesting Vetinari? I think he could add a whole new element of psychosis to Vetinari.
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:36 pm

Every time someone says Hugh Laurie would make a good Vimes all I can see is HL playing Bertie Wooster or dad in Stuart Little :lol: I know he's a whole lot tougher and hyper-cynical in House but - No! :lol: It's just a push too far I'm afraid.

Johnny Depp as Vetinari? I can sort of see that in the attitude department although he's really too flippant, but he's far too cute physically and in a way he's like Pierce Brosnan was playing Bond - you just can't imagine him being really ruthless despite the evidence of your own eyes. Vetinari's not got any playfulness about him at all and JD can't help but do that whoever he's playing.

Now Stephen Fry (HL's sometime comedy partner) would be brilliant as being Vetinari on the cerebral side of things as he can do cruel snidey, superior intellect and coldly calculating to the nth degree :twisted: Pity he's a bit too pampered looking (plump) although he does look a bit like a prize fighter (he's got a glorious broken-looking nose), is very tall and has a decidedly Patricianly manner about him. But he's such a big old softie I don't think he could quite crack it - Charles Dance is pretty well cast in that role I'd say.
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:48 pm

Wouldn´t Geoffrey Rush be excellent as Vetinari?
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