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Dream casting

Postby Fortune Clutterbuck » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:04 pm

I was rereading Feet of Clay and suddenly the voice of Nobbs morphed in my head into Baldrick from Blackadder - I can also see Judy Dench as a fine Granny Weatherwax with Victoria Wood as Nanny Ogg

Who would be your dream cast for any of the Discworld characters?
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Re: Dream casting

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:39 pm

Brian Blessed as Ridcully ;)
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Re: Dream casting

Postby LilMaibe » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:19 pm

Sjoerd3000 wrote:Brian Blessed as Ridcully ;)


:text-yeahthat: hands down.

And I'm all for getting the young man who played Rincewind in the fanfilm for that very role again.
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Re: Dream casting

Postby meerkat » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:33 pm

Seconded or even thirded!
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Re: Dream casting

Postby Fortune Clutterbuck » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:33 pm

meerkat wrote:Seconded or even thirded!


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Re: Dream casting

Postby Antiq » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:29 pm

I always saw Maggie Smith as Granny. Her expressions of haughtiness and effrontery are second to none :D I quite liked David Jason as Albert, I think Baldrick is too gormless and dim. :lol: Agree with Brian Blessed.
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Re: Dream casting

Postby raptornx01 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:09 am

I always kept picturing Tyne Daly as Granny for some reason. even though shes vaguely Nanny shaped :lol:
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Re: Dream casting

Postby Penfold » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:15 am

I think all the suggestions have good points but I would like to throw in another couple in for the witches.

June Brown as Granny Weatherwax. I know she is now a regular in East Enders (A tv soap here in the UK) but, despite this, her acting is really very good *ducks from the stones thrown by East Enders fans* (she was also Nanny Slagg in Gormenghast). :D

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Miriam Margolyes as Nanny Ogg. She was in a couple of the Harry Potter films but don't let that put you off. I have seen her on a tv chat show and I thought she was so made for the part. (See the abbreviated clip here if you want a giggle)

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Definitely agree with Brian Blessed for Ridcully though! :D
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Re: Dream casting

Postby Fortune Clutterbuck » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:19 pm

Antiq wrote:I always saw Maggie Smith as Granny. Her expressions of haughtiness and effrontery are second to none :D I quite liked David Jason as Albert, I think Baldrick is too gormless and dim. :lol: Agree with Brian Blessed.


I have to say I never saw Nobbs as being full of gorm ... I never took to David Jason as Albert either but in his younger days he would have made a great CMOT Dibbler
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Re: Dream casting

Postby Fortune Clutterbuck » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:20 pm

Applaud Maggie Smith for Granny and Miriam Margolyes for Nanny!
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Re: Dream casting

Postby Fortune Clutterbuck » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:22 pm

How about Benedict Cumberbatch for Moist von Lipwig - the face might be a bit too distinctive though
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Re: Dream casting

Postby LilMaibe » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:25 pm

Cumberbatch for William de Worde, perhaps?
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Re: Dream casting

Postby Fortune Clutterbuck » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:52 pm

Oh yes!
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Re: Dream casting

Postby raptornx01 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:59 pm

Not an actor, but everytime I go through reaperman and get to the parts with Azrael i cannot get the image of the King Of the Cosmos out of my head.

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Re: Dream casting

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:08 pm

Raptor - that picture has a message saying that you stole it from Game Prone. :?
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