I see vimes as.... a scruffy dog? He's not only cynical but his personality is rough, with a worn out body. I see pictures of actors that may suit the role of vimes, i think they could work (even gave a suggestion here myself) but all in all until i see them in action, in make up and costume etc. i think they all look too... smooth if you get my meaning. vimes lives in an old grimy city so he too is grimy. i think thats why its so hard to decide, because the actors we see today dont look as though they've worked non stop for 48 hours without a wash or shave. thats how i see it at least (and how i portray vimes).
Well, you know what they say. The past is a foreign country - - With an outdated military and huge oil reserves!