Lets Cast - 'Guards! Guards!'

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Lets Cast - 'Guards! Guards!'

Postby SapphireForgeCat » Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:06 am

This is always fun.. Let's think up a good cast for 'Guards! Guards!' I'd love to see (can't spell his name) Rowan Akkison (?) play Lord Vetinari.. (Think the third season of Black Addar) The Nobby from Hogfather wasnt exactly Nobby.. But he was brilliant.. And i'd pick him again.

I'm very picky when it comes to favourite characters.. And Vimes is definitely a favourite character of mine. There is only one actor i think could do him properly: the actor who plays 'Dr House' in 'House'. What do you think?
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:27 am

I see what you mean about Rowan Atkinson playing Vetinari, but I think he's too chubby for the role. Jeremy Irons was superb as him in Colour of Magic, but I'd use Terence Stamp or Charles Dance as well.

I hadn't thought of Hugh Laurie as Vimes, but that could work. Terry has said that he sees Vimes as looking something like Pete Postlethwaite, and if you look at 'Where's My Cow' Vimes does indeed look like him.
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Postby SapphireForgeCat » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:03 am

Actors can lose and gain weight for their roles. Think of Rene Zelwossissname in Bridget Jones' Diary and Down With Love. ~googles those names you mentioned~.

Oh, and this isn't Guards Guards, but John Cleese would make an EXCELLENT Munstrum Ridcully. And perhaps the rest of the Monty Python crew playing the other wizards?
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Postby chuckie » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:28 am

I would pick Brian Blessed as Munstrum Ridcully
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:59 am

Great choice! :D
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Postby Jarmara » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:50 am

Personally, I've always fancied Robert Lindsay for Vimes. I reckon Perry Fenwick could pull Nobby off quite well and I like Mark Benton (in age makeup) for Colon. Carrot is difficult, mainly because he's supposed to be about 16 in Guards! built like The Governator but also magically becomes much older over the year or so that passes between Guards! and Men At Arms. I think probably an unknown for that one.
Alan Rickman for Vetinari, sorry but I can't get past that. Ian McDiarmid for Wonse. I'm constantly stuck for a good Sybil.
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Postby Periwinkle » Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:24 pm

Jarmara wrote:Personally, I've always fancied Robert Lindsay for Vimes. I reckon Perry Fenwick could pull Nobby off quite well and I like Mark Benton (in age makeup) for Colon. Carrot is difficult, mainly because he's supposed to be about 16 in Guards! built like The Governator but also magically becomes much older over the year or so that passes between Guards! and Men At Arms. I think probably an unknown for that one.
Alan Rickman for Vetinari, sorry but I can't get past that. Ian McDiarmid for Wonse. I'm constantly stuck for a good Sybil.


Have to agree with Alan Rickman for Vetinari - wasnt keen on Jeremy Irons and why the speech impediment in Colour of Magic? Sorry Tony.

I have this weird idea that now that she is older Felicity Kendal could do a passing impression of Sybil !
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Postby Katariina » Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:20 pm

chuckie wrote:I would pick Brian Blessed as Munstrum Ridcully


Stephen Fry has always been my favourite for that role.
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Postby communityfriend » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:38 pm

Katariina wrote:Stephen Fry has always been my favourite for that role.


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Postby VesuvianRuin » Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:56 pm

Tony Robinson as Nobby Nobbs
Ciaran Hinds as Vetinari
Ian? McNiece as Colon
Ross Kemp as Vimes perhaps
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Postby Jinx » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:13 pm

Vetrinari - Richard E Grant or Michael Wincott (Though I think he'd be an excellent Carcer[NW] too)
Nobby - Brad Dourif
Vimes - Paul Usher
Colon - William Tarmey
Carrot - Ewen McGregor

I really can't argue with Brian Blessed for Ridcully.
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Postby RACKU » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:44 am

I wish I was good with actors.
But Rowan Atkinson? I don't see it, sorry :P I think they might as well keep the other guy with the puppy. Lets be merciful.
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Postby Popcap » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:52 pm

hehe the only actor mentioned i can realate to this far is Rowan Atkinson :D

but i got "the art of discworld" and well Tp comments on Vimes'es looks

about vimes
Paul always make him look a bit like Clint Eastwood, but i've always imagined him as a younger, sligthly bulkier Peter Postlewaite


though i gotta say the guy that plays House in house looks a bit like him :P
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Postby Dotsie » Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:17 pm

I reckon Jessica Stevenson would make a good Sybil, although I'm not sure how old she looks these days! She'd probably need a bit of padding as well, but I bet she'd get the posh bird / formidable presence bit just right.
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:28 pm

penelope keith as sybil
robert carlyle as rincewind(ratty face)
robbie coltrane as ridcully
catherine jenkins as sgt angua(only attractive bloonde with long hair i can think of)
rob terry(a junior american wrestler) as captain carrot
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