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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:45 pm

Off-topic? me? :twisted:

I dunno about the late and much-lamented Ms. Hickson as Granny - she's not really 'nasty' enough I think. Although Miss Marple had the razor-sharp mind I can't quite see her cracking her knuckles as she de-waxes her ear whilst playing Cripple Mr. Onion... she's just a little too lady-like to be Granny :(

Stephanie Cole however has got that 'hard as nails' trait (as per Diana in Waiting for God) :wink:

Miriam Margolyes or Judy Cornwell would be great for Nanny (although Judy seems a little too nice perhaps)

Sean Bean as Greebo *bounces* ooooo yeah!
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Postby Sirandilas » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:36 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:
Sean Bean as Greebo *bounces* ooooo yeah!


Another great one for Greebo, looks wise, would be Brad Pitt (as he was in Snatch rather than in say Mr and Mrs Smith)
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Postby Dotsie » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:39 am

Jan, all this bouncing.... do you perhaps just fancy Greebo full stop? :wink:

Almost as bad as Chris & his sheep dogs :shock: :lol:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:42 pm

Purrrrrrrrr-lease Dotsie - I always fancied coming back as a cat actually :twisted:

I had a cat like Greebo once - ginger Tom, but he'd had the brick job thankfully as he used to get into enough trouble without the hormones to urge him to record-breaking cattanova daddy. As it was he was gradually clawing his way up the food chain having murdered a garageful of gerbils, and bunnies (besides the usual mice and songbird gig which had made our garden a cruel nature 'red in tooth and claw' reserve... :( ) he then turned his paw to fishing and several koi made an appearance on the doorstep :roll: THEN he graduated to squirrels and magpies :shock: and it was only a sudden case of leukaemia to slow him down permanently before he'd have managed a small Yorkie of the canine persuasion (I didn't dare leave chocolate of any sort lying about). Luckily nobody kept any chickens where we lived then....
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Postby Sirandilas » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:34 pm

OK one more suggestion for Greebo

Robbie Williams


One of my friends had a Cat like Greebo. He was called Billy ( The Cat not th Friend)

One day his 3 year old son was being a little rough with Billy who was having a little cat nap on teh sofa. He was being a little too forceful with the stroking and first off Billy just opened one eye a stared very hard at him which caused him to stop for a few seconds but then he started again.

Billy just ignored him for a while but then when he had enough his paw shot out and rested against the kids cheek with his claws extended ever so slightly so that they coudl be felt but didnt draw blood. Billy gave the little boy a very long hard stare at the same time as if to communicate that the next time the claws woudl not be held back and then withdrew his paw , closed his eyes and went back to his nap.

The little boy was wide eyed and trembling a little but didnt interfere with Billys nap time ever again.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:12 pm

:lol: This is the thing with cats - they're not almost human at all - they're far more self-aware and no-nonsense (unless they happen to be in the mood for some nonsense) and its always on their terms.

Robbie Williams? Ick! :x If we're going over to the music industry then you need someone far more outrageous and, how do I say this - dog-rough :twisted: Maybe Billy Idol? Iggy Pop? or better yet Keith Richards - it's all in the attitude with Greebo and RW, I'm afraid, doesn't quite cut it with me anyway - I just can't take him seriously, although he has made some good recordings he's far too lightweight for Greebo :evil:
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Postby WannabeAngua » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:41 pm

Think that guy from No country for old men (you know, the one who went around killing people) could make a fine Greebo. Certainly cruel looking enough.

And about cats in general: dogs think they are people, cats think they are gods!! Nuff said :D
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Postby Sirandilas » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:28 pm

How about this guy for Greebo?

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Postby chris.ph » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:02 pm

with wot they can do with cgi now how about a young ollie reed as greebo
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Postby Lest » Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:31 am

I totally agree with Chuckie.... I think Gwynneth Strong could play the kinda hidden intelligence of Magrat!!! ;o)

If we wanna go for big stars how about Meryl Streep for Granny Weatherwax.... Dawn French for Nanny Ogg....

David Jason was so good as Deaths Butler (Albert)... why did he have to spoil it by playing an adolessent teenage wizzard (Rinsewind)... he's just too old for a teenager!!

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Postby Lest » Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:35 am

Just thought....

Which book... and therefore characters are we turning into a movie here?? Or isn't that important??

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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:52 am

Just generally throwing ideas around really. :) Welcome to the site Lest.
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Postby Straw Walker » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:05 pm

Changing location how about Ken Stott (Rebus) as Sam Vimes and Richard O'Brian as Vetinari?

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Postby cols » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:22 am

Straw Walker wrote:Changing location how about Ken Stott (Rebus) as Sam Vimes

I think Ken's fairly close to how I imagine Sam Vimes. So I'd go along with that choice but not Richard as Vetinari ( perhaps an Igor)

Sirandilas, I think the human Greebo would have to have a 'filthy' quality . He'd have to make you feel undressed just with a look
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Postby Batty » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:16 pm

How about Richard Armitage as Greebo? He looks like a wolf in sheep's clothing!
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