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Postby bdrfisher1 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:26 pm

Sorry if this has been done a thousand times. What are the general thoughts on the perfect witch castings?

I know someone mentioned dawn french as nanny ogg... maggie smith as weatherwax? Or is that a bit obvious? Judie dench? (Even more so??)

Magrat = Anne marie duff for sure. Perfect I reckon!

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Postby pip » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:33 am

Hi. welcome to the site bdrfisher.

Topic is one of those fun ones so I don't think anyone would mind a rehash.

So hard to see beyond Maggie Smith but the other two are more up for debate. :D
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Postby bdrfisher1 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:21 am

Thanks pip :)

Maggie smith does seem the obvious choice. She's just perfect really. Sharp, witty but with a twinkle in her eye.

Nanny ogg I think is the one that really has to be right, for me at any rate.

The reason I think Marie anne duff would be so spot on for Magrat is because she has that pretty but washed out look which I think Magrat has.

This is the trouble though really isn't it. It's really hard for an adaptation to please everybody and dodgy castings could be a make or break for people who already have an idea of what the characters look like :wink:
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Postby pip » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:29 am

Nanny is the difficulty because of her importance.
Oddly enough if it was cast it could end up with an absolute unknown born just for that role.

Terry did point out that everyone knows an old lady just like her. :D
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Postby raisindot » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:21 pm

Maggie Smith has the right 'prim' for Granny, but she lacks the 'menace' that Granny requires. Which is why I'd instead nominate Sian Phillips of "I, Claudius" fame (if she's still alive) for the role.

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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:42 pm

I quite like the idea of Pam Ferris as Nanny Ogg.

Completely off the wall here - how about Helen Mirren for Granny?
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:07 pm

Sian Phillips is still alive :wink: And I agree she would be perfect as Granny :wink:


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Postby pip » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:21 pm

raisindot wrote:Maggie Smith has the right 'prim' for Granny, but she lacks the 'menace' that Granny requires. Which is why I'd instead nominate Sian Phillips of "I, Claudius" fame (if she's still alive) for the role.

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Interesting. But shes getting on in years.
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:23 pm

She's only a year older than Maggie Smith :wink:
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Postby pip » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:25 pm

But Maggie Smith wasn't married to Peter o' Toole which adds years. :D
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:26 pm

pip wrote:But Maggie Smith wasn't married to Peter o' Toole which adds years. :D


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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:43 pm

Oooh. How about Eileen Atkins as Granny?
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Postby pip » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:47 pm

its all so confusing now.
Thought i had granny sorted at least. :(
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Postby ramtopsman » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:09 pm

How about Penelope Wilton - granny

will have to get back to you about nanny ogg
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:14 pm

Welcome to the site, bdrfisher1! :D
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