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Postby fizzlefi » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:27 pm

I would go for Kate Winslet for Magrat. I get the impression that Magrat is supposed to be in her thirties. As for the pale, washed out look, they can use make up. Look at Charlize Theron in Monster or Cameron Diaz in Being John Malkovich.

I think Maggie Smith would be the best for Granny. What about Tina Malone for Nanny Ogg?

Any suggestions for Agnes Nitt?
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Postby michelanCello » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:03 pm

Don't know if she's been mentionned yet, but I think Miriam Margolyes would make a great Nanny Ogg. :D
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Postby DaveC » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:01 pm

I think the last time we did this I said;

Granny - Eilieen Atkins
Nanny - Dawn French
Magrat - No idea

Now I like Lucy Punch for Magrat and Miriam Margoles good for Nanny.. Helen Mirren is good, but don't know if she has the phisical stature.
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Postby bdrfisher1 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:19 pm

Thank you for all the welcomes, what a nice bunch you lot are! :D

Who said Pam ferris? I like that idea. Also Miriam margoyles, hasn't thought of either of them two and they'd both be great.

Fingers crossed a witches adaptation is tackled soon then eh? :)
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:31 pm

Kate Winslet really too pretty pretty for Magrat (and probably far too voluptuous too :wink: ). When we've done this before Jane Horrocks (Bubbles from Ab Fab & Little Voice) or Emma Chambers (Alice in Vicar of Dibley) have been popular choices.

I think Helen Mirren would make a great Granny - she's definitely got a nasty streak and also Granny's flawless skin and perky tootsies :P Afraid Maggie Smith got too strong an association with HP now so she can't do Granny with as much integrity now (Prof McGonagle's too much a Granny 'type' really - that woman's sooo derivative!)

Happy with Pam Ferris or Miriam Margolyes as Nanny Ogg although again Miriam's the botany teacher at Hogwarts... :roll:
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Postby polythenegirl » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:34 pm

Ooo... this is a difficult one!

I think my Granny Weatherwax would have to be Linda Hunt (http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0001373/) as she is phenominal as Hetty in NCIS:LA. She has the correct amount of wit and intelligent about her, but god help anyone who crosses her! My only problem is the obvious one of her height. I always pictured Granny as a rather big and forboding character.

As for Nanny Ogg - thats the one that would clinch it for me - she is my favourite character so it'd have to be perfect. Although I have no idea who i'd have! I like the idea of Pam Ferris, but is she crude enough?

A bit of a random one, but I'd love to see Jennie McAlpine (Fiz from Coronation Street) play Agnes Nitt... I think she'd be perfect!
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:04 pm

The reason I thought of Pam Ferris was because of her saucy turn as Ma Larkin in Darling Buds of May.
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Postby fizzlefi » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:00 pm

I like the idea of Jane Horrocks for Magrat!
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Postby ramtopsman » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:11 pm

Lynda Baron for nanny ogg just remembering come outside and open all hours lol
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Postby ramtopsman » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:12 pm

fizzlefi wrote:I like the idea of Jane Horrocks for Magrat!


Amazing choice
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