Discworld Casting Thread

Discussion in 'BOARDANIA' started by ArthurDent, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. ArthurDent New Member

    Just thought I’d start one. Any way here’s my cast

    Bill Nighy/Christopher Lee/Richard Harris (if he was alive)- Death
    Simon Pegg- Rincewind
    Hugh Laurie/Sean Bean- Vimes
    Mackenzie Crook- Nobby
    Sarah Alexander- Angua
    Robin Williams- Granny Weatherfax :D
    Terry Jones- Nanny Ogg :D
    John Cleese/Jim Broadbent- Mustrum Ridcully
    Jason Isaacs/Jeremy Irons/Jonathan Pryce- Vetinari
    Helena Bonham Carter- Susan
  2. Electric_Man Templar

    Does this belong in this forum? Does it come under:

    I don't know where it should be... but not here, the avatar/intro, RP forums or monastery forums that's for sure.
  3. ArthurDent New Member

  4. Maljonic Administrator

    That guy who plays Baldrick in Blackadder (Tony Robinson?) might be good at one of the Watch? I'm not very good at these things though I'm afraid.

    P.S. Or what about Grommit/ or a lookalike for Gaspode. :)
  5. ArthurDent New Member

    How about the larger of the two guards in POTC as Colon?
  6. Maljonic Administrator

    Perhaps, but what is POTC? :)
  7. ArthurDent New Member

    Pirates of the Caribbean
  8. Maljonic Administrator

    I'd never have guessed that in a million years. :)
  9. spiky Bar Wench

    So your not talking about Geoffery Rush? WHo might make a good Reg Shoe now that I came to think of it...

    Hugh Laurie is looking promising for me as Vimes, as long as he can House's cynacism with an English accent I'd back him...

    The location of this thread could possibly in the other stuff thread, but there doesn't to be anything of note here bulking out this thread so it may have to stay to keep the place warm and occupied so it doesn't start digging holes under the fence and chewing the plants...
  10. Garner Great God and Founding Father

    I suggest this become the 'official casting thread' and as such, stay on topic, be devoid of utter nonsense, and get moved into boardania. Any objections?
  11. Buzzfloyd Spelling Bee

    No objections. The thread is of a serious nature. I agree with Ben and Garner.
  12. ArthurDent New Member

    Fine with me.
  13. Zisteau New Member

    New here, but I always thought a piece of perfect casting would be Brian Cox and Steve Buscemi for Colon and Nobby.


  14. Garner Great God and Founding Father

    Stickying to make this one the official. lemme know if anyone objects.

    also, Steve Buscemi dies in almost every movie he's in, so i'd be constantly worried they were going to kill off nobby. he could probably do a good job of playing the character though.
  15. ArthurDent New Member

    Steve Buscemi is a good idea, but I stil think that Mackenzie Crook is the perfect Nobby.
  16. sleepy_sarge New Member

    Well if Terry doesn't want the gig I suppose they could look around for a lookalike ;)

    Seriously though the idea made me laugh - but it would only work in a sketch - not an entire movie - someone like Patsy Byrne (Nursey in Blackadder) or Miriam Margolyes would keep the character going for an entire movie....
  17. ArthurDent New Member

    If they where actual females, I would go with Helen Mirren or Judi Dench and Miriam Margolyes.
  18. Orrdos God

    Strangely enough, in Reservoir Dogs, he's the only person in the whole film that doesn't get killed :)
  19. sleepy_sarge New Member

    For Colon and Nobby - I reckon Simon Day (Colon) and Paul Whitehouse (Nobby) would be quite effective in their "Fast Show" type personae and with good make up
  20. Garner Great God and Founding Father

    hmm... I've just had a thought...

    How about 'what board member should play ____ in a discworld movie'? hmm?

    I say we put a red wig on doors and just call him Carrot and be done with it.
  21. Zisteau New Member

    Nope, if you listen carefully, you can hear him getting gunned down after he runs out of the warehouse, although I [i:]suppose[/i] its debatable.
  22. Garner Great God and Founding Father

    eh... that's like trying to argue that Boba Fett might somehow survive the sarlac. they're both dead.
  23. Pepster New Member

    Actually according to the novels he escaped it, then came back and burnt the critter to a crisp with his spaceship.
  24. Pepster New Member

    Fett that is.
  25. Garner Great God and Founding Father

    novels aren't primary cannon, which in many cases is a shame, but i'd still prefer to think you were talking about mr pink
  26. Pixel New Member

    Remember that Nobby has to carry a piece of paper certifying that he is human - even Tony Robinson as Baldrick does not get quite that low - Nobby might have to be computer-generated.

    Edited to correct typo
  27. shadowgirl New Member

    the guy who plays snape in harry potter/ marvin in hitchhikers guide - alan rickman for cmot dibbler?
  28. Rincewind Number One Doorman

    I see him as more Vetinarai myself.
  29. Smoking_GNU New Member

    How about this guy with longer hair, a robe and a pointy hat as rincwind?
    Just try to imagine a look of terror on this guy's face.
  30. shadowgirl New Member

    alan rickman as vetinarai? genious!!!
  31. colonesque10 New Member

    I think Tony Robinson as Baldrick would be an ideal Nobby.


    And maybe John Candy as Archancellor Ridcully.

  32. TheJackal Member

    Didn't John Candy die in 1994?
  33. roisindubh211 New Member

    Steve Buscemi would be a good Nobby, but what about your man who does Iago's voice in Aladdin?

    Mackenzie Cook is pure Rincewind though.

    And, yes John Candy has been dead for over ten years. He would've been good for Colon or Ridcully, if he could do the appropriate accent.
  34. Stubbsy New Member

    I personally see Alan Rickman more as Lord Downey of the Assassins Guild :lol:

    I would have said David Jason for CMOT Dibbler but he's Albert now. :(

    And Colonesque, your avatar screams the Dean or Bursar to me! Ardal O'Hanlon would be great as either of those two!
  35. Garner Great God and Founding Father

    GAH! return of the thread that should not be!
  36. Roman_K New Member

    As actual casting is happening, it was bound to return. ;)
  37. Maljonic Administrator

    A glitch in the Matrix (wow that's sooo last century) caused two old thread moved labels to appear in the new non pratchett section for some reason, that's why it's resurfaced I think. :)

    P.S. Bill Clinton would be good for someone you least expect...
  38. TheJackal Member

    Yes, that is where I spotted it. And then I spotted the John Candy comment. And here we now are!
  39. spiky Bar Wench

    What the spanish inquisition?
  40. Katcal I Aten't French !

    Bah, Clinton sucks... or am I getting mixed up again ? :D :cooler:
  41. Maljonic Administrator

    Exactly, no one would be expecting that. :)
  42. mozphoto New Member

    Hi everybody!

    New to the board, but what the hell!

    Ridcully the Brown: Brian Blessed
    Sam Vimes: Hugh Laurie
    Lord Vetinari: Jason Isaacs
    Carrot: Paul Gross
    Librarian: CGI/Andy Serkis motion capture
    Colon: Robby Coltraine
    Rob Anybody: Billy Connoly
    William the Gonnagle: Sir Sean Connery
    Rincewind: Simon Pegg
    Granny Weatherwax: Dame Maggie Smith

    to be continued
  43. Maljonic Administrator

  44. puckbunny New Member

    new to the board and just found this thread
    my ideal cast list woul be
    Brian Blessed/John Rhys Davies = ridcully
    Tony Robinson =nobby
    Steve Buscemi =CMOT Dibbler
    Miriam Margoyles = Nanny Ogg
    Miranda Richardson/Joanna Lumley= Granny Weatherwax
    Dawn French= Lady Sybil
    Scarlett Johansen =Angua
    Richard Griffiths= Fred Colon
    Alan Rickman/Rowan Atkinson = Vetinari
    Sam Neill = Vimes
  45. Pixel New Member

    Dawn French as Lady Sybil - that I like - but how can you possibly see the lovely Joanna Lumley as Granny Weatherwax? Stephanie Cole is absolutely perfect for that part! Brian Blessed I agree with, but for both Ridcullys - Mustrum and Hughnon.
  46. puckbunny New Member

    Saw joanna lumley as one of the evil aunts in james and the giant peach and she was absolutley fabulous(thats a punne or a play on words :D )
    in the role thats why i thought she could carry granny W. Liz smith who plays nanna in the royle family could also be a good nanny ogg.
  47. Silvermoth New Member

    The Watch
    Carrot- Patrick Flueger
    Sam Vimes- Dylan Moran
    Sally Humpeding- Selma Blair
    Nobby Nobbs- Mackenzie Crook
    Fred Colon- Richard Griffiths
    Angua- Kate Ashfield
    Detritus- Vinnie Jones
    Buggy Swires- Keir Mills
    Cheery Littlebottom- Kate Isitt
    Reg Shoe- Michael Berry Jr.
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    A.E Pessimal- Matt Lucas
    Dorfl- Ray Stevenson
    Igor- Jim Tavar?
    Downspout- Nick Frost

    Assasin's guild:
    71 hour Ahmed- Anupam Kher
    Lord Downey- Bernard Hill

    House of Mirth
    Dr Whiteface- Tim Curry

    Beggar's guild:
    Foul ol' Ron- Eddie Marsan

    Chrysophrase- Vincent Pastore
    Ruby- Dana Elaine Owens
    Brick- Arj Barker

    Rincewind- Simon Pegg
    Mustrum Ridcully- Bill Hunter
    The Dean- Jim Broadbent
    Recent Runes- Ken Morley
    The Senior Wrangler- Brian Blessed
    Ponder Stibbons- Hugh Dancy
    Chair of Indefinete Studies- Gary Waldhorn
    Bursur- Rowan Atkinson

    Family of deaths:
    Albert- David Bradley
    Mort- Ben Schmideg
    Isabel- Katie Boland
    Susan- Amy Kwolek

    Granny Weatherwax- Dame Maggie Smith
    Nanny Ogg- Magda Szubanski
    Magrat- Emma Chambers
    Agnes Nitt- Kathy Najimy
    Greebo- Johnny Depp
    Lilith Weatherwax- Cate Blanchett

    Lankin- Will Thorp
    She who must be avoided- Bridget Neval

    Tiffany Aching- Emily Browning
    Cohen the Barbarian- Ron Perlman
    Leonard of Quirm- Ben Kingsley
    Hodgesaargh- Brendan Gleeson
    Lady Sybill- Mary Stein
    Otto Chriek- David Walliams
    Gaspode- John Cleese
    Willikins- Tony Robinson
    Death- Bill Nighy
    The Librarian- Andy Serkis
    The Pratician- Christopher Lee
  48. Katcal I Aten't French !

    That's just so unfair... A guy plays a clown once and that's it, eh, can't play anything else eh ? Well that's just typical... *

    But Rowan Atkinson as the bursar... ohhhhh yes !

    *irony inside.
  49. OmKranti Yogi Wench

    What? No role for Brian Blessed?
  50. Katcal I Aten't French !

    There should be. I just can't think of anything offhand...
  51. Silvermoth New Member

    I'm sorry, I don't honestly know what role you are talking about. I have honestly never seen him as a clown.

    And as for Brian Blessed, I think he would make a great Senior Wrangler :) so I added him in.
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  52. Katcal I Aten't French !

    Tim Curry has had many a role where he was totally unrecognizable, he was the big red horny* devil in Legend (the one with baby Tom Cruise in it) and he was the evil clown in Stephen King's It.

    *a devil with big red horns.
  53. Silvermoth New Member

    Oh okay. I don't tend to watch horror films so I wouldn't know that. But wow, what a coincidence
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  54. Pixel New Member

    I don't recognize most of those names on silvermoth's list, since I watch very little television and even fewer films, but of the ones I recognize I would first make one switch - Jim Broadbent as Colon and Richard Griffiths as the Dean.

    I still feel that the only possible person who could do the Ridcully brothers has to be Brian Blessed doubling up (and the Senior Wrangler is referred to as looking like a horse which could not apply to Brian Blessed) - in the same way, although Dame Maggie could do Granny W, Stephanie Cole could play both Granny and Lilith - remember, they have to be difficult to tell apart at close range.

    Agnes Nitt - how about Dawn French?

    Death - John Cleese

    Pessimal - Bill Nighy

    Having checked back on much earlier postings, I find that as happens on these intermittent threads that I seem to be both repeating myself and contradicting myself - end of message!
  55. Darkbane New Member

    just a few ideas

    Cheri: John Rhys-Davies

    Detritus: Michael Clarke Duncan

    Archchancellor Ridicully: John Goodman

    Nobby: John Leguizamo

    Willikins: Vinnie Jones

    Bursar: Brent Spiner

    if I think of any more i'll post em
  56. Silvermoth New Member

    Isn't Cheri a female?
  57. Darkbane New Member

    Yes, but she's also a dwarf. You can't tell the difference between male and female dwarfs except when ones like cheri wear skirts and lipstick.

    Picture gimli from the LOTR movies in a leather skirt with lipstick on and you've got cheri.
  58. Katcal I Aten't French !

    Yes, but still, John Rhys-Davies - however great an actor he may be - can't play ALL the dwarves of discworld... I actually know the perfect woman to play Cheri, and beard and costume set apart, you wouldn't need any special effects. :D
  59. Silvermoth New Member

    ...and that is?
  60. Katcal I Aten't French !

    My mother in law :D

    You did have to ask, didn't you :D :D

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