A Conversation for Terry Pratchett's Discworld

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Post 1

Argon0 BenKORs and TomAOR_s Dad

Well it appears that the BROMELIAD (truckers, wings, etc...) has been bought up to make animated films out of.... And in usual BBC Online accuracy stylee the report is muddled enough to make you think that the BROMELIAD is part of the Discworld Opus - unless you know better.

Didn't Cosgrove hall animate a series of these for the Beeb in the first place? (FMIIW).

See: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainment/arts/newsid_1306000/1306914.stm

The best bit of "accurate reporting" is this paragraph: Pratchett has written more than 30 novels about the likes of Corporal Carrot, Granny Weatherwax and Gaspode the Wonder Dog.

Unless of course he's written another 4+ that no-one knows about that is!smiley - grr


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Post 2

Inkwash

If the books were made into films, who would you like to see cast as the characters? Soem suggestions got thrown around at http://www.bbc.co.uk/h2g2/guide/F65097?thread=108298 to get you all started :)


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Post 3

Argon0 BenKORs and TomAOR_s Dad

Well, Death = Richard Wilson for a starter, will check out the other thread tho...


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Post 4

Inkwash

What a brilliant idea!!
I'd never thought of that! smiley - laugh


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Post 5

Argon0 BenKORs and TomAOR_s Dad

Dougal = The Chest

Neil Morrisey/Neil from the Young Ones = Mort

David Jason = CMOT Dibbler


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Post 6

Inkwash

I had DJ down as Dibbler as well, but he's a little more white-haired these days than Del-Boy used to be, so I suggested maybe Tony Robinson.

And I have Eric Idle stuck in my head as Rincewind, after playing the Discoworld PC game.


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Post 7

NexusSeven

Kirk Douglas = Cohen the Barbarian

Christopher Lee or Alan Rickman = the Patrician (or aren't they dark enough?)

Dolph Lundgren = Carrot (complete with, ahem, 'Dwarvish' accent smiley - winkeye )

Prunella Scales = Granny Weatherwax

Miriam Margoyles = Nanny Ogg

That Cat From the Bacardi Adverts = Greebo smiley - winkeye

Any jobsworth wrestlers looking for some easy work = trolls


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Post 8

NexusSeven

Scrap that;
Antony Sher = the Patrician. Perfect! smiley - smiley


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Post 9

Inkwash

What would I have seen him in?
I vote for Alan Rickman...
Or Angus Daeyton.


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Post 10

NexusSeven

He was Disraeli in Mrs Brown, but is better known for his stage stuff, especially Shakespeare. Actually, he might even be Sir Anthony Sher now. He did an especially memorable Richard III. smiley - smiley


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Post 11

Argon0 BenKORs and TomAOR_s Dad

So who for the Librarian (apart from Ronnie Corbett that is!).. Maybe we could talk "Clyde" out of retirement?

How about the Burser?

And Ridcully = John Cleese


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Post 12

Inkwash

In the other forum Zalisander suggested Sean Connery for Ridcully.
John Cleese for me doesn't quite have the same down-to-earth presence as Connery.

The Bursar.... hmmm.....


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Post 13

Inkwash

Hey, couldn't Patricia Routledge play Sybil Ramkin?


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Post 14

Inkwash

This is what we have in total so far:

Death- Richard Wilson
Mort- Nigel Planer / Neil Morrissey
CMOT Dibbler- David Jason / Tony Robinson
Rincewind- Eric Idle
Cohen the Barbarian - Kirk Douglas
The Patrician- Christopher Lee / Alan Rickman / Angus Daeyton / Anthony Sher
Sybil Ramkin- Patricia Routledge
Carrot- Dolph Lundgren / "Constable Fraser"
Angua- Jodie Foster
Nobby- Rik Mayall?
Granny Weatherwax- Prunella Scales
Nanny Ogg- Miriam Margoyles / Barbara Windsor
Magrat- "Dopey blonde from Vicar of Dibley"
Greebo- "Cat From the Bacardi Adverts"
Ridcully- John Cleese / Sean Connery


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Post 15

Argon0 BenKORs and TomAOR_s Dad

Greebo - more like the Lion from the Lion Bar ads!
Susan Sto-Helit = Sandra Bullock


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Post 16

Inkwash

smiley - ok
Top marks for getting Sandra Bullock in there!


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Post 17

Argon0 BenKORs and TomAOR_s Dad

Cheers - but she's probably not serious enough for Susan.... Hmmmm
Thinks - Gwyneth Paltrow?


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Post 18

Inkwash

She'll do smiley - biggrin


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Post 19

Argon0 BenKORs and TomAOR_s Dad

Erm Gotta find somewhere to put Sandra thoughsmiley - biggrin


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Post 20

Inkwash

Damn right...

Mrs Palm? smiley - tongueout


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