Casting the Discworld Characters

by tom2263673 | created - 06 Oct 2015 | updated - 06 Oct 2015 | Public

1. Pete Postlethwaite

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Classically-trained actor Pete Postlethwaite was born Peter William Postlethwaite in 1946 and was a distinguished character actor on stage, TV and film. Growing up in Warrington, Lancashire amid middle-class surroundings, he went to college and while completing his studies developed an interest in ...

Sam Vimes

2. Christopher Eccleston

Actor | Doctor Who

Christopher Eccleston trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and first came to public attention as Derek Bentley in Let Him Have It (1991). However, it was a regular role in the television series Cracker (1993) that made him a recognizable figure in the United Kingdom. He appeared in the ...

Younger Vimes

3. Paul Bettany

Actor | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Paul Bettany is an English actor. He first came to the attention of mainstream audiences when he appeared in the British film Gangster No. 1 (2000), and director Brian Helgeland's film A Knight's Tale (2001). He has gone on to appear in a wide variety of films, including A Beautiful Mind (2001), ...

Carrot, Altough he would need to hit the gym for a while.

4. Natalie Dormer

Actress | Game of Thrones

Natalie Dormer born 11 February 1982 is an English actress. She is best known for her roles as Anne Boleyn on the Showtime series The Tudors (2007-10), as Margaery Tyrell on the HBO series Game of Thrones (2012-14), Irene Adler on the CBS series Elementary (2013-15), and as Cressida in the ...

Angua

5. Peter Kay

Actor | Phoenix Nights

He was taught metal work at school by the actor Steve Coogan's dad, and like Coogan he was an altar boy. He proposed to his wife Susan on one knee outside 'Andy's Records', because it was the first place where they kissed. He's worked everywhere, in a factory packing toilet rolls, in a supermarket,...

Colon

6. David Schneider

Actor | Center Stage

David Schneider is an actor, known for Center Stage (2000) and The Grand Son (2018).

Nobby

7. Rowan Atkinson

Actor | Johnny English

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on 6 January, 1955, in Consett, Co. Durham, UK, to Ella May (Bainbridge) and Eric Atkinson. His father owned a farm, where Rowan grew up with his two older brothers, Rupert and Rodney. He attended Newcastle University and Oxford University where he earned degrees ...

Vetinari

8. Hugh Simon

Actor | Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Hugh Simon is an actor and producer, known for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011), MI-5 (2015) and MI-5 (2002).

Drumknott

9. Maggie Smith

Actress | Gosford Park

One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor ...

Granny Weatherwax

10. Honeysuckle Weeks

Actress | Foyle's War

Honeysuckle Weeks was born on August 1, 1979 in Cardiff, Wales as Honeysuckle Susan Weeks. She is an actress, known for Foyle's War (2002), The Wicker Tree (2011) and The Five (2016). She has been married to Lorne Stormonth-Darling since July 2007. They have one child.

Magrat

11. Dawn French

Actress | French and Saunders

Dawn French was born on October 11, 1957 in Holyhead, Wales as Dawn Roma French. She is an actress and writer, known for French and Saunders (1987), The Vicar of Dibley (1994) and Coraline (2009). She has been married to Mark Bignell since April 20, 2013. She was previously married to Lenny Henry.

Nanny Ogg

12. Adrian Edmondson

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Adrian Edmondson was born in Bradford, Yorkshire. He went to Manchester University to study drama. Whilst he was there he met Rik Mayall, and the pair began performing as 20th Century Coyote. The act continued after university when Adrian & Rik moved to London, and they became two of the leading ...

Reg Shoe

13. Paul Kaye

Actor | Game of Thrones

Paul Kaye was born in 1965 in Clapham, London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004) and Match Point (2005). He has been married to Orly Katz since November 1989. They have two children.

CMOT Dibbler

14. Nigel Planer

Actor | The Young Ones

Nigel Planer was born in London and educated at the prestigious Westminster School. He then went to Sussex University to study African and Asian Studies. However, he left after a year and decided to pursue his love of theatre. He trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

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Rincewind. Nigel did read the early Audiobooks and I cannot think of a actor to play Rincewind.

15. Brian Blessed

Actor | Flash Gordon

Boisterous British actor Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television. A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice, Brian was born in 1936 and grew up in the mining village of Goldthorpe in South Yorkshire. His father was a ...

Ridcully

16. David Mitchell

Writer | That Mitchell and Webb Look

David Mitchell was born on 14th July 1974 in Salisbury, England. His parents, Ian and Kathy Mitchell, worked as hotel managers in Salisbury. David also has a brother. In 1977 the family moved to Oxford, where his parents taught a course in hotel management at Oxford Brookes University. David was ...

Ponder Stibbons

17. Bill Bailey

Actor | Hot Fuzz

Bill Bailey is known for his sharp wit and classic sense of humor. he is most famous for being in Never Mind The Buzzcocks, celebrity game-show in which he is a team captain. Bill is a stand up comedian, and has also starred in cult comedies such as Spaced and of course Black Books. He was given ...

The Bursar!

18. Maisie Williams

Actress | Game of Thrones

Margaret Constance "Maisie" Williams (born 15 April 1997) is an English actress. She made her professional acting debut as Arya Stark in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones, for which she won the EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, the Portal Award for Best Supporting ...

Tiffany Aching

19. Keeley Hawes

Actress | The Bank Job

Keeley Hawes was born on February 10, 1976 in London, England as Claire Hawes. She is an actress, known for The Bank Job (2008), High-Rise (2015) and Death at a Funeral (2007). She has been married to Matthew Macfadyen since October 8, 2004. They have two children. She was previously married to ...

Lady Margalotta

20. Chris Addison

Actor | The Thick of It

Born in Cardiff, Chris Addison grew up in Manchester where he attended the Manchester Grammar School before going on to study at the University of Birmingham. Following his graduation in 1994, he put ambitions to direct theatre on hold and "drifted into stand-up comedy" which became his full-time ...

William De Worde

21. Burn Gorman

Actor | Pacific Rim

Burn Gorman was born on September 1, 1974 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA as Burn Hugh Winchester Gorman. He is an actor, known for Pacific Rim (2013), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and The Oxford Murders (2008). He has been married to Sarah Beard since July 2004. They have three children.

Mr Pin

22. Andy Beckwith

Actor | The Infiltrator

Andy Beckwith is an actor, known for The Infiltrator (2016), Game of Thrones (2011) and Show Dogs (2018).

Mr Tulip

23. David Bradley

Actor | The World's End

David Bradley was born on April 17, 1942 in York, Yorkshire, England as David John Bradley. He is an actor, known for The World's End (2013), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) and Hot Fuzz (2007). He has been married to Rosanna Bradley since 1978. They have one child.

Slant



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