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Old November 6 2008, 09:29 AM   #16
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How about a former Bond/ Bond villain? Toby Stephens can play geeky very well!

For Moneypenny Emila Fox, but I am biased!
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Old November 6 2008, 10:56 AM   #17
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Old November 6 2008, 11:16 AM   #18
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Old November 6 2008, 11:37 AM   #19
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Every actor mentioned in here so far I've had to run through my head saying "Now pay attention, 007" It's kind of amusing.
Same here - which is how I came round to suggesting Tony Head - perhaps in Giles mode...

Giles as Bond's watcher, that I could see...
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Old November 6 2008, 12:32 PM   #20
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I'm not sure who I'd go for. Someone quintessentially British I think, but with a bit of attitude... Nigel Havers hasn't got the "oomph" I don't think, but someone like him.

Or, different tack... do you think David Jason could pull it off (in more of a Frost frame of mind)? Hmm I'm not sure, just thought I'd put it out there.
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Old November 6 2008, 05:16 PM   #21
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I'm going to make a crazy suggestion: David Oyelowo from Spooks.

But, to be honest, I don't know that much about how Q was characterized in the books.
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Old November 6 2008, 06:16 PM   #22
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Tony Head
that is who I wanted to play Bond... so yes I would support him as Q
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Old November 6 2008, 06:25 PM   #23
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But, to be honest, I don't know that much about how Q was characterized in the books.
He only really has one memorable scene in the books (in Dr No), and doesn't have much of a character, as he's a cameo based on a fan and firearms expert (Geoffrey Boothroyd) who had written to Fleming with some suggestions as to Bond's choice of pistol
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Old November 6 2008, 07:04 PM   #24
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Speaking of a Dr. got me thinking, I know it's not really in the classic mold, but maybe David Tennant as Q? He's english and I think he appears dorky and smart but also quite quirky. Plus I know he can pull off the sly wit that's neccessary for Q to have.
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Old November 6 2008, 07:31 PM   #25
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Chiwetel Ejiofor ("the Operative" from Serenity) - he's got range from deadly serious to slapstick, and could carry the role of a serious tech/armorer who both keeps Bond equipped and safe, and often has his cool tested by Bond's impulsiveness.
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Old November 6 2008, 07:38 PM   #26
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Great call on Emily Mortimer for Moneypenny.

As for Q, my suggestion is Robert Lindsay http://www.robertlindsay.net/ who played Captain (later Admiral) Pellew in the Horatio Hornblower movies. He can play exasperated very well but also command authority.
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Old November 6 2008, 07:39 PM   #27
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maybe David Tennant as Q? He's english
I wouldn't call him that to his face if I was you
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Old November 6 2008, 08:48 PM   #28
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^ In other words, he's Scottish.
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Old November 7 2008, 02:19 AM   #29
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Old November 7 2008, 04:00 AM   #30
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Lonemagpie wrote: View Post
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maybe David Tennant as Q? He's english
I wouldn't call him that to his face if I was you
Ideally, he'd take it as a compliment to his fake accent.
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