Cast Craig's Q

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  1. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

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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.
     
  2. RaymondJames

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    that is who I wanted to play Bond... so yes I would support him as Q:devil:
     
  3. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

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    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
     
  4. SlyCardie

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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.
     
  5. Ptrope

    Ptrope Agitator Moderator

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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.
     
  6. ScottDS

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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.
     
  7. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

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    I wouldn't call him that to his face if I was you
     
  8. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^ In other words, he's Scottish.
     
  9. Philo

    Philo Commodore Commodore

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    Stephen Merchant ;)
     
  10. David cgc

    David cgc Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Ideally, he'd take it as a compliment to his fake accent.
     
  11. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Here's an idea (Hitchhiker's Guide fans will recognize this one):

    Simon Jones.

    (He played Arthur Dent in the radio and TV series)
     
  12. The Borgified Corpse

    The Borgified Corpse Admiral Admiral

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    And he was the Magrathea greeting hologram in the 2005 movie version with Martin Freeman.