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    crazyrhythm

    [81]Dec 31, 2005
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    GusF wrote:
    I've got another suggestion, slightly more left wing: Ioan Gruffudd. He'd make a good Number Six or Number Two.

    I looked him up. He just seems too young for either role.
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    GusF

    [82]Jan 1, 2006
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    crazyrhythm wrote:
    GusF wrote:
    I've got another suggestion, slightly more left wing: Ioan Gruffudd. He'd make a good Number Six or Number Two.

    I looked him up. He just seems too young for either role.


    Well, I did say it was a little left wing. Besides, it would be cool if they got some more unpredictable people as Number Two.
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    nel68

    [83]Jan 1, 2006
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    I think Liev Schreiber could be No6.

    Take his spy hi-jinks in "The Sum of All Fears" and add the emotional stuff he did in "The Manchurian Candidate", and he's the man, I reckon.
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    fastfilm

    [84]Jan 2, 2006
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    I'm on board for Gryffudd, who, like McGoohan, is good-looking, intense and emits a certain intelligence, and Blessed with his booming presence.
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    GusF

    [85]Jan 2, 2006
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    fastfilm wrote:
    I'm on board for Gryffudd, who, like McGoohan, is good-looking, intense and emits a certain intelligence, and Blessed with his booming presence.


    I agree with you on two out of three with McGoohan and Ioan Gruffudd.
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    crazyrhythm

    [86]Jan 2, 2006
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    I'd still like to see someone with more miles under their belt.
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    GusF

    [87]Jan 2, 2006
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    crazyrhythm wrote:
    I'd still like to see someone with more miles under their belt.


    You would.
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    grailwolf

    [88]Jan 20, 2006
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    First, let me say that I'm enjoying the ideas. Just found this thread and read the back posts, and I had an idea of my own.

    He's not too terribly road-tested, but the Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum, Anthony Stewart Head would make an interesting #2 (heck, I think he'd be good as #6 as well, but he might be getting a bit long in the tooth for that). He can do anything from sweet and endearing (Giles from BtVS) to sinister and violent (his stint on VR5 and Giles as well, at times) and even camp (he played, believe it or not, Frankenfurter in a fairly long British run of the Rocky Horror musical).

    I'd be interested to see what he'd do with either role.
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    GusF

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    grailwolf wrote:
    First, let me say that I'm enjoying the ideas. Just found this thread and read the back posts, and I had an idea of my own.

    He's not too terribly road-tested, but the Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum, Anthony Stewart Head would make an interesting #2 (heck, I think he'd be good as #6 as well, but he might be getting a bit long in the tooth for that). He can do anything from sweet and endearing (Giles from BtVS) to sinister and violent (his stint on VR5 and Giles as well, at times) and even camp (he played, believe it or not, Frankenfurter in a fairly long British run of the Rocky Horror musical).

    I'd be interested to see what he'd do with either role.


    Great idea. He's one of the best British actors around. He's very well known in the US so that's a plus.
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    crazyrhythm

    [90]Jan 21, 2006
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    If I squint, I can see him as #2.
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    GusF

    [91]Jan 21, 2006
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    crazyrhythm wrote:
    If I squint, I can see him as #2.


    Ah, I'd say he'd be good.
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    fastfilm

    [92]Jan 24, 2006
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    Let's get Anthony Head and his older brother Murray Head in on this as #2 brothers! Anyone rememeber the latter in "Sunday, Bloody Sunday?" (not the U2 song, the film.)
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    nel68

    [93]Jan 25, 2006
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    Why not Murray Head in "Prisoner!", the musical?
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    crazyrhythm

    [94]Jan 25, 2006
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    nel68 wrote:
    Why not Murray Head in "Prisoner!", the musical?

    Yes! Nathan Lane as #6.
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    fastfilm

    [95]Jan 25, 2006
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    "I-I-I-I-I'm not a number,
    I'm a free m-a-a-a-a-a-an!
    Let's get the hell out
    Of Portmeri-o-o-o-o-on!"

    (the breakout hit) and of course the big dance and singing Western scene from the "Living in Harmony" bit, an Agnes De Mille homage to "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers." Or is it "Paint Your Wagon?"

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    GusF

    [96]Jan 26, 2006
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    fastfilm wrote:
    "I-I-I-I-I'm not a number,
    I'm a free m-a-a-a-a-a-an!
    Let's get the hell out
    Of Portmeri-o-o-o-o-on!"

    (the breakout hit) and of course the big dance and singing Western scene from the "Living in Harmony" bit, an Agnes De Mille homage to "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers." Or is it "Paint Your Wagon?"



    What have you guys been smoking?!
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    nel68

    [97]Jan 26, 2006
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    Me, I can picture the chorus-line now:

    "I will not be pushed (kick!) filed (kick!), stamped (kick!) indexed (kick!)..."
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    fastfilm

    [98]Jan 26, 2006
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    Plus, the hooded chorines will be doing a Rockettes' line dancing can can singing "I, I, I, I, I, I, I!" while "the Youth" warbles "Dem Bones, dem bones dem dry bones!" Heck, "Prisoner!" the musical practically has written itself, thanks to "Fallout."

    p.s. I only smoke salmon.
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    crazyrhythm

    [99]Jan 27, 2006
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    I smoke Marlboros.
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    fastfilm

    [100]Jan 28, 2006
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    Hmm, Anthony Head can sing quite well, too. I remember the "Buffy" musical episode, and he comported himself beautifully in that counterpoint duet with Amber Benson. For those who don't know, he has a quasi-folk rock voice like the 70's artist Cat Stevens (now Yusef Islam) or any of the current batch of radio rockers that don't yell.

    Then again, maybe Trent Reznor wants to break into musical theatre with the lead role in "Prisoner!"
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