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Swift
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Just for the heck of it, what are some things you'd cast David Warner in if you could? It could be something that's already been made, and you get to re-cast, or it could be something that hasn't been done yet.


Obviously I'd like to see him actually get to be on Doctor Who at some point, instead of just the audios and animated things.


I'd love for him to get a cameo on Chuck like Bruce Boxleitner did. Pretty sure he'd end up getting cast as a villain though. :[


And last on my list of shows for right now is Game of Thrones. While the first season was still being cast I saw his name mentioned as a possible Walder Frey. Very glad that didn't happen, as I loathe Walder Frey. I can't think of any specific character I'd really like to see David Warner play, but there are about a thousand characters so I can still dream that maybe he'll show up in season 2.


Finally, I think it's stuck in development hell but if the movie (or anything at all) of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell ever gets made, I'd want David Warner in that as well. I think he'd probably have made a great Jonathan Strange when he was younger. Now he could probably play Mr Norrell, though for some reason I see him playing Childermass. I don't remember if Childermass' age was ever specified and frankly I don't care too much. Childermass is awesome.


"…Childermass knew the world. Childermass knew what games the children on street-corners are playing — games that all other grown-ups have long since forgotten. Childermass knew what old people by firesides are thinking of, though no one has asked them in years. Childermass knew what young men hear in the rattling of the drums and the tooting of the pipes that makes them leave their homes and go to be soldiers — and he knew the half-eggcupful of glory and the barrelful of misery that await them. Childermass could look at a smart attorney in the street and tell you what he had in his coat-tail pockets. And all that Childermass knew made him smile; and some of what he knew made him laugh out loud; and none of what he knew wrung from him so much as ha' pennyworth of pity." —  Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell


Oh, and really really last thing, I think David Warner would have been a great Dumbledore. No offense meant to Michael Gambon but he was really miscast.


tl;dr version: I pretty much want him to be cast in everything I like.

February 7, 2011 at 10:29 PM Flag Quote & Reply

CherylSaynHi
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Great topic, Swift! :)


Dr. Who is an excellent idea!  Funny you mention Dumbledore.  I'll see your Dumbledore and raise you a Snape.  Not that I have anything against Alan Rickman - he's a good Snape - but David Warner *IS* my favorite.  I think David would make a terrific Snape! 


I would also love to see him in another role like in Albert's Memorial.  Not a villain and not a heroic character - just an "every day guy" type of role that also has humor thrown in. 


It would be awesome if he could host an episode of Saturday Night Live (it's a quite popular comedy show here in the United States, in which they do various sketches).  I think an SNL episode with David Warner as host would be a riot!!



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February 8, 2011 at 1:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Swift
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Honestly can't say I agree with you on Snape; I love Snape but he's a little too much of the same sort of snarky villain you'd expect David Warner to be cast as. My vote stays with Dumbledore. The man's kind, funny, but also a badass. And a Trope Namer!


Definitely agree with you on Albert's Memorial, though. Haven't seen it yet, but I can already say I'd like to see more of that. Or characters like Dr. Necessiter in The Man With Two Brains.


As for Saturday Night Live, I can't really judge since I've only seen the occasional sketch here or there and don't watch it regularly. Some are golden, and some are just crap.

February 8, 2011 at 2:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

CherylSaynHi
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I thought Snape was the good guy?? 

Maaaaannnn... Ok, forget Snape then.  I agree wtih you on Dumbledore (never did disagree... lol).


Yes, Saturday Night Live has been hit-or-miss lately with their sketches.  All the more reason to have David Warner on to host.  He'd liven it up!



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February 8, 2011 at 2:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Swift
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Well, let's just say Snape is a nasty piece of work.

February 8, 2011 at 10:36 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Michaela
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Hi!

I think, David had to play more than enough of bad characters in his career, even if he did it so well. I´d like to see him also more in funny roles. He even said, he prefers that kind of characters,where he is able to show his sense of humour. A bad guy with a brilliant sense of humour is the perfect blend, I guess, just like in "Time Bandits" for example. Or as the grumpy old man in "Albert´s Memorial". What a movie! It definetely has to be seen! To see him alongside David Jason was an enjoyment!!!! :D

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February 9, 2011 at 11:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Flamette
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So! This is my first post to this site..

I had no idea this site, had a fourm...I know...I mean I come here so many times..Ya...:slaps face:

Anways....I joined today.


And I had no idea where else to post this, so I shall post it here..


So things we like to see him in..WELLL...Am trying write my own Novel...and always felt, it be rated 17+ story, more daker and mature, I'd love to see be done in adult Cartoon[Mind you not like animated Porn..just maturer..]

It is about Grim Reaper, his Daughter, and her not by blood by called "Uncles" the other 3 horsemen..Set in world, where Icombained both edwardain/Victorain era [I love period peices lol] In a another astal plan.


I so want David, to Pestleince's voice..I funny thing is..I had this certain look for Pest in my head, then only as of late have I seen..the series Crossbow, in where David was  in a EPI..he so 100% was how I Saw pest without shoes and hat thing...I nearly freaked..[and way he played him, WAS PEST TO A T..I was..'Alright I found my Pest' lol..It just sheer luck, seeing how I never heard of this or saw this untill I had my storyline..and was just watching crossbow as someone told me about it...AND I was OH HEY! david in this..]

My Character and couterpart, as jumped back and forth so many plots, now I feel it would be about her, her dad and her "Uncles" and my main villain..And how Pest, and Death's daughter have a thing for eachother, though hes more..forward about, she tries not to give in knowing it would be odd..but deep down she loves him just as much..and in end it will become offcial...The story is set around Death's daughter..tons of another characters too, but since  this is a David Site, I cant really talk about characters too...But yes..mostly themed around the horsemen and her..

This was Fan Art a friend did for me, of them.

http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2011/136/f/c/fc6961efea9d4b6df6481e8717738136-d3gj36v.jpg

Pest working his Charm on her...





August 19, 2011 at 5:12 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Flamette
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Michaela at February 9, 2011 at 11:48 AM

Hi!

I think, David had to play more than enough of bad characters in his career, even if he did it so well. I´d like to see him also more in funny roles. He even said, he prefers that kind of characters,where he is able to show his sense of humour. A bad guy with a brilliant sense of humour is the perfect blend, I guess, just like in "Time Bandits" for example. Or as the grumpy old man in "Albert´s Memorial". What a movie! It definetely has to be seen! To see him alongside David Jason was an enjoyment!!!! :D

Yes, I agree...

He needs play, Wicked characters dark, but not evil..Just..frank, that maybe seen  by others wicked and colded..but no one is raindows and sugar..all the time..hehe

 

Though, I SO LOVE EVIL FROM TIME BANDITS...I WANT A EVIL PLUSIE! <3

 

 


August 19, 2011 at 5:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Tookan
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1. Dr. Who indeed

2. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

3. Pirate Captain J. Flint in "The Muppets and the Walrus", prequel to Muppet Treasure Island

4. Bond villain Aristotle Kristatos from Flemming short story "Risico"

5. Adam West Batman episode "The Strange Case of the Diabolical Puppet Master"

6. The New Number Two in Patrick McGoohan's The Prisoner

7. Cameo as Julis Deane in Neuromancer 

8. Richard III

9. Jedi master Jorus C'baoth (and evil clone Joruus, naturally) in prequel to Heir to the Empire

10. Mod 60's crimeboss Lord Nict who controls London's swinging youth with hypnotic paisley making them do his groovy bidding of unseating the Queen in "Royal Downer"

11. Ken Russell's The Phantom of the Opera

12. Steam punk Captain Ahab (Moby's a pterosaur, I guess)

13. An archbishop that's really a satanist in...hell, in anything.

14. Professor James Moriarty 

15. "Old Ironsides" the biopic of Oliver Cromwell, Machiavellian megalomaniac who violently ruled all of Britain after winning the English Civil War.  Here's a painting of Cromwell:


October 21, 2011 at 3:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

BrokenLevel
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I want him to play a substantial role in Tron 3. 


Uncanny valley CGI zombie Jack the Ripper drop-kicking uncanny valley CGI zombie John Sheridan in the face.


Can you imagine.

October 21, 2011 at 6:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Heather
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I'd love to recast Mr Warner in Titanic and have him playing Jack rather than Lovejoy. Why would any woman want a boy like diCaprio when Warner is around? :P

October 22, 2011 at 11:45 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Michaela
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Heather at October 22, 2011 at 11:45 AM

I'd love to recast Mr Warner in Titanic and have him playing Jack rather than Lovejoy. Why would any woman want a boy like diCaprio when Warner is around? :P

I absolutely agree with you!!!!! :D But in this case I would like to be Rose!!!!! :D

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October 22, 2011 at 11:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Heather
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But...but...I wanted to be Rose! Can we share the role? :D


October 23, 2011 at 3:41 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Michaela
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Heather at October 23, 2011 at 3:41 AM

But...but...I wanted to be Rose! Can we share the role? :D


No way! Sorry dear!!!!! This cutie is mine!!!!!! :D :D :D

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October 23, 2011 at 7:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Twink
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Saw this old topic, thought I'd dust it off a bit! 


 Honestly, we can all agree that villians - or at least the one dimensional kind - are not good enough anymore. I'd like to hope he never has to take such roles ever again.


 For my part, I am not thinking as creative, but I was thinking: I'd love to see him as a mature Sherlock Holmes, like Ian Mckellen has done recently. Nothing against Mckellen, but I feel Warner just has a lot of qualities, physcially and energetically, that would sit better in my mind as an older Holmes. 


Does anyone know the play/ classic film, "The Man Who Came To Dinner?"  He'd be a FANTASIC Sheridan Whiteside!


  Finally, I think what I'd like most to see him as is just an old bloke! More straight dramas, comedies, whatever. Just a normal person. Funny to think that sounds almost better than anything! 

 (And you can SUCK it, typecasting!)


 


 

 

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August 2, 2015 at 3:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I think David on SNL would be awesome, especially as I'm in the US; it would be a hoot. I only just saw the clip of David as Merlin, that was quite amusing.

One of my favorite 80's movies is Ghost Story, and I think there should be a remake but a decent one. It would be cool if David and Malcolm McDowell were both cast, as they were so good in Time After Time. I'd also like to see him in either a romantic comedy such as Same Time Next Year, or one that has yet to be written.

Well back to the glittery goop I go! :D

October 21, 2015 at 5:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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prancer_dancer at October 21, 2015 at 5:24 AM

I think David on SNL would be awesome, especially as I'm in the US; it would be a hoot. I only just saw the clip of David as Merlin, that was quite amusing.

One of my favorite 80's movies is Ghost Story, and I think there should be a remake but a decent one. It would be cool if David and Malcolm McDowell were both cast, as they were so good in Time After Time. I'd also like to see him in either a romantic comedy such as Same Time Next Year, or one that has yet to be written.

Well back to the glittery goop I go! :D

Welcome, welcome! :)


Say, THAT'S now going to be on my list of "things I wish..." for Warner! Having fond memories of watching a tape of the late-great Christopher Lee hosting SNL in the late 1970s, I can imagine how great Warner would have been! (Considering things like "Tron" haveing come out in the early '80s, that could have been interesting.) 

 Yes, I'd say David Warner has NOT swept enough ladies off their feet!  He's at the time in his career where I think he could have very charming, "As Time Goes By" sort of love stories, too. I think I've seen enough of him as men how regret or only live in the misery of the past. 


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October 24, 2015 at 6:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

prancer_dancer
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Twink at August 2, 2015 at 3:55 AM

Saw this old topic, thought I'd dust it off a bit! 


 Honestly, we can all agree that villians - or at least the one dimensional kind - are not good enough anymore. I'd like to hope he never has to take such roles ever again.


 For my part, I am not thinking as creative, but I was thinking: I'd love to see him as a mature Sherlock Holmes, like Ian Mckellen has done recently. Nothing against Mckellen, but I feel Warner just has a lot of qualities, physcially and energetically, that would sit better in my mind as an older Holmes. 


Does anyone know the play/ classic film, "The Man Who Came To Dinner?"  He'd be a FANTASIC Sheridan Whiteside!


  Finally, I think what I'd like most to see him as is just an old bloke! More straight dramas, comedies, whatever. Just a normal person. Funny to think that sounds almost better than anything! 

 (And you can SUCK it, typecasting!)


 


 

 

Hello Tink,

BTW, thank you for the warm welcome! I was just reading about "The Man Who Came to Dinner" and I agree, David would be just delightful as Sheridan Whiteside. And after seeing the short video "Merlin", I am curious if anything further will develop?

And as a sucker for romance, it would be great to see David in something where he sweeps someone off their feet/gets the girl! :P

October 26, 2015 at 3:59 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Gene
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People say everyone wants to play "Hamlet" (I've posted on this before). Nonsense. Everyone wants to play Ebeneezer Scrooge.  David Warner played the greatest Bob Cratchet to ever appear on film opposite Geroge C. Scott as Ebeneezer.  Alistair Sim still reigns at the top of the list.

 Mr. Warner is now a perfect age to play Ebeneezer.  He needs to do this and soon. ANYONE reading this that has the juice to make it happen? Make it happen.  If Mr. Warner says yes, people will line up to make it happen and line up to watch the film.  This man has a tremendous talent and he is long overdue to play this role.

December 25, 2016 at 7:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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