hesadevil (hesadevil) wrote,

Almost missed this

Streaming live interview from DWCon 2006.

Somewhere, I'm sure there is also a video of Peter Morwood and Diane Duane dancing at the Gala Dinner, and the XXX rated film made by the Guild of Seamstresses. Keep an eye on

Chronicle Live pages for future additions to the collection.

ETA More Discworld News - The Illustrated Screenplay of the Hogfather film will be available on November 2nd. There is also a 2008 Calendar with stills taken from the film, available soon.
The full cast list for the Sky TV adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Hogfather has been annnounced. The story is about Death's granddaughter Susan attempting to rescue the spirit of Hogswatch (translation: Christmas) from the Auditors of Reality. It sounds odd, but trust me, it's packed full of imagination and comedy.

Not only will Pratchett himself cameo, it has been confirmed that David Jason will play the role of Death's manservant Albert. The voice of Death will be played by Ian Richardson, best known for his role in House of Cards.

The role of Susan, Death's granddaughter will be played by Michelle Dockery, who starred in Fingersmith.

Other famous faces include (deep breath):

Nigel Planer (The Young Ones, We Will Rock You) as Mr Sideney, Sinead Matthews (Pride and Prejudice) aas Violet the Tooth Fairy, Arthur White (A Touch of Frost, The Darling Buds of May) as Ernie the Cart Driver and the very lovely Tony Robinson (Blackadder, Time Team) as Vernon Crumley. Not to mention Joss Ackland as Mustrum Ridcully, the Archchanchellor of Unseen University and David Warner as Lord Downey.

Full Cast list from the IMDB

Credited cast:
Joss Ackland .... Mustrum Ridcully
Dominic Borrelli .... Grotto Hogfather
John Boswall .... The Chair of Indefinite Studies
Ed Coleman .... Ponder Stibbons
Craig Conway .... Chickenwire
David Decio .... Unseen University student wizard
Michelle Dockery .... Susan
John Franklyn-Robbins .... The Dean
Roger Frost .... Bursar
Peter Guinness .... Medium Dave
Gregor Henderson-Begg .... Pixie Helper
Geoffrey Hutchings .... Mr. Brown
David Jason .... Albert
Richard Katz .... Constable Visit

Stephen Marcus .... Banjo
Sinead Matthews .... Violet The Tooth Fairy
Maggie McCarthy .... Ma Lilywhite
Rhodri Meilir .... Bilious
Neil Pearson .... The Raven (voice)
Nigel Planer .... Mr. Sydeney

Tim Plester .... The Tooth Guard
Robert Portal .... Mr. Gaiter
Terry Pratchett .... The Toy Maker
Ian Richardson .... Death (voice)
Tony Robinson .... Vernon Crumley
Shend .... The Hogfather
Nicholas Tennant .... Corporal Nobbs

Marnix Van Den Broeke .... Death
David Warner .... Lord Downey
Marc Warren .... TeaTime
Arthur White .... Ernie The Cart Driver
Kevin Wickenden
Deborah Winckles .... Mrs. Gaiter

Does anyone else think that Marc Warren looks like a very young Malcolm McDowall?

I should be fininshing the unpacking/packing in preparation for going away, but the GP has buggered up my request for a double repeat prescription for the second year running. He prescribed only one lot of BP pills and attached a little note saying I was due my 'routine checkup' before he'd give me any more. I explained to the receptionist that unless she could fit me in next Tuesday, I wasn't going to be able to subject myself to said 'routine' (which I don't need as I monitor my BP myself and it's fine, so low that I'm actually dead). No appointments available next Tuesday (we go to France Wednesday morning) so the best she can offer is to "ask the duty Doctor if he will write another prescription for me today. What's the odds that it'll happen? I phone to find out in 10 minutes.

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