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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:49 am    Post subject: Rachael Stirling as Emma Peel Reply with quote

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TheDeeMan wrote:
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My only nomination for a new Emma Peel is Rachael Stirling Very Happy


Isn't she Diana Rigg's daughter? That's not really a fair choice. It's like getting Sean Connery's son to play Bond. Just because the parent originated the role doesn't mean the kid can fill the role.

Dee


Yeah, but unlike Jason Connery, Stirling is a chip off the old block. She's just about as close to Emma Peel as you're likely to ever get.




Or, as the above piture shows, as close as taking on one of her mother's parts as you're likely to ever get (from Theatre Of Blood)

I could just see her as Emma Peel, as Barry suggested, but would she really take on such a role?



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cracking photo and even 'Theatre of Blood' on stage was fabulous! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Rachael would make a great Emma Peel!
And that is a stunning picture of her!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't it highly time we considered that Emma is a part like another one?

Any skilled actress could play it. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne wrote:
Isn't it highly time we considered that Emma is a part like another one?

Any skilled actress could play it. Wink
And one day, one will... badumtish.

Sorry, it was such an open goal that I couldn't resist Very Happy

Well, DDR is perfect in the role, and from what I've seen other actresses haven't been. But since there can never be another Steed (or for that matter, Gambit), why bother casting an Emma?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every so often there's talk of bringing The Avengers back, so I think eventally there will be another bash at it. I do. Like the last attempt I think they will cast a Steed and Emma Peel - and, like as not, get it all wrong again.

I just thought if there was to be another go at it why not cast an actress who is the most like Diana Rigg there is. And that's Rachael Stirling - she has the face, the height, the mannerisms and the ability.

I don't think she'd ever do it, but it's just a bit of fun to think that she could.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's just a bit of fun speculation. People shouldn't take this too seriously.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote for Philippa.... (as Emma Peel) Wink
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, I'm all for Rachael (or anyone else with a sense of the character) taking a crack at playing Emma Peel. All I was saying with my comment was that I was unfamiliar with her (Rachael's) work and that handed a role parent to child on spec might be a back idea.

I will gladly yield to those more knowledgeable about her work. She is a strikingly beautiful woman though. That I must admit.

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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would agree with you that just because an Avengers actor has a child it isn't a sole reason for 'junior' to take over their primary role.

I wouldn't cast Rupert Macnee as John Steed, for example, and Trevor Thorson would make a rubbish Tara King! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
I would agree with you that just because an Avengers actor has a child it isn't a sole reason for 'junior' to take over their primary role.

I wouldn't cast Rupert Macnee as John Steed, for example, and Trevor Thorson would make a rubbish Tara King! Wink


I don't know that Jamie Lumley could pull off a Purdey bob, either. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timeless A-Peel wrote:
Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
I would agree with you that just because an Avengers actor has a child it isn't a sole reason for 'junior' to take over their primary role.

I wouldn't cast Rupert Macnee as John Steed, for example, and Trevor Thorson would make a rubbish Tara King! Wink


I don't know that Jamie Lumley could pull off a Purdey bob, either. Wink


some interesting input on what might be....? I think the show, is a dead issue. a product of it's era. I really cannot picture the show coming back
on a network, or maybe HBO, etc..the movie, certainly proved, you can't catch lighting inna bottle, and everyone from critics to fans, end up flogging a dead horse....

Emma's kid, might be interesting...But she'll probably elect NO-WAY !
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Rachael Stirling: I swear a lot and I like cake. Im not a diva"


http://tinyurl.com/c3gba3
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, good. It sounds like this might be from the same interview as the previous one (references to Simba and Scrappy Doo), unless she repeated it to another journalist.

I wonder how she would have been as Vesper Lynd? Perhaps they should consider her again when they remake On Her Majesty's Secret Service!
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DiVicenzo wrote:
"Rachael Stirling: I swear a lot and I like cake. Im not a diva"


http://tinyurl.com/c3gba3


I like cake, too! Wink

Thanks for linking that, Barry. Rachael sounds like good fun. Anyone who likens heself to cartoon characters is okay by me. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt if Rachael has the time for any of this right now. According to Friday's TV listings she has another .... AGENDER to be getting on with!!!!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

helenofirvine wrote:
I vote for Philippa.... (as Emma Peel) Wink


*giggles*
I doubt I'd look good in a catsuit though..
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mousemeat wrote:
Timeless A-Peel wrote:
Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
I would agree with you that just because an Avengers actor has a child it isn't a sole reason for 'junior' to take over their primary role.

I wouldn't cast Rupert Macnee as John Steed, for example, and Trevor Thorson would make a rubbish Tara King! Wink


I don't know that Jamie Lumley could pull off a Purdey bob, either. Wink


some interesting input on what might be....? I think the show, is a dead issue. a product of it's era. I really cannot picture the show coming back
on a network, or maybe HBO, etc..the movie, certainly proved, you can't catch lighting inna bottle, and everyone from critics to fans, end up flogging a dead horse....

Emma's kid, might be interesting...But she'll probably elect NO-WAY !


I think it can be done. On tv or in the movies. I get my "what if" Avengers fix nowadays from a spy series we have here in amercia called "Burn Notice". It's a sexy spy series about a spy named Michael Weston who gets "burned" and cast out of the agency he works for and uses his skills to help others while trying to find out why he was burned and by whom. The relationship between Michael and his trigger happy former IRA on again/off again girlffriend Fiona Glenanne will have you thinking to yourself that yeah, with the right people writing/producing it, an Avengers movie or updated series can be done.

It all starts with the story. The actors come second. We've seen the result of it done the other way round.

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PBS just showed "Still Crazy". Rachael is really cute. Smile

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timeless A-Peel wrote:
DiVicenzo wrote:
"Rachael Stirling: I swear a lot and I like cake. Im not a diva"


http://tinyurl.com/c3gba3


I like cake, too! Wink

Thanks for linking that, Barry. Rachael sounds like good fun. Anyone who likens heself to cartoon characters is okay by me. Very Happy


"Rachael loves her size 10 curves and insists the skinny actress syndrome will never claim her as a victim. I eat healthily, I do ballet and exercise and Im toned and tight but I take up space and I dont aspire to anorexia. Im a real feminine girl, Ive got t*ts and an a*se and a waist, she says. Femininity is hips and bosoms, it always has been. The pressure being put on us is by ourselves. Men see an image of a curvy girl and say, Id have her, whereas women see the same image and say, She likes her cake. Its hypocrisy and its imposed on us by women. It takes a bit more thought to dress if youve got t*ts and a butt but its really boring to self-flagellate. All our great movie stars look like women."

HOORAY!!

(Tara King would be proud, too :X)
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