Someone similar to Roger Allam

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Mr Carnegie

  • Monday 26th November 2012, 5:27pm [Edited]
  • London, England
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Trying to think of someone similar to Roger Allam?

Ta...!

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Pingl

  • Monday 26th November 2012, 6:06pm [Edited]
  • England
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No one does cynical and disinterested like Roger Allam. His Falstaff was was exceptional too. I don't think there is anyone else like him.

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shaggy292

  • Monday 26th November 2012, 6:29pm
  • London, England
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Quote: Mr Carnegie @ November 26 2012, 5:27 PM GMT

Trying to think of someone similar to Roger Allam?

Ta...!

Build-wise? Serious acting-wise? Comedy-wise?

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Harridan

  • Monday 26th November 2012, 6:51pm
  • England
  • 3,170 posts

Stanley Townsend

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Mr Carnegie

  • Tuesday 27th November 2012, 8:11pm
  • London, England
  • 142 posts

Oh thanks Harridan!

Basically, someone who encapsulates that awful sycophantic crawling and world-weary quality Manion does so well. Someone roughly the same sort of age, but chiefly someone who does that dry straight-humour. I'm thinking especially of the APP Britain scene in series 4, or whenever he has to face the press.

Alot of detail I know, but need suggestions of anyone remotely similar. Thanks!

Quote: Harridan @ November 26 2012, 6:51 PM GMT

Stanley Townsend

Oh and did anything he's done in particular come to mind? Thanks!

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Harridan

  • Tuesday 27th November 2012, 8:40pm
  • England
  • 3,170 posts

Not sure I can pinpoint it, he just always reminds me of Roger Allam. Ciaran Hinds and Christopher Hitchens too. They all have a similar look, but they also all have an air about them that they know so much more than you think they do.

Incidentally, saw Allam's Falstaff at The Globe a few years back - it was masterful.

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zooo

  • Tuesday 27th November 2012, 8:47pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,180 posts

Teehee.

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Mr Carnegie

  • Tuesday 27th November 2012, 11:40pm
  • London, England
  • 142 posts

Thanks this is all great. Very helpful. Any more suggestions are welcome too!

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Harridan

  • Wednesday 28th November 2012, 1:06pm
  • England
  • 3,170 posts

Why are you asking? Are you making a list of back-ups in case something happens to him?

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Mr Carnegie

  • Wednesday 28th November 2012, 1:12pm
  • London, England
  • 142 posts

ha no trying to write a treatment for a short film and need examples. Your recommendations were spot on by the way, thanks!