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To think that Jose Mourinho is Roberto Rannaldini?

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AprilLudgateDwyer Mon 26-Dec-16 23:27:43

Big fan of the rutshire chronicles. I like to picture the characters as real people. My next door neighbour is Kitty Rannaldini and I think Jose Mourinho is Roberto Rannaldini. Am I just an oddball?

SpottedScarf Tue 27-Dec-16 07:44:12

Is Lysander your neighbour too?

AprilLudgateDwyer Tue 27-Dec-16 08:49:24

Unfortunately not!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 27-Dec-16 08:50:08

Yes! Perfect casting.

backtowork2015 Tue 27-Dec-16 09:06:34

Daniel Craig for RCB?

Cynara Tue 27-Dec-16 09:09:32

Most definitely, great casting OP. I'm sitting next to Lysander right now, he's my colleague. Lucky, lucky me.

AprilLudgateDwyer Tue 27-Dec-16 09:13:04

Hmmm I'm not sure about rcb that's a difficult one. Daniel Craig is a possibility definitely

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 27-Dec-16 09:36:56

Daniel Craig is not right for me. He could be someone, but not RCB. I don't think I've seen the correct Rupert suggested yet, it's difficult to measure up to the perfect looking man I have in my head!

NeonPinkNails Tue 27-Dec-16 09:39:38

A young Rob Lowe is the closest I've got to RCB.

Frouby Tue 27-Dec-16 09:43:12

I think a young Jude Law would do for RCB.

I see Daniel Craig more as Billy.

And Lysander could possibly have a look.of David Beckham but without the nasal tones.

Thattimeofyearagain Tue 27-Dec-16 10:08:22

Spot on op. I've always seen a young Minnie Driver as Taggie !

PaulDacresConscience Tue 27-Dec-16 10:15:34

I haven't seen a single man yet who could play RC-B. JC has always billed him as Mecca for most women. The TV adaptation had a reasonable stab at casting him but it wasn't quite right.

I always thought that Helen Baxendale would make a good Helen though; she'd get the nervy and neurotic behaviour to a t.

I think that Andrew Scott would make a fantastic Rannaldini - completely amoral, erratic, brilliant, mesmeric..and crucially not too tall grin

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 27-Dec-16 10:20:47

Rob Lowe is beautiful enough, - and American looking as RCB is according to Jc - along the right lines, not quite there.

I wish I could remember some of the casting on other theads, some were brilliant. James Vereker was always Richard Madeley for me, but he wasn't everyones idea.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 27-Dec-16 10:22:07

Andrew Scott would work as RR Paul

TrippyMcTrapFace Tue 27-Dec-16 10:28:10

Dusting off 'Riders' as we speak (ok firing up the Kindle actually).
Great posts inspiring me to re-read them all yet again.

LizzieVereker Tue 27-Dec-16 10:34:35

I think a young Jane Asher would be Helen. I would be played by a young JC herself, but now I am oldear, perhaps Fernie? (Britton). RCB is just impossible to cast, I've been trying for nearly 30 years...

flumpybear Tue 27-Dec-16 10:38:55

I agree RCB is almost impossible to cast!!
I think I need to dust off the old books too!! Loved some of those characters but RCB was a toe curler!!
Off for a think!!

flumpybear Tue 27-Dec-16 10:41:51

Brilliant!!!!! Reading the list of recurring characters in the Rutshire chronicles on wiki it seems I've inadvertently named both my children after main characters!!!

mummyplus7 Tue 27-Dec-16 10:43:28

Love Jilly Cooper and I wish they'd remake the TV movies. The man who made husbands jealous in particular is a poor adaptation (but I do drool over Hugh Bonneville)

Crispbutty Tue 27-Dec-16 10:45:36

The actor who played Arthur I'm Merlin would be fabulosity as Rcb

Crispbutty Tue 27-Dec-16 10:45:55

In - not I'm

flumpybear Tue 27-Dec-16 11:00:16

Crisp-hhhmmm!! Not bad!!! I think perhaps a younger blonder Vigo Mortensen wink

PetShopGirl Tue 27-Dec-16 11:01:16

Jessica Chastain would be my Helen.

AprilLudgateDwyer Tue 27-Dec-16 11:46:49

Wow loving these suggestions. I don't think there is anyone who can play rcb. He's been written to be too perfect looking.

I saw a young Jane Asher in tales of the unexpected the other day and thought she would be a great Helen.

I'm really racking my brains for a hermione

PaulDacresConscience Tue 27-Dec-16 13:01:26

Jessica Chastain would be brilliant actually - good suggestion.

Hermione is just too bloody irritating for words. In terms of looks, she is an older Kim Kardashian really. Very attractive, dark haired, huge arse and a bit deluded in terms of her figure and desperate to strip off every 5 minutes (remember 'Kind Bob' always turning the scales down for her?).

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