who could play Holly?

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  1. betelgeuse

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    Assuming Holly is not a part of the upcoming series -
    if Holly were to reappear in a subsequent series of Red Dwarf, who should play him/her?

    Should Norman/Hattie resume the role? or should someone new take over?

    Personally I would have Norman/Hattie hand over the 'Holly torch' to a new actor.
    I'd have Holly turned on again and Queeg turn up to contest him/her - Holly could then be forced to update and reboot giving way to a new 'version' of Holly. I think Adam Buxton would play Holly well.
     
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    To be honest, if it's neither of those 2 I'd rather have none
     
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    He'd be the last person I'd like to see play Holly.

    Besides, Red Dwarf doesn't need Holly anymore. The character's best left as a remnant of the past along with Ace Rimmer and Dwayne Dibbley.
     
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    I was going to link to a previous thread in which this was discussed, but on looking at it I discovered yours was the first reply on it.:lol:

    I've said it several times, but if Holly were to return s/he would have to compete with Kryten, rather than merely complementing him, which means a very different character for Holly. I suppose there are any number of modern comics who might fit the bill. I think Dara O'Briain.:lol:

    Really?:shock: I'm sure I can think of much worse. How about Simulant to play Holly with a permanently angry face?:x
     
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    I dunno, these days that sounds like a pretty apt stand in for Norman Lovett
     
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    I would love Hattie to return above all others, however if a new face were opted for I could see

    -Bill Bailey
    -Isy Suttie
    -Dylan Moran
    -Milton Jones
    -Julia Sawalha

    In the role.
     
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    :lol:

    Not a bad choice. I still think Bill Bailey would be great, given the right characterisation. But that idea has been discussed to death.
     
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    Hmm, yes. She does look a lot like Hattie. So I wish they'd just stick with Hattie.
     
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    If its not Norman, not really interested.
     
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    Personally if you can't get another human to play Holly, I would like to either see a turnip or a pineapple to play the character. At least then you can pay the vegetable and or fruit in water, sun and fertilizer. :-D
     
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    Dara O'Briain - I quite like the idea of an Irish Holly.

    How about Richard O'Brien?
     
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    Norman above all but we all know that would never happen. In which case a totally different type of Holly, not someone who is a simular comic. Frankie Boyle or Rhod Gilbert!
     
  13. simulant37

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    Really? Have you witnessed my acting at all? How can you say that I would be "much worse". & please NO personal insults!!! :x
     
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    I think the issue would be more you yelling at Doug Naylor between takes about how much you hate every script
     
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    if I hated the scripts I wouldn't take the gig. I have artistic integrity. . .

    & anyway, even if I did how would that be an issue? Audiences would not see that, only the finished product.
     
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    Please tell me you are joking? How can you possibly be taking what I said seriously?
     
  17. simulant37

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    I NEVER joke. :x
     
  18. Slainmonkey

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    Ohhhhhh sarcasm mode....I get it
     
  19. simulant37

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    No. . .:?
     
  20. Slainmonkey

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    Then you need to lighten up......not good for your blood pressure.
     

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