who could play Holly?

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  1. Strat-tastic

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    :lol: played in the Dougal character? He'd bring some great facial expressions that would work well as a disembodied head.
     
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    Yeah Dougal Maquire lol
     
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    As much as I liked Father Ted I really think Dougal would be a terrible Holly.
     
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    It wouldnt be dougal it would be Ardal O Hanlon playing Holly.:roll:
     
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    But this description sounds like the Dougal character. . .
     
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    From what I have seen of Ardal O Hanlan, even his stand up is just Dougal. He is a one character actor/comic and would be a dreadful holly.
     
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    I love Dougal but I don't think I'd like him playing Holly, he'd just be Dougal, even if the character traits are similar. How about Roy from IT Crowd? Or Miranda Richardson (Queenie from Blackadder)?
     
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    Bill Bailey.....

    He'd be perfect....
     
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    Here you go, Dougal as Holly search engine

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    What's wrong with that? :lol:
     
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    So 50 posts in, has anybody made a decent suggestion about who could play Holly yet?

    Bill Bailey and that guy from Father Ted would be excruciating to watch in Red Dwarf.
     
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    Actually I agree about Dougal, having read others' comments here. Great character but should be kept firmly in the realm of Father Ted.
     
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    Agreed, when someone suggested Bill Bailey a loooong time ago I just thought ohh no, even though I do like Bill Bailey he is not right for red dwarf.

    If Holly was ever brought back and it wasn't Norman or Hattie then I think the character would have to be cast to an unknown actor.
     
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    Yes, somebody unknown whose on-screen personality we won't already be familiar with. It would be too distracting if it were some famous comedy actor doing their already well-known act.

    But I hope the character never returns, not permanently anyway. Maybe a one-off appearance sometime would be more welcome, like Kochanski in Back To Earth.
     
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    russ abbot would be perfect.
     
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    Only if he was killed off in the first scene.
     
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    Gamesmaster!

    Anyway, I don't think the show needs a Holly now. Although I am intrigued about the "Norman blocked Robert on Twitter" comment. It's like everybody regressed to being 14 year old girls. (I don't know any of the Norman Lovett Being Stroppy story)
     
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    Victor Meldrew
     
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    Exactly my point Bluey, a well known comedian would bring in too much baggage from his/her comedy alter ego. Some people would love them and some would dislike them splitting the audience up.
     
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    :idea: Ding! That's who you remind me of. I knew it was someone on the box. :P
     
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    For my money, Norman is the definitive Holly. I never felt completely comfortable with Hattie playing the role, just personal preference really.

    I find it a little sad how Norman and the crew have fallen out, but I guess that's showbiz.
     

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