I'd have Ray Winstone down as Sgt Colon and Tom Hardy playing Vimes as Taboo proved he can do a good sulk .Christopher fairbank (Moxey auf weidersan pet) for Cpl Nobbs or even Mackenzie crook .I do hope they adapt Jingo it's one of the best satirical books ever written in my view and would hit all the beebs diversity buttons
Dont think Jennifer Saunders could put across the nails that Granny Weatherwax has. Maybe Maggie Smith, Fionnula Flanagan or Vanessa Redgrave.I recently commented to Mrs.M that I could picture Dawn French as Nanny Ogg, and Jennifer Saunders as Mistress Weatherwax.
I have had the pleasure of watching Dawn French doing serious material on stage. She is a far better actress than her TV work shows. That said I expect Lady Sybil to be hammed up, Pratchett is meant to be funny.Dawn French would ham Lady Sybil up too much, but she'd be a great Nanny Ogg.
A young Lady Sybil - Gwendolyn Christie
Perhaps David Tennant for Vetinari. The ginger bloke from Harry Potter for CarrotFor what it's worth, Vetenari and Vimes (being about the same age) in "Guards! Guards!" don't strike me as being particularly old. Some of the actors mentioned might suffice for the two in the later books, they strike me as being a little old for the characters in the earlier books. Early forties, going by the books. Likewise Carrot is late teens, if that.
Ageist, perhaps, but part of the Patrician's menace (to me at least) is that he is relatively young. That and having watched Ray Winston in "The Sweeny" makes a bit of a mockery of it all putting an old man in a young mans game.