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Born out of daydreaming (again) about this promised Watch tv series (again). I've decided John Simm might well be my dream casting choice for Vimes: he might look a little young for the part for some people's taste, but I think he has the quality you really need in the actor for Vimes: an thoroughly engaging, soulful performance that absolutely sells viewers on the truth of the character underneath all the fantasy and the humour of the story.

(Or perhaps I'm simply being unimaginative re. coppers called Sam who have a propensity for dropping 30 years into their own past.)

So, Sam Tyler from Life On Mars waking up in a '73 demolition site has become the basis for Sam Vimes in a dragon-Devastated Ankh-Morpork square.

An experiment in digital illustration, trying to mix up differently styled picture elements. Perhaps some of the elements used to build Vimes' figure are a little too close in style. I'd have liked the contrast between the illustrated and photographic elements to be as pronounced as they are in the background.
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flootzavut Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Ohhhhh I love John Simm. I don't think I would've thought of this in a million years, but it would totally work for me!
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
:D Glad I'm not the only one who sees it!
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RyanRyzzo Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
John Simm made a great recovering alcoholic in The Village. And Vimes is in his mid-forties usually so a bit of makeup would do wonders for Simm.
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
That's true! See, I knew he was perfect for the part :)
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ionakate Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
I'M SORRY WHAT THERE'S A WATCH TV SERIES COMING OUT?!
My day is made. :love: and makeup and stubble might help simms age a bit..?
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Yes, it would seem we can expect a Watch tv series! If you google it, you can see a video of Terry Pratchett and team having an early meeting about it. I'm guessing we won't see anything till late 2014 at the very earliest, though, these things are always so slow...
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ionakate Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
I can feel some major fangirling coming on. Had better keep this under control if we have some years to wait ^^; Oh but it would be so brilliant- I'll have to find that video!
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ajcrwl Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
i like John Simm but he's no Vimes.
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sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait... The Master is Sam Vimes?... sounds legit.
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
:)
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