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Incident At Wainscotting Manor #59

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Mr Grimper had grown into his role and was enjoying his own performance. He wondered if it would be worth changing his first name to Hercule.
Hercule Grimper. Detective.
It sounded good.
Or Miss Marple Holmes Hercule Agatha Christie Peter Wimsey Grimper?
Possibly.
“The Mysterious Affair At Wainscotting” sounded perfect, too. Maybe he’d write about it in the future… possibly.
“Motive and Opportunity! Yes, that’s what it all comes down to my friends. Let’s look in turn at every one of us? Beginning with myself.”
Speaking slowly, Arnthwaite Grimper strode around the room, his brow furrowed and deep in thought.

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    Christopher 12 months ago

    I'm trying to cast Grimper in the movie version of this. But I'm coming up blank. Who do you see him as?

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    Drew Martyn 12 months ago

    Brilliant question! That really got me thinking :)
    Going by his actions and behaviour before his change into "our hero" I'd say a James Stewart type character, then Edward G Robinson as detective Grimper.. Then I thought George C. Scott could play both sides of his character really well. But finally I decided on Herbert Lom. I don't know much about him, but he has the face and mannerisms to carry Grimper.
    What about you?

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    Christopher 12 months ago

    I was thinking more modern-day actors, as if they were casting it now. But now that you say that I like those choices. One of my favorite old actors is Vincent Price. He's thought of as just a horror guy but his career featured dramatic and comedic performances as well. He could probably play Gibberish, sort of a mysteriously weird character. And he could do a convincing British accent as well. I remember in the early 90's when Kevin Costner played Robin Hood and he couldn't even do a British accent.

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    Drew Martyn 12 months ago

    Haha yes, I remember that well :) Vincent Price would be a great choice too.

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