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Post by Volgadon » Sun September 28th, 2008, 6:02 am

I think that GMF said somewhere that were EF living, he should play Flashie.

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Post by Vanessa » Sun September 28th, 2008, 11:13 am

Talking of Errol Flynn, has anyone read The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair Thompson? Another one on my TBR pile!!
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Post by Alaric » Sun September 28th, 2008, 12:21 pm

[quote=""Volgadon""]I think that GMF said somewhere that were EF living, he should play Flashie.[/quote]

Yes, that was his preferred casting for Flashman. Daniel Day-Lewis was the other especially after the way he was kitted out in Gangs of New York.

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Post by Margaret » Sun September 28th, 2008, 6:21 pm

Errol Flynn had wonderful teeth. Remember the scene in Captain Blood where he stashes a dagger between them while climbing the rigging to leap into an enemy ship? And he was one of Annis's fellow New Zealanders, too.
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Post by diamondlil » Sun September 28th, 2008, 8:42 pm

I think you will find that Errol Flynn was an Aussie.
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Post by Alaric » Mon September 29th, 2008, 4:10 am

Being a Tasmanian makes that questionable. :p

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Post by diamondlil » Mon September 29th, 2008, 10:55 am

Now now. Don't be like that!
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Post by donroc » Mon September 29th, 2008, 2:48 pm

[quote=""Alaric""]Being a Tasmanian makes that questionable. :p [/quote]

The devil you say! ;)
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Post by Margaret » Mon September 29th, 2008, 7:02 pm

Mea culpa - Tasmania it is. Wikipedia has a fun entry on Mr. Errol: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Errol_Flynn.
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Post by chuck » Wed October 8th, 2008, 4:54 pm

Ef was and is still one of my favorite actors....I wonder if he ever played a serious role with no Swash and Buckler story line?.....In his later years he did a couple of films with no action.....I can't remember them....

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