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Started by Tinymcsmithy on Jul 19, 2020 9:28:21 AM
Minor characters in films or televisions shows that would be great as lead characters

I was rewatching Breaking Bad and thought that Skinny Pete would be a great character to have as a lead. Perhaps with Badger as his foil.

Who else?

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StakludKar - 19 Jul 2020 10:33:22 (#1 of 92)

Ena Sharples

DesEsseintes - 19 Jul 2020 10:34:18 (#2 of 92)

Linda Preston

angelico - 19 Jul 2020 10:37:13 (#3 of 92)

Mrs Doyle could surely carry a series.

TenGorillas - 19 Jul 2020 10:38:39 (#4 of 92)

ISTR that Extras grew out of the character of David Brent's agent in The Office.

Arjuna - 19 Jul 2020 10:42:03 (#5 of 92)

Tracy from EastEnders

StakludKar - 19 Jul 2020 10:48:06 (#6 of 92)

I thought Cheers! Had generated the most spinoffs, but I forgot about CSI:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television
_spin-offs

Tinymcsmithy - 19 Jul 2020 10:57:05 (#7 of 92)

Mrs Doyle could surely carry a series.



Good call. Although, too much of a good thing perhaps?

mingmong - 19 Jul 2020 11:09:27 (#8 of 92)

Like Morph

Tadagee - 19 Jul 2020 11:11:58 (#9 of 92)

Super Hans from Peep Show.

ReverendBlueJeans - 19 Jul 2020 11:13:28 (#10 of 92)

Chisholm from Minder would've been great in an anti-hero cop series.

And how about a prequel, the early life of Tinker from Lovejoy?

Benny from Crossroads reinvented as a gung-ho Indiana Jones adventurer.

giant stone ball rumbles towards BENNY

Benny Ooh. Look at that. Oi wonder - wot would Miss Diane do?

upgoerfive - 19 Jul 2020 14:53:17 (#11 of 92)

Jack Nicholson played the most interesting character in Easy Rider.

darkhorse - 19 Jul 2020 15:00:31 (#12 of 92)

Miss Tibbs and Miss Gatsby: The flapper years.

FGBFGB - 19 Jul 2020 15:42:23 (#13 of 92)

The further adventures of Mr Wickham (the cad from Pride and Prejudice).

ReverendBlueJeans - 19 Jul 2020 16:03:35 (#14 of 92)

#13

A genuinely topping idea. Like the Flashman Chronicles, exhumed from Tom Brown's Schooldays.

AlanII - 19 Jul 2020 16:05:48 (#15 of 92)

I had that exact same thought, Rev.

Catspyjamas17 - 19 Jul 2020 16:31:59 (#16 of 92)

Lord Peter Wimsey and the Bunter family offspring. The next generation in the 1960s.

Bribaba - 19 Jul 2020 16:39:27 (#17 of 92)

Louise Fletcher, who played sweet, saíntly Nurse Ratchit in One Flew Over the Cuckoos' Nest. Surely she could have fitted easily in a hospital drama?

carterbrandon - 19 Jul 2020 16:40:38 (#18 of 92)

She went on to play the Evil Space Pope in Deep Space Nine.

darkhorse - 19 Jul 2020 16:45:16 (#19 of 92)

Talking of Star Trek

The Secret Life of Tribbles

StakludKar - 19 Jul 2020 19:26:30 (#20 of 92)

Inspector Fred Thursday from Morse spinoff Endeavour

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