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Casting the Cast Offs

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:32 am
by Dame of Mercia
This doesn't relate to leaks but I was thinking about actors who could have played some of the book characters who ended up on the floor of Messrs B&Ws' writing room so am posting this here because I don't want to spoil the books for people who might want to read them later. Regarding Princess Arianne, a few years ago in the UK some people were thinking of Angel Coulby https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_Coulby or Leonora Critchlow https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenora_Crichlow though they are both in their 30s now though they look good. I thought about Vanessa Hudgens at one time. My two current suggestions are more slender than book Arianne:
Mlle Josephine Jobert (Death in Paradise) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l9HLQzsTWc
and Ms Cush Jumbo (The Good Fight) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cush_Jumbo. They are both in their early 30s though they look good.

My pick for a young Caitlyn if there was a flashback was Olivia Hallinan (Lark Rise to Candleford)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivia_Hallinan
though she's in her early 30s now though she looks young.
For a young Lysa I thought of Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls and Mr Selfridge) though she'd have to either colour her hair or wear a wig. She's perhaps more like a prettier version of book Lysa than a younger version of Kate Dickie (I really like Kate Dickie) spindlemagazine.com/2014/05/interview-spindle-tv-meets-ria-zmitrovicz/

Well I know that's only 3 so far. Anyone have any ideas of other people who might be suitable or maybe more book/age appropriate? I will come back to this thread periodically [hopefully].

Re: Casting the Cast Offs

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:30 am
by Dame of Mercia
I realised belatedly that there was something similar to this on the Westeros site [I don't lurk there very often now because it became very anti-show, though I guess folk are entitled to have opinions]. I can't say that there may not have been something in my subconscious about the Westeros thread, in all honesty I'm not sure but the suggestions are my own.

Re: Casting the Cast Offs

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:48 am
by Dame of Mercia
I'm not going to complain about more Jaqen in the show but I had thought of the late John Hurt as a possibility for the Kindly Man. I'm not linking anything about him because sadly he wouldn't have been an option any longer but I thought about Martin Shaw https://youtu.be/RKu2y2aPlt0
or another Martin, namely Martin Jarvis https://youtu.be/R6FrEoJ9nMQ

Re: Casting the Cast Offs

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:34 pm
by Dame of Mercia
Another person I had thought of for the Kindly Man was James Bolam https://youtu.be/1t2ioluHYkc

A couple of Aunt Genna Lannisters:-

Felicity Kendal (clip fairly old from 6 years ago but she still looks pretty good for someone in her 60s - she's the one who DIDN'T play the Trunchbull in the film of Matilda https://youtu.be/tR0xOy1RQNE

Michele Dotrice (one of Roy's daughters) https://youtu.be/W_IUhH6L4gc

Re: Casting the Cast Offs

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:11 am
by Dame of Mercia
I haven't exactly been sobbing into my socks about Patchface being cut but thinking about an actor who has played crazy (sometimes evil crazy - I know Patchface wasn't evil) I wondered about American-Canadian actor Pablo Schreiber. He played a crazy rapist in Law and Order SVU and the leprechaun in American Gods. In this clip he is just talking - he's very tall (I can't remember how tall - or not - Patchface was in the books).
https://youtu.be/MK7CLSCwmYY

Re: Casting the Cast Offs

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:26 am
by Dame of Mercia
I suggested her as an alternative Lyanna I think but what about Emma Appleton (on the right of the group of 4 girls at about 1:07 from Clique) for Jeyne Poole. She might be a bit more beautiful than book Jeyne https://vimeo.com › Linden Staub › Videos For some reason the link defaults back to the home page and not the specific link so here is a link to some photographs of EA https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/photos/emma-appleton

Show Lyanna was in this series as well.

Re: Casting the Cast Offs

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:11 am
by Dame of Mercia
I mentioned Three Girls before - it was a bleak story but although he didn't play a nice character I thought the actor who played "Daddy" in that drama might suit the part of Strong Belwas if they had cast that character. https://youtu.be/UK6Jc9Jsl7A - quite early on in the clip, the one who tells the girl she is beautiful. His name is Simon Nagra. He has been in a lot of TV shows (not always playing nasty people) in supporting roles but is not really a household name - one of those people whose face one might recognise without knowing the name. His most recent part appears to be Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night

Re: Casting the Cast Offs

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:45 am
by Dame of Mercia
In the run-up to season 5, before it became evident that some of the Mereen plot of ADWD had been excised in the jump from book(s) to show but previously I had thought of Josette Simon as a possibility for the Green Grace. This clip is from 2014, so not right bang up to date. Ms Simon was in a British sci-fi series Blake 7 in the 1980s. Not great TV but not totally terrible either. She's done a lot of stage work. She was in one episode of Merlin if memory serves me well but she played a character where she was sort of greyed out - like Andy Serkis's (Serkis'? - that dratted apostrophe!) in LoTR. https://youtu.be/UeFnXyCmJro

Re: Casting the Cast Offs

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:52 am
by Dame of Mercia
If the show had done Jamie's dream (the one where he is watching over Tywin's body) where he sees his dead mother....some suggestions for Joanna Lannister:-

Emilia Fox https://youtu.be/BuN_sRjdvVg

Hermione Norris: https://youtu.be/_mU14KeCXFo

Samantha Womack: https://youtu.be/gkjY_SzoNS8

Nobody else seems to want to play this game. I hope I didn't put anyone off by disagreeing with some peoples' Lyanna Stark suggestions.