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Offline davidrcoop

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Casting
« on: October 03, 2021, 05:13:37 AM »
I am revisiting Aeronautís Windlass again, via audible.
Now I am generally a believer in a generic constructs when imagining a novel character but on my maybe fifth listen (2 reads, 5 listens) I have all of a sudden conflated Ferus with Jim Broadbent, most probably influenced by his Slughorn portrayal combined with Eaun Mortonís performance.

I normally like to think of Dresden and Grimm as dark, defined and distinguished but not a replica of a known actor, but now in my brain Ferus is Jim Broadbent.

Anyone else got any casting suggestions?

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Re: Casting
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2021, 08:27:21 AM »
I can see that he's got the bumbling but kind hearted thing going for him.

I don't have clear casting for the other, but I could imagine Hugh Jackman or Orlando Bloom being Grimm.

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Re: Casting
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2021, 04:32:19 AM »
What about somebody like Conleth Hill (Varys from GoT) for Ferus? 

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Re: Casting
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2021, 11:42:51 AM »
Too suave, cool and charming.

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Re: Casting
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2021, 02:38:34 AM »
Tony Shalhoub from Monk?

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Re: Casting
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2021, 01:12:45 PM »
Creeps me out.

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Re: Casting
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2021, 08:21:17 AM »
Jim Broadbent is a very good choice!

I propose Helen Mirren as Cavendish.

I would have liked Emma Watson as Gwen, but I think perhaps she is old now. Anya Taylor-Joy, perhaps?
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Re: Casting
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2021, 08:13:02 AM »
Creeps me out.

Ferrus IS a little weird....

Did I miss it, or isn't Cavendish too young for Mirren? Mirren is a great actress, but I think cavendish is more middle-aged

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Re: Casting
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2021, 09:35:27 AM »
Cavendish is probably younger, but I don't think that is very relevant for the character. It's like changing Morgan's race in the Dresden Files show. I think making her older wouldn't affect too much and we would win with a great actress. BUT if you truly think Mirren is unacceptable, I could go with Emma Thompson. I was considering her for Gwen's mother, but I could put another person there. Cate Blanchet perhaps.

Gwen's case is different. Making her young is important for her character (or so I think). We need young people, like Arya Stark, but I don't see her as Gwen. And Bridget has a different body, I don't see any known star as her, so a newbie will be great.

I am thinking that perhaps the Spirearch could be someone like Eddie Marsan.
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