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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:53 pm
by Saturn
I'm not too sure about Keira Knightley - I'm told she was great in Pride & Prejudice but I haven't yet seen that so I'll reserve my opinion of her suitability until then.

Other possible cast members I've thought of:

John Hannah [most famous to Americans in Sliding Doors]- Charles Armitage Brown

Joseph Fiennes - Haydon.

Paul Mc Gann [Of Withnail & I and Docotr Who the movie fame] - Leigh Hunt.

That's all I can think of at the moment.

I don't know what Richard Abbey looked like but I can see someone like Alan Rickman playing him in his best cold and distant aspect.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:09 pm
by Malia
Saturn wrote:Joseph Fiennes - Haydon.


WHAA?? The Haydon I've seen in pictures was nearsighted and bald and kind of overweight with a kind of pugnacious mouth--and looked kind of, well, NOT good looking! :lol: (to me, anyway).

Joseph Fiennes is absolutely tooo hot to play him! :lol:

I could see J. Fiennes being better suited to play someone like J.H. Reynolds. Though, hmm. . .he might be a bit too old to play him when our definitive Keats movie comes out in 2050! ;)

(Of course I'm not talking about the rumored Kate Winslet film, here.)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:32 pm
by Saturn
I know Haydon is bald but JF is an actor, actors can do bald, can't they?? :roll:

From differenet roles of his I've seen he can convey a great vulnerablilty and the kind of manic instability that Haydon was prey to.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 11:06 pm
by Malia
I always thought that Crispin Bohnam Carter would make a good Severn--at least considering how he looked 10 years ago when he played Bingley in Pride and Prejudice. He absolutely fit the image I had of Severn (except for the being rich part ;) ).

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 11:53 pm
by Saturn
Good choice Malia :D

I saw him in something recently and he doesn't look that much different to how he did back then.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:35 am
by Credo Buffa
Malia wrote:WHAA?? The Haydon I've seen in pictures was nearsighted and bald and kind of overweight with a kind of pugnacious mouth--and looked kind of, well, NOT good looking! :lol: (to me, anyway).

Joseph Fiennes is absolutely tooo hot to play him! :lol:

I could see J. Fiennes being better suited to play someone like J.H. Reynolds.

I concur :D

Y'know, I was thinking about any established actors out there who might work for Keats, and James McAvoy came to mind. He fits the bill pretty well, I think: relatively short (5'7" which, by contemporary standards, is shorter than your average man), young, engaging, soulful look about him (gorgeous eyes, I have to say :wink: I watched Shameless for three weeks straight when I was in Scotland solely because of him).

He's actually currently filming Becoming Jane (biopic about Jane Austen), so we'll soon be able to see how well Regency attire suits him :wink:

Anyway, couple of links if the name's not familiar. He was Mr. Tumnus in the recent Narnia film :wink:

http://jamesmcavoy.free.fr/PICTURES/MAGAZINES/aren0411-03.jpg

http://jamesmcavoy.free.fr/PICTURES/PHOTOSHOOTS/stevedouble/PreviewImage3.asp.jpg

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:09 am
by Malia
I've never heard of McAvoy, but after looking at the pics you linked to, Credo, I could definitely see him play the part physically.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:53 am
by Saturn
He was very good in The Chronicles 0f Narnia - good call Credo :D

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 4:57 pm
by dks
who'd play Brown??

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:36 pm
by dks
and what about Alan Rickman as Richard Abbey? Or is that too obvious and I should just skulk on out of this topic?? :lol: :shock:

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:37 pm
by Saturn
Didn't I just mention the possibility further up the page?

:lol:

See above dks!!!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:56 pm
by Malia
Saturn wrote:Didn't I just mention the possibility further up the page?

:lol:


Sounds like another case of "great minds think alike" :)

Though personally, I'd like to see Alan Rickman playing a sweetheart character--like he did in Sense and Sensibility. He always plays the bad guy (granted, he plays the bad guy very well!) But I like his nice guy characters--however few the may be.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:03 pm
by Saturn
I really identified with his Colonel Brandon in Sense And Sensibilty.

The grave, rather serious but exceptionally sweet and warm hearted under the surface is me all over.

Perhaps Alan could play someone like the kindly Doctor Clark.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:08 pm
by Malia
Saturn wrote:Perhaps Alan could play someone like the kindly Doctor Clark.


I could totally see that :)

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:16 pm
by Saturn
Even if he made a small cameo appearance he would inhabit the character the way great actors do :D