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Old July 2nd, 2012, 6:28 am
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Re: Re-cast the movies!

Benedic Cumberbatch = James Potter


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Old July 2nd, 2012, 9:56 am
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Re: Re-cast the movies!

Karen Gillian would be a fantastic Ginny in my personal opinion!

I also think Benedict Cumberbatch would've been a great Sirius Black, Lucius Malfoy and Voldemort.

Kate McGrath could also be a cool Bellatrix.


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Stephen Fry should have been Dumbledore.


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Benedic Cumberbatch = James Potter
Yes! What a good idea!

And Martin Freeman for Lupin?



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Old July 2nd, 2012, 4:42 pm
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Re: Re-cast the movies!

How about Toby Stephens as Sirius? (Or as anything really - he should just be in it!)

I still think Anna Chancellor would be a perfect Bellatrix. Did you see her in Pride and Prejudice playing Caroline Bingley?


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Re: Re-cast the movies!

Johnny Lee Miller as Lucius Malfoy
Robert Carlyle as Voldie or Snape
Ewan McGregor as Lockhart
Ewan Bremner as Pettigrew


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Re: Re-cast the movies!

Hmmm... Trainspotting 2: Hogsmeade?



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Re: Re-cast the movies!

Eileen Atkins for McGonagall?

And how about Tony Robinson for Wormtail?

I really can't choose between Brian Blessed and John Rhys-Davies for Hagrid - both would be excellent.


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Hmmm... Trainspotting 2: Hogsmeade?

Kelly McDonald and Shirley Henderson had a run, thought I'd give the guys a go.


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Eileen Atkins for McGonagall?
That's one scary looking woman... a bit too scary!

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And how about Tony Robinson for Wormtail?
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Adrien Brody as Severus Snape
Absolutely!! I harkened on to this idea a couple months ago and fell in love with the idea of Adrien as Snape... I love Alan in the role, he's one of a kind and unparalleled in many ways - my only critique of him in the role of Snape ever was that he was too old for the role. Adrien would be a fantastic pick for adultSnape.

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Stop the press. I just found Hagrid.
HA!! You don't even have to put him through 5 hours of makeup everyday, he comes already made up!

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I always thought Ian McKellen would have been a better choice for Dumbledore...
I, too, would have loved to see Ian McKellen play Dumbledore but I don't think he would have taken the role in a million years after playing Gandalf. He looks like the epitome of Dumbledore to me, a spry old man, lots of wrinkles and white hair with major intensity and an infectious smile. He would have been perfect.

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also heard that Gabriel Thomson was considered for Harry and think he probably would have been more suited (much as I love DR )
Never heard of him before but having just looked him up he looks a lot more like the Harry I see in my head than Dan does - but even Gabriel still is missing something for me.

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Benedic Cumberbatch = James Potter
OMG! This is hillarious! I don't see him as James, personally (Benedict's face is a little to long and narrow and he doesn't have the boy-next-door quality I imagine James having; Benedict is a little too amazing-looking ) I would love to see him in the HP movies, though.

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Stephen Fry should have been Dumbledore.
tee-hee!! I see him as more of a Slughorn - which is weird because I never imagined I would cast Stephen Fry as Slughorn in my life!

My "In A Perfect World" casting choices based on looks alone (mostly roles I disagree with the film casting on):

Dumbledore: Ian McKellen:    


    



Adult Snape: Adrien Brody:    


    



Young Snape: Louis Garrel (widely accepted fandom casting):    


    



Young Sirius: Ben Barnes (again, widely accepted fandom casting):    


    



James: Combine the attainable attractiveness of a Jack Davenport, the ingenuous, disarming smile of a Ewan McGregor and the steaming masculinity of a James Purefoy and you get... the perfect man... :lol: (James doesn't adequately exist in the real world to me):    


    



Lily: A combination of Karen Gillian (another widely accepted fandom casting but her eyes don't have the amazing quality of Lily's eyes to me) and Kelli Garner (whose eyes are more Lily but who doesn't quite have the sweet innocence of Lily:    


   (sorry, the Karen Gillian photo is weirdly squished)  



Merope: Helena Bonhma Carter; c'mon, people, have you seen her play Ophelia?? Craaaaaazy!! She was who I immediately cast in my head when Merope's character was introduced and who I still imgaine Merope to be:    


    



Bellatrix: Idina Menzel, only not so bombshelly. Frizz up her hair big time and give her runny mascara and colorless, cracked, dry lips and she could be awesome - a hint of beauty under all that crazy:    


    



Cedric Diggory: A Zac Efron-type boy next door (not necessarily Efron himself), not a guy who looks like he way hit too many times in the face with a cafeteria tray :p:    


    



Mad Eye Moody: Get Steve Buscemi to gain 40-50 pounds and he'd be hillarious as Moody, he's already got the crazy eyes...:    


    



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Re: Re-cast the movies!

I always thought Judi Dench would make a perfect Delores Umbridge (and she'd have a blast playing that character, too). I would also consider Jane Horrocks as Rita Skeeter, Frances Tomelty as Molly Weasley, and Jent McTeer as Narcissa Malfoy. Brenda Fricker would be a good Pomona Sprout. Clive Owen for Sirius, Tom Wilkinson for Mad Eye Moody, Charles Dance for Dumbledore. And this is a stretch, but she could do it with her talent - Vanessa Redgrave for McGonagall. It is hard to think of any young un's to case as the kids...


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Eileen Atkins for McGonagall?
How about Eileen as Sirius' mother?


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Re: Re-cast the movies!

I think with our fantasy re-casting we should keep to JKR's request for British only actors -- sorry JohnnyD and Adrien!


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How about Eileen as Sirius' mother?
o0o0o0o that would be good!

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I think with our fantasy re-casting we should keep to JKR's request for British only actors -- sorry JohnnyD and Adrien!
Why? It's fantasy casting, not real life casting. Fantasies, at least my fantasies, are not restricted to nationality. I see no reason to arbitrarily impose JKR's request for British-only actors on my totally unreal, it-would-never-happen-in-a-million-years, pipe dream fantasy re-cast of the movies.


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Re: Re-cast the movies!

Adrien Brody, though not British, looks so much like I envision Snape that it's hard not to put him up. And as Goddess Clio points out, this is fantasy casting, not real casting.


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Why? It's fantasy casting, not real life casting. Fantasies, at least my fantasies, are not restricted to nationality. I see no reason to arbitrarily impose JKR's request for British-only actors on my totally unreal, it-would-never-happen-in-a-million-years, pipe dream fantasy re-cast of the movies.
OK! In that case my fantasy location for Hogwarts is the Smoky Mountains.


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I think with our fantasy re-casting we should keep to JKR's request for British only actors -- sorry JohnnyD and Adrien!
I am inclined to agree - as a Brit I find it very hard to think of any non-Brit's in a main role in HP.(with the exception of Kingsley... of course..)

Given the book descriptions of Mr Weasley have him as a small rotund wizard I was wandering about Toby Jones.....

And I fervently agree with whoever said Christopher Ecclestone as Voldemort and Mark Strong as a senior deatheater...


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Re: Re-cast the movies!

For the sake of harmony I rescind my earlier championing of that dastardly American Adrien Brody from this thread, but retain him for my personal fantasy casting session.


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OK! In that case my fantasy location for Hogwarts is the Smoky Mountains.
Definitely! At the very least, we need a school there.

Adrien Brody works for me, Brit ir not. I really like Richard Armitage as well.

And can we now have Ian McKellen for Dumbledore? Please....

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