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StaceysChain July 1st, 2012 2:18 am

Re: Re-cast the movies!

Originally Posted by kittling (Post 6021171)
He could make a good Snape but he would have the same age issues Alan Rickman has. My personal favouite for the role of Severus Snape is Richard Armitage - anyone who's seen him in the BBC's North & South would see him pull off a very good buttoned up Northern
- I think he would balance the different aspects of the character well. :)

This is gonna sound really weird, but I think Richard would've made a great James Potter (even if it's only a minor role) because I think he looks so much like an older Daniel Radcliffe.


Originally Posted by horcrux4 (Post 6021305)
I'm trying to think of an alternative to Helen McCrory for Narcissa (she really didn't look the part to me) but I can't come up with a pale wispy actress who matches the description. Maybe Tilda Swinton?

What about Hermione Norris? She was also in Spooks. ;)

MinervasCat July 1st, 2012 3:46 am

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Armitage with a Snape-cut and brown contacts. Mmmmmmm. Yeah.

RikuStark July 1st, 2012 4:32 am

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Originally Posted by Peakes (Post 6020860)
So, let's have your ideas. I'm going to kick this off with:

David Wenham (known to many as Faramir in LOTR) as my nomination for the role of Remus Lupin.

If we're going the LOTR route, how about Viggo Mortensen as Sirius? :rolleyes: He's obviously to old for the role, but so was Gary Oldman (I looked it up and they're pretty much the same age). Viggo would have been perfect if he was younger...

Love the idea of Armitage as Snape, but how about Michael Fassbender as Snape? I can see it.

ShadowSonic July 1st, 2012 4:40 am

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Lena Headey as Narcissa Malfoy, I mean heck just see her as Queen Cersei and she's already got the look down pat.

Jonny Boy July 1st, 2012 5:04 am

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Originally Posted by Shaun_MT (Post 6021109)
Some ideas...

Mark Strong as Yaxley

Mark Strong definitely should have been in the series. Maybe not as Yaxley but he definitely would have made a great death eater.

StarryVeil July 1st, 2012 6:42 am

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First, I'd bring James and Lily Potter down to their actual age. I'm going to go with Landon Liboiron for James and Rachel Hurd-Wood for Lily. I think, with some tweaking in make-up, they can easily play both teenage and adult Lily and James.

Also, I like to imagine child Lily as the little girl from The Time Traveler's Wife. Brooklyn Proulx is the actress's name.

For Sirius, I think Ian Somerhalder looks very much the role. He could easily play both pre-Azkaban and post-Azkaban Sirius. Not sure about the acting, though.

I don't like recasting Dan because he's sort of become Harry Potter but, if I could, I'd inject something to make him grow taller. :whistle:

Apheka July 1st, 2012 7:04 am

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John Rhys-Davies as Hagrid.

Christopher Ecclestone as Voldemorte.

I cannot think of any other person to take the place of Dame Maggie Smith.

Peakes July 1st, 2012 9:59 am

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The first actress that springs to mind that has the gravitas to play McGonagall is another Dame, Judi Dench.

John Rhys-Davis as Hagrid, I like that one. Bit of a change in stature after playing Gimli :rotfl:

yorkiedoodle July 1st, 2012 12:08 pm

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I'll be on my own on this one - Martin Shaw to play Dumbledore - he has very twinkly eyes......

Kings_Cross July 1st, 2012 1:02 pm

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Originally Posted by mirrormere (Post 6020900)
I think Christopher Plummer would have made an excellent Dumbledore.

Wow, absolutely!

I'm happy with most of the casting in reality but just for fun...

Tom Hiddleston as Remus Lupin (If the Marauders ages were to be similar to those in the books ie a bit younger than the films made it out to be)

Michael Fassbender as Voldemort

And I can't think of anybody in particular, but somebody, anybody else to play young Tom Riddle in HBP.

Peakes July 1st, 2012 1:43 pm

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I got a curve-ball for ya. Albus Dumbledore ........ Morgan Freeman.

It was the suggestion about Christopher Plummer that got me wondering, I checked out some more recent pics of him and in one he looked just like a white Morgan Freeman.

Christopher Plummer

Morgan Freeman

Whaddya think to that?

WelkinCooper July 1st, 2012 1:58 pm

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Adrien Brody as Severus Snape

Peakes July 1st, 2012 3:12 pm

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Stop the press. I just found Hagrid.

LoveAlways July 1st, 2012 4:34 pm

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O.K Guys. Here are some more suggestions for you:

Meryl Streep or Glenn Close as Umbridge
Tilda Swinton as Madame Maxime
Liam Neeson, Clive Owen, or Pierce Brosnan as Lupin
Angelina Jolie as Bellatrix Lestrange
Judi Dench as McGonagall
Keith Richards as Mad Eye Moody
Christoph Waltz as Voldemort

Steph_Potter July 1st, 2012 7:39 pm

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I always thought Ian McKellen would have been a better choice for Dumbledore... also heard that Gabriel Thomson was considered for Harry and think he probably would have been more suited (much as I love DR ;) )

yorkiedoodle July 1st, 2012 11:01 pm

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i give you Martin Shaw:-

Give him Dumbledore's robe and beard and I think we'd be well on our way!

TreacleTartlet July 1st, 2012 11:29 pm

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I could see Brain Cox as Mad Eye Moody. I don't mean the physicist,:lol: but Brain Cox the actor.

Peakes July 1st, 2012 11:30 pm

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Originally Posted by yorkiedoodle (Post 6021494)
i give you Martin Shaw:-

Give him Dumbledore's robe and beard and I think we'd be well on our way!

You might be on to something there. Which is kinda scary, given that I remember watching him in The Professionals (showing my age a bit there!):

Apheka July 2nd, 2012 3:04 am

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I'm with Martin Shaw for Dumbledore, he'd be great.
It's easier with naming the adults but hard looking for another "Harry".

ID824 July 2nd, 2012 7:15 am

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I think Alyson Hannigan for Ginny, almost anyone for Ron (sorry Grint lovers, but I'm just not a fan), Alex Pettyfer for Cedric, and Landon Liboiron for Harry

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