[DWJ] Now a major television series...

Farah Mendlesohn farah.sf at gmail.com
Tue May 1 01:57:25 EDT 2007


Roger Rees.

Google his images. He's a sort of dark Edward Petherbridge (who played Peter
Wimsey)

On 01/05/07, Susanna Victoria <dragonflygreen11 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > >    Elizabeth G. Holtrop wrote:
> > > ...I must
> > > admit the thought of Rupert Everett as
> > Chrestomanci
> > > fills me with glee.  I do, however, have a few
> > small
> > > reservations; he doesn't seem *quite* right for
> > the
> > > role; but I can't put my finger on my objections.
> >
> > I agree about Rupert Everett--almost but not quite
> > right.  Perhaps it's that faint but ever-present air
> > of dissipation.  But just a couple of days ago I had
> > a
> > different casting thought for Chrestomanci.  I've
> > been
> > watching the '80s television show Remington Steele
> > on
> > DVD, which stars a very young, pre-Bond Pierce
> > Brosnan.  He does many things on the show, and one
> > of
> > them is to look magnificent in all the impeccably
> > tailored suits that the character wears.  In one
> > episode he even appears in regal dressing gown,
> > which
> > is what finally made me think "Chrestomanci!"  Also,
> > he does a bewildered look quite well.  I'm not
> > totally
> > satisfied with the idea, though.  For one thing,
> > he's
> > rather too old and pudgy now for the part, and
> > blue-eyed with it.  And like Rupert Everett, there's
> > some sort of flavor that's not quite right.
> > Smugness,
> > maybe?
> >
> > Susanna V.
> >
> > ~~~~~
> > Let the heart complete the pattern.
>
> Actually, I just had a better thought: Daniel
> Day-Lewis.
>
> Susanna
>
> ~~~~~
> Let the heart complete the pattern.
>
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