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#1 7V3N

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:59 PM

Okay this guy is big and badass. I've been thinking about who should play him. It's tough to capture his power and badassness.

I think Christopher Lee if they can make him look thick enough. He's 6'5" so he certainly has a large presence. I'm not sure what sort of price he'd demand, nor what race the show will choose to play him.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 01:44 AM

I have allways thought of him as younger, but I do like Christopher Lee for the role,,.

It would be pretty awesome, but as you say he needs to gain some weight hehe

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 09:04 AM

Okay this guy is big and badass. I've been thinking about who should play him. It's tough to capture his power and badassness.

I think Christopher Lee if they can make him look thick enough. He's 6'5" so he certainly has a large presence. I'm not sure what sort of price he'd demand, nor what race the show will choose to play him.


Christopher Lee is 90 years old, are you kidding me? also, he's white, people from Norvos aren't white.

if you want Areo, the best person to play him would obviously be Peter Mensah.

Edited by Urien the Ragged, 07 October 2011 - 09:06 AM.


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Posted 08 October 2011 - 12:50 AM

or maybe idris elba. actually, elba would be better because i've seen him with a beard and it looks ok.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 01:10 AM

or maybe idris elba. actually, elba would be better because i've seen him with a beard and it looks ok.


I think it'd be too small a role for Idris Elba.

But keeping on the Wire theme, how about the dude who plays Chris Partlow?

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 03:35 AM


also, he's white, people from Norvos aren't white.

if you want Areo, the best person to play him would obviously be Peter Mensah.


Hotah is definitely not black. Norvos is right next to Pentos, and the Pentoshi are white (think Ilyrio Mopatis). Most all of the official depictions of Hotah (i.e. ASOIAF card games) portray him to either be Arabic in appearance, or white.

Example: http://awoiaf.wester....php/Areo_Hotah

#7 Urien the Ragged

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 01:03 PM


Hotah is definitely not black. Norvos is right next to Pentos, and the Pentoshi are white (think Ilyrio Mopatis). Most all of the official depictions of Hotah (i.e. ASOIAF card games) portray him to either be Arabic in appearance, or white.

Example: http://awoiaf.wester....php/Areo_Hotah


there's some ethnic look in there, most definitely. he does not look westerosi, although he may fit in well in dorne.

i'd rather imagine him black than arabic, but if he can't be black, then Danny Trejo.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 01:05 PM


I think it'd be too small a role for Idris Elba.

But keeping on the Wire theme, how about the dude who plays Chris Partlow?


he could be the Quhuru Mo of the Cinnamon Wind.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 01:50 PM

but if he can't be black, then Danny Trejo.


Danny Trejo, lol. You know what role he'd be perfect for?
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:52 PM

Areo Hotah sounds spanish to me, I would think someone Latin would be good.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:23 AM

Dalip Singh.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1724637/

When I was reading AFFC this guy would always come to mind. I dont know why but it just did.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:11 AM

Dalip Singh.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1724637/

When I was reading AFFC this guy would always come to mind. I dont know why but it just did.

that would make me laugh.

Anyway I'm not sure on anybody, but i know that Christopher Lee would be a bad choice, dudes 90.

#13 Ser Areo Mace

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:54 PM

Ray Stevenson
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Dominic Purcell

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:17 PM

Christopher Lee is also imposing in ways that are not natural. When he has the chance to strike a pose in his movies, you can feel the utter fear about him. He's never been actually physically imposing though, just having a great air about him that draws the audience to him. The dude was the absolute perfect Saruman with no one who ever existed even coming close, but the audience doesn't sympathize with him in his imposium because he just looks so cruel in every feature of himself.

Areo is a boring character anyways. It wouldn't mean much to me if they cut him all together or revamped him to be totally different.

Edited by GoodGuyA, 25 March 2012 - 07:18 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:51 AM

Peter Mensah just left spartacus. so there is hope.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:43 AM

Mensah would be cool, what about Chris Judge?

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:14 AM

Ray Stevenson
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Dominic Purcell


Ray Stevenson, I totally agree.

#18 Ser Areo Mace

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:04 PM

Ray Stevenson, I totally agree.


He has the older rugged look and physical presents that Areo has in the books.

and HBO already has a history with him.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:07 PM

Ray Stevenson would be good as him or Victarion imo

James Purefoy for Mance or Euron


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:21 AM

My dream casting for Ron Pearlman is Areoh Hotah or Randyll Tarly (both roles that might be too small for him)