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Brown Ben Plumm - Casting!


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#21 Ser Dermett Corbray

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 02:42 PM

Clarke Peters (aka Lester Freamon from The Wire).

It really could be nobody else.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:58 PM

Giancarlo Esposito.


He's supposed to be grandfatherly with kind eyes. Not eyes that make you want to shrivel up an die just so he'll stop looking at you. I'd be too terrified he'd pull out a boxcutter.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:00 PM

Rewatching The Wire and I must strongly, once again suggest Clarke Peters.

http://i.imgur.com/KweqZ.jpg

http://youtu.be/b54EEpdv9q8

After The Wire, I'm pretty sure he could pick and choose whatever he wants to do and might command an above average fee for such a small character. But Plumm has a lot of interaction with key people, namely Dany and Tyrion. They need a guy with gravitas who can pull off this mysterious character with such a ruthless view of the world.

Pretty certain there is nobody more perfect out there who can do a better job with the character. In my minds eye, Peters is Plumm for me /tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':P' /> I challenge any of you to convince me otherwise /tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':P' />

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 06:34 AM

I know this sounds fairly absurd but i like the idea of the great Morgan Freeman to portray Ben in the HBO tv series /tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':P' /> What do you think guys??


And how did you come up with this ridiculous idea?

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:40 AM

Just brainstorming!

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:12 PM

Well a Morgan Freeman type actor would be pretty prime for the role of Brown Ben Plumm.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:51 AM

colin salman http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0758760/

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:58 PM

Hakeem Kae-Kazim.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:13 PM

Paterson Joseph

An image of him in full armour, from the TV adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard II/Henry IV/Henry V tetralogy The Hollow Crown

But only iff Clarke Peters isn't available! Strong acting chops, currently touring with the RSC. UK based. Has done television. Can be slightly menacing while also well-spoken. Will get a first-hand viewing of him when I go see Julius Caesar in a couple weeks.

A realistic option.

An interview.

Short appearance in a scene of Julius Caesar, at the start.

Standout comedy role in the sitcom Peep Show

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:44 PM

Lennie James. If he looked a bit older he would be perfect. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0416694/

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:51 AM

He's supposed to be grandfatherly with kind eyes. Not eyes that make you want to shrivel up an die just so he'll stop looking at you. I'd be too terrified he'd pull out a boxcutter.


LOL, he can be grandfatherly with kind eyes, that intensity was just him being a fantastic actor on Breaking Bad.

Pics of him looking friendly and trustworthy /biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />

http://www.imdb.com/...76192/nm0002064
http://www.imdb.com/...19008/nm0002064
http://www.imdb.com/...12928/nm0002064

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

Thought I'd chime in with my suggestion: http://en.wikipedia....i/Hugh_Quarshie

He's on some random hospital show here but was also in Star Wars: Episode 1 and Doctor Who a couple years back, so no stranger to genre pieces. Got the right look for it imo, could easily be aged up a bit if necessary and is a pretty experienced actor: http://www.ashmolean...gh_Quarshie.jpg I can definitely see it working.


Yes! /agree.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':agree:' />

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

Giancarlo Esposito would be perfect

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:23 AM

nice, even though he is not as dark as Morgan he sure can bring Brown Ben Plumm's character to life!

I was sold on the idea because he's not as dark as Morgan Freeman. I always imagined "Brown" Ben Plumm as being, more, well, leathery brown in skin tone, rather than dark African. Also, he has the advantage of having the same name... lol.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

While I continue to chime on about how awesome and perfect and awesome Clarke Peters would be for the part, let me throw another The Wire veteran out there.

Reg E. Cathey. Underrated as an actor in both The Wire and The Corner. The right age, can do warm, friendly and also speak like a guy who has been there and seen it all; perfect for Plumm. Only difference here being that I do not believe he is based in the UK like Peters is so isn't quite as feasible. Yet he still does cameo appearances on television... I think he'd nail it.

Interview with him for The Wire.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:57 AM

Paterson Joseph


Absolutely. He's almost too young, but with a drop of dye it might work. After a friend recently introduced me to "Neverwhere", I'm sold. http://www.imdb.com/...97472/tt0115288

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

Jeffrey Wright

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0942482/

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

I love Giancarlo Esposito, but I think he is already on like 60 other shows or something.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 05:21 PM

Clarke Peters (aka Lester Freamon from The Wire).

It really could be nobody else.


Hell Yeah he'd be perfect