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Doran Martell


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#1 DornishHighlander

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:36 PM

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000547/

Obviously this all depends on what direction they choose to use for casting the Dornish.

Molina has the acting chops, gravitas and quiet intensity to do a pretty quiet role where he'd be in a wheelchair most of the time. I can totally see him sitting in a solar saying "Vengeance. Justice. Fire and blood."

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

dunno if its just ecause they where in the mummy together (dont even think they have screen tme together though) but i always thought theseguys where a great doran and oberyn combo

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0042805/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004912/

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:23 PM

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000547/

Obviously this all depends on what direction they choose to use for casting the Dornish.

Molina has the acting chops, gravitas and quiet intensity to do a pretty quiet role where he'd be in a wheelchair most of the time. I can totally see him sitting in a solar saying "Vengeance. Justice. Fire and blood."


He was one of my early favorites for Doran.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

Probably not a realistic option for a number of reasons but how cool would it be if Mark Margolis played Doran?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:34 PM

Ghassan Massoud.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:30 AM

Ghassan Massoud.

perfect choice, him in kingdom of heaaven + 15 years aged up would be awesome

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:23 PM

Not a realistic choice yet the ideal casting for me is Omar Sharif : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001725/

Onother one (greek this time): Spiros Focás : http://en.wikipedia....i/Spiros_Foc├ís

here's a picture: http://cdn.thebest.g...fc2fb5f1f8a.jpg

Ηοwever Alexander Siddig is fine for me with make-up magic to age him a bit! http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0796502/


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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:57 PM

Ian McShane....I'd like to see Rufus Sewell cast in a role also

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:36 AM

Alexander Siddig!

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:50 AM

I've long been a huge proponent of having Irrfan Khan from Slumdog Millionaire and In Treatment play Doran Martell. I even emailed Khan's agent about it. I think he is the right age and coloring.

His role on In Treatment (the HBO connection helps, by the way) where he portrayed a tormented widower holding onto a number of dark secrets convinced me that he would be a knockout Doran Martell. He has some of the saddest eyes I've ever seen, which would be perfect for Doran Martell, upon whom the world weighs very heavily.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

I've long been a huge proponent of having Irrfan Khan from Slumdog Millionaire and In Treatment play Doran Martell. I even emailed Khan's agent about it. I think he is the right age and coloring.

His role on In Treatment (the HBO connection helps, by the way) where he portrayed a tormented widower holding onto a number of dark secrets convinced me that he would be a knockout Doran Martell. He has some of the saddest eyes I've ever seen, which would be perfect for Doran Martell, upon whom the world weighs very heavily.


Yeah he seems perfect! They need to age him up though! http://www.hotgurgao...gossip/1343.jpg In this picture he has the pensive Doran look! /biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:10 PM

Na, this guy doesnt do it for me... I dont picture the Martells as Indians.

But Mediteranneans... and Ghassan Massoud is definitly the perfect choice, imo !

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:08 PM

Na, this guy doesnt do it for me... I dont picture the Martells as Indians.

But Mediteranneans... and Ghassan Massoud is definitly the perfect choice, imo !

Exactly, no where in the text or in any interviews with GRRM does he describe them as being indian, more Mediterraneans (Eg, Spanish, Morrocan, Greek, Egyptian, Turkish) Ghassan Massoud or Alexander Siddig are my choices

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:43 PM

Alfred Molina is probably on the top of my list of actors who I want to be cast as Doran. He's certainly got the acting cred to pull off a role such as that.

Probably not a realistic option for a number of reasons but how cool would it be if Mark Margolis played Doran?


Tio? I can totally see Margolis ringing a bell to summon Hotah. /lol.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:10 PM

Not a realistic choice yet the ideal casting for me is Omar Sharif : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001725/


Yes! He is who I kept picturing when I was reading. I think he is the best actor for the role if age wasn't a factor.

Alfred Molina and John Rhys-Davies are my top two choices for Doran.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:52 PM

Alexander Siddig. He's exactly what I picture Doran as.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

I think Omar Sharif is too old for Doran, while Ghassan Masshoud is Arabian. Doran Martell is not Arabian... or Indian.
I can imagine Alexander Sidding or Erick Avari as Doran.
As for Rufus Sewell... the only role I would find his appearance tolerable on the show is Ramsay. That man just gives me the creeps...

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

Alexander Siddig is way too young for Doran IMHO. He's more like Oberyn to me. I've always pictured Doran as a grandpa, old, with white hair and all.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

Giancarlo Giannini, perhaps best known as Mathis in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

Gabriel Byrne. I know the ethnicity part is not there but.... I dunno, I think he's perfect...