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[Book Spoilers] If Rob's Rebellion were filmed, who would you cast?

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So, if D&B or better even GRRM were given the green-light to produce a feature length film about Robert's rebellion, who would you cast?

Who is essential and which actors would you pick?

I'm thinking

Young Ned

Young Robert

Rhaegar

Elia

Lyanna

Brendan Stark

Rickard Stark

Jon Arryn

Young Jaime

Barriston Selmy

Jon Connington

Arthur Dayne

Tywin

Aerys

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The Starks


Rickard - Vincent Regan

Brandon – Eoin Macken

Lyanna - Bridget Regan(she's too old for the role, but I can't help but think she would have been prefect for it)

Eddard - Sam Claflin

Benjen - Unknown

The Lannisters

Tywin - 
A Young Charles Dance (I can’t think of anyone else)

Jaime - Alex Pettyfer

Cersei - Tamsin Egerton



The Targaryens

Aerys – Gary Oldman

Rhaella – I can’t think of anyone

Rhaegar - Ben Barnes

Elia - Frieda Pinto

Viserys - Unknown

The Baratheons

Robert - Armie Hammer or Tom Hopper

Stannis – Josh Pence

Renly – Unknown

The Tullys

Hoster - David Wenham

Catelyn - Deborah Ann Woll

Lysa - Unknown

Others

Jon Arryn – Stellan Skarsgard

Howland Reed – Unknown

Petyr Baelish - Unknown

Jon Connington - Jon Foster

Ashara Dayne - Julia Voth

Arthur Dayne - Chris Hemsworth

Gerold Hightower – Ray Stevenson

Oswell Whent – RIchard Armitage

Barristan Selmy – Rupert Penry-Jones

Jonothor Darry - Richard Coyle

Lewyn Martell - Edgar Ramirez

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Wow, I love your extensive list. I could not possibly have come up with that. :wideeyed:

Also many of your casting choices are spot on. I particularly like

Rickard - Vincent Regan

Brandon – Eoin Macken

Jaime - Alex Pettyfer

Cersei - Tamsin Egerton

Aerys – Gary Oldman

Catelyn - Deborah Ann Woll

Jon Arryn – Stellan Skarsgard

Gerold Hightower – Ray Stevenson

Oswell Whent – RIchard Armitage

Barristan Selmy – Rupert Penry-Jones

Can I use your list as a template to make my own, please. :bowdown:

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Wow, I love your extensive list. I could not possibly have come up with that. :wideeyed:

Also many of your casting choices are spot on. I particularly like

Rickard - Vincent Regan

Brandon – Eoin Macken

Jaime - Alex Pettyfer

Cersei - Tamsin Egerton

Aerys – Gary Oldman

Catelyn - Deborah Ann Woll

Jon Arryn – Stellan Skarsgard

Gerold Hightower – Ray Stevenson

Oswell Whent – RIchard Armitage

Barristan Selmy – Rupert Penry-Jones

Can I use your list as a template to make my own, please. :bowdown:

Go right ahead.

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The Targaryens

Aerys – Gary Oldman

This is a GREAT call if it should come to fruition...he is hand's down the best Dracula in film and i could see that performance translating VERY WELL to the Mad King...such a great call!

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This is a GREAT call if it should come to fruition...he is hand's down the best Dracula in film and i could see that performance translating VERY WELL to the Mad King...such a great call!

That's where I got the idea! I think he'd kill it as the as the mad king.

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This is a GREAT call if it should come to fruition...he is hand's down the best Dracula in film and i could see that performance translating VERY WELL to the Mad King...such a great call!

:agree:

As you can see I have used your list, whilst for the sake of interest have changed the actors. Well mostly anyway. Some of your casting choices such as Gary Oldman and Rupert Penry Jones are so inspired, I could not come up with an alternative option. Thank you again.

So here I my suggestions. Am particularly happy about the Baratheons, but unsure about some of the others.

The Starks

Rickard - John Rhys-Davies - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0722636/

Brandon – Jason O’Mara - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0641816/

Lyanna - Claire Foy - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2946516/

or Morven Chirstie - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1410360/

EddardClive Standen - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1641140/

or James McAvoy - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0564215/

The Lannisters

Tywin - Ralph Fiennes - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000146/

Jaime - Alex Pettyfer - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1641117/

Cersei - Tamsin Egerton - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0989182/

The Targaryens

Aerys Gary Oldman - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000198/

RhaegarCillian Murphy - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0614165/

or - Charlie Hunnam - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0402271/

Rahella - Ruta Gedmintus - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2055792/

The Baratheons

Robert - Henry Cavill - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0147147/

StannisTom Cullen - http://www.imdb.com/...78656/nm3665787

RenlyLuke Pasqualino - http://www.imdb.com/...08096/nm3297698

The Tullys

Hoster - Angus McFayden - http://img.poptower....dyen.jpg?d=1024

CatelynKaren Gillan - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2394794/

Lysa - Faye Daveney - http://www.ajmanagem...or/faye-daveney

The Others

Jon ArrynGabriel Byrne - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000321/

Howland ReedColin Morgan -http://www.imdb.com/...50880/nm2959880

Jon ConningtonDavid Oakes - http://www.imdb.com/...45856/nm2845631

Ashara DayneEmma Rigby - http://www.kirill.co.../emma_rigby.jpg

Arthur DayneGaspard Ulliel - http://ilarge.listal...pard-ulliel.jpg

Gerold HightowerRay Stevenson - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0829032/

Oswell WhentChris O-Dowd - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1483369/

Barriston Selmy Rupert Penry - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0672303/

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Could we just cast Charles Dance as Tywin and pretend he doesn't age?

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Could we just cast Charles Dance as Tywin and pretend he doesn't age?

I could over look it. He's too good as Tywin for anyone else to play him.

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RhaegarCillian Murphy - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0614165/

or - Charlie Hunnam - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0402271/

RenlyLuke Pasqualino - http://www.imdb.com/...08096/nm3297698

These ones just no. I'll tell you why, for Rhaegar, he's supposed to be extremely good looking and Cillian Murphy is extremely ugly. Charlie Hunnam is not ugly but is not that good looking either and i don't think he fits Rhaegar, I'll put a maybe on him but seriously Cillian Murphy doesn't even look human.

Renly is about 7 years old in the books at that time, they can't age him up 10 years.

I was tempted to comment on Henry Cavill for Robert, he's good looking as Robert should be but Robert was much more muscular. Still i thought he was ok.

I didn't look at all the list but most of it made sense and were pretty good choices.

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I've answered this question so many times that I've come up with a pretty extensive list myself. A lot of my choices are the same as the OP's actually. I'll underline my choices that are different

The Starks


Rickard - Ian McShane

Brandon – Eoin Macken

Lyanna - Kaya Scodelario

Eddard - Sam Claflin

The Lannisters

Tywin - 
Rhys Ifans

Jaime - Alex Pettyfer

Cersei - Freya Mavor

The Targaryens

Aerys – Gary Oldman

Rhaella – Joely Richardson

Rhaegar - Joe Anderson

Elia - Frieda Pinto

The Baratheons

Robert - Tom Hopper

Stannis – Nicholas Anscombe

The Tullys

Hoster - Tony Curran

Catelyn - Lily Cole

Lysa - Georgie Henley

Gregor Clegane - Brian Norton (an Irish professional wrestler, 7ft tall, in his late 20s and mean looking)

Jon Arryn – Ray Winstone

Howland Reed – Simon Bird

Petyr Baelish - Alex Etel

Jon Connington - Eddie Redmayne

Ashara Dayne - Kacey Barnfield

Arthur Dayne - Michael Fassbender

Gerold Hightower – Ron Perlman (huge fan of the show)

Oswell Whent – Matthew Goode

Barristan Selmy – Nathan Fillion (another fan of the show)

Jonothor Darry - Charles Mesure

Lewyn Martell - Manu Bennett

Lyn Corbray - Tom Weston-Jones

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I could over look it. He's too good as Tywin for anyone else to play him.

They could just put in a subplot about how he bathes in blood to never age. :)

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Here's what I have so far (though I'm going to add more, such as House Martell, the Mountain, White Bull, etc.):

House Baratheon

Robert Baratheon—Henry Cavill or Joe Manganiello (who’d do justice to just how physically imposing King Robert was).

Stannis Baratheon—Aaron Paul (I saw his name suggested in an earlier thread about this topic and I completely agree)

House Arryn

Jon Arryn—John Noble

House Targaryen

Aerys II Targaryen—Mads Mikkelsen (perfect for so many ASIOAF roles, I think) (A friend whose a big ASOIAF fan says Al Pacino—recreating his role from The Devil’s Advocate—would play a perfect Mad King Aerys)

Rhaegar Targaryen—Alexander Skarsgard

House Stark

Rickard Stark—David Morrissey

Brandon Stark—Tom Hiddleston

Eddard Stark—Jack Huston

Lyanna Stark—Rebecca Hall

House Tully

Hoster Tully—Bradley Walsh (Fantastic as the British counterpart to Lennie Briscoe in Law & Order:UK)

Catelyn Tully—Bonnie Wright

Lysa Tully—Rachel Hurd-Wood

House Lannister

Tywin Lannister—Charles Dance (for some reason I would love to see Bryan Cranston as Tywin Lannister—I think he’d be fierce)

Jaime Lannister—Jamie Bell

Cersei Lannister—Melanie Laurent (though she may be too old)

House Dayne

Ser Arthur Dayne—Charlie Hunnam

Ashara Dayne—Katie McGrath

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Harald Hard Ruler

I really like some of your choices, in particular:

Lyanna - Kaya Scodelario

Cersei - Freya Mavor

Stannis – Nicholas Anscombe

Rhaella – Joely Richardson

Jon Connington - Eddie Redmayne

Gerold Hightower – Ron Perlman

And would love to see the following but may be not in that role

Tony Curran

Ray Winstone

Michael Fassbender

But there are two choices I don't get personally.

Rhaegar - Joe Anderson

Catelyn - Lily Cole

Especially Lily Cole. She looks so outlandish.

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PeterPaulGualtieri

I love your choices for the these:

Brandon Stark—Tom Hiddleston

Eddard Stark—Jack Huston

Catelyn Tully—Bonnie Wright

Lysa Tully—Rachel Hurd-

I also love Charlie Hunnam, Katie McGrath and Melanie Laurent, but agree with you that she is may be a bit too old for the role.

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Stannis Baratheon—Aaron Paul (I saw his name suggested in an earlier thread about this topic and I completely agree)

That may be the weirdest casting choice I've ever seen... but I kind of love it.

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Off the top of my head

Rickard- Vincent Regan

Brandon- Jack O'Connell

Ned-Jeremy Irvine

Aerys-Gary Oldman

Rhaegar-Rupert Penry Jones

Tywin-Charles Dance but bit younger

Jaime-Jaime Campbell Bower

Hoster-Jared Harris

Catelyn-Bonnie Wright

Lysa-Olivia Hallinan

Robert-Henry Cavill

Stannis-Eddie Redmayne

Barristan Selmy- Ian McElhinney but slightly younger looking

Jon Arryn- Derek Jacobi

Elia-Indira Varma

Petyr Baelish-Sam Claflin

Jon Connington-David Oakes

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Harald Hard Ruler

I really like some of your choices, in particular:

Rhaegar - Joe Anderson

Catelyn - Lily Cole

Especially Lily Cole. She looks so outlandish.

Haha, yeah I can see that. Cole is kind of weird looking, I guess I just picked her because I think Michelle Fairley is a bit weird looking as well...and a redhead too. Karen Gillan would probably be a better choice. Why don't you like Anderson for Rhaegar? He's a good actor, the right age, light blonde hair, good looking and can pull of the sensitive, brooding harp player that I always imagined.

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Harald Hard Ruler

R u messin' with me, man???? :fencing:

Nah.

Anyway, yeah, I think there are quite a few red headed British real actresses that would be great, for

instance Bonnie Wright as mentioned by NOMDICDIREWOLVE above.

As for Rhaegar, I agree that he ought to be able to portray a sensitive as well as though side. But

your choice, imo at least, just looks too skinny.

I just wish we could amalgamate Charlie Hunnam and Cillian Murphy because then we would have

the perferct Rhaegar.

PS: Sorry can't remember who said this but saying that Cillian Murphy is unattractive is just wrong.

Whilst not ruggedly handsome, he has a face that is cerebral, different and interesting. More importantly he is an amazing actor.

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