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Fantasy Casting....with a twist.

Silverlode
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Feb 11 2012, 3:53am

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Fantasy Casting....with a twist. Can't Post

What with all the fuss over Tauriel and the debate over whether more women are or are not needed in the movie, DanielLB's amusing troll-casting a few threads down the page got me thinking....
Who would you cast in the gender-inverted version of The Hobbit?

Who would play Bilba? Would Dame Maggie Smith make a good Thorine, or is she a better fit for Gandalfa? Anne Hathaway or Keira Knightley for Legolass? How about that glamorous Elf-Queen Thranduiel?

Who's in your Femine Hobbit Dream Cast? Laugh

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories


Magpie
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Feb 11 2012, 4:06am

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I'd put Dame Maggie as Gandalf... [In reply to] Can't Post

and Helen Mirren as Thorine.

And we have to get Dawn French in there somewhere!

Julie Walters might make a good Bilbo.


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Delrond
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Feb 11 2012, 4:45am

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I'd say [In reply to] Can't Post

Maggie Smith would be a great Gandalfia.

Kate Hudson as Legolass.

Helen Mirren as Elronda.

Brooke Shields as Thranduilus.

Judi Dench as Thorine.

Angela Lansbury as Radagastia.

Janet Reno as Beornia.

George Clooney as Galadren.

Drew Barrymore as Frodette.

Betty White as Saruwoman.

Rhea Perlman as Bilbette.

Ryan Gosling as Tar Ellicus.

Nancy Pelosi as Bolg.

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Ataahua
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Feb 11 2012, 4:46am

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Legolass - Tilda Swinton. [In reply to] Can't Post

She has the other-than-human down pat.

Bilba - Judi Dench. (Might as well, as Ian McKellan said Ian Holm looked like Dame Judi when his skin had been pulled back under his wig.)

Thranduiel - Elizabeth Hawthorne. (She was the housekeeper in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe who terrified the Pevensie children.)

Thorine - Candice Bergen. (When she plays it straight, she can be foreboding.)

Oin - Betty White.

Gloin - Miriam Margolyes (Professor Sprout in Harry Potter).

Bombur - Dawn French.

Beornita - Dame Maggie Smith.

Bardette - Signorney Weaver.

Galadrield - Michael Sheen.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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zarabia
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Feb 11 2012, 6:47am

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Ohhh, fun! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll have to think about it a bit, but I agree with Magpie about Julie Walters and Dawn French; love them!


DanielLB
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Feb 11 2012, 3:45pm

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I'm glad I inspired you to make the thread [In reply to] Can't Post

But I wasn't joking about the troll-casting Tongue


DanielLB
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Feb 11 2012, 5:43pm

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Have to have both French & Saunders! [In reply to] Can't Post

I love this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCYbRUmzIb0


Patty
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Feb 11 2012, 8:10pm

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Cast Dawn French as Thomasina Bombadill... [In reply to] Can't Post

and I definitely see Saunders as Grima Wormtonga.

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Rostron2
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Feb 11 2012, 8:54pm

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Good idea [In reply to] Can't Post

 
Just don't get Taymor to direct it, please. I still have a bad taste from The Tempest.


Patty
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Feb 11 2012, 8:59pm

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Stephen Fry (Melchett) as Grima Wormtongue...oh, wait..../ [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Permanent address: Into the West






DanielLB
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Feb 11 2012, 9:07pm

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Keith Lemon [In reply to] Can't Post

as Gollum...


DanielLB
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Feb 11 2012, 9:51pm

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Although I just realised that wasn't gender-inverted [In reply to] Can't Post

oops!


(This post was edited by DanielLB on Feb 11 2012, 9:52pm)


DanielLB
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Feb 11 2012, 9:52pm

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Margaret Thatcher [In reply to] Can't Post

as Smaugalina


Marionette
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Feb 12 2012, 2:02am

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Fun [In reply to] Can't Post

Maggie Smith definitely for Gandalfa
That´s a great one.

Thorine for Helen Mirren, she has the attitude.

Thranduiel, Yeah, Cate Blanchett, she´s such magestic elf

Kate Winslet for Bilba or Froda

For Legolass, well, many stunning young actress out there... Megan Fox?

LOOOL


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zarabia
Tol Eressea


Feb 12 2012, 4:49am

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Moaning Myrtle (Shirley Henderson) from Harry Potter as Gollum/ Francesca Annis as... [In reply to] Can't Post

I think Moaning Myrtle has a lot of Gollum-ness (Tongue) about her: talking to herself, feeling put upon and self-pitying, but also manipulative. They can both be pitiful and threatening by turns.

Francesca Annis (Dune and Cranford), who is beautiful, steely, and impressive, would be great as Thandruil.

I can't possibly imagine anyone but Maggie Smith as Gandalfa.

Cate Blanchett as Elrond (a bit of the ol' switcharooWink) She is soooo elvish, she would have to be in it somewhere.


peleowyn
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Feb 12 2012, 5:52am

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It would be nice... [In reply to] Can't Post

... To see little Georgie Henley in there somewhere! :)

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Silverlode
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Feb 12 2012, 10:36am

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Judi Dench! [In reply to] Can't Post

Little Judi Dench. Such a clever little Judi Dench....Sorry, sorry, can't help it. That sketch ruined me forever. Tongue

I agree, she'd make a great Bilba, but then we'd have to have the age argument again, wouldn't we? Or we can just make this a true fantasy cast and use people from any era.

In which case, I'm nominating Audrey Hepburn for Legolass. Laugh

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories


Silverlode
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Feb 12 2012, 10:38am

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But I was amused all the same. [In reply to] Can't Post

Just imagine the Purist heads exploding if Bert, Tom and William turned out to be female. See? Amusing. Evil

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories


Silverlode
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Feb 12 2012, 10:40am

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That's a good idea for Gollum. And I keep thinking.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Imelda Staunton would make a good dwarf, but which one?

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories


DanielLB
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Feb 12 2012, 10:42am

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Even funnier [In reply to] Can't Post

If they were very very feminine trolls. You know, scratching, pulling blonde hair, mascare running down their eyes, short skirts etc. Cool

(no offensive to any readers by the way)


(This post was edited by DanielLB on Feb 12 2012, 10:43am)


Ataahua
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Feb 12 2012, 6:27pm

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Your game, your rules! :D / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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zarabia
Tol Eressea


Feb 13 2012, 8:32am

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Yes, Imelda Staunton - excellent character actress!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Feb 13 2012, 9:13am

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Haha! That's one way to go; men seem to like a good cat fight:D [In reply to] Can't Post

I had been thinking of something along the lines of a trio of Hyacinth Bucket types (pronounced Bouquet, you knowWink) from Keeping up Appearances. They would torture the dwarves with thier bad singing, stories about their dear Sheridan, and threats of a candlelight supper.

For those unfamiliar with Hyacinth, here's a short clip.

http://www.youtube.com/...Y&feature=relmfu


Symbelmine
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Feb 13 2012, 5:12pm

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Some of the characters aren't from The Hobbit but from LOTR: [In reply to] Can't Post

Elronda- Cate Blanchett
Legolas- Saoirse Ronan or Evanna Lynch
Thranduiel- Tilda Swinton or Gwyneth Paltrow
Frodione- Emma Watson
Elladana and Elrohira- Liv Tyler and Gemma Arterton
Pippina or Merry- Georgie Henley
Arwen- Ben Barnes
Galadriel- Richard Armitage

 
 

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