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LOTR - Unfilmed Scenes Casting?


Jan 22, 6:58am

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LOTR - Unfilmed Scenes Casting? Can't Post


We were re-reading LOTR with my wife, and as I came to the chapter "In the House of Tom Bombadil", I suddenly had a funny thought.

One of the acclaimed achievments of the LOTR movies is the casting. As a matter of fact, when I first saw the trailer, my reaction was "Yes! This is it!". So I was wondering.

Let's just suppose the scenes from the book not present in the film (like the aforementioned Tom Bombadil) were actually filmed but just didn't make the cut. Whom would you cast as the characters in those scenes? Any deleted character - from Tom Bombadil and Goldberry up to Beregond, Ioreth and Prince Imrahil.

There are no limitation as for the time period or country for the actors (it'll make it more interesting). However, it should still fit with the existing cast.

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Jan 22, 8:16am

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I think Emma Thompson would have a good go at Ioreth. [In reply to] Can't Post

Not only is she a magnificent actress but also she has a deft knack for crackpottery that's endearing rather than annoying. Smile

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Jan 23, 11:07am

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Bombadil, Goldberry and Ioreth casting suggestions are in my other thread in this section of the forum [In reply to] Can't Post

We must be telepathically linked! I said in my "enhanced LOTR cast" thread that I'd love to see these three characters back in my "dream" versions of LOTR. My concept is to select the very best actor (in my opinion) who has played each character from all of the radio, TV, animated and film adaptations.

Tom Bombadil and Goldberry - Ian Hogg and Sorcha Cusack (from the BBC radio "Tales from the Perilous Realm" dramatisations.) Both superb actors.

Ioreth - the wonderful Prunella Scales played her in the 1955 BBC radio series.


Jan 24, 5:46pm

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Bergil [In reply to] Can't Post

I have always thought young Daniel Radcliffe (as he was in the first HP movie) would have made a delightful Bergil.

I'm not much for picking actors most of the time, but I'll have to give this a bit more thought.

I've always thought Tom Bombadil would be really hard to cast, as he has to be able to combine a certain amount of craziness with a mysterious and wise depth. Some who have played The Doctor in the past might pull off the role, though I don't think any of them have quite the right look, I suppose make-up could fix that. Of course, I'd never have picked Seven to be Radagast, either.

Sadly most of those I think of (like Radcliffe) are no longer of the right age to play the roles I'd put them in.

Some people call it fanfiction. I call it story-internal literary criticism.


Jan 24, 5:48pm

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Ioreth [In reply to] Can't Post

Ooh! That's a good pick, though I've always pictured Ioreth as portly, and Emma Thompson is rather slender. But personality can trump looks!

Some people call it fanfiction. I call it story-internal literary criticism.


Feb 3, 4:14pm

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Kristofer Hivju as Tom Bombadil. [In reply to] Can't Post

He's got the facial hair for it.

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