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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:54 pm
by keatsbabe
Hi there

Anybody thought of Elijah Wood as Keats? Needs brown contact lenses but his eyes have the necessary intensity, and he isn't tall or too old! Have been a lover of Keats since I was 12 and when I took the kids to see Lord of the Rings I thought EJ had a Keats look about him.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:03 pm
by Malia
keatsbabe wrote:Hi there

Anybody thought of Elijah Wood as Keats? Needs brown contact lenses but his eyes have the necessary intensity, and he isn't tall or too old! Have been a lover of Keats since I was 12 and when I took the kids to see Lord of the Rings I thought EJ had a Keats look about him.


I agree with you, Keatsbabe. He has the right "look," to be sure!

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:11 pm
by dks
Yeah, I'm beginning to think Elijah may be our guy, people...

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:19 pm
by Malia
I have to admit, thinking about it, I'd spend the whole movie saying, "Keats is a hobbit!" I'm sure Keats would have loooved that, considering he was about the same size as a hobbit in real life--though, I'm sure his feet were proper sized and I hope not nearly as furry. ;)

PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:37 am
by Saturn
Sorry I can't agree :?

I stand with James McAvoy.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:10 am
by Credo Buffa
Yes! James McAvoy!

Glad to see my suggestion has planted a seed here. :wink: Although, it seems that Mr. McAvoy's career is starting to take off quite quickly, as I'm seeing him in more and more things. Perhaps his attractive status as a "relative unknown" will not remain for much longer. :?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:04 am
by Saturn
He's in a rom-com out this week called Starter For 10 Malia if you wan't to check him out.
He plays a bit of a college geek.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0477095/

I now think he's the only man for the job - Elijah Wood is a BIG no-no for me sorry.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:53 pm
by dks
...or James McAvoy is good, too...

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:45 am
by Credo Buffa
Y'all know I just won't let this James McAvoy thing go. I will not stop until we know who has been cast as Keats, and since in all likelihood it will not be my boy here, I've got to enjoy the fantasy while I can.

Here's our first good look at him in Regency garb on one of the promo posters for Becoming Jane:

Image

*sigh*

Incidentally, I also just saw The Last King of Scotland tonight, and he's really brilliant in it. The guy could definitely hold down such a demanding role as Keats, no doubt.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:51 am
by Saturn
You know ever since you put the idea in my head I can't think of anyone else who could play Keats - he must!!!!!!!!!

If not I will boycott the film!!

Actually in all seriousness we could have like an online petition for this.

We could get on the news :D

Anyone know how to set one up?

:oops:

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:00 am
by dks
:shock: :shock:

Mary Mother of God. It's got to be him...look at him in that picture closely, you guys...it is Keats...James McAvoy is dreeeaaammmyy... :shock: *SIGH*

Seriously, he has that "brisk winning face" quality and the eyes and hair!! Perfect.

I agree, Saturn. Let's petition this... :!:

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:04 am
by Saturn
If not him I could understudy I suppose.

I have been researching the role for about 8 years now :wink:

That James Mc Avoy can act but what does he know about Keats? :wink:

I've forgotten more about Keats than he'll ever know.[/i]

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:12 am
by Credo Buffa
How many actors do you suppose really know that much about the historical figures they end up playing before they actually have the role?

I'm just imagining you in there having arguments with the director over the way certain scenes should be done, Saturn. I think that by the end of it, you'd hate the very film you starred in. :P

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:13 am
by Credo Buffa
dks wrote:Mary Mother of God. It's got to be him...look at him in that picture closely, you guys...it is Keats...James McAvoy is dreeeaaammmyy... :shock: *SIGH*


I know!


ETA: There, I've already iconed him. :wink:

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:34 am
by Saturn
Credo Buffa wrote:How many actors do you suppose really know that much about the historical figures they end up playing before they actually have the role?

I'm just imagining you in there having arguments with the director over the way certain scenes should be done, Saturn. I think that by the end of it, you'd hate the very film you starred in. :P


If all else fails I could do a script rewrite :wink:

Either that or I'd be good as Severn - the loyal friend. I'm liking that idea much more now.