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Postby Malia » Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:42 pm

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Malia wrote:Have you never seen Pride & Prejudice?? Mr. Darcy *never* smiles outwardly.

Not true! He does at the very end after he and Elizabeth are married (very important)!


That's true! I guess as the saying goes, "never say never"! :lol:
Although I must say his wide open smile is kind of corny looking! (Maybe that's why I forgot about it. . .) :lol:
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Postby Credo Buffa » Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:51 am

I don't know if our American friends here have BBC America, or if you'll have another opportunity to see it, but I feel the need to advertise "Macbeth" from the ShakespeaRe-Told series. Since I've expressed that James McAvoy would be my first choice to play Keats in a movie on several occassions, this is a great chance to see him and his fabulous range and talent in action. He plays the role of the title character himself, and even I, already a big fan, was floored by his performance. So, keep your eye out for it!
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Postby Saturn » Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:59 am

I saw that and it was a great series and this is a good retelling of the tale but to be honest I cannot see him as Keats.

I don't know if there is a known actor out there who can portarty Keats :?

As I've said earlier in this thread I really hope the producers, when casting, will look for an unknown not burdened with another part who can fully bring Keats to life without the association of another role.

I may be wrong, I very often am but it is an interesting choice Credo.

I'm still hoping for the Severn part mind... :wink:
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Postby Saturn » Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:06 am

Here's some photos for those unfamiliar with him:

As Macbeth in 'Shakespeare Retold'.

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As Mr Tumnus in 'The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe'
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In British TV drama 'Shameless'

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Looking at these photos and remembering these roles I really think you may have hit on something here Credo. He is indeed a very fine and versatile actor, young enough to be believable [about the same age as me I think] and even could be made to look like Keats :P
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Postby greymouse » Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:33 pm

Maybe you should play Keats, Saturn! This guy looks quite a bit like you. :P
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Postby Credo Buffa » Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:39 pm

It just seems to me that of all young actors I know who sort of have the "look" of Keats, he seems like the most likely to be able to pull off the emotional demands of the role. "Macbeth" is a great example of his ability to effectively pull off a variety of psychological states and draw the audience into the character. Plus, he's still sort of an up-and-coming actor (I know that I didn't learn of him until I was in Scotland, so I'm not sure how widely known or recognizable he is in your neck of the woods, Saturn, but I'm pretty sure that 99.9% of folks outside the UK/Ireland wouldn't know who he is). For that reason, it would be much easier for people to see him as Keats than as the actor, or some other character he has played.

Like you, Saturn, I would probably prefer a complete unknown for the role, but of all names already out there, it just seems like James McAvoy fits the bill in so many ways that I've become quite attached to the idea.
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Postby Saturn » Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:49 pm

greymouse wrote:Maybe you should play Keats, Saturn! This guy looks quite a bit like you. :P


I'm too tall - a 5"10 Keats?

Would just be wrong :lol:
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Postby Malia » Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:47 pm

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greymouse wrote:Maybe you should play Keats, Saturn! This guy looks quite a bit like you. :P


I'm too tall - a 5"10 Keats?

Would just be wrong :lol:


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Postby Saturn » Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:52 pm

I'll think about it... :wink:
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Postby Credo Buffa » Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:32 am

In my continued quest to assert the perfection of James McAvoy for the role of Keats, I bring you the trailer for The Last King of Scotland:

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808762866/trailer
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Postby Saturn » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:22 am

:shock:

Looks like a great movie.

I suppose I could let James have the role of he wanted it, otherwise...

I wonder can he sing?

I'd like to see him do the Jeff Buckley biopic too 8)
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Postby Credo Buffa » Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:07 am

He sings as Macbeth in ShakespeaRe-Told!

And The Last King of Scotland does look like a very good movie. I'm excited to see it.
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Postby Saturn » Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:43 am

Another suggestion to play Keats people.

His name's Michael Sheen, a well respected British TV and film actor [and incidently ex-hubby of of the lovely Kate Beckinsale :shock:] .

He's maybe ten or more years too old but look at his face and I think he could have the look of Keats about him, especially those eyes and the lips!!

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Postby Malia » Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:49 am

Saturn wrote:Another suggestion to play Keats people.

His name's Michael Sheen, a well respected British TV and film actor [and incidently ex-hubby of of the lovely Kate Beckinsale :shock:] .


Definitely a possibility in the looks department, Saturn. And with the right acting/makeup, he could certainly look 25. Great pic--his tie looks a lot like a Regency-inspired Cravat ;)
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Postby dks » Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:53 pm

That's a bit uncanny, Saturn. :shock:

He would do splendidly for the role, I think.
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