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Title: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Johnny on April 18, 2005, 04:32:22 PM
Don't you think it is about time for a movie about Ella. There have been so many semi-accurate to almost completely fiction movies about her more famous sister and her family. And practically all of them ignore the older sister completely. She practically doesn't exist, or perhaps is to profound for the movie directors. In many ways Ella is a so much more fascinating and more interesting character than Alix. I could never imagine a movie solely about Alexandra without also concentrating heavily on her husband, children and, of course, Rasputin and even Anna. Ella is, at least for me, a totally different story. A society beauty turning into a nun! In fact there is so much about her to be explored in a movie that you might even need a mini-series to do justice not just to the story of her life but , more importantly, to her complex and fascinating character, merits, flaws and all.
My candidate for the role of Ella would definitely be Nicole Kidman. There is certainly a resemblance, but they also share the same kind of stunning elegant beauty. A Grace Kelly could have been a wonderfully graceful Ella as well, although I would have a hard time imagining her both as a vivacious society lady, as Ella was in her younger days, and in a nun's habit. But I think Kidman could pull it off wonderfully.
Whom would you cast?
PS. Who would be your Sergei?
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: bluetoria on April 18, 2005, 04:40:22 PM
Oh no, I don't think Nicole Kidman  :)
I think the only person who could even begin to play Ella would be unknown who had never played in anything before.
I saw a similar film once in France about another saint - the film was called 'Il Suffit D'Aimer' - all the characters were unknown local people & it was the best, most moving & most realistic film about the central character I have ever seen in my life. (It was FAR superior to any Hollywood version of the same person's life).
The only way Ella could be presented on film, I think, could be that way!  :)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Helen_Azar on April 18, 2005, 04:48:13 PM
I think she would be much more a "Meryl Streep" (at least later in life) than either "Nicole Kidman" or "Grace Kelly". For one thing Meryl looks more like Ella, neither Grace nor Nicole look like her at all with their snub noses!  ;D

(http://img92.echo.cx/img92/1416/ella7qt.jpg)(http://img32.echo.cx/img32/8721/meryl6uw.jpg)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Grand Duke on April 18, 2005, 04:50:01 PM
Ella - Milla Jovovich or Isabella Rossellini or Uma Thurman.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: grandduchessella on April 18, 2005, 04:52:20 PM
Oh no! I never found Meryl that pretty (attractive but not beautiful) and next to her saintliness Ella is best known for her beauty.

There's someone I've read about whose renowned for her luminosity and I can't place it right now.  ???

There are some that would've been good at certain ages but now it could be trickier--you may need an older/younger depending on the time the movie would be placed.

(These 3 have all been Oscar-nominated or won)
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/daisyconnaught/naomi-watts1.jpg)(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/daisyconnaught/CharlizeTheron1.jpg)(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/daisyconnaught/Uma-Thurman1.jpg)

And remember, work can be done on features like noses (witness Nicole K in The Hours).
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: bluetoria on April 18, 2005, 04:54:59 PM
Yes, Grand Duke, Isabella Rossellini is EXACTLY who came to mind after I'd posted my last post saying nobody could.
I think she would do really well even to the accent! (but is she quite old now??)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: grandduchessella on April 18, 2005, 04:59:37 PM
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Yes, Grand Duke, Isabella Rossellini is EXACTLY who came to mind after I'd posted my last post saying nobody could.
I think she would do really well even to the accent! (but is she quite old now??)


She's around 50 now I think. I can see her at all. Milla J. is a not-very-good actress (see her as Joan of Arc)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Helen_Azar on April 18, 2005, 05:02:37 PM
Ok, if not Meryl, then Isabella, but none of the others have it at all   8).
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: bluetoria on April 18, 2005, 05:03:14 PM
No, then...it'd have to be an unknown.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Grand Duke on April 18, 2005, 05:09:32 PM
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Yes, Grand Duke, Isabella Rossellini is EXACTLY who came to mind after I'd posted my last post saying nobody could.
I think she would do really well even to the accent! (but is she quite old now??)


I thought about Ingrid Bergman, but since she is dead  :'( , I thougth in her daugther!
Maybe Ingrid's grand-daugther could do? She is also very BEAUTIFUL !!!  :-*

Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: grandduchessella on April 18, 2005, 09:52:15 PM
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I thought about Ingrid Bergman, but since she is dead  :'( , I thougth in her daugther!
Maybe Ingrid's grand-daugther could do? She is also very BEAUTIFUL !!!  :-*



Maybe the younger and older versions of Ella?
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/daisyconnaught/Isabella_daughter_med1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: PrinceEddy1864 on April 18, 2005, 10:07:15 PM
Oh heavens Isabella's daughter, whos name I dont think I know, looks more like Ingrid than Isabella ever did, in my opinion. She is a stunning beauty. Does anyone know who her father is?

Also I always loved Meryl Streep and found her to be a great beauty as a younger women. I can see her playing Ella with in older age with some dark brown hair.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Olga on April 18, 2005, 11:52:38 PM
I'd go for Meryl Streep. Nicole Kidman just doesn't have any class.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: TJ Jones on April 19, 2005, 12:23:10 AM
Well if I saw a woman that looked like Ella walking down the street I'd take a double take. If I seen a woman that looked like Nicole Kidman walking down the street I'd take a double take. Meryl Streep does not do that for me. Its not the same beauty, Meryl does not have that affect on men Like Ella and Nicole Kidman would. Meryl doesn't have those classic features either Nicole does she looks like a Victorian beauty. Nicole is the type of girl that would make me want to be a better person lol. Like Ella would. Most people also think that out of the "HOT" actresses Nicole Kidman is the classiest and the best.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Olga on April 19, 2005, 12:26:57 AM
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Nicole does she looks like a Victorian beauty.


Nicole Kidman is a cheap Hollywood-manufactured blonde.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Malenkaya on April 19, 2005, 12:37:22 AM
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Oh heavens Isabella's daughter, whos name I dont think I know, looks more like Ingrid than Isabella ever did, in my opinion.


Further proof that everyone sees things differently (and that beauty is in the eye of the beholder).  I never thought Ingrid was anything to look at, and Isabella, to me, looks very much like her mother.  Isabella's daughter however, has a much softer look, which is what makes me think she is prettier.

To stay on topic, I just don't know about any of them as Ella.

Anastasia
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: bluetoria on April 19, 2005, 03:49:16 AM
TJ. How lovely that Ella should 'make you want to be a better person'!   (Yes, I am being deliberately naive! :))

Isabella Rossellini, when younger, would have been good in the role I think, judging by these:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/bluetoria/1890s.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/bluetoria/isabella1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/bluetoria/13104_256.jpg)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: pinklady on April 19, 2005, 06:50:30 AM
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Nicole Kidman is a cheap Hollywood-manufactured blonde.


She is not a cheap Hollywood manufactured blonde, she is about my age and was acting as a child. I grew up watching her on TV programmes, I loved all the series she was in, and she always played a great role even as a child actress, then as she grew up as a teenager and still acted in television series and I suppose the Hollywood thing was something that was bound to happen. The TV shows she was in was far better viewing for children than what is on now for my kids to watch, Australia now has too much imported trash in my opinion, as I am now a parent, and deplore what Australian children now watch.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: pinklady on April 19, 2005, 06:58:12 AM
Back to topic, and I dont think Nicole Kidman would suit the role, or Streep either. I think like Bluetoria, it would have to be somebody new for this particular role.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: bluetoria on April 19, 2005, 07:51:05 AM
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I....deplore what Australian children now watch.


The same is VERY sadly true in Britain.  :(
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: rskkiya on April 19, 2005, 08:34:42 AM
I am sorry to join this topic so late on -are they making a biopic or is this just a chat?
   I have to disagree with Nicole Kidman as a possible Ella, although I did think that she was quite good in Dogville. How about Tilda Swinton - (sorry I have no photos of her.) she was in Orlando as the eternal hermaphroditic lead -a very striking face and a wonderful actress!

rskkiya

PS Ms Rosselini is also a fine option
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Helen_Azar on April 19, 2005, 08:48:02 AM
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How about Tilda Swinton - (sorry I have no photos of her.)


(http://img23.echo.cx/img23/641/tilda0018rv.jpg)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: rskkiya on April 19, 2005, 09:05:15 AM
Helen_A!
Spascibah balshoya for the photo!

Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: PrinceEddy1864 on April 19, 2005, 11:09:39 AM
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(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/bluetoria/13104_256.jpg)



wow Toria this is a great pic for comparing her to ella. Now that these have come i would say that IR is a better choice than Meryl although I dont find her to be a stunner, like her mother. My mother always thought IR was amazing looking. I mean she is but I just dint like the short hair thing she has had going on for a while.

I must say I think Tilda Swinton is not very attractive. I think I have only seen her in a few films (I know she is English) including the "Beach."

Also just a passing comment Nicole Kidman is in my opinion one of the most beautiful and talented actresses of her time.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: bluetoria on April 19, 2005, 11:36:13 AM
I'm glad we agree, Prince Eddy!  :)

I saw Tilda Swinton in 'Orlando' & thought it was a most bizarre film, which I didn't enjoy at all....but then I don't really like any Virginia Wolfe (sp??) things (they seem rather pretentious to me...a lot of words pretend to be profound but that don't really say anything  :-/ )
I don't think she would make a suitable Ella at all.

I thought Nicole Kidman sang 'One Day I'll Fly Away' in 'Moulin Rogue' extremely well!

But yes, ultimately if anyone 'known' it would have to be IR who played Ella in my opinion.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Val289 on April 19, 2005, 01:49:25 PM
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.....
But yes, ultimately if anyone 'known' it would have to be IR who played Ella in my opinion.



I completely agree, bluetoria.  I don't think that Meryl Streep would be a bad second choice.  IMO - certainly NOT Nicole Kidman, then again - I just don't like her  :-/ ;)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Laura Mabee on April 19, 2005, 01:52:09 PM
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Nicole Kidman is a cheap Hollywood-manufactured blonde.

I think that is a low-blow D.Olga. Nicole Kidman is quite an amazing actress really. If Nicole was really a manufactured blonde you would think she would have gotten a boob job. I think she is quite a respectable actress.

Anyway....  :-X
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Elisabeth on April 19, 2005, 01:58:08 PM
Thank you, Laura! As far as I'm concerned, Nicole Kidman is the bomb. She is a superb actress, every bit as good as Vanessa Redgrave, and only consistently underrated because she was married to that skunk Tom Cruise. IMO she'd make an excellent Grand Duchess Ella. She wouldn't even have to wear a prosthesis, as she did to play Virginia Woolf!
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Grand Duke on April 19, 2005, 01:58:46 PM
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Nicole Kidman is a cheap Hollywood-manufactured blonde.

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I'd go for Meryl Streep. Nicole Kidman just doesn't have any class.


 :P [size=18]ENVY IS SUCH AN UGLY DEFECT ![/size]  :P

Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Grand Duke on April 19, 2005, 02:15:24 PM

And how about Glenn Close ?
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: nerdycool on April 19, 2005, 02:39:13 PM
What about Amanda Peet? I know she does mostly comedy-type movies, but since we seem to be going off looks mostly, I think she does pretty well. Just take away some of the eye makeup, and she's good to go.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/nerdycool/give.jpg)

I like Nicole Kidman a lot. She has grown more as an actress the more serious roles she gets. But honestly, I liked her hair better when it was red. BTW, what exactly is her natural hair color? I've read that it's red, but in other places, it says it's blonde. I guess I always assumed it was red.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Laura Mabee on April 19, 2005, 02:57:20 PM
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And how about Glenn Close ?

I think Glenn Close would make a really AWESOME Alix actress. I've seen a few shots of her that look remarkablly similar to the Imperial Jewel.

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BTW, what exactly is her natural hair color? I've read that it's red, but in other places, it says it's blonde. I guess I always assumed it was red.

Red for sure. I've seen pictures from her childhood. Definatly red..

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she was married to that skunk Tom Cruise.

Amen!  ;D
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Johnny on April 19, 2005, 03:36:32 PM
I agree that most actresses mentioned above are just fabulous. I love Meryl Streep and was really surprised to see how similar some of her facial features were to Ella. As much as I usually am for historical accuracy, I also believe being true to the spirit is much more important than presenting a copy of the original. Tastes change. Perhaps Ella wouldn't be considered the stunner she was nowdays, because of changes in taste. Instead of choosing an actress that looks identical to her, who may not at all appear stunning to the modern audience, we should pick an actress that evokes the same emotions in us that Ella did in her contemporaries. We hear she was stunning and very charming, at the same time graceful and angelic. Maryl Streep may have been all that in the 19th century, but no contemporary man finds her at any age a jaw-dropper beauty. Uma Thurman is a very good choice but she doesn't have the presence of Nicole Kidman. You often read about Ella that whenever she entered a gathering all eyes would turn onto her. Well, I think Nicole Kidman is the only well known actress who has that quality and is also the right age to play her. She is also a good enough actress to portray her elegant and graceful sides. But when a contemporary audience watches the movie he/she will experience the same feelings looking at her as the victorians did looking at Ella.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: grandduchessella on April 19, 2005, 04:04:40 PM
I agree with Johnny--looks would be important but talent and the ability to 'become' the character would be the most important factor. (I still am totally against Streep though).

I personally like Nicole K and think she radiates class and elegance. I can't see where she'd be considered 'classless' I know some find her a bit chilly though. She's definitely a red-head if you look at older photos of her and I too like her better that way--she looks a little washed-out right now.

I don't think Amanda Peet has the 'chops' for the role but w/o makeup she's still very lovely. I've seen her in some roles where she wasn't so heavily made up and she's got lovely eyes--an important Ella feature.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Grand Duke on April 19, 2005, 04:21:16 PM
And what about Courteney Cox?

(http://www.drundel.com/women/Courteney_Cox.jpg)(http://www.planete-friends.com/spip/IMG/arton861.jpg)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: grandduchessella on April 19, 2005, 04:22:30 PM
One of my faves (since she was on As the World Turns in the 1980s!)

Julianne Moore (she has presence and Oscar noms and looks great w/o makeup and in period outfits)
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/daisyconnaught/oscars1.jpg)

also Patricia Clarkson (well-respected)
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/daisyconnaught/71-patricia_clarkson1.jpg)

and a 'newbie' Miranda Otto from Lord of the Rings
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/daisyconnaught/sundance31.jpg)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: bluetoria on April 19, 2005, 04:24:39 PM
No...although she's very pretty she's not quite refined enough. It would have to be someone who was not only beautiful but also had a sort of 'halo' of spiritual/contemplative beauty about them. So far, I don't think any of these actresses do.  :-/  
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on April 19, 2005, 04:34:39 PM
For Ella's niece the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna jr - Drew Berrymore?

Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Grand Duke on April 19, 2005, 04:37:01 PM
Another 2:

Emma Thompson:
(http://img.stopklatka.pl/filmowcy/00000/00082/0.jpg)

Miranda Richardson:
(http://www.nndb.com/people/569/000025494/miranda-richardson.jpg)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Malenkaya on April 19, 2005, 04:38:17 PM
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And what about Courteney Cox?


Courteney is awesome!  I worked on Friends for two seasons and she's one of the sweetest people you could ever know.  And there is something delicate and regal about her - Southern Belle that she is.  :)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Grand Duke on April 19, 2005, 04:38:38 PM
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For Ella's niece the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna jr - Drew Berrymore?


Winona Rider !?!
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: bluetoria on April 19, 2005, 04:39:03 PM
No!...no!...no!...Not Emma Thompson - her voice is too awful!! She's nothing like Ella!
And not Miranda Richardson because she makes me think of Queenie in 'Blackadder" which was so side-splittingly funny!!  ;D
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Grand Duke on April 19, 2005, 04:40:19 PM
For Ella - Sigourney Weaver

(http://www.siggyweaver.com/rem.jpg)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Grand Duke on April 19, 2005, 04:41:13 PM
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And not Miranda Richardson because she makes me think of Queenie in 'Blackadder" which was so side-splittingly funny!!  ;D


Remember Queen Mary in "The Lost Prince"  ;)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Grand Duke on April 19, 2005, 04:44:29 PM
Hillary Clinton for Ella

(http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/205000/images/_206804_hillary_clinton300.jpg)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Grand Duke on April 19, 2005, 04:47:49 PM
Barbra Streisand as Ella, but her nose  :-/

(http://entimg.msn.com/i/150/ce/0211/BStreisand_150x218.jpg)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: bluetoria on April 19, 2005, 04:53:16 PM
Oh come on, Grand Duke - this is scraping the barrel! Barbra Streisand must be about 1000 years old by now!!
Are you going to drag up Lulu next...or Cher!...or Tina Turner??  ;D

(I have a feeling that this thread is just turning into a gallery of Grand Duke's favourite women!!)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Val289 on April 19, 2005, 05:12:11 PM
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One of my faves (since she was on As the World Turns in the 1980s!)

Julianne Moore (she has presence and Oscar noms and looks great w/o makeup and in period outfits)

also Patricia Clarkson (well-respected)

and a 'newbie' Miranda Otto from Lord of the Rings
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Love your ideas GDElla.  I think you're onto something.  I especially liked Miranda Otto in Lord of the Rings  :)
-Val ;)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Grand Duke on April 19, 2005, 05:42:22 PM
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Are you going to drag up Lulu next...or Cher!...or Tina Turner??  ;D
(I have a feeling that this thread is just turning into a gallery of Grand Duke's favourite women!!)


Why not Eartha Kitt?  ;D ;D ;D

Well, if this thread is turning into a gallery of my favourite women, I have to put you, my darling Bluetoria!  :-*
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: bluetoria on April 19, 2005, 05:57:18 PM
Grand Duke, I adore you   :-* ;D

I'm sticking by your first suggestion - Isabella Rossellini.
But WHO would play Serge?? Jeremy Irons??
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: TJ Jones on April 19, 2005, 06:09:02 PM
Ella=Nicole Kidman
Alix=Naomi Watts
Marie Feodorovna=Susan Lucci
Cyrill Vladimirovich=Kevin Spacey
Marie N=Lindsey Lohan
Nicholis II=Russell Crow

What about this cast?
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: PrinceEddy1864 on April 19, 2005, 07:39:26 PM
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But WHO would play Serge?? Jeremy Irons??


oh he would be absolutly perfect. I mean now that you saw it toria and can not see anyone better for the part.  ;D
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Olga on April 19, 2005, 10:35:08 PM
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 :P [size=18]ENVY IS SUCH AN UGLY DEFECT ![/size]  :P


I'm in no way envious of Nicole Kidman. I just consider her to be cold, unattractive and just unlikeable.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: bluetoria on April 20, 2005, 06:19:18 AM
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oh he would be absolutly perfect. I mean now that you saw it toria and can not see anyone better for the part.  ;D


Like this?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/bluetoria/62251.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/bluetoria/2000_0521_Jeremy_Irons_1296-2-6.jpg)

But I find Jeremy Irons extremely attractive  :D - - I can't say the same about Serge.
Jeremy Irons  ::) would be brilliant at playing the highly-strung character, too....Oh when he's angry!!! Swoon, swoon.... ;)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Johnny on April 20, 2005, 09:53:20 AM
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I'm in no way envious of Nicole Kidman. I just consider her to be cold, unattractive and just unlikeable.

And many find her warm, hot, dropdead gorgeous, charming and adorable. I am not necessarily among the people who do. I don't know whether she is a likeable person or not, but UNATTRACTIVE and COLD?!  Huh???? That's like calling the sun dark and chilly ???  ;D
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Johnny on April 20, 2005, 10:00:01 AM
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But I find Jeremy Irons extremely attractive  :D - - I can't say the same about Serge.
Jeremy Irons  ::) would be brilliant at playing the highly-strung character, too....Oh when he's angry!!! Swoon, swoon.... ;)

Serge was considered to be very attractive in his days but of course cold as ice. It's amazing how much Irons can with the right make-up resemble the Grand Duke. And with his amazing acting skills he can pull off an amazingly stunning but ice cold Sergei.
Too bad he is slightly too old. But nothing impossible to remedy.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Olga on April 20, 2005, 10:13:18 AM
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And many find her warm, hot, dropdead gorgeous, charming and adorable. I am not necessarily among the people who do. I don't know whether she is a likeable person or not, but UNATTRACTIVE and COLD?!  Huh???? That's like calling the sun dark and chilly ???  ;D


It's my impression of her.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: bluetoria on April 20, 2005, 10:16:11 AM
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Too bad he is slightly too old. But nothing impossible to remedy.


Serge looked old before his time. And at any age Jeremy Irons is just...beyond words!!
:D
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: felix on April 20, 2005, 10:37:37 AM
H.A. is right M.S. for Ella, also for A.F. in any other movie. I wish they would make one! I remember seeing N&A in 71 and thinking it was so wonderful.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Laura Mabee on April 20, 2005, 01:43:03 PM
Bluetoria! The resemblance between Serge and Mr. Irons is quite impressive!  :o
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Grand Duke on April 20, 2005, 03:59:26 PM
Why not William Hurt for Serge?

(http://adorocinema.cidadeinternet.com.br/personalidades/atores/william-hurt/william-hurt01.jpg)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Johnny on April 20, 2005, 05:29:58 PM
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Why not William Hurt for Serge?

I think physically William Hurt will (after make-up and everything) probably look even closer to Sergei than Irons, but as much as I like Hurt as an actor I think Irons would make an incomparably better Sergei Alexandrovich.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Grand Duke on April 20, 2005, 05:40:44 PM
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I think physically William Hurt will (after make-up and everything) probably look even closer to Sergei than Irons, but as much as I like Hurt as an actor I think Irons would make an incomparably better Sergei Alexandrovich.


You said all!  ;)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Grand Duke on April 20, 2005, 05:44:21 PM

Jude Law for Serge ?  ???

(http://www.peta.org.uk/feat/sexyveg/images/Jude-Law-2.jpg)
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Post by: Yoyo on April 20, 2005, 05:51:33 PM
Cate Blanchett as either Ella or Alix.
And Gael Garcia Bernal (Motorcycle Diaries) as young Nicholas. Jeremy Northam (The Golden Bowl) as older Nicholas or Sandro.

BTW (and ot), I hear Sophia Copolla is doing a Marie Antoinette movie, due to open next year with Kirsten Dunst in the lead (can't picture her as MA, but we'll see).
Yoyo
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Post by: Yoyo on April 20, 2005, 05:56:14 PM
Not gorgeous Jude as Sergei!! ::). I'll vote Jeremy Irons. He already did a creepy role as Humbert Humbert in "Lolita" (because I still do find Sergei creepy; I haven't bought yet into the revised version).
Yoyo
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Post by: Grand Duke on April 20, 2005, 06:30:43 PM
Another name: Elisabeth Shue

(http://www.c64lives.suite.dk/Shue/shueimages/picture_7.jpg)

Look at her eyes - they are beautiful!  :-*

Hey, I said "her eyes" !!! You crazy people...  ::)
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Post by: Olga on April 20, 2005, 11:20:00 PM
I'll bet that's not all you're looking at, Your Grace!  ;)
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Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on April 21, 2005, 02:51:24 PM
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I'll bet that's not all you're looking at, Your Grace!  ;)



Lol!! Olga you always make me laugh with some of your comments. ;D
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Post by: Johnny on April 21, 2005, 03:26:41 PM
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Jude Law for Serge ?  ???

(http://www.peta.org.uk/feat/sexyveg/images/Jude-Law-2.jpg)

I can't really picture him as Sergei, but then again I have seen transformations beyond belief. So who knows!
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Post by: Robert_Hall on April 21, 2005, 03:53:11 PM
Who cares ? Jude Law for ANYTHING, as far as I am concerned !
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Post by: Grand Duke on April 21, 2005, 04:43:51 PM
And how about an actress from Brazil - Maité Proença.

She is very beautiful and talented. She is 45 years-old and already made, at least, 2 historical characters: Domitila de Castro Marchioness of Santos (Emperor Pedro I of Brazil's lover) and Doña Beija (a sensual noblewoman of 18-19th century), when she was younger.
She looks like a better Meg Ryan.

(http://ofuxico.uol.com.br/images/noticias/74918800_1095877812.jpg)(http://www.gamesmagazine.com.br/G38/i/pg82_a.jpg) Maité Proença (recent photo)
(http://www.flshows.com.br/images/tv_manchete/dona_beija.jpg)(http://adorocinema.cidadeinternet.com.br/personalidades/atores/maite-proenca/maite-proenca03.jpg) Maité as Doña Beija
(http://www.aobrasil.com/chroniques/articles/marquesa_fichiers/marquesa3.jpg) Maité as Marchioness of Santos

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Post by: rskkiya on April 21, 2005, 04:55:11 PM
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:

Miranda Richardson:
(http://www.nndb.com/people/569/000025494/miranda-richardson.jpg)


I agree utterly about Miranda being a wonderful choice although Bluetoria - I must defend Tilda S. She was brilliant in a number of art houset films - which were if not popular with the general public - still profound and well acted. (I don't like V. W. either, although I did like Orlando inaccurate as it was) And Maite is also stunning! Grand Duke what a good choice!

rskkiya

Oh dear, not the "Gladiator" as Nicholas - yuck!
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Post by: Grand Duke on April 21, 2005, 05:22:53 PM
Talking about stunning persons, here goes another one - JOSÉ CURA.

José Cura is an opera tenor (so he knows to act), very inteligent, a very good person and a life struggler, with lots of charm and glamour.

(http://www.operaheb.co.il/pics/tenor/j_cura01.jpg)
Oh, my God, please give some of Cura's glamour and I would be an Emperor...


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Post by: bluetoria on April 21, 2005, 05:58:40 PM
He would make a good Grand Duke Alexei or one of Vladimir's sons perhaps...

(I'm sure you would outshine him any day, Grand Duke!)
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Post by: Johnny on April 21, 2005, 06:35:28 PM
PLEASE STAY ON THE TOPIC!!!!!!!!!!
Here we are only looking for Ellas and Sergeys.  ;) ;) ;)
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Post by: Grand Duke on April 21, 2005, 06:52:36 PM
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PLEASE STAY ON THE TOPIC!!!!!!!!!!


REMOVE THIS THREAD TO THE "FILMS" SECTION!  ;)

Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Robert Wisener, PA on April 21, 2005, 06:52:49 PM
I think Annette Bening would do well as Ella.  Sophisticated, beautiful, and talented.  

Serge, I'd go with Jeremy Irons too.
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Post by: Grand Duke on April 23, 2005, 02:39:05 PM
MONICA BELLUCCI

(http://www.allanvogue.com/images/Monica%20Bellucci.jpg) kiss kiss kiss  :-*
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Post by: TJ Jones on April 23, 2005, 02:47:19 PM
She looks like one of the those Princesses of Montenegro.
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Post by: Johnny on April 23, 2005, 05:27:50 PM
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She looks like one of the those Princess of Montenegro.

They would be only so lucky to look anything like Monica Bellucci :)
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Post by: Grand Duke on April 30, 2005, 08:13:52 PM
Catherine Deneuve

(http://adorocinema.cidadeinternet.com.br/personalidades/atores/catherine-deneuve/catherine-deneuve04.jpg)
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Post by: grandduchessella on April 30, 2005, 08:27:32 PM
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Catherine Deneuve

(http://adorocinema.cidadeinternet.com.br/personalidades/atores/catherine-deneuve/catherine-deneuve04.jpg)


LOVE IT!
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Post by: Olga on April 30, 2005, 10:21:16 PM
I don't know, she looks a bit dowdy.  :-/
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Post by: Lisa on May 01, 2005, 04:14:05 AM
I agree. Deneuve does'nt look like Ella at all... :P
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Post by: Arianwen on May 01, 2005, 06:28:15 PM
Actually, I'm VERY much sold on Miranda Richardson. I've seen her do incredible things, and she seems to do well with accents. I see that serene, ageless beauty in her, and she's no stranger to period films. The picture of Jeremy Irons...*chills* If they were to cast anyone but him as Sergei, I'd be EXTREMELY upset. Most importantly, I can see Miranda and Jeremy as a couple. That's another factor we have to keep in mind, that these two leads need to have the chemistry for Ella and Sergei.

Regards,
Arianwen
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Post by: grandduchessella on May 01, 2005, 10:30:20 PM
They were in damage together. Portrait of a chilly marriage--could help them prepare for Ella & Serge.
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Post by: Lisa on May 02, 2005, 03:36:06 AM
my casting: notice that I prefer Kate Blanchett for a young Ella and Glen Close for an older... Or perhaps Uma Turman? I think she could without make up! Excuse me (for the Jeremy Irons fans! :P :-/) but I can find in him and Serge the same... how say that? They look unhealthy... :-/
                                   (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/lyzotchka1/Sanstitre-6.jpg)
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Post by: Lisa on May 02, 2005, 03:44:57 AM
Tilda Swinton would be great too, young or older...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/lyzotchka1/tildaswinton001.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/lyzotchka1/1883b.jpg)
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Post by: PssMarieAmelie on May 02, 2005, 06:27:50 AM
Cate Blanchett or Nicole Kidman as Ella and Jeremy Irons or Geoffrey Rush as Serge.......both of them are suspenseful....as for Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman, they are both classy,elegent Oscar winners--also good actresses..
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Post by: Grand Duke on May 02, 2005, 04:22:38 PM
David Thewlis for Serge. He seems a little crazy but...

(http://lupin-snape.peter-koerner.de/eigene/DavidPoA.jpg)
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Post by: lexi4 on May 02, 2005, 06:50:41 PM
My vote is for M. Streep
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Post by: Johnny on May 03, 2005, 08:31:15 AM
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Catherine Deneuve

(http://adorocinema.cidadeinternet.com.br/personalidades/atores/catherine-deneuve/catherine-deneuve04.jpg)

She would be the most perfect Zinayida Yusoupova. I think she wouldn't even need to act, she could just be herself.
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Post by: Johnny on May 03, 2005, 08:37:12 AM
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my casting: notice that I prefer Kate Blanchett for a young Ella and Glen Close for an older... Or perhaps Uma Turman? I think she could without make up! Excuse me (for the Jeremy Irons fans! :P :-/) but I can find in him and Serge the same... how say that? They look unhealthy... :-/
                                    (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/lyzotchka1/Sanstitre-6.jpg)

Kate Blanchett? Pleaaaaaaaaase :o  Her features are so rough. She is just an average looking woman. Uma would be OK.
You are right, both Irons and Sergei look unhealthy! Isn't that just great. The sickoer (sic) the better ;)
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Post by: PucknDC on May 03, 2005, 09:07:03 AM
Years ago, Deborah Kerr was a dead ringer for Ella...
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Post by: bluetoria on May 03, 2005, 09:17:39 AM
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Years ago, Deborah Kerr was a dead ringer for Ella...


Like this:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/bluetoria/blacknarcissus.jpg)
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Post by: PucknDC on May 03, 2005, 09:35:44 AM
EXACTLY!!!!!! Now if we could dig up Yul Brynner, we could do the Ella and Serge story..." The Queen and I"..LOL ;D seriously, Kerr would have been perfect...elegant looks and carriage etc... My vote is for Meryll....she is not a beauty, but has the "chops" to pull it off....and much as I love Streisand, I think she is best left as Yentl.
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Post by: Annie on May 03, 2005, 09:46:15 AM
JODIE FOSTER! She's beautiful and elegant enough, and a wonderful actress. At age 42 and still looking good, she is just right to portray Ella from age 20 (marriage to Sergei) to her death at age 54 and could pull off everything from fancy party girl to nun.
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Post by: Arianwen on May 03, 2005, 12:20:19 PM
I wouldn't put Cate Blanchett in the running, despite how much I adore her as an actress (she's my all-time favourite Elizabeth I), but that picture posted of Glenn Close...the resemblance gave me chills. She doesn't look her age, either, so perhaps with makeup, we wouldn't need a younger Ella, but if we did, I have no idea who to choose. There are so many talented, younger actors coming out that I'm sure we could find a good young Ella with little difficulty. Either Glenn Close or Miranda Richardson would be my ideal Ella, and I still say Jeremy Irons for Sergei. As much as I love David Thewlis, he doesn't have the classical, chiselled features that Sergei did.

I LOVE the idea of Catherine Deneuve as Zenaida Yussopova. Any ideas for Dmitri and Maria Pavlovna?

Regards,
Arianwen
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Post by: Grand Duke on May 05, 2005, 05:35:50 PM
(http://www.maxima.pt/1204/dos/i/p92a.jpg)
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Post by: bluetoria on May 05, 2005, 06:18:27 PM
Oh come on, Grand Duke! (You of the very large wardrobe!  ;D) She is nothing like Ella!!
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Post by: Grand Duke on May 05, 2005, 06:24:40 PM
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Oh come on, Grand Duke! (You of the very large wardrobe!  ;D) She is nothing like Ella!!


Who cares! She is beautiful...  :-*
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Post by: Johnny on May 08, 2005, 06:38:17 PM
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(http://www.maxima.pt/1204/dos/i/p92a.jpg)

Hey Grand-Duke, who is she anyway?
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Post by: Grand Duke on May 09, 2005, 05:40:14 PM
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Hey Grand-Duke, who is she anyway?


Her name is Alexandra Lencastre and her job is to be an actress.
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Post by: Grand Duke on May 11, 2005, 06:00:08 PM
Isabelle Adjani

(http://joeyy.free.fr/ADJANI%20isabelle/adjani3.JPG) (http://www.peoples.ru/art/cinema/actor/adjani/adjani_4.jpg)
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Post by: Alexandra on May 11, 2005, 07:02:27 PM
How about Adrian Brody, of 'The Pianist,' as Sergei? Fattened up a little bit, of course. He has the requisite aristocratic look. And it would be a completely different role for him!

But I can't stand most of the candidates suggested for Ella! :-X :-/  Nicole Kidman is such a classless tart ...excuse me ...
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Post by: Laura Mabee on May 12, 2005, 05:36:17 AM
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 Nicole Kidman is such a classless tart ...excuse me ...

Can we all mature for a bit and move on?
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Alexandra on May 12, 2005, 09:58:57 AM
Since I shall turn fifty next month, I rather fancy I am mature, but let me rephrase my comment: perhaps one might say that Kidman exhibits a rather common and meretricious appeal. Will that do?  ;)                                                                             And kindly note that my proposal of Brody is quite genuine. I should hardly have suggested an actor who portrayed Wladislaw Szpilman with such sensitivity and elegance without being quite serious: I think that the role of Serge would be very demanding if it were not to be turned into a caricature. And I think that Brody could do it very well indeed.
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Post by: bluetoria on May 12, 2005, 10:10:38 AM
To me she does not appear to have the depths of character to play Ella; in the roles in which I have seen her, she comes over as a little superficial but that's only my view.

I agree that  Adrian Brodie would be good as Serge, but I'm still sticking by Jeremy Irons as the best!  (By the way I loved 'The Pianist'!)
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Post by: Alexandra on May 12, 2005, 10:23:18 AM
I suppose it has something to do with popular tastes, as well, which are still heavily imbued with patriarchal notions. In short, Hollywood knows the maxim that 'sex sells;' consequently, and in patriarchal ways, female actors are still packaged that way, whereas males are not. That is my objection to having Ella portrayed by anyone from the Hollywood ranks of 'stars.' The cinema is not always subject to popularism, however, but I think it would be difficult to find anyone except, perhaps, Mel Gibson in the 'mainstream' who would take the risk of casting someone completely unknown as Ella - both in her youth and her maturity.
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Post by: felix on May 12, 2005, 03:23:33 PM
I was just watching Andy MacDowell,on B.B.C. last night. What about her? Again I may have gotten her name wrong,not a big "Movie Star" person. Hope you know who I mean."Five Wedding's And A  Funeral" I dont like the young ones!
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Post by: Alexandra on May 12, 2005, 04:53:53 PM
Hmmm ... I haven't seen her in that, and can't quite picture her as Ella. But I do agree that most of the callow, twentyish snips, these days, would never have the gravitas of a twentyish Ella in reality. 'O tempora! O mores!'

Jane Seymour keeps on and on ... supposing one were only to play the mature Ella, what do you think of her as a possibility? (It would release her from the purgatory of Dr Quinn reruns!)
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Post by: felix on May 12, 2005, 05:48:12 PM
Well,Andy is late 40's .Great looking,so maybe she would be good.and"Five Weddings and a Funeral " Rent it ,just a great film!.
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Post by: Johnny on May 13, 2005, 04:21:57 PM
Andy MacDowell would make a great Alexandra Iosifovna, or actually even a superb younger Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna. She is way too bubbly (maybe effervescent is a better word, although I think my spelling just got all the bubbles out of it ;)) and lively, too much of an eternal little girl to make a good Ella.
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Post by: gem_10 on May 14, 2005, 09:27:52 AM
Ah...what about Anna Netrebko...  ??? I know she is an opera singer but I really like her. She's very beautiful.

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Post by: Laura Mabee on May 15, 2005, 02:18:13 PM
What about Gwyneth Paltrow? I saw Sylvia the other day, and she had quite the resemblence for either an Ella or maybe a Tatiana?
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Post by: Michelle on May 16, 2005, 10:44:54 AM
Hmmmm, I don't think Gwyneth Paltrow looks anything like Tatiana.  Not even for a movie.  The two have completely different looks.  But I could see her as Ella perhaps.
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Post by: Laura Mabee on May 16, 2005, 04:18:12 PM
I agree, not Tatiana.. I double checked.. but I still think she could do a good Ella  :)
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Post by: Alexandra on May 22, 2005, 10:48:59 PM
Paltrow is far too insipid for Ella's depths.

Someone who does resemble the Grand Duchess physically, however, is a young woman named Alison Doody (it is an Irish surname). She appeared in the last Indiana Jones film, of all things. I don't know if she has the necessary depth and breadth of the acting craft, let alone the maturity, to play Ella, but she does look, Queen Victoria might have said, 'very like.'
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: TampaBay on June 02, 2005, 08:56:42 AM
What about a dark haired Angelina Joile with dark hair.  She has the looks!

TampaBay
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Post by: Grand Duke on June 04, 2005, 10:40:05 AM
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What about a dark haired Angelina Joile with dark hair.  She has the looks!


But not the mouth...
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Post by: PssMarieAmelie on June 09, 2005, 03:31:57 AM
Cate Blanchett for Ella

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/pssmarieamelie/cate_blanchett_narrowweb__200x3131.jpg)
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Post by: TampaBay on June 18, 2005, 09:29:48 AM
We must find a role for Annette Bening in this movie.  Rent Milos Forman's "Valmount" and you will see what I mean.  I see her as Michen (Marie Pavelona Sr.)!

TampaBay
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Post by: Kimberly on June 19, 2005, 11:02:55 AM
How about Isabella Rosselini, stunningly beautiful yet with that particular gravitas.She would be a perfect Ella
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Post by: Kimberly on June 19, 2005, 11:06:10 AM
ooops see that you  have already discussed her on page 1 of this thread
the heat is adling my brain 8)
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Post by: bluetoria on June 19, 2005, 11:52:39 AM
Never mind Kimberly, it just goes to show that great minds think alike.  ;)
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Post by: Prince_Christopher on June 26, 2005, 10:05:07 AM
Ella....Meryl Streep
Maria Pavlovna (the younger)....Helena Bonham Carter
Dimitri....Tom Cruise
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Post by: Svetabel on October 25, 2005, 12:30:27 AM
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Ella....Meryl Streep
Maria Pavlovna (the younger)....Helena Bonham Carter
Dimitri....Tom Cruise


TOm Cruise??!!!! Oh,no! I think he is not the actor to play in historical movie...and to play Dmitriy!
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Post by: bluetoria on October 25, 2005, 07:05:54 AM
I can't see Meryl Streep as Ella  :-/
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Post by: isabel on October 25, 2005, 07:29:07 AM
Meryl Streep as Ella
Jeremy Irons as Serge

For me they are perfects as actors and as resemblances.
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Post by: isabel on October 25, 2005, 07:33:13 AM
Streep and Irons played together in the film "The wife of the french lieutenant". Both were splendid.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Alixz on October 25, 2005, 09:59:23 PM
When the major characters of the movie version of N&A was cast in the 60s, both Janet Sussman and Michael
(?) were relatively unknown.
I fell in love with Janet's portrayal of Alix, but when I saw her at the Oscars, I couldn't believe it was the same woman.
Without make-up its is very had to make a decision on who would make the best actress or actor for the job.
I do love Jeremy Irons.
How about Julia Roberts for Ella?  She is versitile.
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Post by: Svetabel on October 26, 2005, 12:46:59 AM
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How about Julia Roberts for Ella?  She is versitile.


Julia Roberts? Well,it'll be a great comedy not a drama movie  :P
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Alixz on October 26, 2005, 06:33:10 PM
I guess I was thinking about her nose.  ;D
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on October 26, 2005, 11:51:58 PM
Apart from Isabella Rossolini, I can't see others in the role of "Ella". But she is too old for the role. In turns of looks, I think Monica, who appears in the "Bothers Grimms" with Heath Leger and Matt Damon will do as "Ella".

I think Cate Blanchard will be great as "Alix".

Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Svetabel on October 27, 2005, 12:19:00 AM
Are you kidding? Belucci as "Ella"...I can't imagine such like that!
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on October 27, 2005, 08:02:35 AM
Well...I think she can do it. Other candidates are Isabelle Ajarnior or maybe...
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Post by: bluetoria on October 27, 2005, 01:51:47 PM
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Apart from Isabella Rossolini, I can't see others in the role of "Ella".



Absolutely agree with you, Eric!!  :)
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Post by: Svetabel on October 28, 2005, 01:27:28 AM
Actually one of our famous russian actresses played Ella.There was a TV-film on one of  Russain channels some years ago. The story was about the revolutional terror in the beginning of the 20th century. I remember an episode from this movie when Grand Duchess Ella, after her husband had been murdered,  arrived  at a prison to have a talk with the murderer Kalyaev . Very touching episode I can say.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: gem_10 on November 17, 2005, 05:55:42 AM
Do you think there are any chances that hollywood would someday make an Ella movie?
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on November 17, 2005, 11:04:33 AM
Maybe Maramax or Deamworks. I think an indepentant filmmaker is a more likely candidate :)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Laura_ on November 24, 2005, 04:10:56 PM
Glen Close if she were younger:(but she coul play mature Ella(>40)don't you think she resembles Ella??
John Malchovik as Serge

Laura
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Post by: Grace on November 24, 2005, 07:08:16 PM
Some of these are good but a lot of the suggested actresses who may be able to play Ella are way too old, especially as we are only talking about maybes here!

It is much easier to make a younger actress "age" on screen than it is to make an older actress look youthful.

I believe Cate Blanchett is a good choice.  Her face may not have the delicacy of Ella's but it is an extremely versatile one and she could be made to resemble Ella very, very closely.  She is also a very talented actress.
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on November 24, 2005, 07:23:50 PM
I like Cate too, but I think she will make a better Alicky..
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Post by: Grace on November 24, 2005, 09:01:31 PM
You may be right, Eric.

Anyway, Cate has proved her worth playing an historic royal in her role as Elizabeth I.
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Post by: Laura_ on November 25, 2005, 01:13:33 AM
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Do you think there are any chances that hollywood would someday make an Ella movie?



i don't think so ...unfortunately:(:(:(:(
Laura
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on November 28, 2005, 06:47:55 AM
Hmmm...Maybe a BBC or inconjuction with an independent film.  :)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Svetabel on December 01, 2005, 06:45:49 AM
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Hmmm...Maybe a BBC or inconjuction with an independent film.  :)


May be our Russian producers some day will recall GDss Elizaveta  :) and another Romanovs (such like GD KR), not only Nikolay and Alexandra.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 01, 2005, 08:54:27 AM
That would be great...but a Russian actress as Ella ?  ???
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Svetabel on December 02, 2005, 12:35:15 AM
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That would be great...but a Russian actress as Ella ?  ???

Believe me we have actresses here in Russia who would be great as Ella. ;)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 02, 2005, 11:19:24 AM
Such as...? I think it would be nice to have an international cast. Ella knew Russian,but she can also speak German and English as well.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Laura_ on December 03, 2005, 05:19:50 PM
Charlize Theron-Ella :D :D :D
Colin Farrell      -sexy Serge ;D ;D ;D

(http://www.notrecinema.com/images/news/charlize_theron_loreal.jpg)

(http://i2-images.tv2.dk/s/39/332639-073a3d9b6c44d454e14bff7c1b832b6e.jpeg)

Now this is what i call a couple ;D
Laura
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Laura_ on December 03, 2005, 05:43:33 PM
although i would love it,i must admit a movie with such a hot "international cast"would make a" total scandal" ;D ;D ;D
Laura
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 04, 2005, 12:05:17 PM
Charlizie as Ella ???  :o  :o :o

I don't think so...
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Laura_ on December 04, 2005, 05:28:27 PM
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Charlizie as Ella ???  :o  :o :o

I don't think so...



why not...just imagine her and Colin dressed like Ella and Serge...i think this would make the movie of the century ;)
Laura
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 04, 2005, 08:38:14 PM
She looks more suited to the beach, while Ella had a more classical look...I don't know maybe with a lot of make up ?  ???
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Laura_ on December 05, 2005, 01:39:09 AM
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She looks more suited to the beach, while Ella had a more classical look...I don't know maybe with a lot of make up ?  ???


yes of course a lot of make up and some beautiful dresses too
Laura
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 05, 2005, 09:52:38 AM
I still think someone like Irene Jacob (who was in three colors- Red "Rouge") would be a better Ella.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Laura_ on December 06, 2005, 02:02:29 PM
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I still think someone like Irene Jacob (who was in three colors- Red "Rouge") would be a better Ella.



as for Serge...whom would you cast for Serge??
Laura
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 06, 2005, 08:52:50 PM
I think a young Rupert Evertt would be nice, as he is handsome but cold as well. Ralph Finnes or Daniel Day Lewis could be as well. Even Oliver Martinez would not be too far fetched...I think  ::)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Laura_ on December 07, 2005, 11:16:33 AM
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I think a young Rupert Evertt would be nice, as he is handsome but cold as well. Ralph Finnes or Daniel Day Lewis could be as well. Even Oliver Martinez would not be too far fetched...I think  ::)



well it's a very interesting opinion...i still believe Colin Farrell  and Charlize Theron are the most suitable for this...considering of couse their age...i think most of the actors mentioned here are too old for this role:(
Laura
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 08, 2005, 09:54:50 AM
You think Olivier Martinez is too old ? I should think not.  >:(
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Laura_ on December 08, 2005, 02:20:10 PM
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You think Olivier Martinez is too old ? I should think not.  >:(


no,his age is ok,i think he is too "latino"to play a russian grand duke...just look in Colin Farrell's eyes,he has the eyes of Serge,...the same coldness,etc
i think i've made the perfect couple although to some here they may apper as being "too hot" ;D
Laura
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 08, 2005, 09:08:13 PM
Serge's looks are more angular than Colin's (An Irishman). Yes They are too hot ! Ella was beautiful, but she was more sublime than hot. I think she will be all wrong for the part.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Laura_ on December 09, 2005, 01:31:49 PM
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Serge's looks are more angular than Colin's (An Irishman). Yes They are too hot ! Ella was beautiful, but she was more sublime than hot. I think she will be all wrong for the part.


:'( :'( :'(
Laura
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 09, 2005, 07:58:07 PM
To match a part with an actress/actor is a difficult job. Lets wait for the right director/producer to do the right thing... :) :) :)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Laura_ on December 11, 2005, 01:48:00 PM
i can't wait anymore...i want the movie >:(

Laura ;)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 12, 2005, 09:52:54 AM
Maybe you can produce it  ;D

Another thing, saw Charlize on TV the other night. I think she could be a good Princess Grace of Monaco. Her blond beauty will suit the part to perfection... :)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Laura_ on December 12, 2005, 02:33:54 PM
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Maybe you can produce it  ;D

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maybe i'll produce it someday...who knows ;D ;D ;D

Laura
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 12, 2005, 09:24:28 PM
Then we will have long to wait  ;D
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Laura_ on December 13, 2005, 01:58:48 PM
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Then we will have long to wait  ;D


not if you help me :D

Laura
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 13, 2005, 06:25:25 PM
What can a poor writer do ?  ??? Will help if needed.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Laura_ on December 14, 2005, 02:20:48 AM
you can help...by playing Serge ;D ;D ;D you know i need a partner :Dand maybe you can help

Laura
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 14, 2005, 09:26:18 AM
Hahahaha.... ;D me as Serge...Really ?  ::)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Laura_ on December 14, 2005, 02:07:07 PM
why not >:( why not common people >:(

Laura
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 14, 2005, 07:49:18 PM
Because both Serge & Ella were "extraordinary people". ;D
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Laura_ on December 15, 2005, 12:56:58 AM
it depends,beacause as you know they were also humans as we are and they made many mistakes

Laura
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 15, 2005, 06:45:57 AM
True but I think I am common and...lets just say I am less complex than Serge... ::)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Laura_ on December 16, 2005, 07:13:35 PM
if you say so... :(

Laura
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 16, 2005, 08:20:53 PM
Yes...although as a soon-be-convert to the Eastern Orthodox Church, I understand the frevor and passion that both Serge and Ella felt about this religion.  ;)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: philcp on February 02, 2006, 02:11:02 PM
I think it would be great if the BBC did a miniseries along the lines of The Lost Prince about the events surrounding Ella's sister Victoria's wedding! All that drama! Ella's father secretly marrying during the ceremony, everyone trying to keep it from Queen
Victoria (Ella knowing all along and keeping her fathers secret engagement)then when Queen Victoria does find out she explodes!
Plus all the romance! Besides Victoria and Louis you have Princess Beatrice who was heading to spinsterhood finding love with Henry of Battenberg and standing up to her mother to secure that love! Too romantic! Plus you have Ella and Serge
falling in love and becoming engaged right after the wedding! I would love to see Judi Dench as Queen Victoria! She was so great in Her Majesty Mrs Brown!
The rest would be a casting nightmare but something the BBC could pull off wonderfully! Think of the beautiful costumes!!! Maybe someday it will happen...
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on February 02, 2006, 07:10:37 PM
Or maybe not...The cast will also have to film in Germany & Russia. Too expensive for the BBC. I think a story on Queen Alexandra will be cheaper.  :-/
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: philcp on February 03, 2006, 01:24:19 AM
I think a Queen Alexandra miniseries is a great idea!
I would love to see Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Prince Albert Victor!
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
Post by: Eric_Lowe on February 03, 2006, 02:09:18 AM
That would be great indeed.  ;D
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: sparrowshell on September 03, 2006, 07:22:55 PM
You know, I was watching an old 1950's movie on the weekend, and realised who would have played a good Grand Duchess Elizabeth - the actress Deborah Kerr!!!  (although - the movie would have had to have been made back in the 1950's- 60's). 

Deborah Kerr has that "old world" kind of look about her, and even, I think somewhat resembles Grand Duchess Elizabeth.  Interestingly enough, Deborah Kerr played two nuns in two different movies, and that makes her look even more like Ella.

Another strange co-incidence - Deborah Kerr was born 30th September ... Grand Duchess Elizabeth was born 1st November ... a day apart!!!

Here's photos of Deborah Kerr:

http://home.hiwaay.net/~oliver/kerrgallery.html

And in particular looking like Grand Duchess Elizabeth, but from a movie called "Heaven Knows Mr Alison":
http://home.hiwaay.net/~oliver/dkport26.htm
http://home.hiwaay.net/~oliver/dkport21.html
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Eric_Lowe on September 03, 2006, 09:21:49 PM
So would be Audrey Hepburn, who not only look saintly but also regal in her way (Her mother's family (Van Heemstra) was aristocratic owed Haus Doorn at one point). ;)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: sparrowshell on September 03, 2006, 10:13:41 PM
I love Audrey Hepburn, and yes she would look regal ... but she doesn't bare any resemblance to Ella, as I think Deborah Kerr does  :o  (But did you ever see Audrey Hepburn in "The Nun's Story"?  Wow - that was quite a movie!)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Eric_Lowe on September 03, 2006, 11:19:02 PM
Yes I was thinking about the "Nun's Story" when thinking about her for the role of Ella. She had the regalness of a royal princess. Poor Debbie sounded like a school marm in comparison.  ;)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Janet_W. on September 04, 2006, 01:49:42 AM
Debbie?!?!?

I agree Deborah Kerr would have been a great choice to play Ella. Her beautiful features, her regal bearing, her inner glow . . . . yes!

I had the great good fortune to see her some years ago on stage in "Long Day's Journey Into Night." I was mesmerized by her exquisite coloring and general  presence. Certainly she was one of the most memorable of film actresses during one of the greatest periods in film. It is sad to know that she is currently in frail health, but I understand her daughter is taking good care of her, and certainly Deborah Kerr has lived an extraordinary life.

Audrey Hepburn is perhaps my favorite actresses--in a tie with Katharine Hepburn--but I don't see her as Ella. However, if ever a film had been made about Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan . . . . ah, Audrey Hepburn would have been perfect!

Also, as an odd bit of trivia, Audrey Hepburn was originally cast to play Princess Nefreteri in the 1956 production of "The Ten Commandments." However, after costume tests it was determined she was too thin to wear the diaphanous fabrics, and the curvier Anne Baxter replaced her in that role.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Eric_Lowe on September 04, 2006, 02:53:18 AM
If you ask about perfect form. A young Isabella Roselli is the best choice. She had the husky voice that Ella had (speaking English with A foreign accent).  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Eric_Lowe on September 04, 2006, 02:54:58 AM
I mean Isabella Rosallini (daughter of Ingrid Bergman, who incidently played "Anastasia").  ;D
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: lababoc on September 18, 2006, 01:32:07 PM
Patrcia clarkson could be a great Ella   
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Eric_Lowe on September 18, 2006, 08:56:28 PM
Who is she ?  ???
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Taren on September 18, 2006, 09:08:44 PM
Who is she ?  ???

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0165101/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0165101/)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Eric_Lowe on September 18, 2006, 09:11:05 PM
She looked more like Princess Alice (mother of Ella) to me... :(
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: koloagirl on September 21, 2006, 09:18:04 PM
 :D

Okay, I know that Deborah Kerr (who is no longer available sadly!) has been discussed before -- but I know that whenever I see that 1946 movie "Black Narcissus" with Ms. Kerr in her religious habit -- I think "Ella"!!!   It also has something to do with the elegant way of Ms. Kerr - which I can't show you in the below picture sadly.  :-X

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Koloagirl/BlackNarcissus3.jpg)

And I also love Patricia Clarkson -- but I don't think she is "regal" enough to do justice to GD Ella.  And since Ms. Kerr is in the past -- well, I don't know!!   :-\

Janet R.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Eric_Lowe on September 22, 2006, 02:06:30 AM
Alas...we have to move on to more suitable actresses in age.  ::)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: amartin71718 on August 06, 2010, 04:50:08 PM
I don't know many actresses, but how about Carrie-Anne Moss for Ella? (aka Trinity from the Matrix trilogy) Just throwing it out there....
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Eric_Lowe on August 06, 2010, 10:31:40 PM
We need a classic beauty for the role of Ella. I don't know any that fit the bill perfectly.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: ashanti01 on August 07, 2010, 02:16:27 PM
Every time I think about an actress to play a young Ella or Alix, I keep thinking about Diane Kruger.
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/brad-pitt-and-diane-kruger-1.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/helen_of_troy_diane_kruger_movie_2005-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Eric_Lowe on August 07, 2010, 08:38:50 PM
I think she would be better for Alicky.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: redduchess on August 08, 2010, 10:45:31 AM
Has Keri Russell been mentioned?  I tried to post a pic of her with this message but no such luck. . .
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Eric_Lowe on August 08, 2010, 09:51:29 PM
Who is Keri Russell ?
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on August 09, 2010, 10:36:07 AM
The girl from "Felicity"

http://www.tusfamosos.com/i/600x.jpg

I honestly cant see Ella in her. I was thinking in turnbing back time and make the movie when Merul Streep was young. She is an awesome actress and she does look a bit like Ella.

(http://www.littlegoldenguy.com/pimgs/Meryl_Streep_02.png)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Eric_Lowe on August 09, 2010, 11:13:44 AM
Now she is much older than Ella. She could play Miechen though...
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: LauraO on September 04, 2010, 01:49:29 PM
yeh i gotta go with meryl, i love her to bits and think she could do alix or ella, hey, we're talking about meryl, she can portray anyone! mind you i do love the woman, just look at my avatar- lol!
but seriously, if you look at her in movies from the 80's or with brown hair it is more believable, heres a couple

http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/TunaEars/fnkjfbf.jpg

http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/TunaEars/still0141.jpg

http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/TunaEars/cap4991.jpg

http://s944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/TunaEars/?action=view&current=still0881.jpg

just imo , i'm probably too bias to count! lol!
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: LauraO on September 04, 2010, 01:52:49 PM
actually, if they made an ella movie (if we could turn the clock back obviously) then i'm not sure i'd like meryl playing her, i'd like the thought of meryl playing alix too much! lol! perhaps meryls daughter mamie who looks a lot like meryl but is obviosuly a lot younger and also an actress?
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 04, 2010, 02:02:59 PM
Now she is much older than Ella. She could play Miechen though...

Erm...no.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Eric_Lowe on September 05, 2010, 06:43:05 PM
You don't think Meryl can play Miechen ? I say 100% Yes ! Isabelle Ajani could play Ella.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Svetabel on September 05, 2010, 11:26:04 PM
You don't think Meryl can play Miechen ? I say 100% Yes ! Isabelle Ajani could play Ella.

you are kidding.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 06, 2010, 07:35:09 AM
Maryl can play Anyone but honestly you need glasses cause she doesnt look a bit like Elisabeth.

Did you work picking up the casting of "Young Victoria"? Tee hee.

 
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Eric_Lowe on September 06, 2010, 01:21:29 PM
Nope she is too old to play Ella now. Meryl was never a first class beauty like Ella.

She could really play the sequal "Old Victoria" Hee Tee Hee
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Olgasha on September 06, 2010, 02:55:50 PM
I didn't check this topic so  don't know if she has already been mentioned....

 Natascha McElhone
(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRoN_5om7aKbfH-jHt2DIWhXVlksfAyymKFKZ848lZ1XVRSX5o&t=1&usg=__3-44wt0lG8p8SGvaFTT1B3I28ys=)
(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/6353/natashamcelhonenbcmurrap.jpg)

But honestly... in my opinion she's much more beautiful than Ella.XD
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Eric_Lowe on September 06, 2010, 02:58:19 PM
Well...Ella was a traditional beauty, she is more modern in looks.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 07, 2010, 08:37:51 AM
I agree with Olgasha. Natasha is WAY beautiful than Ella (Also Meryl)

Gee...i understand you, Eric. When you re in love with someone, no one is better  than that person (sigh)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Eric_Lowe on September 07, 2010, 10:09:16 AM
I think Cate Blancett could do Ella, but I think she would probably do Alicky better.  ;)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Bambi on November 29, 2017, 05:55:55 AM
So sorry to be reviving a very old thread, but I just couldn't help myself and had to throw in my two cents! :D When it comes to casting, I think it's important to remember that Ella was considered a great beauty. Personally, I don't think that any actress resembles her, but the first actresses that came to my mind were Marion Cotillard and Amber Heard.

Marion is a well-established actress and I personally consider her very beautiful. Her chocolate brown/auburn hair, pure blue eyes, delicate smile and flawless, fair skin - which, I believe, are all features that Ella possessed - could make her an appropriate candidate. Their face shapes are different, but hey, there's bound to be some physical differences between Ella and the actress who would portray her.

Amber Heard is also a great beauty and I think her face shape is much more similar to Ella's, although she does have a very sultry appearance. But generally, lookswise, I think she would be a very appropriate choice and looks beautiful naturally with no/minimal makeup as well, as I'm sure Ella would not be portrayed with heavy makeup on the screen, anyway. 
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: TimM on November 30, 2017, 11:17:45 AM
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Marion is a well-established actress and I personally consider her very beautiful. Her chocolate brown/auburn hair, pure blue eyes, delicate smile and flawless, fair skin

She played the villian, Talia Ra-Ghul, in The Dark Knight Rises.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Russka Princess on January 27, 2018, 10:55:43 AM
I would cast these actress for a four graces movie it would be about romance  and drama.

Vhm; cate Blanchett

(http://www.google.de/search?tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=56tsWtCeOYz4kwWGxJfwDQ&q=cate+blanchett+with+long+hair&oq=ca&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.1.0.41l2j0i67k1l3.272555.272841.0.274025.3.2.0.1.1.0.177.318.0j2.2.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-img..0.3.390.3...0.AdgiUJCw_7U#imgrc=tZdF4hPLk-FxXM:&isa=y)

Ella; Rachel Madame

(http://www.google.de/search?tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=CK1sWt6cIs-TsAfgiLS4DQ&q=rachel+mcadams+foto&oq=ra&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.1.0.41l2j0i67k1l3.57312.57605.0.58348.3.2.0.1.1.0.182.319.0j2.2.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-img..0.3.381.3..0.0.lRa2QWdx7HA#imgrc=YS8MH1x3cvhCvM:&isa=y)

Irene; Anne Hathaway

(http://www.google.de/search?tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=RK1sWo_tO4v3kwWiyZXIBQ&q=anne+hathaway&oq=a&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.1.1.41l3j0i67k1j0.63588.63588.0.65031.2.1.0.1.1.0.254.254.2-1.1.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-img..0.2.316.3...0.cI7B1fgZbVk#imgdii=N5JU0mY2WhBeZM:&imgrc=tnbx0sWZR73EgM:&isa=y)


Alix; Amanda seyfried

(http://www.google.de/search?tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=x61sWszbKoG1kwWA8r7YBA&q=amanda+seyfried&oq=am&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.1.0.41j0i67k1l2j0j0i67k1.6380.6682.0.7592.3.2.0.1.1.0.179.316.0j2.2.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-img..0.3.378.3...0.kjy4Aq0-bFA#imgrc=D7QrOK9QzphERM:&isa=y)


The husbands

Louis ; Patrick dumpsay

(http://www.google.de/search?tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=0a1sWqfJIM2RkwWQhYS4BA&q=patrick+dempsey&oq=pa&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.1.0.41j0i67k1l4.67493.67795.0.68651.3.2.0.1.1.0.170.315.0j2.2.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-img..0.3.383.3..0.0.Wm7M6sRrsIk#imgrc=z92qx3evr0y8-M:&isa=y)

Serge; jude law

(http://www.google.de/search?tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=Gq5sWq61F5LekgW__pzQCA&q=jude+law&oq=ju&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.1.0.41l3j0i67k1j0.46058.46216.0.46950.3.2.0.1.1.0.351.638.2-1j1.2.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-img..0.3.701.3...0.nWkJE3okois#imgrc=a8NcWeCGOZbviM:&isa=y)

Henry; Matthew mccourtney

(https://www.google.de/search?tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=Ta5sWsbtN4ObkwWXka_4BQ&q=matthew+mcconaughey&oq=m&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.1.0.41l3j0i67k1l2.69545.69545.0.70577.2.1.0.1.1.0.187.187.0j1.1.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-img..0.2.246.3...0.s-u9P82Gf1c#imgrc=uVcMgQD-v1oLcM:&isa=y)

Nicky Leonardo di caption

(http://www.google.de/search?tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=mK5sWsXfIsGTsAfpiqLoAQ&q=leonardo+dicaprio&oq=le&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.1.0.41j0i67k1l3j0.54719.55011.0.55759.3.2.0.1.1.0.175.319.0j2.2.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-img..0.3.386.3...0.7yyBltGSjGU#imgrc=3SerOzQnE5FQqM:&isa=y)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Russka Princess on January 27, 2018, 11:00:57 AM
Sadly It didn't worked with the pics.

Well if someone or someday want produce a movie about them I would choose them

It would start with the death of their mother and end with the death of alix and Ella

For example ,

Start;

- death of their mother
- fell in love and married( good and bad times in their marriage)
- tragedies :
  V: Alice is deaf how she get through it.
   E, marriage with serge , jeoulsy, death from serge
   I; illness of her son's and the death from henry junior how she get through it
   A; life in Russia, alexej illness , Rasputin

Well it a example..i would love to see a movie about them
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Russka Princess on January 27, 2018, 11:05:39 AM
I would cast these actress for a four graces movie it would be about romance  and drama.

Vhm; cate Blanchett : she really look like Victoria!

(http://www.google.de/search?tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=56tsWtCeOYz4kwWGxJfwDQ&q=cate+blanchett+with+long+hair&oq=ca&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.1.0.41l2j0i67k1l3.272555.272841.0.274025.3.2.0.1.1.0.177.318.0j2.2.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-img..0.3.390.3...0.AdgiUJCw_7U#imgrc=tZdF4hPLk-FxXM:&isa=y)

Ella; Rachel Mcadams ( she is so beautiful)

(http://www.google.de/search?tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=CK1sWt6cIs-TsAfgiLS4DQ&q=rachel+mcadams+foto&oq=ra&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.1.0.41l2j0i67k1l3.57312.57605.0.58348.3.2.0.1.1.0.182.319.0j2.2.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-img..0.3.381.3..0.0.lRa2QWdx7HA#imgrc=YS8MH1x3cvhCvM:&isa=y)

Irene; Anne Hathaway ; she look like Irene with her eyes and hair

(http://www.google.de/search?tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=RK1sWo_tO4v3kwWiyZXIBQ&q=anne+hathaway&oq=a&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.1.1.41l3j0i67k1j0.63588.63588.0.65031.2.1.0.1.1.0.254.254.2-1.1.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-img..0.2.316.3...0.cI7B1fgZbVk#imgdii=N5JU0mY2WhBeZM:&imgrc=tnbx0sWZR73EgM:&isa=y)


Alix; Amanda seyfried ; she have a dimple like Alix!

(http://www.google.de/search?tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=x61sWszbKoG1kwWA8r7YBA&q=amanda+seyfried&oq=am&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.1.0.41j0i67k1l2j0j0i67k1.6380.6682.0.7592.3.2.0.1.1.0.179.316.0j2.2.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-img..0.3.378.3...0.kjy4Aq0-bFA#imgrc=D7QrOK9QzphERM:&isa=y)


The husbands

Louis ; Patrick dumpsay; his blue eyes like Louis!! So handsome

(http://www.google.de/search?tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=0a1sWqfJIM2RkwWQhYS4BA&q=patrick+dempsey&oq=pa&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.1.0.41j0i67k1l4.67493.67795.0.68651.3.2.0.1.1.0.170.315.0j2.2.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-img..0.3.383.3..0.0.Wm7M6sRrsIk#imgrc=z92qx3evr0y8-M:&isa=y)

Serge; jude law ; he would be a great serge

(http://www.google.de/search?tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=Gq5sWq61F5LekgW__pzQCA&q=jude+law&oq=ju&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.1.0.41l3j0i67k1j0.46058.46216.0.46950.3.2.0.1.1.0.351.638.2-1j1.2.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-img..0.3.701.3...0.nWkJE3okois#imgrc=a8NcWeCGOZbviM:&isa=y)

Henry; Matthew mccourtney; he would be a great henry

(https://www.google.de/search?tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=Ta5sWsbtN4ObkwWXka_4BQ&q=matthew+mcconaughey&oq=m&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.1.0.41l3j0i67k1l2.69545.69545.0.70577.2.1.0.1.1.0.187.187.0j1.1.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-img..0.2.246.3...0.s-u9P82Gf1c#imgrc=uVcMgQD-v1oLcM:&isa=y)

Nicky Leonardo di caprio; he look so good as a nicky

(http://www.google.de/search?tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=mK5sWsXfIsGTsAfpiqLoAQ&q=leonardo+dicaprio&oq=le&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.1.0.41j0i67k1l3j0.54719.55011.0.55759.3.2.0.1.1.0.175.319.0j2.2.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-img..0.3.386.3...0.7yyBltGSjGU#imgrc=3SerOzQnE5FQqM:&isa=y)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: TimM on January 27, 2018, 05:56:22 PM
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Sadly It didn't worked with the pics.

If you're using Photobucket, read this thread:

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=18757.0
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Ayla C. on January 29, 2018, 09:53:59 AM
A Movie About Ella is Being Produced.

The shooting of the film about the Lutheran princess and the Orthodox Saint Elizabeth Fedorovna Romanova will began in Kazan. The role of the Grand Duchess will be performed by the People’s Artist of Russia, ballerina Ilze Liepa. The film’s director will be Alexey Barykin.

Our group began to work on a film about St. Elizabeth Feodorovna Romanova. The events of the picture unfold in the period from the time of the reign of Alexander III until 1918, - said Barykin. - Very large, serious historical material, which must be handled as carefully as possible. I act as the author of the script and the director. It will be a full-length picture at the junction of documentary and feature films. Filming takes place in Kazan, in the Marfo-Mariinsky Convent of Mercy in Moscow, which was founded by Elizaveta Romanova in 1910. We have already visited Alapaevsk, on the site of the martyrdom of Elizabeth Feodorovna on July 18, 1918. Soon there is a trip to Jerusalem, where the holy body rest in the Mary Magdalene Church.

The premiere will be held on July 18, 2018.

(source: evening-kazan (http://www.evening-kazan.ru/articles/v-kazani-nachinayut-snimat-film-o-velikoy-knyagine-romanovoy-s-ilze-liepoy-v-glavnoy-roli.html))

This is Ilze Liepa, she will play Ella in the movie:

(http://78.media.tumblr.com/f10353ad7db89e3885636e91368b8006/tumblr_p38piq9Ykv1t5k7qjo2_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Bambi on January 30, 2018, 02:41:55 AM
I was thrilled when I heard about this a while ago! Unfortunately, I was unable to obtain much information due to my lack of knowledge of the Russian language, so thank you for providing some extra details in English.

It's so wonderful that there is a movie being produced for Ella. I always found it quite surprising and disappointing that she has never been shown or even mentioned in other Romanov films, with the exception of Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny (1996) where you momentarily see her death scene and a voiceover by Alexei.

I suppose it is very likely that the film will also feature an actress portraying her sister Alix as well as other actors/actresses portraying the Imperial Family?
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Kalafrana on January 30, 2018, 04:19:02 AM
To my eyes, Ilze Liepa looks a pretty good likeness for Ella, but she will need to leave off all the make-up to do the part properly.

She has brown eyes, however, and I have a suspicion that Ella's were blue.

Ann
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Bambi on January 30, 2018, 05:00:30 AM
To my eyes, Ilze Liepa looks a pretty good likeness for Ella, but she will need to leave off all the make-up to do the part properly.

She has brown eyes, however, and I have a suspicion that Ella's were blue.

Ann

Ella's eyes are said to have been greyish blue with a spot of brown in one of her eyes. :)

I've seen several photographs of Ilze Liepa and her eyes are definitely not brown. It can be difficult to tell with the abundance of photographs, but I suspect her eyes are also greyish blue - same as Ella's.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Kalafrana on January 30, 2018, 11:25:39 AM
Perhaps it's the angle of the photograph, but Ms Liepa's eyes look more brown than blue there.

Ah well. some years ago an actor whose name I forget played Charles I, and made an excellent likeness, except that he was 6ft 2, whereas  Charles was about 5ft with bandy legs from rickets!

Now, can Ms Liepa act?

Ann
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: TimM on January 30, 2018, 05:11:04 PM
I'd never heard of Ilze Liepa until now.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Kalafrana on January 31, 2018, 02:29:30 AM
What parts has she played previously?

Ann
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Bambi on January 31, 2018, 06:24:31 AM
She has a page on IMDb:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0509674/
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Kalafrana on January 31, 2018, 11:21:47 AM
Interesting, as she does not actually seem to have done much acting - last significant part in 2000.

Is she better known as a dancer?

I wonder who will play Serge - bound to be a very difficult role.

Ann
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Ayla C. on January 31, 2018, 02:33:21 PM
To my eyes, Ilze Liepa looks a pretty good likeness for Ella, but she will need to leave off all the make-up to do the part properly.
She has brown eyes, however, and I have a suspicion that Ella's were blue.

She has blue eyes as Ella's. Take a look:

(http://mignews.com/aimages/05_16/160516_141935_60072_2.jpg)
(https://gl.weburg.net/00/persons/8/35091/big/507351.jpg)
(http://parfumclub.org/images/ilze-liepa.jpg)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Bambi on January 31, 2018, 04:17:30 PM
Interesting, as she does not actually seem to have done much acting - last significant part in 2000.

Is she better known as a dancer?

I wonder who will play Serge - bound to be a very difficult role.

Ann

Yes, I think she is better known as a ballet dancer.

Given that Ilze Liepa is 54 years old, could it be that the film will only be presenting the last period of Ella's life, a bit like Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya Semya?
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Ayla C. on February 01, 2018, 12:19:15 PM
Given that Ilze Liepa is 54 years old, could it be that the film will only be presenting the last period of Ella's life, a bit like Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya Semya?

As I read, the story will start in 1883 and end in 1918 with her death.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Bambi on February 01, 2018, 03:25:11 PM
Given that Ilze Liepa is 54 years old, could it be that the film will only be presenting the last period of Ella's life, a bit like Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya Semya?

As I read, the story will start in 1883 and end in 1918 with her death.

Whoops! Yes, you did write that - sorry! :D

This is very exciting! I hope the movie will be a great success.

I look forward to any trailers in the meantime. ;)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Ayla C. on February 17, 2018, 01:26:29 PM
Whoops! Yes, you did write that - sorry! :D

This is very exciting! I hope the movie will be a great success.

I look forward to any trailers in the meantime. ;)

Oh, that's all right! :)

If I find more about the movie I will post here!
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Ayla C. on February 17, 2018, 03:16:24 PM
I found some news!
The director told about two actors of the movie:

The first is Andrey Merzlikin:

(http://iv1.lisimg.com/image/7312364/600full-andrey-merzlikin.jpg)

And the second Alexander Mikhailov:

(http://msk.ticketbest.info/db/989/170/activity-327145.jpg)


There's an interview here, but it's in russian: XX (https://news.mail.ru/society/32572963/)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Bambi on February 17, 2018, 05:21:58 PM
Ah! It’s especially at times like this I wish I knew Russian! Did the director reveal who they will be portraying?

Thanks for the updates! :)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Превед on February 18, 2018, 05:17:52 AM
Ah! It’s especially at times like this I wish I knew Russian! Did the director reveal who they will be portraying?

You get a good translation with Google Translate:

О чем-то мы спорили. Например, как преподнести тему ее отношения к Распутину. Там была нравственная дилемма. С одной стороны, она простила убийц мужа, но при этом считала, что убийство Распутина оправданно. И из-за этого у нее произошла ссора с сестрой, императрицей Александрой Федоровной.
=
We argued about something. For example, how to present the topic of her relationship to Rasputin. There was a moral dilemma. On the one hand, she forgave her husband's murderers, but at the same time she believed that Rasputin's murder was justified. And because of this, she had a quarrel with her sister, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.

[...]

- Вы не житие снимаете…

Алексей Барыкин: Да, совершенно верно. Мы делаем историю живого человека. И естественно, что он в чем-то несовершенен. И так ее добродетели настолько очевидны. Хотя не исключено, что тему Распутина я не буду поднимать.
=
You are not filming a vita / hagiography.....

Alexei Barykin: Yes, that's right. We make a story of a living person. And it is natural that she is in something imperfect. And so her virtues are so obvious. Although it is possible that I will not raise the topic of Rasputin.

- Когда изучали материалы, что вас поразило?

Алексей Барыкин: Было несколько открытий. Само по себе интересно царское окружение, семья великих князей. И впервые я серьезно столкнулся с дискуссией о муже Елизаветы Федоровны, Сергее Александровиче.

С одной стороны, это человек, которого много лет историки представляли исчадием ада. И тут вдруг противоположная точка зрения, что это был святейший человек, который строил храмы и причащался трижды в неделю. И тоже много фактов приводят, это подтверждающих. Он основал Палестинское общество. Столько храмов им было построено на Святой земле!
=
- When you studied the materials, what amazed you?

Alexei Barykin: There were several discoveries. In itself, the royal environment, the family of the grand dukes, is interesting. And for the first time I was seriously confronted with a discussion about the husband of Elizabeth Feodorovna, Sergey Alexandrovich.

On the one hand, this is a person who for many years historians have been represented as the descent of hell. And then suddenly the opposite view that it was the most holy man who built the temples and communed three times a week. And too many facts lead, it confirming. He founded the Palestinian Society. So many churches they were built in the Holy Land!


Nothing wrong with a movie with a strong religious focus, but it sounds like it's gonna be very tame and un-controversial, being filmed in tight co-operation with the church hierarchy and avoiding all problematic issues.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Grandoffsky on February 18, 2018, 11:18:07 AM
Ah! It’s especially at times like this I wish I knew Russian! Did the director reveal who they will be portraying?

Thanks for the updates! :)

He didn't say who exactly these actors will be portraying, only that Merzlikin will represent the new Soviet, atheistic Russia, while Mikhailov - the old Tsarist Orthodox Russia.

This leads me to think that Mikhailov might be portraying GD Sergei, though I'm not sure.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Ayla C. on February 22, 2018, 04:25:58 PM
He didn't say who exactly these actors will be portraying, only that Merzlikin will represent the new Soviet, atheistic Russia, while Mikhailov - the old Tsarist Orthodox Russia.

This leads me to think that Mikhailov might be portraying GD Sergei, though I'm not sure.

I also belive that A. Mikhailov will play Sergei; he has something that resembles Sergei.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: TimM on February 25, 2018, 11:27:31 AM
I guess we'll have to wait and see.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: The Test Card Girl on March 08, 2018, 09:47:15 PM
If they ever did a miniseries that features Alexandra's relatives, how about casting a little girl as the 1895-1903 "Ella" that died of typhoid?
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: TimM on March 10, 2018, 07:21:52 AM
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how about casting a little girl as the 1895-1903 "Ella" that died of typhoid?

It would depend on how relevant it was to the plot.
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: Ayla C. on July 22, 2018, 01:03:39 PM
The movie about Grand Duchess Elizabeth was released.

(https://foma.ru/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/OsannaFilm1.jpg)

"On July 18, Russia will show a feature film about St. Elizabeth Feodorovna.

The new film "Hosanna" dedicated to the Holy Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna will be shown in Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Alapaevsk, as well as on the TV channels "Spas" and "Soyuz" on July 18, 2018.

The film was created by the Kazan film crew under the direction of director Alexei Barykin with the blessing of Metropolitan of Kazan and Tatarstan Feofan and with the financial support of the Kazan patron Andrei Kolmakov, reports the site of the Tatarstan Metropolis.

The main roles in the film were performed by famous Russian actors - Ilze Liepa, Alexander Mikhailov and Andrei Merzlikin. The film was shot in Jerusalem, Darmstadt, Wiesbaden, Kazan, Moscow, Yekaterinburg and Alapaevsk.

Much attention is paid to the stay of St. Elizabeth Feodorovna in Kazan and her contribution to the arrangement of the cathedral on the site of the appearance of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God.

- When the Grand Duchess Elizabeth decided to bow to the Queen of Heaven in the place of the appearance of Her Kazan image, she noticed that there was something missing. Then, at her own expense, Elisaveta Feodorovna arranged a Cave Temple below. There are no more such temples in Russia, - said Metropolitan Theophanes of Kazan and Tatarstan.

The exit of the picture is timed to the 100th anniversary of the death of the holy royal family and other members of the Romanov dynasty. Its premiere will be held on July 18 in the Kazan cinema "Cinema 5" (TRK "Park House") (the beginning of the session is 18:00), at the same time the shows will be held in Yekaterinburg and Alapaevsk, and later in Moscow. After the film is shown in Kazan, a creative meeting will be held with its creators."

SOURCE: foma.ru (https://foma.ru/18-iyulya-v-rossii-pokazhut-hudozhestvennyiy-film-o-svyatoy-elizavete-feodorovne.html)


I also found an interview with Ilze Liepa in russian: X (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZaQ6uS6Egs)

And a video of one of the actors talking about the movie (in russian): X (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOFIjIb6rX0)
Title: Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
Post by: TimM on July 22, 2018, 05:28:44 PM
Looks good.