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Title: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Annie on August 02, 2007, 07:47:17 PM
If you could make a movie or a miniseries about the Romanovs, what actresses would you choose to play each of the girls and why? Please post their pics if you can find them.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: ImperialHighness on August 03, 2007, 11:00:50 AM
Hello,

I m new to this forum. I do not know how to put photos in here, but I would cast these actors for they are my favourite ones:

Anastasia- the young Jodie Foster (in "Taxi") or Kirsten Dunst
Marie- the young Demi Moore
Tatiana- Juliette Lewis
Olga- Milla Jovovich

Crazy choice, but I was thinking about their faces and compared them to OTMAs.


Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Holly on August 04, 2007, 06:16:26 PM
There is already a thread like this.  :P
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: QueenEna1887 on August 04, 2007, 08:00:08 PM
Maybe Julia Stiles would make a good Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, for some odd reason I think the two somewhat resemble each other.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Lolita on August 05, 2007, 01:25:24 AM
I would cast some Russian unknowns that look like the sisters.....and can act like them too. ;D

hey,why not?
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Stasie on August 05, 2007, 02:20:37 PM
I don't know about OTMA, but I think Alexandrea Owens (she played Cora Cartmell in Titanic) looks a lot like OTMA's cousin Ella. Of course the actress is much older now.
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa312/otmaa/cora.jpg (http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa312/otmaa/cora.jpg)
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Annie on August 05, 2007, 04:30:14 PM
Sorry I didn't know there was already a thread on this. I thought there might be but couldn't find one. If you find it please post the link, I'd like to see it. Thanks.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Amanda_Misha on August 05, 2007, 08:24:57 PM
I believe that this it is the link  :)
http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=1714.0

Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: NAOTMAA Fan on August 05, 2007, 09:20:54 PM
Hmmm I quite agree with Holly, an exact thread already exists. It is a good question nonetheless, should one day a new film be made.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Lolita on August 05, 2007, 10:27:55 PM
I don't know about OTMA, but I think Alexandrea Owens (she played Cora Cartmell in Titanic) looks a lot like OTMA's cousin Ella. Of course the actress is much older now.
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa312/otmaa/cora.jpg (http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa312/otmaa/cora.jpg)

Wow!She does look like cousin Ella

I`ve seen Titanic,but I never noticed that

but that's because I didn't know about cousin Ella last time I saw it(and I still don't know that much about her)

this might be a dumb question to some people

but i`m going to ask it anyway

what's cousin Ella's full name?
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Aliss_Kande on August 06, 2007, 02:07:11 PM
I don't know about OTMA, but I think Alexandrea Owens (she played Cora Cartmell in Titanic) looks a lot like OTMA's cousin Ella. Of course the actress is much older now.
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa312/otmaa/cora.jpg (http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa312/otmaa/cora.jpg)

Wow!She does look like cousin Ella

I`ve seen Titanic,but I never noticed that

but that's because I didn't know about cousin Ella last time I saw it(and I still don't know that much about her)

this might be a dumb question to some people

but i`m going to ask it anyway

what's cousin Ella's full name?

Elisabeth Marie Alice Viktoria has her own thread here. (http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,124.0.html)
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Clemence on August 20, 2007, 01:54:06 PM
suppose there were to be a film on Alix, who would u think would be best to become her?

my favorite is Julianne Moore, I believe she would be perfect in the part!
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Holly on August 20, 2007, 03:14:19 PM
There are around 4 or 5 threads already on the subject of casting actors to play the Romanovs.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: NAOTMAA Fan on August 20, 2007, 04:03:09 PM
Agreed, if you go down the Having Fun page, or the next page, theres a thread that talks about actors for OTMAA and N&A. Also you can find threads like this in other areas. Please make sure you check next time!!  :)
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on October 17, 2010, 01:44:16 PM
Why in the world was this made a sticky? that aside, would the first poster post a picture of those actresses you mentioned looking a bit like OTMA?
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 17, 2010, 01:56:07 PM
i agree 0_o and even more if  there are a duplicate of this same subject

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=1083.0
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Olga Bernice on August 28, 2011, 08:15:16 PM
Well, now that it is a sticky, and the thread is made, I figured I might as well respond.

Olga: Natalie Portman

Tatiana: Keira Knightley

Maria: Claire Danes

Anastasia: Kirsten Dunst

Of course, most of these actors are really too old to play the parts, but I thought they had a resemblance.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on March 12, 2012, 08:05:53 PM
It looks like if they ever do another movie about the IF the roles of of OTMA will be played by some lesser actors unless the movie is about them or about their final days ect. However a movie about OTMA if done right would make a great chick flick so to speak. No doubt young chicks will flock to it wearing "I (heart) OTMA t-shirts" no doubt they will laugh and cry through this movie. Most likely their boyfriends will be laughing and crying as well at different sences. Forunetly for them there is enough bloodshed in this movie so they won't run screaming from the theater half way through the show. No doubt many young actresses would like to play such a role. it might take 3 or more of them to play each daughter as they grow up. Of course they may not like everything they have to do like wearing a corset ("I can't breath! get me out of this thing!), sleeping on a camp bed ("you want me to sleep on this!"), winter scenes ("It freezing") and getting their heads shaved ("you want me to do this!?"). I do feel sorry for the actresses in Romanovy who had to do this I don't think they were acting. This is just me having fun.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: edubs31 on March 13, 2012, 08:50:35 AM
James) I agree, and we all know Natalie Portman (following up on Olga Bernice's comment) probably wouldn't mind having her head shaved..."V for Vendetta" anyone?

As you pointed out the quality of the actresses would largely depend on what type of film it is. Should it be about OTMA specifically you can expect to have some A-list caliber names playing the roles...whereas if it's a broader story about the fall of the Russian Empire some lesser known character actresses would probably be a guarantee.

If it's an OTMA-centric theme I'm guessing the majority of the film would focus on their later years. That way they could get full use out of hiring an appealing quartet of late-teen & 20-something actresses who already have some star power. My guess is a scrip beginning in 1914, including the famous photo shoots, then the outbreak of WWI, their work in the hospital, etc, and carry it through to the end makes most sense.

But even this might require you to use a second actress for Anastasia (maybe Maria too) who was only around the age of 13 in 1914. Would look pretty silly, even with regards to the normal Hollywood cliches of 16 and 17 year old characters being played by actors ten years their senior, to have a well know 20-ish actress try to pull off a 13-year old girl. A small and young looking impish one at that, lol.

Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Jen_94 on March 13, 2012, 12:14:43 PM
I totally agree James, It would make a fantastic film!

Edus31, I agree totally. Lives about young Russian Grand Duchesses during WWI would be pretty good, and would indeed make sense. I can see the film opening with perhaps, something like, a prologue, then, skip to the 1914, formals being shot and continue the film on from there, until July 17th 1918? Then it ends there.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: edubs31 on March 13, 2012, 03:10:43 PM
Good thinking Jen...I imagine the ending to any romantically skewed tale of OTMA would need to find a clever way to address the murders. I don't think movie going audiences would warm to a vividly accurate portrayal, but it would be awfully careless to ignore the tragedy altogether.

I imagine something along the lines of a flashback sequence following their descent down the stairs to the cellar of the Ipatiev House. Something similar to but more elaborate than that haunting scene from "The Lost Prince" when George V is given word of the IF's murder. A little cinematic wizardry showing the GDs in happier and more tranquil times...smiling and frolicking around Alexander Palace and the gardens they loved, tennis matches, dancing at balls, playing in the snow, roller skating on the Standart, etc.

Maybe that whole life flashing in front of your eyes effect people talk about prior to death or during moments of severe trauma unfolding. Follow this by cranking up the film's music score and muting the voices of both the guards and victims as everyone enters the room. Then in slow motion we see nothing more than the body of Nicholas falling to the ground. The sound of gunshots firing as the music continues to drown out any shouts and screams from the victims...but all the while the camera itself is stationed outside of the cellar door.

From there just a few more moments in the sequence. The guards open the door and smoke comes pouring out (did actually happen). Then a few slow motion camera shots of more men coming and going in and out of the room for what we can imagine being the purpose of finishing the job. Flashes of gunshots illuminating the smoke as it continues to seep out of the cellar before we fade to black.

I'd want the final scene to show some type of present day memorial service at the Church of All Saints. Or perhaps something less dramatic like children, Russian preferably, learning about the lives of the Romanov's in a classroom setting. Something that leads us into the credits where actual photographs and paintings of the Grand Duchesses' are shown as the list of names scrolls by...
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Jen_94 on March 13, 2012, 04:29:57 PM
I like your idea of the final moments, dramatic, but very good, I can actually picture it in my head and think it would look wonderful on film.

I like your idea of an ending too, most definitely! Perhaps, I think what would be nice would be, after the ending scene, We go to modern day Russia, perhaps one anniversary of their death, to a school classroom(like you said), where we see children and their teacher, remembering the Romanov family, and learning about them, perhaps? Then, as we see the teacher begin to talk about them, maybe roll into credits, showing pictures of the family? Hmmm...So many ideas buzzing around in my head right now!

Now, who would I cast? I'm not too sure on that one...I'll have to think on that one!
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: GrandDuchessIsabelle on March 14, 2012, 12:10:39 PM
If I can add my ideas...Although an OTMA centered movie would be welcomed, I would prefer a TV series (or several?), spanning from Olga's birth to their deaths. That would solve the problem of actors (several could be used) and could include the family's anguish at Alexei's haemophilia (Spala), the 300th anniversary celebrations and how Alexandra came to Rasputin etc. THEN it could go on to WW1 and the hospitals and Revolution, ending with their deaths. I think that this would be better than a film because it would enable more of the major events and everyday ones to be portrayed, building up the audience's relationship with the family so that when their deaths came it brought more of a...I don't know the word...hit? Does that make sense?

And about their (metaphorical) death scenes, I wouldn't want to see it dampened down. I would prefer a hard hitting reality of what happened to ignite more shock into the audience (and to be honest, is it any more gristly that Saw, for instance?). After that, edubs31's idea of flashbacks would work well, with soft music and quotes from earlier in the movie/series being repeated.

Just my ideas! :)
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: edubs31 on March 14, 2012, 12:59:47 PM
Interesting GDI...just some feedback for you...

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Although an OTMA centered movie would be welcomed, I would prefer a TV series (or several?), spanning from Olga's birth to their deaths.

We all would. But assuming that this would approximately be a two-hour feature film I think it very difficult not to skip over major events if you're going to A) include everything important that happened from 1895 on, and B) if you're planning on keeping the focus on the siblings...again as you said a mini-series would solve this problem. In that case I'd like to see something along these lines...

Hour 1 (1894-1895) - Nicholas and Alix are engaged, Alexander III dies, Nicholas assumes the throne, the wedding, and Olga is born.
Hour 2 (1896-1903) - Nicholas' coronation and the Khondynka incident, the exhibition,  Hague Peace Conference & births of TMA.
Hour 3 (1904-1906) - Russo-Japanese War, birth of Alexei, pogroms against the Jews, Bloody Sunday, October Manifesto
Hour 4 (1907-1913) - Focus on family life, the Duma, brewing revolution, Sotolypin's assasination, Spala Incident, Enter Rasputin
Hour 5 (1914-1916) - Famous portrait session, World War I, life at the military hospital, Rasputin's murder
Hour 6 (1917-1918) - Bolshevik Revolution, Nicholas' abdication, held captive, Withdraw from WWI, IF murdered

And about their (metaphorical) death scenes, I wouldn't want to see it dampened down. I would prefer a hard hitting reality of what happened to ignite more shock into the audience (and to be honest, is it any more gristly that Saw, for instance?).

Again, consider the theme of the film. A mini-series, documentary type film would make sense to have your hard hitting reality. A romantic portrayal of OTMA/family for the first 1:45 followed by a gruesome killing sequence would be awfully shocking to viewers. It would also make the film R-rated, limiting the size of the audience. Not a smart move when you consider the number of adolescent girls who'd ordinarily like to attend, lol.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Jen_94 on March 14, 2012, 04:32:20 PM
Hmmm good ideas GDI :) I never thought of a mini tv series, and I like the way Edubs31 has laid out what each episode would include.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: edubs31 on March 14, 2012, 04:53:41 PM
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And about their (metaphorical) death scenes, I wouldn't want to see it dampened down. I would prefer a hard hitting reality of what happened to ignite more shock into the audience (and to be honest, is it any more gristly that Saw, for instance?).

I meant to quote this comment by GDI in my response above...

But to your point about "is it any more grisly than Saw"...in a word, YES! Well perhaps no more "grisly" but certainly more shocking and awful. Unlike "Saw", which I have never seen so correct me if I'm wrong, we are talking about the actual murders of real life people many of us have come to love and admire...they aren't abstract or fictional characters like in some typical horror film.

Such a sequence, that can be very off putting to an audience who up until that point wasn't exposed to such carnage (whether this be in the first 90% of a movie or mini-series), needs to be scripted and filmed with care.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: GrandDuchessIsabelle on March 15, 2012, 02:57:45 PM
Quote from: edubs31 link=topic=9906.msg504154#msg504154 date=1331747987
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Hour 1 (1894-1895)[/b] - Nicholas and Alix are engaged, Alexander III dies, Nicholas assumes the throne, the wedding, and Olga is born.
Hour 2 (1896-1903) - Nicholas' coronation and the Khondynka incident, the exhibition,  Hague Peace Conference & births of TMA.
Hour 3 (1904-1906) - Russo-Japanese War, birth of Alexei, pogroms against the Jews, Bloody Sunday, October Manifesto
Hour 4 (1907-1913) - Focus on family life, the Duma, brewing revolution, Sotolypin's assasination, Spala Incident, Enter Rasputin
Hour 5 (1914-1916) - Famous portrait session, World War I, life at the military hospital, Rasputin's murder
Hour 6 (1917-1918) - Bolshevik Revolution, Nicholas' abdication, held captive, Withdraw from WWI, IF murdered
Exactly as I had imagined! Yes, unfortunately the kind of movie I (and possibly others on here) would like to see, is not what would sell. I guess this is what this thread is about, being able to create our own films exactly how we would have wanted them.

P.S What I meant about the death scene was that it would be similar to the death scene in Romanovy, true to life but tasteful. Sorry if it caused misunderstanding!
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on March 16, 2012, 09:31:31 AM
I imagine the ending to any romantically skewed tale of OTMA would need to find a clever way to address the murders. I don't think movie going audiences would warm to a vividly accurate portrayal
Not necessarily... If you think of, say, The Young Victoria, which has it's inaccuracies for sure, but it wouldn't be called "romantically skewed", (well, perhaps, yet nobody could call it a 'chick flick',) and that was a hit, perhaps something along the lines of...I don't know, Downton Abbey, which I've not seen hardly any of but seems to be well-loved... Yet I really do think that it would be rather disrespectful to their memory to make a horribly falsified portrayal, such as the recent Marie Antoinette film, which could certainly be called a chick flick for sure...

Exactly as I had imagined! Yes, unfortunately the kind of movie I (and possibly others on here) would like to see, is not what would sell. I guess this is what this thread is about, being able to create our own films exactly how we would have wanted them.
I would definitely love something like that! And that is what this thread is about, our dreams that there will one day be a quality film portrayal of the family, where nobody is wallpaper and it is well-acted, poignantly touching and funny at times, that would truly make the public see what they family was like.

Love the flashback as they walk down the stairs idea...I've thought of that many times myself, and also the closed door and gunshots, maybe even a shot of the hurried burial, yet no gristly bodies, please!

And most definitely the canonization at the end, perhaps even touching on the history buffs and other such people fascinated with their lives such as ourselves!

Oh, for this to actually come to be! Romanovy...is closest, although the start of the war would have made it even better.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: edubs31 on March 16, 2012, 10:19:55 AM
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Not necessarily... If you think of, say, The Young Victoria, which has it's inaccuracies for sure, but it wouldn't be called "romantically skewed", (well, perhaps, yet nobody could call it a 'chick flick',) and that was a hit, perhaps something along the lines of...I don't know, Downton Abbey, which I've not seen hardly any of but seems to be well-loved... Yet I really do think that it would be rather disrespectful to their memory to make a horribly falsified portrayal, such as the recent Marie Antoinette film, which could certainly be called a chick flick for sure...

Well, again, I'm not suggesting we falsify anything. None of the films I've seen have offered an accurate portrayal of the murder scene. Some are closer to the truth than others but you have to consider the actual sequence took much longer than what is actually shown. It would be difficult to film the tragedy accurately since the killing took place, more or less, in two separate parts with a delay (to let the smoke clear out of the cellar) in between.

But think about how it was filmed "Nicholas & Alexandra". How much did we really see? Initial moment of terror followed by a few gun shots, blood smearing the camera lens and then the bloodied bullet filled wall of cellar. Director Franklin Schaffner was able to show what happened without showing the extent it. My "camera outside the door" concept would be very similar to this. Audiences would still be sufficiently shocked and heart broken by the events but not subjected to the full brutality...

Also I want to underline my point about creating an OTMA movie that can reach its targeted audience...many of those would presumably including adolescent girls. Creating a "hard hitting" murder sequence would automatically make this an R-rated movie. Think about "Titanic" which was PG-13, and think about how much less it probably would have grossed had it been rated 'R'.

Lastly while I've not seen "The Young Victoria", I can promise you that movie was not a "hit"...at least not at the box office. It was a $35 million budget that grossed only around $11-million in the U.S. and no way made up the other $24-million elsewhere. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0962736/business


Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: GrandDuchessIsabelle on July 26, 2012, 02:49:44 AM
Coming back to this topic, I recently saw a post on tumblr suggesting Isabelle Fuhrman for the role of Tatiana. I was a little un-nerved by this, not because I dislike her (on the contrary, you'd be hard pushed to find a bigger supporter) but because she only turned 15 this year. In a few years I think she'd be up to this role, particually because of her Russian heritage but not now. Opinions?
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: edubs31 on July 26, 2012, 07:51:26 AM
I'll consider recommending her for my mini-series project once I'm finished ;-)
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Jen_94 on July 26, 2012, 09:02:35 AM
Yes! She does look like she could play a Romanov...either Tatiana or (in my opinion) Maria.

Georgie Henley for a Romanov anyone? Anastasia?
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: GrandDuchessIsabelle on July 26, 2012, 09:17:32 AM
Oh, I love Georgie Henley! Perfect as Anastasia!
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Jen_94 on July 26, 2012, 11:16:01 AM
I agree! She would be perfect for Anastasia!
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: edubs31 on July 26, 2012, 12:54:38 PM
I actually see more of Marie in her than Anastasia. She's Anastasia's age (at the end), 17, but if you were starting this project now it would probably take a good two years at least before it hit the big screen. By then she would be exactly Marie's age! Although a 19 year old can easily enough play a 17 year old as well.

Of course there is no way you're ever going to get the casting perfect.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Jen_94 on July 26, 2012, 04:59:46 PM
Exactly edubs31, you will never get a casting perfect. I mean, maybe she could play Anastasia towards the end of her life? Georgie does have those huge blue eyes though, like Marie...
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: GrandDuchessIsabelle on July 27, 2012, 03:47:10 AM
On tumblr I saw Jennifer Lawrence suggested for Maria, but I think she has more of a resemblance to Olga.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Jen_94 on July 27, 2012, 04:36:19 AM
I agree with you Isabelle! She does have a resemlance to Olga...

Hmmm....just out of curiousity, what sort of ages would we want for the actresses of OTMA and the actor for Alexei?
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: GrandDuchessIsabelle on July 27, 2012, 02:51:49 PM
For Alexei, I'd go for 11ish, but an eleven year old who could be mature enough to act older than he was. Same with the girls, but for more respectable ages. For example, Maria at 18/17 and Anastasia 15/16. For the older girls, I don't think it would matter so much but make up and hair would have to be considered carefully (as well as clothes etc.)
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: AnastasiaTheImp on May 07, 2013, 07:30:30 PM
I think she'd be too old (possibly for a few scenes in exile), but Holliday Grainger looks a lot like Masha!  http://s3.amazonaws.com/img.goldderby.com/ck/images/holliday%20grainger%20bio.jpg
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: edubs31 on May 07, 2013, 10:11:42 PM
Not quite as pretty, but yes I see the resemblance. If she played Marie I think most would consider it good casting.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Jen_94 on May 08, 2013, 06:34:00 AM
Yeah, she does look a little like Maria, not 100% but she does for sure!
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Udutar on May 09, 2013, 02:52:45 PM
Or how about this Finnish actress Krista Kosonen as Maria?

(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af244/terheninen/f03b0901-18de-4606-85d9-7f63aa0b3a6c_zpsc3072322.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/terheninen/media/f03b0901-18de-4606-85d9-7f63aa0b3a6c_zpsc3072322.jpg.html)
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af244/terheninen/aba84275-3ffb-4648-8803-5bef7b2712ba_zps267c1db7.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/terheninen/media/aba84275-3ffb-4648-8803-5bef7b2712ba_zps267c1db7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: The Test Card Girl on February 05, 2014, 09:49:01 AM
If we were casting a Romanov movie in 1980 with a largely British cast like Nicholas and Alexandra, I have a suggestion for the part of Maria:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/78/Nyssaoftrakenfairyskirt.jpg)
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: The Test Card Girl on February 05, 2014, 11:45:05 AM
Sarah Sutton didn't have Maria's large bust or plumpness but I'm sure a hypothetical 1980 production would have used padding or prosthetic breasts to give an impression of Maria's figure.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: amelia on February 05, 2014, 04:26:32 PM
I would like Leopnardo di Caprio to play Grand Duke Nicholas Konstantinovich and Roberto de Niro to play Grand Duke Konstantin Nicholevich ---- when the rights of my book are bought by someone.  The question is, who would play Fanny Lear?

Eva McDonald
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: TimM on February 05, 2014, 04:56:47 PM
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Sarah Sutton didn't have Maria's large bust or plumpness but I'm sure a hypothetical 1980 production would have used padding or prosthetic breasts to give an impression of Maria's figure.

I'm guessing you're a Doctor Who fan, Tatiana?
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: The Test Card Girl on February 05, 2014, 10:47:50 PM
Yes. Grew up with repeats of Old Who before the BBC withdrew the rights to focus on Nu Who.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: edubs31 on February 06, 2014, 07:52:42 AM
I would like Leopnardo di Caprio to play Grand Duke Nicholas Konstantinovich and Roberto de Niro to play Grand Duke Konstantin Nicholevich ---- when the rights of my book are bought by someone.  The question is, who would play Fanny Lear?

Eva McDonald

Eva, looking at a couple of photos of Fanny again how about Emma Stone for the role?
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: amelia on February 06, 2014, 07:58:06 AM
Erik, How nice to hear from you!!! Yes, she would be perfect.... but.... I still have to wait to see if someone would buy the rights to my book. I think it would be a great movie. Love your mini-series....they will sell very quick...

Eva
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: TimM on February 06, 2014, 09:23:31 AM
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Grew up with repeats of Old Who before the BBC withdrew the rights to focus on Nu Who.


I've been a Who fan since the late 70's, before most of the current cast were even born (although the latest Doctor, Peter Capaldi, is older than I am).
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: edubs31 on February 06, 2014, 09:44:19 AM
Erik, How nice to hear from you!!! Yes, she would be perfect.... but.... I still have to wait to see if someone would buy the rights to my book. I think it would be a great movie. Love your mini-series....they will sell very quick...

Eva

Thanks Eva! I ought to be back writing more soon. Notes take a long time as I'm sure you're well aware.

Keep us posted on any movements with Fanny Lear.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: TimM on February 06, 2014, 06:10:18 PM
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I still have to wait to see if someone would buy the rights to my book

Good luck with that, Eva.  I hope it happens for you someday.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: amelia on February 06, 2014, 06:26:18 PM
Thanks Tim, let's hope so...Eva
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: TimM on February 07, 2014, 11:22:00 AM
Getting published is not easy, believe me, I can relate.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Lindelle on April 01, 2014, 07:24:49 PM
I'm sorry, but as much as I love Naomi Watts, I don't believe she was anything like Diana. The movie was awful too.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Grand Duchess Ayla on October 05, 2014, 05:24:11 PM
My cast:

Alicia Vikander - as young Maria Feodorovna
Mia Wasikowska - as young Princess/Empress Alix
Maryl Streep - as older Empress Alexandra
Anne Hathaway - as Grand Duchess Tatiana N.
Jessica Brown Findlay - as Grand Duchess Maria N.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: The Test Card Girl on March 30, 2016, 09:33:19 AM
How about Jenna Coleman as Maria Nikolaevna?
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: TimM on March 30, 2016, 12:01:49 PM
Ironic, since I "cast" Jenna as Kole in Days Of OTMA's Lives.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: amelia on March 30, 2016, 02:02:08 PM
How about Robert de Niro as Grand Duke konstantin Nicholaevich, when my book FANNY LEAR LOVE AND SCANDAL IN TSARIST RUSSIA is made into a movie?
As his son Grand Duke Nicholas Konstantinovich, maybe Leo de Caprio.

Eva McDonald
(Amelia)
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: edubs31 on March 31, 2016, 08:07:56 PM
How about Robert de Niro as Grand Duke konstantin Nicholaevich, when my book FANNY LEAR LOVE AND SCANDAL IN TSARIST RUSSIA is made into a movie?
As his son Grand Duke Nicholas Konstantinovich, maybe Leo de Caprio.

Eva McDonald
(Amelia)

Not a bad idea there Eva. But I think Leo first owes us his best Rasputin before venturing into other roles :-)
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: amelia on March 31, 2016, 08:24:56 PM
Erik, any news of Leo's movie about Rasputin? Is he really doing it?
Eva
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: amartin71718 on April 08, 2016, 02:37:19 PM
Going off of the forensic facial reconstruction, I'd cast Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark) as Alexandra.

(http://static2.hypable.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Game-of-Thrones-Michelle-Fairley.png)
(http://static1.squarespace.com/static/553baed7e4b030160322d9b5/55666182e4b045e15b4b9246/55666182e4b041f61801b8a9/1432772994947/on_scull_7-Alexandra_op_349x600.jpg)
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: edubs31 on September 23, 2016, 10:40:46 PM
(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn268/erik5150vh/Mobile%20Uploads/image.jpeg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/erik5150vh/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image.jpeg.html)

Saw this silly little movie "Hotel For Dogs" with my friend's kids tonight. Couldn't help but think this actress could pull off Anastasia. At least when this film came out in 2009.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Grand Duchess Ayla on January 16, 2017, 06:50:13 PM
Another person that could play Maria is the turkish actress and model Dilara Kavadar.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: The Test Card Girl on January 23, 2018, 12:52:34 AM
An OTMA movie in the 1930s - Jane Withers as Anastasia and Edith Fellows as Maria?
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: TimM on September 18, 2018, 05:37:10 PM
So many talented actors and actresses to choose from.
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: Ayla C. on November 08, 2018, 06:42:39 PM
I think Sinan Albayrak (turkish actor)could play Sergei Alexandrovich
and Christian Bach(she was born in Argentina but do her work in Mexico) could play Empress Alexandra.

(http://1001dizi.net/kullanici_paneli/images2/biyografi/sinan-albayrak.jpg)
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(https://zeta92.sbs.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2017/02/christianbach300.jpg)
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: TimM on November 15, 2018, 05:38:13 PM
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If we were casting a Romanov movie in 1980 with a largely British cast like Nicholas and Alexandra, I have a suggestion for the part of Maria:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/78/Nyssaoftrakenfairyskirt.jpg)

When you posted this, a few years ago, Natalie, I didn't know who you were.  Now this post makes sense.

For those of you in the dark, Natalie (Test Card Girl) and I are both Doctor Who fans. 
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on January 03, 2019, 03:46:55 PM
on youtube there are postings by katie marie" My Dream castings 2017 Romanov Movie part 1 and 2". I think some here will find them interesting
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: TimM on January 05, 2019, 05:15:11 PM
Links, please?
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on January 10, 2019, 10:02:03 PM
I found them on youtube:
My dream castings 2017 Romanov Movie Part 1
My Dream casting 2017 Romanov Movie part 2

When I made a post on another site about the Netflix The last tsars someone replied Kevin Stacy would make a good Rasputin. One must say there plenty of other actors like him who could also play Rasputin
Title: Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
Post by: TimM on January 11, 2019, 05:12:40 PM
Ah, I see.  Thanks.