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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
« Reply #180 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...

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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
« Reply #181 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.  :-/

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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
« Reply #182 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!

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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" mo
« Reply #183 on: February 03, 2006, 02:09:18 AM »
That would be great indeed.  ;D

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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #184 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

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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #185 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). ;)

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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #186 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!)

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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #187 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.  ;)

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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #188 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.

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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #189 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

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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #190 on: September 04, 2006, 02:54:58 AM »
I mean Isabella Rosallini (daughter of Ingrid Bergman, who incidently played "Anastasia").  ;D

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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #191 on: September 18, 2006, 01:32:07 PM »
Patrcia clarkson could be a great Ella   

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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #192 on: September 18, 2006, 08:56:28 PM »
Who is she ?  ???

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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #194 on: September 18, 2006, 09:11:05 PM »
She looked more like Princess Alice (mother of Ella) to me... :(