Oh how thrilling about Sunne in Splendour. I adored this book almost as much as 'Katherine' by Anya Seton!
Who could play Dickon.....I agree about Al Pacino being far too long in the tooth (think sabre toothed tiger and you'll see my idea of how long!!!) and Clive Owen may be getting on a bit too....same goes for Rupert Graves....he may have been good once, but then he was a tad too 'pretty' really to have played Richard! i thought, it is implied, if my memory serves me right, that Richard is a dark haired adonis more than equal to Brother Ned in the book!
If it is done properly the actor should be British and able to play a youthful Richard onwards with maybe a child actor for the earlier bits, if they are included in an adapted screenplay obviously!
I think Ben Whishaw would make an awfully good Richard and then again what about Rafi Gavron....he may be a tad young though! Tom Sturridge is another option, but then he was positively 'MDF' in the otherwise sublime 'Being Julia.' Perhaps his acting skills have matured since then. I just remember being rather struck by him for some reason and I sure it was not just his questionable acting at that time!
As for Anne, goodness me the candidates are endless...I shall mull this over.
Ooooh and who would we cast as the frightful Edouard? Now that would be fun, and Clarence come to that...lovely but nonetheless 'evil' looking young villains and as for Margaret of Anjou! Oh what fun! Can't wait...just hope it doesn't get put on the back burner for too long!