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sourbillytipton
Jan. 25th, 2013 01:00 am (UTC)
No actors named Bart that I could see playing a role in GoT
While we're on the subject of casting and GoT. Do you have any comments on what James Purefoy and Kevin McKidd had to say about GoT?

As someone who was a fan of Rome and also worked in tv and had the experience of their show being taken away, you must have thoughts on it.

Also I would love GoT to add more actors to their cast from Rome. Ray Stevenson wearing a kraken helm would be awesome.
grrm
Jan. 25th, 2013 01:23 am (UTC)
Re: No actors named Bart that I could see playing a role in GoT
ROME was a great show that ended way too soon. I can understand why the actors might be pissed about that. Hell, I'm still pissed about the cancellation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and the fact that DOORWAYS never got a series order (though in hindsight I now see that we would never have been able to do DOORWAYS the way I wanted with 1993 technology and SFX).

GOT is already using two actors from ROME: Ciaran Hinds and Tobias Menzies. But the casting on that show was marvelous, and I am a huge fan of many of the other actors who appeared with them, including Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Max Pirkis, Kerry Condon, Ian McNeice, Indira Varma, David Bamber, and... yes... James Purefoy and Kevin McKidd.

Whether any of these actors will ever appear in GAME OF THRONES... well, that's not up to me, and it's not that easy anyway. These are working actors, many of them have other jobs, and we already have a huge cast, so budget is always a concern.

FWIW, I also love the cast of the old I, CLAUDIUS. If Derek Jacobi, Sian Phillips, John Hurt, Brian Blessed, George Baker, and their bunch want to come on GAME OF THRONES, I'd love that too. But hey, as I said, it's not to me, they're probably too busy, and even if they were free, we probably could afford them.

A lot of factors go into casting. That's why I am so amazed by Nina Gold and the job she has done for us.
summer_stark
Jan. 25th, 2013 01:54 am (UTC)
Re: No actors named Bart that I could see playing a role in GoT
John Noble, perhaps? (not related to the clue). He did finish Fringe this past summer...I just adore him. Not sure who he might play (though Doran or a lord not foo fat to sit a horse at all really). Just putting this out into the universe in as many places as I can in hopes that GoT scoops him up!

Also, it's got to be a bear--Bart II :). Fits in nicely with NCW's comment that he was shooting in the US because an actor couldn't leave the states. Though I did spend several minutes looking into some ancient Greek performing group before I thought to google actors named Bart.

Edited at 2013-01-25 02:01 am (UTC)
geekfurious
Jan. 25th, 2013 02:23 am (UTC)
Re: No actors named Bart that I could see playing a role in GoT
John Noble is one actor who I feel would work on any show. GOT would certainly be one of them.
Dorian Kratsas
Jan. 25th, 2013 01:59 am (UTC)
Re: No actors named Bart that I could see playing a role in GoT
Not to bring down the mood, but sadly, George Baker left us in 2011. I, Claudius was a long time ago :(
grrm
Jan. 25th, 2013 02:07 am (UTC)
Re: No actors named Bart that I could see playing a role in GoT
Damn! I hadn't known that.

Baker was one of the unsung heroes of I, CLAUDIUS. Derek Jacobi and Sian Phillips got an incredible amount of praise for their portrayals of Claudius and Livia, deservedly, while Brian Blessed and John Hurt were already well-established and well recognized, but I never felt Baker got nearly enough attention for his Tiberius... a thankless role, since the character was so unlikeable, but one that he performed brilliantly.

There's a lot of his Tiberius in my Stannis, fwiw.
Kyle Elzy
Jan. 25th, 2013 02:38 am (UTC)
Re: No actors named Bart that I could see playing a role in GoT
There's a lot of his Tiberius in my Stannis, fwiw.

Speaking of Stannis, I always pictured Ben Cross when reading. I figure some lazy recollection of Malagant from First Knight (an awful, awful film) is to blame, but the guy does have a hard ass look to him. And he's a pretty decent character actor.

Pic:
http://91.207.61.14/m/uploads/v_p_images/1995/01/338_0_screenshot.png

Edited at 2013-01-25 02:42 am (UTC)
Dorian Kratsas
Jan. 25th, 2013 04:04 am (UTC)
Re: No actors named Bart that I could see playing a role in GoT
Oh wow, I knew it! Specifcally I remember this part of Clash of Kings:

"Did he take my hand and say,
Well done, brother, whatever should I do without you?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sxI2OymYRok

(at 1:35)

I had seen I,Claudius so many times that as I read Stannis' brooding in Clash of Kings above I immediately recalled that scene.
carne93
Jan. 25th, 2013 02:42 am (UTC)
Re: No actors named Bart that I could see playing a role in GoT
Oh how much I would love to see Ray Stevenson as Victarion!

You said it's not up to you who to cast, which I understand, but do you get to say "I like these 5 the most" etc, assuming you get to see the audition tapes?
LucasLannister_
Jan. 25th, 2013 06:21 am (UTC)
Re: No actors named Bart that I could see playing a role in GoT
George, i tweeted James Purefoy about this thing he said and he answered me this:


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