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hiya hiya hiya
Well, the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER has spoiled part of my fun. How can I properly torment my readers if they're going to go around printing the news?

Yes, it's true. Jennifer Ehle has been cast as Catelyn Stark.

Most of you will know her best from her portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet in the BBC's miniseries of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE in 1995, but she's got all sorts of other credits, she's won a BAFTA Award and two Tonys, and she will be a wonderful Catelyn.

Fortunately, even HOLLYWOOD REPORTER doesn't know all the cool stuff I know, so I will still be able to smile engimatically and drop sly hints in Montreal.

(I'll be good, I will, I will).

I'm off tomorrow. See you there.


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Aug. 4th, 2009 09:25 am (UTC)
Oh! Mrs.Darcy... Mrs.Lennon... Mrs.Wilde... Now Mrs.Stark... I love her!
Aug. 4th, 2009 09:57 am (UTC)
Holy crap! This is the dream cast I have yet to dream of!
Aug. 4th, 2009 10:41 am (UTC)
I can't begin to imagine how cool and exciting all of this must be for you. It's as if Tolkien had gotten to see the LOTR series of movie. Your masterpiece will have much more of an impact on mainstream western culture than it already has.
Aug. 5th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
Oooh, OUCH! Let's hope HBO does a significantly better job than the people who did the LOTR movies.

Imaginary Conversation
Producer 1: "What about all of that... you know... history, and philosophy, that's kinda essential to Tolkien's vision? I mean, we ARE filling something like a dozen hours here, anyway..."

Producer 2: "Naaaah. That shit's DRY! You want to fill more time, flesh things out? More CGI fight scenes! Yeah!"
Aug. 4th, 2009 10:49 am (UTC)
She is like the Catelyn i imagined when i read the books.
Good afternoon, lord Martin,i am a fan of your books from China, my name is michael,i read the song of ice and fire 1-4 more than two times, i hope i could see the chinese version of the new 5 ,when will it publish? as well as HBO series of the game of throne,i have some friends from different country in my school, they all like your stories. By the way, i hate Littlefinger, would you kill him in the future? thank you.
Aug. 5th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
Don't listen to him, he's crazy!...and don't kill stannis either
Aug. 4th, 2009 11:57 am (UTC)
I shall burst my bud of calm and blossom into OMGSQUEE! for this news! I love Jennifer Ehle, and she'll be a marvelous Catelyn!
Aug. 4th, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC)
She will make a fine zombie.
Aug. 4th, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
I don't know her, but from the first picture alone, she looks incredibly perfect! The casting that I know of so far seems to have been done carefully and with such perfect precision.
Aug. 4th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
She looks fabulous! The good news from this production just keeps rolling in!

Quoth GRRM: "(I'll be good, I will, I will)"

Quoth me in reply: Well, I suppose there's a first time for everything. ;-)
Aug. 4th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
I've never heard of her, but she certainly looks the part. Sounds like she's got some acting chops as well. Seems like another great choice
Aug. 4th, 2009 01:16 pm (UTC)
She will be a perfect Catelyn.

Aug. 4th, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC)
That is so AWESOME!! I love Jennifer Ehle! Especially in P&P. How amazing to see your books made into a movie... just wow.
Aug. 4th, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I missed the part where Sean Bean plays Ned. That is great!
Aug. 13th, 2009 03:51 am (UTC)
Sean Bean
Sean Bean is playing Ned? that's awesome! he is one of the most underrated actors that i know of. it is a shame that he won't be in more of the series. he is such an underrated actor.
Aug. 4th, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
I saw her as Lady Macbeth a few years ago - not a bad lead-in to Catelyn! :-P I was thinking Molly Parker, personally, because I have the same vague antipathy towards Alma Garrett that I do towards Catelyn, but Jennifer Ehle will be brilliant.
Aug. 4th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
Excellent choice. I remember her from Possession.
Aug. 4th, 2009 01:56 pm (UTC)
Someone or some group seems to be doing a great job getting a quality cast.

Wonder what kind of dogs are going to be used... or will they be computer generated?
Aug. 4th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
I was wondering that myself. I would think that with how massive the wolves get, they'll need to be CG'd. (At least once they reach a certain size, anyway.)
Aug. 4th, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
Wow - I am new to ASoIaF, but after reading the first book as a random reference from a friend, I was quickly obsessed and just finished A Feast for Crows-- I am SOOO excited about the HBO pilot! It will TOTALLY be worth the extra money per month, I bet HBO's membership doubles when the pilot airs ;)
Aug. 4th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
That's fantastic news! I was so desperately hoping that you'd get someone brilliant for Catelyn, and she is, and you did, and I'm completely over-excited now!
Aug. 4th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, George, I'm sure you'll still be able to get your magic twanger plunked! :-D
Aug. 4th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, fantastic! This just keeps getting better and better!
Aug. 4th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
Aug. 4th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)

::dances around::

Aug. 4th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
I've been Jennifer's fan since I first watched P&P! I can't wait to see her in this.

Great casting all around so far!
Aug. 4th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
GREAT choice. One of the most talented and under-appreciated actresses around. Beautiful, sexy, and strong. Will play a GREAT Catelyn.

Good job.
Aug. 4th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
Well... while I'm against this whole thing for the most part, I
have to admit at least this casting selection, for Catelyn, is
acceptable. ^-^'

Jolly good and all that jazz. ;)
Aug. 4th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
This is wonderful news! :-) I absolutely love the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and thought Ehle was brilliant as Elizabeth. She can really do so much with little glances and changes of expression.

I really didn't see this casting decision coming - I never even thought of her for this part - but now that it's been revealed I think it's perfect. So far, the casting has been amazing! :-D Looking forward to whatever other information you may choose to reveal (or even hint at)... ;-)
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