More Casting Fun

My family has a holiday tradition of giving each other movies– almost always BBC comedies or costume dramas– and then watching them all in great, multi-hour marathons. One of this year’s BBC haul was Lark Rise to Candleford, from which my little sister chose this actress to play Letty from Deception of the Emerald Ring:

And here’s Miss Eliza’s pick for Letty, from her casting series on Strange and Random Happenstance:

Who would you cast as Letty?

p.s. you can also see Miss Eliza’s picks for Geoff, Mary, and Lord Vaughn on her site.


  1. Elizabeth aka Miss Eliza on December 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    I love Lark Rise to Candleford. I can’t wait for season two on DVD in February, and season three should be starting soon. Olivia Hallinan is such a good actress! She was heartbreaking on the episode of Torchwood, Out of Time.

  2. Chelsey on December 29, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    I think that Catherine Zeta-Jones should be the Marquise de Monteval. She absolutely gorgeous! I always picture her in my mind 🙂

  3. Chelsey on December 29, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    And Jeremy Sumpter (from Peter Pan 2003) should be Miles. Maybe a bit young…but oh so sexy 🙂

  4. Lauren on December 29, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Chelsey, I always saw Catherine Zeta-Jones as the Marquise de Montval, too!

  5. Tracy Grant on December 29, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    What a wonderful family tradition of giving and watching DVDs!

    I love casting suggestions. I haven’t seen “Lark Rise to Candelford”, but she looks right for Letty. I saw “Sherlock Holmes” yesterday (loved it) and was reminded that Leslie Carroll once suggested Robert Downey Jr. for Charles. Which suddenly made sense to me after the film.

  6. Lauren on December 29, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Interesting! I would never have thought of Robert Downey Jr. for Charles– or for Sherlock Holmes. I’m trying to think who I would cast for Charles….

  7. Tracy Grant on December 29, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    I wouldn’t have thought of Downey for either character either, but he made a great Holmes. And he had a lot of qualities–burning intelligence, emotional reserve, compassion underneath–that would work well for Charles.

    Do let me know who you’d cast as Charles! I always love hearing people’s ideas…

  8. Cho on December 29, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    I have decided that your books need to be a really long BBC miniseries, Lauren! And Mary Alsworthy should definitely be played by Natalie Dormer 🙂

  9. Elizabeth aka Miss Eliza on December 30, 2009 at 3:07 am

    I loved Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes, the movie was very entertaining and fun, plus lots of great BBC actors in the smaller roles!

  10. am7 on December 31, 2009 at 12:30 am

    hmmm, I loved Miss Eliza’s Amy. She was her best casting choice so far. I am not sold on others (although admittedly I do remember them all). I thought Geoff was shorter with dark hair. and Henrietta seems off,
    That being said her choice for Letty is interesting. I would cast her as Charlotte. She reminds me of the cover art for Night Jasmine.
    As to who I would cast as Letty myself…
    I need time to think about it.

  11. Elizabeth aka Miss Eliza on December 31, 2009 at 2:30 am

    Jamie Bamber is pretty darn short 😛

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