This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

If I Were Producing a Movie - Lady Jane Grey

She was only Queen of England for 9 days...and that was at her parents' bidding (supposedly they beat her and locked her in a closet until she agreed). Poor Jane is often overlooked being stuck in between such Tudor figures as Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. I think a story about her would be interesting to watch.

Please feel free to comment and let me know if you think someone would be a better fit for a part! Still working on this one!

EDIT AUG 28 - Thanks again to the folks at Goodreads for suggesting some actors/actresses for some of these parts!

Jane Grey (child) - Abigail Breslin Elle Fanning

Jane Grey (older) -Ellen Page (I think she could pull this off)

Frances Brandon - Claire Forlani

Henry Grey -Daniel Craig (wouldn't he just look wonderful in doublet and hose??)

Duke of Northumberland - Hugh Laurie (I love him...)

Guildford Dudley -Daniel Radcliff

Thomas Seymour - Jude Law

Princess Mary - Charlotte Gainesbourg

Catherine Parr - Kate Winslet (old enough?)

Princess Elizabeth -Evan Rachel Wood

Henry VIII - Ray Winstone (He did so good when he played this role in another movie and he could pull off a very sick and fat Henry!)

Edward VI - Freddie Highmore

1 comment:

  1. I'd love to see Daniel Radcliffe in something like that. I'd also like to see Jason Isaacs in anything, even though he's not on your list for this "film"!!