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 18, 2009

If I Were Producing a Movie - Richard III

Since there have been no recent versions of his story told, I think its high time someone took the project on! I would prefer it if they didn't follow Shakespeare's play either (no offense to my man, Will S here, but I happen to like Richard). I also would NOT want it set in any other time period than when it actually happened; I really don't like it when producers do that with stories that are supposed to be set in an older time (though I LOVED K. Branagh's Hamlet!).

I thought I would submit my recommendations as to who I'd pick to play various parts in this extremely interesting story! Feel free to comment and let me know if you think there's someone better for a role...I'm not to "up" on my stars! Lol! There are a couple of major players that I just could not think of anyone to fill their shoes! :)

EDITED AUG 21 - Thank you to some of the folks at for giving me some better suggestions for some of these roles!

Richard, Duke of Gloucester - Daniel Day-Lewis Jason Isaacs

Edward IV - Gerard Butler (he's so dreamy and I'd love to drool over him for a while)

Anne Neville - Moira Kelly

Elizabeth Woodville - Joan Allen Gwynneth Paltrow

Cecily Neville, Duchess of York - Glenn Close

Warwick - Mel Gibson (come on, you know you'd like to see him in another part like this...too bad he can't wear a kilt)

George, Duke of Clarence - Billy Zane (can't you just see him playing this arrogant part??)

Henry Stafford, Duke of Buckingham - Paul Bettany

Elizabeth of York -

Henry Tudor -

Margaret Beaufort - Meryl Streep

Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford - Jacqueline Bisset

Margaret of Anjou - Juliette Binoche

Henry VI - Jake Weber

1 comment:

  1. I am so nuts about Jason Isaacs...he can play a bad guy better than anybody I've ever seen...but I'm with you -- R3 wasn't a bad guy...

    Anyway, have you heard of Richard Armitage -- he's a British actor (Robin Hood) who was actually born on August 22 and named after R3 -- he's actually had a R3 project in the works for awhile -- don't know what the status is -- and he's a little tall to play him but, face-wise, yes!!