Posted by Kali on August 15, 1997 at 18:45:20:
In reply to Ben Cross as George Knightley posted by CK on August 15, 1997 at 05:56:56
I would choose Ben Cross (Chariots of Fire, First Knight, etc.). He has the commanding manner required of Mr. Knightley but he is able to show great vulnerability.
Hey...hadn't thought of him...but that could work really well. How would you cast the rest of the production?
As for Emma, I'd try someone relatively unknown. British. For Mr. Knightley, I'm rather limited. I loved Jeremy. Liam Neeson has a soft, intelligent air about him that could capture Mr. Kngihtley's sensitive side. As for other choices, I have in mind someone else who - at a younger age - might have been very appropriate for the part. He's a little hard now. He might have also made a nice, crotchety John.