It Is Because He Can Be Mournful
Posted by Cassia on October 24, 1997 at 14:26:03:
In response to Actresses, written by Hil on October 23, 1997 at 16:12:53
] What about Rachael Grifiths for Christabel? She is the young(ish?) Australian actress who played the fiercely and intensely intellegent woman in the wheelchair in Muriel's wedding. I've also seen her in Children of the Revolution, a very different role, but again she has that instant attraction we would want for Christabel.
] Jeremy Irons for Ash? He is a bit mournful, but think of him in 'Danny, the champion of the world', and I could see him as a possibility. Did someone suggest Firth? I could see that more easily.
] Did any of you see the recent film of Wind in the Willows, made by a large swag of the Monty Python crew? (Its good!) The actor who plays Mole might be a good Roland. Whether this is really so, or whether its just the association of moles because Val calls him Mole, I don't know! BTW, Do moles fit in the snake/bird/worm thing, in only partially digesting food, or having some strange digestive device?? Or maybe he is the exception?
The mournful qualities is why I like JI for Ash. Everyone in the novel is a bit lost at the beginning of their story and love restores them if only for a while. So JI could start with mourning and move to the joy he had in Danny. For drama to work there must be an arc to follow and JI is great at playing this sort of arc.
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