Sunday, October 23, 2011

Who's Who?

Okay, the time has come to have a little fun.  I'd be absolutely telling porky's (that's lies to my non-UK readers) if I said I never dreamed about having my books made into movies.  I think that every single author out there would want to see their imagination and stories come to life with real people on the big screen.  This can always go two ways, though.  The film company could make a complete pig's ear of it, like... no I won't mention the films about an angsty teenager and her sparkly boyfriend. Or make an undisputable awesome success of it, like Harry Potter.  But dreaming is all part of the creative process and us authors are nothing if not creative.

Anyway, getting back to business.  Over the past few months, since the Custodian series took off, I have had several readers contact me asking who I would cast for each character, and giving me their opinions who they think would be good actors to play the parts.

So without further ado I am going to list my favorites.  I haven't listed all characters because I just can't think of people for the smaller parts, ie Amy and Zoe, Uncle Leo and Nicki etc etc.

I would love to hear your comments.  Who would you like to see playing the various characters.  Most of mine are English actors, mainly because I'm a Brit and I know them better, and also because the stories are set in England.  But I am open to all suggestions, this is just for fun after all. 

Some of these suggestions are from my readers.  When they suggested the names, I instantly thought they'd fit very well.  So I can't take credit for the whole list :-)

Faedra - Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley from HP)

Faen - Bradley Jones (Arthur from Merlin BBC) or Sean Biggerstaff (Oliver Wood from HP, reader suggestion)

Jocelyn - Tamzin Merchant (Played Darcy's sister in Pride & Prejudice) Great minds think alike, Mandy :-)

Henry - Colin Firth (although maybe a bit old but he's my favorite actor)

The King - Gerard Butler or Sean Bean (reader suggestion)

Vivianna - Katie McGrath (Morgana from Merlin) or Mila Kunis (reader suggestion)

Draconis/Savu - Rufus Sewell or Jason Isaacs

Kernunnos - Patrick Stewart (reader suggestion) I like Sean Connery but I think he's too old now.

Etyran - Tommy Dunn, a Perry Ellis model.  I saw him in a magazine and Etyran was born.  He is the only character in my books for whom I had a face before I started writing.

Janessa - Emma Thompson (all other suggestion greatfully received)

Rowan - Liam Neeson or Ewan McGregor

Well those are all I have for the moment.  Please leave your suggestions in the comments section.  In the meantime I shall keep dreaming about that call from Warner Bros, or Paramount or... 

There are lots more new characters coming up in my 3rd book, The Cypher Wheel. 


  1. I agree with all of your choices, and I recommend Bradley Jones for Faen. Also, for Vivianna I'd like Katie. I was wondering for Etyran if Tommy would cut his hair to a shorter length than it is on Google images :) Also, are you 100% sure you are making a movie? And if so, would it be available in America?

  2. Hi Kavya, Glad you thought some of my picks would work. As for the movie, I am just dreaming. I have not been approached by anyone (yet, still keeping my fingers and toes crossed). I just thought it would be a bit of fun to see who would be my dream cast :-)

  3. Nice. :-) I hadn't thought of Bonnie for Faedra, but now that you mention it, she'd probably be a good pick. To be honest, when I pictured Faedra as I was reading, I was imagining a look more like this: but I don't really know of any actresses who look like that. I do like that you have an all-English cast. Even the best imitators can't pull off a genuine accent most of the time. :-)

  4. I had to look up a few names. I think Faen should be played by Tommy Dunn. For Etyran - Bradley James. I saw Tommy and I would rather look at him the whole time in a movie. I can't wait for your 3rd book. I couldn't put the 2 down. Finished The Emerald Staff in one day.

  5. How about Bridget Regan (Kahlan from Legend of the Seeker) for Faedra. She is from the U.S. but a natural red head. Looks like Mandy's person of interest (Linnea Jacobson 14).

  6. I love Bridget Regan, she is really pretty and makes a great kick a*$ kind of girl :-)

    Wasn't sure if her and Tommy would be too old to play my characters though. That is always at the back of my mind when thinking of actors.

    I'm glad you enjoyed the story so far.

  7. when i googled Bradley James my mind when "hothothothot faen" lol! i love ur books i just found them this week playing around on my dad's nook :D lol already read em all ...found my self up at 6 in the morring reading lol. i rly do hope it gets lucky and made into a movie! :D

  8. Hi There. Thanks for your lovely comment. Glad you enjoyed the books. I don't spend much time on here now. But if you wanted to join us over on The Amulet's facebook page you'd be more than welcome :-)

  9. Hello! I have enjoyed these books but I was curious as to who Gypsy is? Thank you for writing these fun books!

    1. Hi Lonecat. Gypsy was Faedra's horse in book 1 and my horse in real life. She was very sick and had to be put to sleep almost a year ago now. She was a great horse. I'm glad you have enjoyed the stories so far. Book 4 is due out by the end of this month.