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An Actress to play Honor Harrington

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Re: An Actress to play Honor Harrington
Post by nrellis   » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:14 pm

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I've suggested this before on an earlier casting thread, but how about:

Dichen Lachman
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1901842/?ref ... fc_cl_t142

or Stephanie Jacobsen
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1089338/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t16
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Re: An Actress to play Honor Harrington
Post by yannosh   » Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:49 pm

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I've been of the opinion that we need to think of a role for Ioan Gruffudd, if for no other reason than simply for the masive shoutout casting him would be, but until I discovered the new series he stars in "Forever", I just couldn't think of an appropriate role.
Now? Ioan for Fritz Montoya - any takers?
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Re: An Actress to play Honor Harrington
Post by Kornati-Split   » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:13 pm

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^^
The role of Baron Grantville would be PERFECT for him..
BTW who woukd you suggest to play Janacek and Hemphill??
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Re: An Actress to play Honor Harrington
Post by roseandheather   » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:14 am

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Kornati-Split wrote:^^
The role of Baron Grantville would be PERFECT for him..
BTW who woukd you suggest to play Janacek and Hemphill??


I've been championing the casting of Elizabeth Mitchell (aka Juliet Burke from Lost) as Sonja Hemphill for quite literally years and I will continue to champion it until the end of time.
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Re: An Actress to play Honor Harrington
Post by SharkHunter   » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:28 pm

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nrellis wrote:I've suggested this before on an earlier casting thread, but how about:

Dichen Lachman
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1901842/?ref ... fc_cl_t142

or Stephanie Jacobsen
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1089338/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t16


In that height range, also:
Sonya Balmores Chung:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1763040/

Not the full right ethnicity but tall and somewhat exotic looking, voting again for Adrianne Palicki:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1597316/

I think Stephanie Jacobsen would make a terrific Allison Harrington tho'. Question is, who should play Alfred?
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Re: An Actress to play Honor Harrington
Post by Commodore Oakius   » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:07 am

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SharkHunter wrote:I think Stephanie Jacobsen would make a terrific Allison Harrington tho'. Question is, who should play Alfred?

Sean Conerey from his Red october days.
Failing him, of course, Hugh Jackson.
ooo or maybe him for McKeon?
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Re: An Actress to play Honor Harrington
Post by roseandheather   » Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:10 pm

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REllrod wrote:Random thought . . . What about Chloe Bennet of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

She's played in the series mostly as the naive newcomer . . . but I wouldn't be surprised if she could be sufficiently badass for the part; and she looks kind of right -- except that she's not tall enough.


Having just discovered this show, I can only second this quite enthusiastically. Major, major kudos to Chloe for her epic acting chops - she's one of a handful of actresses whom I genuinely trust to have the right acting skillset as well as the right ethnic combo and age bracket. I could easily see her giving Honor all the command authority we love her for, while also being able to portray Honor's more vulnerable, human side. Definitely a short-lister in my book. The only issue is that S.H.I.E.L.D. is probably going to run for several more seasons, so she might be rather difficult to get as her character is so central to the show's arc.
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Re: An Actress to play Honor Harrington
Post by Phalanx   » Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:25 am

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I have always advocated for an UNKNOWN.

Why?


No preconceived notions.

No characters on which her performance can be based.


Now I hear you going "huh?", but the role of Honor should go to someone to who has the talent but it not a know quality. Weber himself has said appearance is secondary in casting honor and that the personality and leadership style is important.

The Mad Wizard has stated that Delenn from Babylon 5 is the best model for what Honor should be onscreen, as seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYloWBP79ro

Ideally Honor's characteristics should be:
1) Female
2) late 20s - late 30s in age.
3) Not too light or too dark in complexion
4) 5'8" or taller

I know Evergreen is working closely with BuNine on this, so that gives me hope for whoever gets the part.

In my humble opinion, our future should be someone who is right now a starbucks barista, or waiting tables, or doing tv pilots which will never get picked up.

Why?

Because, being Honor will give her a big break that she put herself into an catapult her from obscurity. As fans, we can see the character we love on the screen, and a lucky lady gets a boost to her career.

Everyone wins! ;)
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Re: An Actress to play Honor Harrington
Post by Kornati-Split   » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:25 pm

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Some suggested it on IMDb and after browsing a bit online I have to agree, Phoebe Tonkin would work look-wise IMO
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Re: An Actress to play Honor Harrington
Post by MaxxQ   » Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:10 pm

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Phalanx wrote:<snip>

The Mad Wizard has stated that Delenn from Babylon 5 is the best model for what Honor should be onscreen, as seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYloWBP79ro


Ummmm... not Delenn, but Susan Ivanova (Claudia Christian)

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Phalanx wrote:I know Evergreen is working closely with BuNine on this, so that gives me hope for whoever gets the part.


AFAIK, BuNine has no say in who is chosen to play whom.
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