Diandra’s Classic Film Fancast for A Song of Ice and Fire
Look around the internet and you’ll find many alternate fancasts for characters in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series or dream casts for characters yet to appear in HBO’s television adaptation Game of Thrones. It’s hard to improve on most of the casting in the latter, so when I got fancast urges, I decided to go the classic film route.
The main rule I set: I could only cast actors or actresses who have appeared in at least one movie made before 1970. Otherwise, any decade, any country, and each actor at the most appropriate age for the character.
You can scroll down the tag at my Tumblr or click on the links below:
- House Stark
- Kings Landing, royalty
- Kings Landing, court
- Kings Landing, court and city
- House Tyrell
- The North
- The Wall and Beyond
- House Greyjoy
- Others in Westeros I managed to cast
- Dothraki and Targaryens
- Others in Essos I managed to cast
Which of my choices work best? What other actors or actresses would you suggest? What ASoIaF story or character points do you think could work better or worse in an older film format?