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Who would you cast for the characters for "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand?"

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Joclyn Liam Neesem to play Major Pettigrew. What do you think?


Penny Julia Sawarhal as Mrs Ali

Kenneth Branagh as the Major!!


Lori Baldi I just saw that Scottish guy, Sean Connery, at the US Open. Why can he look so good in his 80s? He could play the Major even at his advanced years. The Major's son & his girlfriend would be fun to pick too!


Joclyn The Major's son and his girl friend... Reese Witherspoon for the girl friend, but I'm comming blank for the son?


Reilly Hugh Grant for son - he may be too old.
Malin Ackerman or Rachel McAdams for Sandy.
Christopher Plummer for Major.


Joclyn I like Hugh Grant for the son, ( he may be to old), how about Daniel Day Lewis for the Major? I'm thinkin Halle Berry for Mrs Ali, is she a stretch for this part?


Ginger Could Bill Nighly pull off Major Pettigrew?


Holly Bolzani Reilly wrote: "Hugh Grant for son - he may be too old.
Malin Ackerman or Rachel McAdams for Sandy.
Christopher Plummer for Major."


Reilly wrote: "Hugh Grant for son - he may be too old.
Malin Ackerman or Rachel McAdams for Sandy.
Christopher Plummer for Major."


Reilly wrote: "Hugh Grant for son - he may be too old.
Malin Ackerman or Rachel McAdams for Sandy.
Christopher Plummer for Major."


I think Christopher Plummer is an excellent choice. He can pull off grumpy and charming all at the same time. Sean Connery could be a good second.


Jean How about Michael Kitchen as Major Pettigrew?


Ladyamelia Ciaran Hinds as Major Pettigrew.


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Karen Ladyamelia wrote: "Ciaran Hinds as Major Pettigrew."

I agree


message 12: by Erin (new) - rated it 3 stars

Erin WV Shohreh Aghdashloo for Mrs. Ali. No other actresses need be considered.


Lesezeichen Michael Kitchen as Major Pettigrew!


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Major Pettigrew: John Cleese (I love when comedic actors play a straight man, and I think he can play the major's intolerance to others as a quirk and not snobbery)
Mrs. Ali:?
Son: Martin Freeman
Sandy: Malin Ackerman
Mrs. Ali's nephew: Kal Penn
Nephew's girlfriend: Mindy Khaling


Joclyn Mrs Ali, maybe Halle Berry?


Pixie Major Pettigrew: John Cleese
Mrs Ali: Julia Sawahlia (sp?)
Major Pettigrew's son: Benedict Cumberbatch
Sandy: Cameron Diaz
Mrs Ali's nephew: that guy who did The Buddha of Suburbia?
Nephew's girlfriend: ?


Joclyn "Cameron Diaz," great choice!


message 18: by Tea (new) - rated it 5 stars

Tea Jovanović Major Pettigrew: Michael Kitchen, perfect choice :)


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Ann Ladyamelia wrote: "Ciaran Hinds as Major Pettigrew."

The Major is 68, so Hinds is technically too young, but physically he would be perfect. (I think film can age you some.).


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Karen Ladyamelia wrote: "Ciaran Hinds as Major Pettigrew."

I agree, he would be perfect.


Maudie My choice also. Ciaran Hinds - Maj. Pettigrew!


Donna Davis Major should be Michael Caine.


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Ann Donna wrote: "Major should be Michael Caine."

He's a great actor but I think too old for that part,


message 24: by Karen (new) - rated it 1 star

Karen Ladyamelia wrote: "Ciaran Hinds as Major Pettigrew."

that would be my choice.


message 25: by Kendra (last edited Mar 28, 2014 03:59PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kendra Not that I thought about this a lot.....here's who I would like to see in the movie:


Major Pettigrew: Geoffrey Palmer or John Hurt
Roger: either Laurence Fox or Christopher Eccleston
Sandy: Love the idea of Reese Witherspoon. I think she really can pull off the brash and cheeky American and make it charming instead of off-putting
Marjorie: Patricia Routledge
Jemima: Emma Watson
Mrs. Ali: Lillette Dubey
Abdul Wahid: Karim Sioud
Amina: Tena Desae
Grace: Clare Holman
Alice Pierce: Celia Imrie


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Fran Fisher Ginger wrote: "Could Bill Nighly pull off Major Pettigrew?"

Now there's a good idea. He does dithering to perfection!


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Lynette Bell I am horrified by all the suggestions. Hugh Laurie is the obvious Major Pettigrew, he would only need to be aged a little. Stephen Fry is the obvious local Lord of the Manor, and Emma Thompson the local spinster. As for the rest, well, it would not matter, get unknown actor the right age.


message 28: by Jnh (new)

Jnh Tom Wilkinson IS Major Pettigrew! I've visualized him throughout the book!


message 29: by Lisa (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lisa ONLY PIERCE BROSNAN AS MAJOR PETTIGREW AND NO ONE ELSE!


message 30: by Ann (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ann Joclyn wrote: "Liam Neesem to play Major Pettigrew. What do you think?"

I love Liam Neesom. He would be great, but is he just a wee bit too attractive?


Sabine John Cleese all the way! Only he could pull off the sarcastic wit.


Laureen For the Major - Michael Cain or Christopher Plummer. Alec Guinness if he were still alive.


Maria Major as Michael Caine
Mrs. Ali - Shabana Azmi


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Milena I am late to this party, but I am just reading this and I was thinking Ian McKellen for the Major. Ciaran Hinds would be good too if aged a bit.


Jenny's Book Life Hugh Bonneville (Lord Granthum) or even Jim Carter (Mr. Carson) for Major Pettigrew


Laureen Christopher Plummer


Ronald Geigle Michael Caine for Major Pettigrew, Jude Law for Roger, and Blake Lively for Sandy.


Ronald Geigle Laureen wrote: "Christopher Plummer" Good recommendation


message 39: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Grow Reilly wrote: "Hugh Grant for son - he may be too old.
Malin Ackerman or Rachel McAdams for Sandy.
Christopher Plummer for Major."

Oooh this! I adore Liam Neeson but he seems too young.


message 40: by Marcy (new)

Marcy Ciaran Hinds for Major Pettigrew

Even though she's Iranian, Shohreh Aghdashloo would be perfect for Mrs. Ali


message 41: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Grow Oh she would! Agree on your casting choices.


Julie Jean wrote: "How about Michael Kitchen as Major Pettigrew?"

Perfect


PatchesEsq Marcy wrote: "Ciaran Hinds for Major Pettigrew

Even though she's Iranian, Shohreh Aghdashloo would be perfect for Mrs. Ali"


She is my choice, as well.

Alan Rickman would have been perfect for the Major. But, alas...


Donna Nance While I was reading, Jim Carter (Mr. Carson from Downton Abbey) stepped into Major Pettigrew's shoes! Didn't mean for it to happen, it just did!!


Evelyn I can't believe no one's mentioned Jim Broadbent for the Major! He's the only person I've ever visualized when reading the book (many, many times :-) As for the others, I'm seeing Michael Sheen as Roger, even though he's almost 20 years too old for the part, Lilete Dubey as Mrs. Ali, Aysha Kala as Amina, maybe Nikesh Patel as Abdul Wahid, Fiona Glascott as Jemima, (I watch "Indian Summers, can you tell? :-), and, hmmm...Penelope Wilton for Marjorie? Gabriel Byrne for the lord of the manor? Can't think who would be Sandy...but who, oh who, will be Alice Pierce? :-) After seeing Lily Tomlin in "Grace and Frankie" she seems like a good fit!


Barbara Remember to cast for Nancy, the major's deceased wife. She is thoroughly fleshed out in affecting flashbacks.


Barbara Remember to cast for Nancy, the major's deceased wife. She is thoroughly fleshed out in affecting flashbacks. The plum subcharacter role would be the dominating Daisy.


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