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Bell & Sword: A Sabriel Read-along (Fantasy Casting)

Bell and Sword

Today is the last part of the Sabriel read-along hosted by The Duchesses.

This post will contain details and possibly spoilers about the events in Sabriel.

As I read more and more of the book, the events came back to me. I didn’t take many notes when re-reading the last bit, as I wanted to do something different for this last post. There was one particular description of Touchstone, something about his curly hair, that conjured up an image of Ser Loras Tyrell from A Song of Ice and Fire. This gave me the idea of sharing my fantasy casting for a film version of Sabriel – apparently there were plans to pitch the film in 2008, but nothing has really progressed since.

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I think Tim Curry could play the smug aspect of Mogget really well, I can totally imagine a cat with his voice! Jeremy Irons would be a good Abhorsen, an authoritative figure who is also fatherly. Finn Jones, as previously mentioned, would be a pretty good Touchstone in my mind. Stephen Fry makes me think of Colonel Horyse, if only for his Blackadder days. I reckon Dane DeHaan would be a great Rogir, he was a wonderfully evil Harry Osborn in the recent The Amazing Spider-Man 2. And finally, it took me a while because I didn’t want to choose anyone really well known, but I settled for Alice Englert as Sabriel.

What do you think of my fantasy casting? Who would you choose for your ideal version of Sabriel?

4 thoughts on “Bell & Sword: A Sabriel Read-along (Fantasy Casting)”

  1. Wow, I would totally be on board with your casting – I think they all would fit perfectly! Stephen Fry is probably the most surprising choice – I wouldn’t have thought of him, but he would be perfect! I’m sure he could deliver a toned down Melchett! πŸ˜€

    1. I dunno, he kind of just immediately popped into my head, probably because of his previous role as Melchett πŸ˜€ Thanks Charlene!

  2. Interesting casting. I’d love to see a movie version of Sabriel but oh, the fear that it would be terrible or – worse – mediocre! You can tell I’ve been burned before πŸ˜‰

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