Sunday, April 5, 2009

Emma 2009: Cast announced!!!

Well, some of the cast anyway.

*Romola Garai (Daniel Deronda, Amazing Grace) will play Emma Woodhouse

*Jonny Lee Miller (Edmund Bertram in Mansfield Park 1999)  will play Mr. Knightley

*Sir Michael Gambon (way too many movies to list here) has been cast as Mr. Woodhouse, Emma's father.

My thoughts: Romola Garai - yes, yes, YES! A perfect casting choice! I think she'll be absolutely wonderful as Emma, and I'm sure Michael Gambon will be lovely as Mr. Woodhouse; but I am DECIDEDLY UNDERWHELMED with Jonny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightley. I am really extremely disappointed. :-((((

So, what do you all think???

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Current Mood: Disappointed


emme said...

I think that the casting of Romola Garai as Emma will be perfect! I never did end up finish Amazing Grace, but I loved her in Daniel Deronda...she seems like a perfect Emma to me.

I don't believe I've ever seen Jonny Lee Miller before, as I certainly didn't ever catch 1999's Mansfield Park. I'm not quite sure what to think of him...he doesn't seem to me like he would fit the character very well...I'm disappointed.

Sir Michael Gambon seems like a perfect fit for Mr. Woodhouse to me!


Clare Marie-Therese Duroc said...

I haven't seen any of them but Sir Michael Gambon, and he's just the most wonderful... I have no doubt he'll do an excellent job.

LadyBug-Laurie said...

Just posted about this too on my blog. Really you expressed my sentiments exactly. But time will tell...
I'm excited that they're filming soon! :)

Livi said...

Romola Garai as Emma That is perfect!!! I'm so excited!!! :) :) :)

Dawn Dancer said...

Oh! I hadn't thought of Ramola Garai for Emma, but that is quite perfect. I can't stand they way the actor for Mr. Knightley LOOKS, but I have never seen him act. Michael Gambon seems to hale and hearty and big for Mr. Woodhouse... but maybe he'll just have a much different appearance than in movies I have seen him in. Thanks for posting this!

Livi said...

lol, Jonny Lee Miller was in the 1983 Mansfield Park too!

The Editrix said...

Emily - yes, Romola was brilliant as Gwendolen in Daniel Deronda! It would have been a very difficult role to handle, but I thought she did a great job.

Clare - I agree! I'm looking forward to seeing Michael Gambon in this.

Laurie - I read the post on your blog, and I thought it was very good! If anyone wants to read Laurie's post, please CLICK HERE

Dawn Dancer - I was exactly the same! For some reason, Romola Garai never crossed my mind when I was thinking of potential Emmas. I can't believe that I never thought of her! She's perfect for the role!

Livi - yes, I know! :-D Three Jane Austen movies for JLM. . . is that a new record? Can anyone else think of any actors who have been in three or more JA movies?

Miss Jen said...

Oooooo...... how EXCITING!!! :)
I look forward to watching it although I'm pretty loyal to the version with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam..... ;) I do like Michael Gambon though and simply adored his perfromances in Wives & Daughters & Cranford!!! He did an amazing job!!!! Hope you are doing well, Elise!!!!


The Editrix said...

Thankyou Jen, I'm doing very well. :-)

Yes, we are certainly very lucky to already have two very good movie versions of Emma - but that still doesn't do away with my impatience to see this new adaptation!! :-D