Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Emma 2009 cast update: Part III

I hope you're not getting sick of all the Emma updates. . . 

Blake Ritson (Edmund Bertram in Mansfield Park 2007) will play Mr. Elton. My first thought when I heard this was "No! He looks way too nice to be Mr. Elton!" - I wasn't overly impressed by his acting in MP07, but he was admittedly very good-looking. . . too good-looking to be Mr. Elton, I thought. . . but then, I suppose Mr. Elton is supposed to be handsome. I'm still not sure about this one, though.

Christina Cole (Caroline Bingley in Lost in Austen, Blanche Ingram in Jane Eyre 2006) will play Mrs Elton. I think she'll be perfect. :-)

Rupert Evans (Frederick Hale in North and South) will play Frank Churchill. Yes, yes, yes!! He's got just got just right balance of charm and roguishness to play Frank. Let's just hope they don't give him a horrible wig like they did to the Frank Churchills in the 1996 versions.

Laura Pyper will play Jane Fairfax. I really don't know much about this actress at all. She has a very delicate kind of beauty - quite different to the other Jane Fairfaxes we've seen. I'll be interested to see her perfermance in this production.

Louise Dylan will play Harriet Smith. She looks perfect for the part. :-)

So - I'm thrilled with pretty much all of these casting choices, except maybe Blake Ritson. Still, he might turn out to be okay as Mr. Elton. 


Current Mood: Hopeful


Miss Jen said...

Yes..... I am excited about it too!
Especially Rupert Evans as Frank Churchill... I think he will be fabulous!!!

Hope you are having a sweet day, Elise!

Love & Hugs,

The Editrix said...

Thanks Jen, I've had a lovely day so far. :-) Yes, I'm sure Rupert Evans will make a fantastic Frank. :-D

Ella said...

Through Jessica MacDonald's blog, I have seen these updates! I am for some of them....and not into the others too much.

I don't know the guy who is playing Mr. Knightly, and frankly, I am biased towards Jeremy Northam...but we shall see.

Theresa said...

Ooh! I'm so excited about Emma 09!
I'm always willing to let new people tackle different roles, and actually judging by the pictures I think they will all do such great jobs!

I think Laura Pyper looks a PERFECT Jane Fairfax! Just like I imagined her to be!

The Editrix said...

Hi Ella! Nice to see you here. :-)

Theresa - yep, I think all of the casting choices so far have been perfect, with the exception of Mr. Knightley. . .

Enbrethiliel said...


Everyone here looks perfect! =D

I do hope, though, that this doesn't mean Christina Cole shall forever be typecast.

The Editrix said...

Yeah. . . she's been in a lot of other movies too, though, so I wouldn't worry too much.

nicholas said...

What a fun blog. Yes I am very excited to see the next rendition of looks very promising. My favorite thus far is the version with Kate Beckinsale playing Emma, but this latest version should be grand!