Ideal Cast for A Spot Of Bother by Mark Haddon

by Ahobbs_89 | created - 03 Apr 2011 | updated - 06 Apr 2011 | Public

A List of actors and actresses who would be ideal for an adaptation of Mark Haddon's family drama. There has already been a French adaptation, so if there were to be an English version, I'd like to think that these actors would be at least considered for the roles. Enjoy!

1. Jim Broadbent

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

One of England's most versatile character actors, Jim Broadbent was born on May 24, 1949, in Lincolnshire, the youngest son of furniture maker Roy Laverick Broadbent and sculptress Doreen "Dee" (Findlay) Broadbent. Jim attended a Quaker boarding school in Reading before successfully applying for a ...

As George Hall, Jean's husband, father of Katie and Jamie and grandfather of Jacob.

2. Lesley Manville

Actress | Another Year

Lesley Manville was born on March 12, 1956 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. She is a multi award winning stage and screen actress and has worked extensively with the director Mike Leigh. She is known for Another Year (2010), All or Nothing (2002), Topsy-Turvy (1999), Secrets & Lies (1996). Lesley...

As Jean Hall; George's wife

3. Anna Friel

Actress | Land of the Lost

Anna Friel is an English actress, born in Rochdale. She has been acting since the age of 13, appearing in a number of British television programmes. She made her West End stage debut in London in 2001, and has subsequently appeared on stage in several productions, including an adaptation of ...

As Katie Hall; Engaged to Ray, George and Jean's daughter, Jamie's sister and Jacob's mother

4. Theo James

Actor | Divergent

Theo James was born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom to Jane (née Martin) and Philip Taptiklis. He is the youngest of five children, having two older brothers and two older sisters. He is of one quarter Greek descent, with the rest of his ancestry being English and Scottish.

He ...

As Jamie Hall: George and Jean's son and Katie's brother

5. Michael Fassbender

Actor | Shame

Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a German father, Josef, and an Irish mother, Adele (originally from Larne, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland). Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south-west Ireland, where his family moved to when he was two years old. ...

As Ray, Katie's Fiancee

6. Roger Allam

Actor | V for Vendetta

Roger Allam was born on October 26, 1953 in London, England. He is an actor, known for V for Vendetta (2005), Tamara Drewe (2010) and The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006). He is married to Rebecca Saire. They have two children.

As David Symmonds, George's former colleague and Jean's lover

7. Matthew McNulty

Actor | The Syndicate

Matthew McNulty was born on December 14, 1982 in Manchester, England as Michael Anthony McNulty. He is an actor, known for The Syndicate (2012), Misfits (2009) and The Musketeers (2014).

As Tony, Jamie's Boyfriend

8. Michael Sheen

Actor | Masters of Sex

Even though he had burned up the London stage for nearly a decade--and appeared in several films--Michael Sheen was not really "discovered" by American audiences until his critically-acclaimed turn as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the 1999 Broadway revival of "Amadeus".

Sheen was born in Newport, Wales...

As Graham, Katie's Ex-husband and Jacob's father

9. Sanjeev Bhaskar

Actor | The Kumars

Sanjeev Bhaskar was born on October 31, 1963 in Ealing, London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for The Kumars (2014), Unforgotten (2015) and Goodness Gracious Me (1998). He has been married to Meera Syal since January 21, 2005. They have one child.

As Dr. Barghoutian

10. Sue Johnston

Actress | The Royle Family

Sue Johnston was born on December 7, 1943 in Warrington, Cheshire, England as Susan Wright. She is an actress, known for The Royle Family (1998), Imagine Me & You (2005) and Waking the Dead (2000).

As Ursula

11. Natalia Tena

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Natalia Tena was born on November 1, 1984 in London, England as Natalia Gastiain Tena. She is an actress and writer, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), About a Boy (2002) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010).

As Shona

12. Luke Evans

Actor | Dracula Untold

Luke George Evans was born in Pontypool, Wales, and grew up in Aberbargoed, in the south of Wales. He is the son of Yvonne (Lewis) and David Evans. He moved to Cardiff at the age 17. He then won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre, and graduated in 2000.

He starred in many of London's West End...

As Mike

13. Imogen Poots

Actress | Green Room

British actress Imogen Poots was born in Hammersmith, London, England, the daughter of English-born Fiona (Goodall), a journalist, and Trevor Poots, a Northern Ireland-born television producer. She was educated at Bute House Preparatory School for Girls, Queen's Gate School for Girls and Latymer ...

as Becky

14. David Threlfall

Actor | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

David Threlfall was born on October 12, 1953 in Burnage, Manchester, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Shameless (2004) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007). He has been married to Brana Bajic since 1995. They have two children.

As Uncle Douglas

15. Penelope Wilton

Actress | The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Penelope Wilton was born on June 3, 1946 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England as Penelope Alice Wilton. She is an actress, known for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Pride & Prejudice (2005). She was previously married to Ian Holm and Daniel Massey.

As Aunt Eileen

16. Daniel Mays

Actor | Mr. Nobody

Daniel Alan Mays (born 31 March 1978) is an English actor.

Born the third of four boys, Mays was brought up in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, by his electrician father and bank cashier mother. He attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts before going on to win a place at the Royal Academy of ...

As Ed, Ray's Best Man

17. Claudie Blakley

Actress | Pride & Prejudice

Claudie Blakley, birth name Claudia, is the sister of Kirsten Blakley, the lead singer with indie band Little Spitfire. Their mother is actress Lin Blakley and their father was Alan Blakley, bassist with Brian Poole's Tremeloes, who had several pop hits in the 1960s. Sadly Alan died of cancer in ...

As Ms. Endicott