Here's my ideas for casting the last book in Lewis's mythic/science fiction trilogy.
Carey Mulligan is a British actress, born May 28, 1985, in Westminster, London, England, to Nano (Booth), a university lecturer, and Stephen Mulligan, a hotel manager. Her father is of Irish descent and her mother is Welsh, originally from Llandeilo. Her first major appearance was playing Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice
alongside Keira Knightley
“ Jane Studdock, our young hero, the wife of Mark. She is in search for herself, also pulled in two directions, between being a modernistic secular woman or finding meaning in her mystic dreams. ” - SweetHotAngel
British actor Benjamin Thomas Barnes was born in London, England, to Patricia (Becker), a relationship therapist, and Thomas Barnes, a professor of psychiatry. He has a brother, Jack. His mother is from South Africa, and is of Jewish heritage, while his father is English. Barnes studied at Homefield Preparatory and King's College...
“ Mark Studdock, our other young hero, a senior fellow at Bracton College at the University of Edgestow. He is pulled in two directions, towards the N.I.C.E. by his ambition and towards something else, something wholesome and normal he comes to call the "Straight" and it is all summed up in his wife, Jane. ” - SweetHotAngel
Pauline Collins, OBE, came to prominence with portraying Sarah Moffat in BBC's Upstairs, Downstairs
and its spin-off Thomas and Sarah
during the 1970s. After having played the title-role in the play "Shirley Valentine" for which she earned Laurence Olivier, Tony, and Drama Desk awards, she reprised the role in its film adaptation Shirley Valentine
“ Margaret "Mother" Dimble, the wife of Jane's graduate student studies tudor, who takes Jane under her wing, is serious about her dreams and takes her to the community at St. Anne's to meet the Director. ” - SweetHotAngel
“ Dick Devine, Lord Feverstone. A rich, powerful ne'er-do-well, who recruits Mark to join the N.I.C.E., the National Institute for Co-ordinated Experiments and takes him to their organization at Belbury. ” - SweetHotAngel
Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is a British actress known for her roles in The Young Victoria
and The Devil Wears Prada
. Blunt was born on February 23, 1983, in Roehampton, South West London, England, the second of four children in the family of Joanna Mackie
, a former actress and teacher, and Oliver Simon Peter Blunt...
“ Camilla Denniston, old friend of Jane's and first person she meets at St. Anne's. She welcomes her and makes her feel at home. ” - SweetHotAngel
Malcolm John Taylor was born on June 13, 1943 in Leeds, England, to working-class parents Edna (McDowell), a hotelier, and Charles Taylor, a publican. His father was an alcoholic. Malcolm hated his parents' ways. His father was keen to send his son to private school to give him a good start in life...
“ John Withers, the Deputy Director of N.I.C.E. who interacts with the Macrobes and seems often to not be there. He basically ignores Mark when Mark arrives at Belbury. ” - SweetHotAngel
Jane Leeves has made her mark in the entertainment world, acting in television, theater and film over the past 20 years. Leeves stars in the Emmy® Award-winning TV Land series, Hot in Cleveland
, which in 2011 was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series...
“ Dr. Grace Ironwood, a stern psychologist at the community of St. Anne's who works with Jane and her dreams. ” - SweetHotAngel
Elegant and handsome British actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, a small island just off the south coast of England. He is the son of Barbara Anne Brereton (Sharpe) and Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant. Young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. A typical islander, he used to go to mainland England only once a year...
“ Professor Augustus Frost, a psychologist, Wither's assistant and the only other N.I.C.E. member who knows what the Macrobes are. He is cold and precise. ” - SweetHotAngel
Billy Connolly was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. He left school to work in the shipyards becoming a welder and joined the Territorial Army (in the parachute regiment) at around the same time. He developed an interest in folk music, eventually becoming an accomplished banjo player and a member of the band Humblebums with Gerry Rafferty
(later of Baker Street fame)...
“ Andrew MacPhee, a skeptical Scot, who despite his rejection of religious beliefs in favor of science and rationalism, is a member of the St. Anne's community and devoted to the Director. ” - SweetHotAngel
John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. He was born into a family of modest means, his father being an insurance salesman; but he was nonetheless sent off to private schools to obtain a good education. Here he was often tormented for his height...
“ Reverend Straik, an unbelieving clergyman member of N.I.C.E. who is called the "Mad Parson" due to his belief that power is right. ” - SweetHotAngel
One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor Robert Stephens
and to playwright Beverley Cross
“ Ivy Maggs, Jane's old house keeper who lost her home to N.I.C.E. and whose husband is in jail. Maggs is a member of St. Anne's and Jane has trouble with seeing her as an equal. ” - SweetHotAngel
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful. Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant banker...
“ Major Hardcastle, head of the N.I.C.E. police. She is a sadist and often tortures her prisoners. ” - SweetHotAngel
An English actor active in the theater since 1961, having made few theatrical movies, none of which particularly outstanding, with the exception of John Boorman
and Nigel Cole
's popular Calendar Girls
, John Alderton has become famous thanks to British television. Appearing in approximately two hundred TV series episodes...
“ Professor Cecil Dimble, the husband of Mother Dimble, and Jane's former tutor. He is an expert on Arthurian Britain and one of the few members of the St. Anne's community who works outside. ” - SweetHotAngel
Robbie Coltrane, one of Britain's most popular comedians who was head of debating society at school and won prizes for his art, is now a film star who played in two James Bond films and in the "Harry Potter" franchise. Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen, a suburb of Glasgow...
“ Dr. Filostrato, the Italian physiologist who has preserved the head of François Alcasan. Filostrato thinks it's really Alcasan kept alive by science. ” - SweetHotAngel
Jim was born in London, the son of Jane O. (Martin) and Peter J. S. Sturgess. He was raised in Surrey. First and foremost his interest was music. However, he began to develop a secret passion for acting, at age 8, when he auditioned for local theatre to get out of class. Whilst music appeared cool, he felt being in school plays wasn't...
“ Arthur Denniston, another Edgestow acadamic who used to be Mark's best friend before Mark's ambition drew him away. Denniston is a member of St. Anne's and the husband of Camilla. ” - SweetHotAngel
Michael Caine is an English actor and author. Renowned for his distinctive working class cockney accent, Caine has appeared in over 115 films and is regarded as a British film icon. He made his breakthrough in the 1960s with starring roles in a number of acclaimed British films, including Zulu (1964)...
“ Horace Jules, the Director of N.I.C.E., a cockney novelist, tabloid reporter, and pseudo-scientific journalist. He thinks he's the head, but he's only a figure head and is totally unaware of what the institute is really doing. ” - SweetHotAngel
Sean Bean's 20 year career spans theater, radio, television and movies. Bean was born in Handsworth, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, to Rita (Tuckwood) and Brian Bean. He worked for his father's welding firm before he decided to become an actor. He attended RADA in London and appeared in a number of West End stage productions including RSC's "Fair Maid of the West" (Spencer)...
“ Merlinus Ambrosius, the Arthurian Christian Druidic Mage who's been sleeping under Bracton Wood and is wakened to help the Director. ” - SweetHotAngel
Jean Reno was born Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez in Casablanca, Morocco, to Spanish parents (from Andalucía) who moved to North Africa to seek work. His father was a linotypist. Reno settled in France at 17. He began studying drama and has credits in French television and theater as well as films. His first two marriages both ended in divorce...
“ "The Head" of François Alcasan, but actually a mouthpiece for the Macrobes. "The Head" is the true boss of N.I.C.E. and Withers and Frost serve it. ” - SweetHotAngel
Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter born in 1930, and Frances (Harper) Branagh, also born in 1930. His brother, William Branagh Jr., was born in 1955 and sister, Joyce Branagh
, was born in 1970...
“ Dr. Elwin Ransom, former Cambridge don, traveler to Mars and Venus, also known as the Director, the Pendragon, and the Fisher King. He is the head of Logres, which once was the entire Arthurian realm but now is just the community of St. Anne's. He talks with angels. ” - SweetHotAngel