My Dream-Cast for filming The Master and Margarita

by magpie_hu | created - 09 May 2016 | updated - 12 Oct 2016 | Public

One of my favourite novels is "The Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov. Once I wondered how I can imagine a super-production cast for this wonderful book.

The characters are shown as their appearance in Bulgakov's novel.

(the descriptions of Characters are mostly from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Master_and_Margarita#Major_characters)

1. Bill Nighy

Actor | Love Actually

Bill Nighy is an award-winning British character actor. He was born William Francis Nighy on December 12, 1949 in Caterham, Surrey, England, to Catherine Josephine (Whittaker), a psychiatric nurse from Glasgow, and Alfred Martin Nighy, who was English-born and managed a garage in Croydon.

At school,...

Mikhail Alexandrovich Berlioz Head of the literary bureaucracy MASSOLIT

2. Kris Marshall

Actor | Love Actually

Kris Marshall was born on April 1, 1973. He is an actor, known for Love Actually (2003), The Merchant of Venice (2004) and Death at a Funeral (2007). He has been married to Hannah Dodkins since February 4, 2012. They have two children.

Ivan Nikolayevich Ponyryov (Bezdomny) the young poet who was cured by the Master

3. Rowan Atkinson

Actor | Johnny English

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on 6 January, 1955, in Consett, Co. Durham, UK, to Ella May (Bainbridge) and Eric Atkinson. His father owned a farm, where Rowan grew up with his two older brothers, Rupert and Rodney. He attended Newcastle University and Oxford University where he earned degrees ...

Koroviev / Fagotto the "ex-choirmaster", Woland's assistant and translator

4. David Suchet

Actor | Executive Decision

Best known in the United Kingdom and abroad as Agatha Christie's suave Belgian super-sleuth Hercule Poirot in scores of late 1980s and '90s mini-movies, London-born actor David Suchet's early interest in the theater led to his membership with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain in the 1960s...

Woland

Tthe Satan himself. According to Russian tradition, Wodand is not the Evil, the Headof the Hell but he is on the same level as achangels and Jesus; he is a servant of God.

5. Daniel Craig

Actor | Casino Royale

One of the British theatre's most famous faces, Daniel Craig, who waited tables as a struggling teenage actor with the National Youth Theatre, has gone on to star as James Bond in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), and Bond 25 (2019).

He was born Daniel ...

Pontius Pilate the Roman Procurator of Judaea

6. Mads Mikkelsen

Actor | Hannibal

Mads Mikkelsen is a synonym to the great success the Danish film industry has had since the mid-1990s. He was born in Østerbro, Copenhagen, to Bente Christiansen, a nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a banker.

Starting out as a low-life pusher/junkie in the 1996 success Pusher (1996), he slowly grew to ...

Yeshua Ha-Nozri a wanderer or "mad philosopher", as Pilate calls him.

7. Vin Diesel

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

Vin Diesel was born Mark Sinclair in Alameda County, California, along with his fraternal twin brother, Paul Vincent. He was raised by his astrologer/psychologist mother, Delora Sherleen (Sinclair), and adoptive father, Irving H. Vincent, an acting instructor and theatre manager, in an artists' ...

Marcus the Ratslayer

8. John Malkovich

Actor | Being John Malkovich

John Gavin Malkovich was born in Christopher, Illinois, to Joe Anne (Choisser), who owned a local newspaper, and Daniel Leon Malkovich, a state conservation director. His paternal grandparents were Croatian. In 1976, Malkovich joined Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, newly founded by his friend Gary ...

Caiaphas, High Priest of Judaea.

9. Alan Rickman

Actor | Die Hard

Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett) and Bernard Rickman, who worked at a factory. He had English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan had an older brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years ...

He was my first favourite candidate for Afranius, the Head of the Roman Secret Service in Judaea. But the life disturbed the plan. Alan, we love you. Always.

10. Christopher Walken

Actor | The Deer Hunter

Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films, with sandy colored hair, pale complexion and a somewhat nervous disposition. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter (1978), and has been seen in mostly character roles, often ...

Aphranius Head of the Roman Secret Service in Judaea.

11. Hugh Laurie

Actor | House M.D.

Hugh was born in Oxford, England on June 11, 1959, to Patricia (Laidlaw) and William George Ranald Mundell "Ran" Laurie, a doctor, both of Scottish descent. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge. Son of an Olympic gold medalist in the sport, he rowed for the England youth team (1977) and for ...

Behemoth the Cat An enormous demonic black cat (said to be as large as a hog) who speaks, walks on two legs, and can even transform to human shape for brief periods. He has a penchant for chess, vodka, pistols, and obnoxious sarcasm. He is evidently the least-respected member of Woland's team.

12. Johnny Depp

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood.

He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.

Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped ...

Archibald Archibaldovich head of the restaurant at Griboyedov. Once he was a Pirate of Caribbean.

13. David Thewlis

Actor | Naked

David Thewlis was born David Wheeler in 1963 in Blackpool, Lancashire, to Maureen (Thewlis) and Alec Raymond Wheeler, and lived with his parents above their combination wallpaper and toy shop during his childhood. Originally, he came to London with his band Door 66, however he changed his plans and...

Doctor at the Asylum who met first Ivan

14. Rhys Ifans

Actor | The Amazing Spider-Man

Rhys Ifans was born and raised in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, the son of teacher parents, Beti Wyn (Davies) and Eirwyn Evans. He was educated in two Welsh language schools - Ysgol Pentrecelyn, where his mother taught, and Ysgol Maes Garmon. During his childhood, Ifans showed an interest in...

Stephan Bogdanovich Likhodeyev Director of the Variety Theatre and Berlioz's roommate

15. Jamie Foxx

Actor | Django Unchained

Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his work in the biographical film Ray (2004). The same year, he was nominated for the Academy...

Azazello He is a menacing, fanged and wall-eyed member of Woland's retinue, a messenger and assassin. His name may be a reference to Azazel, the fallen angel who taught people to make weapons and jewelry, and taught women the "sinful art" of painting their faces

16. Zoë Wanamaker

Actress | My Family

Zoë Wanamaker was born on May 13, 1949 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for My Family (2000), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) and Prime Suspect (1991). She has been married to Gawn Grainger since November 1994.

Praskovya Fedorovna nurse at the Asylum, she keeps her eyes on Ivan, the Master and others who was transported into the Asylum after having met Woland and his team.

17. Andy Serkis

Actor | War for the Planet of the Apes

English film actor, director and author Andy Serkis is known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation and voice work for such computer-generated characters as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001-2003) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), ...

Stravinsky Founder and Head of the Asylum.

18. Urbain Cancelier

Actor | Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

Urbain Cancelier was born on August 2, 1959 in Paris, France. He is an actor, known for Amélie (2001), Mic Macs à Tire-Larigot (2009) and A Very Long Engagement (2004).

Nikanor Ivanovich Bosoy Chairman of the House Committee at 302B Sadovaya Street (Unfortunately hehas no photo on IMDb: M. Canelier played Collignon, the grocery shop keeper in Amélie)

19. Samuel L. Jackson

Actor | Pulp Fiction

Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), Formula 51 (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), ...

Grigory Danilovich Rimsky Treasurer of the Variety Theatre.

20. Jürgen Vogel

Actor | Die Welle

Jürgen Vogel was born on April 29, 1968 in Hamburg, West Germany as Jürgen Peter Vogel. He is an actor and producer, known for The Wave (2008), Der freie Wille (2006) and Das Leben ist eine Baustelle. (1997).

Ivan Savelyevich Varenukha House-manager of the Variety Theatre

21. Scarlett Byrne

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Scarlett Byrne was born on October 6, 1990 in Hammersmith, London, England as Scarlett Hannah Byrne. She is an actress, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010).

Hella Hella is a beautiful, redheaded succubus. She serves as maid to Woland and his retinue.

22. János Bán

Actor | Vesnicko má stredisková

János Bán was born on October 4, 1955 in Gyõr, Hungary. He is an actor, known for Vesnicko má stredisková (1985), Red Heat (1988) and Rinaldó (2003).

The Master

23. Rick Moranis

Actor | Spaceballs

Rick began his career as a radio DJ while he was still at high school which led to him writing, producing and being on air in his own show. He joined the Canadian TV series SCTV (1976) winning an Emmy for writing and portraying the character Bob McKenzie which became the basis for the film _Strange...

Bengalsky the speaker of the Variety Theatre

24. Keira Knightley

Actress | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Keira Christina Knightley was born March 26, 1985 in the South West Greater London suburb of Richmond. She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald. An older brother, Caleb Knightley, was born in 1979. Her father is English, while her Scottish-born ...

Margarita

25. Gary Oldman

Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Gary Oldman is a talented English movie star and character actor, renowned for his "big" acting style. One of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television, he is known for his roles as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986), Drexl in ...

Levi Matvei Former tax collector, follower of Yeshua.

26. Melanie Liburd

Actress | This Is Us

Melanie was born in Hertfordshire, England, daughter of Georgina a Realtor and Michael Liburd a Martial Arts Expert and has two brothers Marc and Leon. She is half Kittitian, half English. Her mother was born in Russell Square in London and her father was born on the Island of Saint Kitts and Nevis...

Natasha Margarita's young maid

27. Bonnie Wright

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Bonnie Francesca Wright was born on February 17, 1991 to jewelers Gary Wright and Sheila Teague. Her debut performance was in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) as Ron Weasley's little sister Ginny Weasley. Bonnie tried out for the film due to her older brother Lewis mentioning she ...

Frida A guest at the ball. Queen Margarita let hre free from the Hell.

28. Marion Cotillard

Actress | La môme

Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard was born on September 30, 1975 in Paris. Cotillard is the daughter of Jean-Claude Cotillard, an actor, playwright and director, and Niseema Theillaud, an actress and drama teacher. Her father's family is Breton.

Raised in Orléans, France, she made her ...

Niza secret lover of Judas

29. Orlando Bloom

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England on January 13, 1977. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (Copeland), was born in Kolkata, India, to an English family then-resident there. The man he first knew as his father, Harry Bloom, was a legendary political activist ...

Judas Iscariot A spy/informant hired by Kaifa to assist the authorities in finding and arresting Yeshua



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