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Cast Benson's characters

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#1 Joey Bond

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 08:00 PM

I've just finished reading High Time to Kill and was pretty much blown away by it.

There's already a thread on casting the rest of the Fleming characters, so I wonder who you'd cast as Benson's original characters if his novels were to be made into films right now.

Having only read HTTK the only characters I could come up with are:

Helena Marksbury- Rose Bryne
Roland Marquis- Jason Issacs
Chandra- ?
Stephen Harding- ?
Hope Kendall- Rachel McAdams, although she'd need to put on a pretty good NZ accent
Gina Hollander- Cecile de France
Paul Baack- Paul Bettany

Furthermore, which Bond actor do you see in Benson's novels? It's probably easiest to say Brosnan because of the time period, but for some reason I could see Lazenby in HTTK (probably because OHMSS was similarly a snow-filled story)

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:14 PM

Nicole Kidman was the favourite for Hope Kendall back in the day when she wasn't quite as famous as she is now.

Jeremy Irons would have been great as Guy Thackeray with Shu Qi as Sunni Pei.