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I'll get a few of these started while Mother is out. She'll have to do the descriptions when she gets back though as she is quite good at them!

 

Right, according to sources, the WoT TV Series might finally be happening. That means only one thing: sh.t just got real in the "who I want as actor to play [x] character" debate!

 
To that end, I will be starting a series of threads in which you can post your pictures of actors whom you think will be best able to portray the characters.
 
There will be rules!
 
1) Post a picture of your choice, with their name.
 
2) Pick people who actually are actors (they don't need to be famous) or at a pinch models, who you think could act, and the right age right NOW.
 
3) Pick people who roughly resemble the description of the characters (I'll post what descriptions there are). Obviously you don't have to be pedantic, but it's got to be realistic. Aiel aren't generally short and dark. Seafolk are generally very dark skinned. Egwene is a teenager, so someone in their 30's or 40's isn't going to work.
 
4) No biting, kicking or scratching. Channeling and stabbing is allowed, though.
 
This post will be copied and pasted to each new thread I make, cos I'm lazy.
 
We will start with the order of appearance (roughly), so first up will be the people we get to know in The Eye of the World (Book 1).
I will make threads for groups of people (ie the Wonder Boys, the Wonder Girls, Emond's Fielders, etc), or we'll have a million threads.
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Grouped together roughly for order of appearance, but also for familial resemblance, we have Morgase, Elaine and Gawyn Trakand.

 

Description of Morgase Trakand by the Grace of the Light, Queen of Andor, Defender of the Realm, Protector of the People, High Seat of House Trakand:

 

She has blue eyes and long, reddish-golden curls.She greatly resembles Elayne, but her beauty is matured and ripened. No height given that I could find.

 

Full description found in 2 major online sources:

 

 

 

http://wot.wikia.com/wiki/Morgase_Trakand:

She has blue eyes and red-gold hair that falls in waves and curls to her shoulders. Rand thinks she and Elayne would look like when maturity ripened her into full bloom. Even though she is 43 years old, Morgase looks little more than 30 because she slowed due to her successful attempts at channeling.

 

https://library.tarvalon.net/index.php?title=Morgase_Trakand:

She greatly resembles Elayne, but her beauty is matured and ripened. She has blue eyes and long, reddish-golden curls. Her commanding presence and her rich voice can fill a room like light. She looks perhaps ten years older than Elayne, due to her having slowed

 

 

 

 

 

Description of Elayne Trakand by the Grace of the Light, Queen of Andor, Defender of the Realm, Protector of the People, High Seat of House Trakand / Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah :

 

Exceedingly beautiful, with a smooth-skinned, perfectly oval face, blue eyes like sapphires and red-gold, curly hair. She as a pretty, dimpled smile with full red lips. Tall for a girl.

She's about 5'6 (168 cm) (I think this is a bit short - she's probably taller, if she's tall for a girl.)

 

Full description found in 2 major online sources:

 

 

 

http://wot.wikia.com/wiki/Elayne_Trakand:

Elayne is described as exceedingly beautiful, with blue eyes like sapphires and red-gold, curly hair. With a smooth-skinned, perfectly oval face, Elayne can charm many with her pretty, dimpled smile with full red lips. She stands around one span, six inches tall with long supple limbs.

She bears a resemblance both in name and appearance to Ilyena, the doomed wife of Lews Therin Telamon from the Age of Legends.

 

http://www.encyclopaedia-wot.org/characters/e/elayne.html:

She is tall for a girl and beautiful. Her face is a perfect oval framed by a mass of sunburst curls, her lips are full and red. Her eyes are bluer than Rand can believe. (TEotW,Ch40) She is about 5'6".

 

 

 

 

Description of Gawyn Trakand, son of Taringail Damodred and Queen Morgase Trakand, as well as the brother of Elayne Trakand and half-brother to Galad Damodred :

 

He is a head taller and a little older than Elayne. He has the same reddish gold hair and oval face as his sister, and has blue eyes too.

He's about 6'5 (196 cm) (I think this is a bit tall - he's only a head taller than Elayne, and not as tall as Rand.)

 

Full description found in 2 major online sources:

 

 

 

http://wot.wikia.com/wiki/Gawyn_Trakand:

He is a head taller and a little older than Elayne. He has the same reddish gold hair and oval face as his sister.

Height 6'5" Hair color Red Gold Eye color Blue

https://library.tarvalon.net/index.php?title=Gawyn_Trakand:

Gawyn and Elayne look very much alike, sharing the same oval face and reddish-gold hair. He is approximately a head taller than his sister.

 

 

 

 

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My first choice for Morgase is Rachelle Lefevre (she played in Twilight too):

 



Rachelle Lefevre is a Canadian actress. She has starred in the television series Big Wolf on Campus and had recurring roles in What About Brian, Boston Legal, and Swingtown. Wikipedia


Born: February 1, 1979 (age 38), Montreal, Canada


Height: 5′ 6″


Nationality: Canadian

 

 

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My first choice for her daughter, Elayne, is Rachel Hurd-Wood:

 

 

Rachel Clare Hurd-Wood is an English actress and model, best known for her roles as Wendy Darling in the 2003 film Peter Pan, Corrie McKenzie in 2010's Tomorrow, When the War Began, and Sibyl Vane in 2009's Dorian Gray. Wikipedia
Born: August 17, 1990 (age 27), Streatham, United Kingdom
Height: 5′ 7″

 

 

 

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And to complete the look-alike 3, my 1st choice for Gawyn Trakand is a Dutch actor by the name of Martijn Lakemeier.

 

Martijn Lakemeier is a Dutch actor. Wikipedia
Born: September 17, 1993 (age 23), Zwijndrecht, Netherlands

 

 

 

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Elgee? All your photobucket links are broken. You should use imgur instead. 

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He's perhaps getting a bit old to play a teenager now, but Bradley James popped up in my brain for Gawyn (probably because he played King Arthur in Merlin)
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And a few I was thinking of for Morgase (with hair died and etc) that have different looks but whom I could both see working in the role:

 

 

Shari Rigby:

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and then Melina Kanakaredes

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Sorry about that - I've fixed the links now. I have all of this planned out and uploaded to photobucket, but now I have to download each photo individually, and then copy to Imgur. It's time consuming.

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Gawyn: Alex Pettyfur

 

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I pictured Morgase as Lena Headey... with a wig of course.

But then people have to stop thinking of her as Cersei Lannister lol

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4 hours ago, Chaelca said:

I pictured Morgase as Lena Headey... with a wig of course.

But then people have to stop thinking of her as Cersei Lannister lol

 

I still have trouble not thinking of her as Sarah Connor sometimes. 

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19 hours ago, Basel Gill said:

 

I still have trouble not thinking of her as Sarah Connor sometimes. 

True XD

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I love Julianne Moore! She might be a bit old to play someone who looks about 30 or so, taking into account the Slowing?

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Not sure. Maybe. But that's what make up and photoshop are for. :P We have actors in their late 20s playing teenagers all the time and Julianne looks fab for her age.

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It's Rosamund Pike for Moiraine.

 

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Obviously a hair color change will be necessary, but for me it's a good choice. She played an excellent woman of mystery in Gone Girl.

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