Jim C is an interesting pic for Lan, as is Hugh Jackman. I'm sorry but I think Joe Manganiello simply wouldn't be taken seriously as Lan. My personal pick, and I think may be more realistic due to relatively low exposure(AKA, budget friendly) is Adrian Bower. He played Leofric on The Last Kingdom. I see Lan as a rougher type of man, the type who dwells in the grittier reality of walking in the Light. The type of guy capable of molding the Dragon Reborn early.
is a good look at some of his work on The Last Kingdom. That's my pick. Just imagine that man screaming "Tai'shar Shienar!". Only that man can make me believe the Dragon Reborn would be truly inspired to "face it on your feet". And if you're familiar with the show at all, you know he's capable of pulling off the recurring line such as "sheep herder" for Rand...as seen in this clip...please excuse the language should you choose to view it. Nothing crazy, but it's worth noting prior to viewing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD6kFxF0MvQ. Unfortunately, Leofric was killed in season 1....which means Mr. Bower is AVAILABLE!!! That is..if he hasn't accepted any other roles. Thoughts?