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Who should play *Anne* in a movie?
December 30, 2010
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Boleynfan said:

I also think Rose Byrne would be a good choice, as well as a younger Winona Ryder. Nina Dobrev…that gave me pause. I think her face looks younger than she actually is, so maybe if she grew up another 10 years, then I can see it. Her face is a little too petite though, I think. To bring another one up that's been mentioned: Keira Knightley. Now, I have a little trouble because she is my favorite actress and I just picture her as, well, her. And other characters she's played. But while she doesn't look that much like either the Hever or NG portraits of Anne, she looks a little like how I imagine Anne, and I can definitely see her playing Anne really well.


I have exactly the same thoughts on Nina Dobrev.She is actually very young(21-22)so I guess that is a put off for now.To tell you the truth,she never had crossed my head 'till one point.I was watching an interview of hers and something about the way she talks and laughs all the time,made me think of a younger Anne.Don't get me wrong,it is just that I 've always pictured Anne as a younger woman to be more carefree and youthfull than usually portrayed(you know,more sexual).She reminded me a little of Bujold's Anne and I believe her face stracture to be similar to what we know Anne's was.As for Keira,although she would make a good Anne(and she is one of my favorites),I have the same problem with you.Also,it would be too reminscent of her usual period roles to actually make it her own.If there is going to be a movie with Anne,I wouldn't want it to be another Keira role(it is not her fault that directors kind of typecasted her,she is this decade's Helena Bonham Carter and Winona Ryder).I would prefer them to have another actress for this part,for whom it would be fresh(I am addicted to the Dormer way!).

December 31, 2010
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Actually, I think Bujold and Nina Dobrev have slightly similar facial structures–both are petite, although Dobrev's also looks very young. But I see what you're saying about a 'younger Anne.' And I totally agree on Keira, although I have to admit that I just see her standing there doing Anne's execution scene…Also, you mentioned Helena Bonham Carter, and I think a younger her wouldn't be all that bad for Anne. Wait–just kidding, she's already played Anne, and Lady Jane Grey…okay, bad memory, now I've got to re-watch my Tudor movies…

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January 18, 2011
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Boleynfan said:

Actually, I think Bujold and Nina Dobrev have slightly similar facial structures–both are petite, although Dobrev's also looks very young. But I see what you're saying about a 'younger Anne.' And I totally agree on Keira, although I have to admit that I just see her standing there doing Anne's execution scene…Also, you mentioned Helena Bonham Carter, and I think a younger her wouldn't be all that bad for Anne. Wait–just kidding, she's already played Anne, and Lady Jane Grey…okay, bad memory, now I've got to re-watch my Tudor movies…


I haven't realize it but you are right!They do have similar looks!Maybe that's why Nina struck me as a potential Anne!As for Helena Bonham Carter,she really had and still has that powerfull aura to make Anne justice,but really,no matter how good she was,her part in Henry VIII left me cold.The whole movie had something that didn't make warm me up to it(apart of some very good fictional scenes)but overall it wasn't bad.But Helena's Anne was a tad worse than Portman's (they share a few similar script failures,no matter their good acting and intentions).Keira I can see her doing it too,and she does look the part but something tells me that it wouldn't be a good move,the same way it was with Portman(mind you,Natalie is my favorite actress and for me 'till now,visually and look-wise the perfect Anne).

January 19, 2011
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I suppose it depends on what you're going for is it someone that looks like her or the certain aura that made Anne…..
Keira Knightly definitely comes to mind, it's a very interesting question Smile

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January 27, 2011
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Although The Other Boleyn Girl's story line was atrocious because of its unfairness about Anne's character, I actually though Natalie Portman is the perfect look for Anne and did a great job. I've now watched Nina Dobrev more on TV and I understand what you're saying, Anne, but I still think she's too young looking. Keira Knightley with dark hair does come to mind, Sophie, but I understand your hesitation Anne. Helena Bonham Carter's Anne fell flat, in my opinion, in Henry VIII's Six Wives show. I actually did not like the entire film very much.

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February 3, 2011
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Every woman has the right to change her mind, correct? Well, I said that Keira Knightley would be a good choice for Anne. However, after watching The Pillars of the Earth, I've changed my mind.

A relatively new actress, Hayley Atwell plays Aliena: a strong-willed and wronged woman trying to find her way in the early middle ages. She a lovley long brown hair and brown eyes. She a certain Anne quality about her.

Hayley has also acted in Brideshead Revisited (the movie version), Cassandra's Dream, and Any Human Heart.

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February 4, 2011
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ahhh This a tougie since i can nver imagine a single person to embody Anne to perfection but i love how each actress brings out a piece of Anne. I absolutly love the idea of Marion Cotillard, she has that graceful elegant…french air to her that reminds me of Anne and her looks minus the color of her eyes(but hey Natalie dormer had blue eyes and i loved them:p) r very Anne-y. It would be soo great to see Nat D. replay Anne since i LOVE her and have a tiny girl crush on her lol. she always can evoke powerful emotions through me as she plays anne. This might be alittle too out there but i think Christina Ricci would have been a good  young Anne, her eyes r very mesmorizing  and shes always up for a challenge in roles. I think it would be cool to see her try to be Anne.Image Enlarger another actress i would be curious seeing play Anne is Sophia Bush, she isnt as famous other stars but shes has a mischeious way about her and can play independent roles while bringing out vunlebility Image Enlarger well those r my only thoughts at the moment lol im sure ill be complating for a couple of days now x)

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February 4, 2011
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LissaMarie–I think that Christina Ricci actually might be a pretty good choice for Anne.

However, I think my first choice would be Eva Greene.  I think she's certainly got an “Anne” look about her, but I've never seen her play “passion” before so I'm not sure how she would do in that arena.

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February 5, 2011
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Ooh I agree about Christina Ricci, and to an extent Hayley Atwell (I love Pillars of the Earth). And I think I like Eva Green a lot as well. She has a dark, Anne-ish look about her, to me at least…yep I can definitely see that.

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February 5, 2011
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I'm not sure who I'd like to see play Anne but I think that apart from being small and slight, she needs to capture the essence of Anne. The colouring can be added.

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February 5, 2011
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Emily Blunt anyone?

Actually, now that I think about it, I think Emily Blunt would play a better Elizabeth I.  But then she runs the risk of being type-cast–you know, Queen Victoria and then Elizabeth…

But I just love her…she was fantastic in The Devil Wears Prada and I've loved her ever since.

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March 15, 2011
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I haven't thought about her till now,but the more I think about it,the more I find Emily Blunt to make a good Anne!And although she has light blue eyes,I think it doesn't matter much,afterall Anyanka,you are right,coloring can be added!!!My top choice remains Marion Cotillard,who has similar face structure with the Anne we know through portraits and of course has the acting range to give a great performance as Anne!Christina Riccie looks a lot in my opinion with Anne and she would make a good Anne but for some reason,everytime I see her in Sleepy Hollows,I think that she would be a very good Jane too!!!She has a mysterious aura about her,a calm demeanor that makes me see her a great Jane!Hayley Atwell is also a very good choice on Anne,I have seen her in some videos and she has an “Anne” quality…

March 16, 2011
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Probably Kate Middleton, lol!!!
Seriously though I do think she looks like Anne and well she's going to be our Queen one day, maybe she'll be excused Royal duties to make a new “Anne Boleyn” film…….just a thought!

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MegC said:

LissaMarie–I think that Christina Ricci actually might be a pretty good choice for Anne.

However, I think my first choice would be Eva Greene.  I think she's certainly got an “Anne” look about her, but I've never seen her play “passion” before so I'm not sure how she would do in that arena.


I think you have (for me)the best choice!I haven't thought much of Eva Green as Anne because usually I look for actresses with dark eyes….But after that foto,I just said “Anne!”…Plus she is a good actress and french I believe 9correct me if I 'm wrong) so she would bring out Anne's french culture…Although it is not her best foto,the hair just transforms her to what I beleive Anne looked like!!!!!

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Leighton Meester!

 

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I think Leighton Meester would be WONDERFUL as Anne.  She's got a dark side but is strong and looks GREAT for the role.  I totally agree that she's not a knock out at first glance but her attitude is what's attractive, and that's perfect for Anne.  I also think her skill as an actress is great as well, and as far as I know she's never had to do another accent, but I'm sure she could pull of a British accent believably.

She also kind of reminds me of a younger Natalie Dormer.  If i'm completely honest with myself, Natalie Dormer was WAY too gorgeous to play Anne but had everything else down pat, and I loved her portrayal.  Of course, no one will ever be as wonderful as the Great Genevieve Bujold.

I agree that Rose Byrne would be lovely as well.

 

 

March 24, 2011
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And I have to keep adding support:

Marion Cotillard = great

Eva Green = also great.

And funnily enough, Kate Middleton! Hopefully that marriage won't end the same way though… fingers crossed!

March 26, 2011
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Oh, really? I can't see Kate Middleton as Anne for some reason…

But I definitely see Emily Blunt! I think that would be great actually!

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March 27, 2011
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I think Emily Blunt could do Anne really well too

Actually, Elizabeth Taylor would've been an amazing Anne…. with Richard Burton as Henry, of course Laugh

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Bella44 said:

I think Emily Blunt could do Anne really well too

Actually, Elizabeth Taylor would've been an amazing Anne…. with Richard Burton as Henry, of course Laugh


I've always wished that Elizabeth Taylor could have played Anne in a film. She had that “Anne Boleyn Quality” about her. Yes, Richard Burton should have been her Henry.

Didn't Ms. Taylor have a cameo in Anne of the Thousand Days? I've seen the film, but could be imaging it.

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She did, I was surprised to learn. Elizabeth played an un-named character.

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