Monday, 6 January 2014
Daniel Radcliffe as Mr. Bingley?
I have been running a little diversion on Facebook to cast my dream production of Pride and Prejudice. So far, we have Benedict Cumberbatch as Darcy,
and Dan Stevens as Wickham.
I am now proposing the quite shocking suggestion that Daniel Radcliffe should play Mr. Bingley. What say you all?
It may seem ridiculous, but his sort of prep-school manners, and clipped style of speech seem to me so perfectly suited, and I like to think it might be just the sort of role he would actually like to play, to try and validate himself as an actor. I mean, look at him. It's a stroke of casting genius - unexpected but brilliant.
You may be appalled at the suggestion, and if so, please make an alternate recommendation, but for now, this is my proposal. Thoughts?