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Amelia Peabody Dream Cast

Here it is!  My dream cast for the Amelia Peabody series.  Some characters have two actors or actresses considered for the parts.  Let me know what you think!!!


Amelia Peabody

My first pick has always instinctively been Hayley Atwell for obvious reasons.

She is beauty she is grace she will punch you in the face

And she’ll go right back to what’s important.  Archaeology.

2.  Maimie McCoy

To be honest, I haven’t seen this actress in anything but Musketeers, which I’m shamefully behind on.  But check it.

Not having any of your nonsense.

The steely grey eyes that can read right through your bs.

What are you reading, Amelia?  The latest Budge errors?  Emerson says BAH.

SPEAKING OF EMERSON

Radcliffe Emerson

TBH, I will probably never really know who deserves to play Emerson, but I have two ideas, and one really makes a good case.  

1. Henry Cavill

SAPPHARINE GAZE.  CHECK.  CURLY DARK HAIR.  CHECK.  CHIN DIMPLE.  CHECK.  Welp.

And he can rock a beard.  Which we know Emerson does, even if Amelia doesn’t like it.

Okay brace yourselves.  Seriously.  Gird yourselves.  Ready?  Because I doubt it.

Okay.

REACHING FOR THE SPEAR HE THROWS IN THE LAST CAMEL DIED AT NOON.  FATE?????  I THINK SO.  I BET HE POPPED ALL THE BUTTONS ON HIS ABSENT SHIRT, TOO.

Okay.  Now that that’s taken care of, my next Emerson pick is definitely a dream pick because he is passed away.  But don’t tell me he wouldn’t have made a damned good Emerson back in the day.

2. Gregory Peck

HE’S JUST TOO DARNED CUTE??!!!?? LIKE HOW.

I just heaved a sigh.  Guys, this is too much.

I wish this was a gif, I really wish this was a gif.  This is so totally Emerson and Amelia sleeping in the valley to protect a tomb.  Or stake out criminals.  Either one.

Ramses 

Okay, so this one is like Emerson.  But mostly because I really don’t know who should play him.  I just don’t.  But one day I was looking at this guy and thought:  I can dig it.  Disclaimer: Ramses, Nefret, and David are cast as their 20-30 age range selves.

Luke Pasqualino

I think he works pretty well because Ramses is always described as being darker toned than your average Briton.  And he’s beautiful  So beautiful it hurts my soul.

Getting rull serious.  Don’t test Ramses.  He’s quiet but deadly.

Meanwhile, the ANGST

WE KNOW YOU CAN’T, MY BOY.

Nefret

Jessica Brown Findlay

Has really ever been my only Nefret.  Her face and eyes are perfect for the way I visualize Nefret.  All that is different is her hair color.  Plus, we all know from Downton Abbey that she can play the perfect feminist.

She’s so adorable.  

That’s a look that would make Ramses flee the room in agony.

And shaBAM.  Trouser dress.  We know Amelia and Nefret are all about functional fashion.  

David Todros

Bear with me on this one, guys.  Because I desperately want him to be played by an actual Egyptian, but my knowledge on Egyptian actors is very slight.  Seriously, if anyone else has suggestions, feel free to add.  This might be something of a cop out, but 

Rami Malek

A. From what I’ve seen of him on Mr. Robot (another show I am shamefully behind on) Rami could play David’s quiet character very well.  B. Just look how sweet he is.  And David is just so sweet and loyal.

Speaking of loyalty, I imagine this is how poor David looks whenever he sticks by Ramses’s side to keep his brother out of too much danger.

David when he see Lia, anyone?  *more romantic sigh heaving*

Walter Emerson

Jude Law

When I first started reading the Amelia books back in high school, I was super in love with Jude Law so he’s been a nostalgia pick for me when it comes to Walter.  When we first meet Walter, he is described as a slighter, calmer version of his older brother, which I think Jude could play well.  Look how cute.

How can we not love any of the Emersons?  Evelyn you lucky girl.

Both Evelyn and Walter go through some character evolution as David and Lia’s relationship comes to attention, and I know that Jude can play many character types well.  His soft voice, though, is definitely how I generally hear Walter.

Evelyn Emerson

Blake Lively

I must confess that my consideration of Blake as Evelyn is mainly one of her appearance.  It came to semi recently that this is what I imagine Evelyn to look like.

I think that she would do well with Evelyn’s sweet nature.

And plus she is simply stunning.  

Sethos

Our chameleon would have to be played by someone very versatile, of which there are many actors capable.  But there’s really only one man in my mind of Sethos, and always has been and that’s probably mainly because I’m extremely biased and love this man like no other.

Tom Hiddleston

SO SMARMY.  UGH.  He could charm anyone.  And he does.  This just looks like I imagine his expression during his first meeting with Amelia.

I would love to see how they’d make Sethos’s character work on screen.  I’d love to see the make up process.  No matter who would theoretically play him, I’d love to see the effect of never looking the same twice.

Perhaps Tom is too distinctive for a role like that, but I sincerely think he’d get Sethos’s mannerisms to a tee.  A besides, we all know he can play sassy, ornery brothers very well.

So there it is. My list. What are your thoughts? Does anyone have any ideas for Cyrus or Kevin? I have to say I couldn’t think of anyone perfect for them. I’m interested to hear what anyone else thinks. Also, as I said, I’m not familiar with many Egyptian actors, so I wonder if anyone has ideas for Abdullah and his family?This was so fun. LET’S GET THIS TO BBC STAT.