Sweeney Todd Question #21 - The Cast

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Sweeney Todd Question #21 - The Cast

Unread postby Liz » Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:33 am

Who would you cast in the other parts? I’m listing the parts from the Sonheim version here. But if you feel Tim might use others from the Pitt play, feel free to add them.

Anthony

Johanna

Tobias

Judge Turpin

The Beadle

Jonas Fogg

Lucy
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Re: Sweeney Todd Question #21 - The Cast

Unread postby Depputante » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:44 am

Anthony --Orlando Bloom

Johanna -- Winona Ryder

Tobias -- Michael J. Fox

Judge Turpin -- Michael Keaton

The Beadle -- Johny Vegas

Jonas Fog -- Borat looks ok.

Lucy -- Kate Moss

:-? Hard question. Don't put me in the casting department! I don't know enough actors!
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Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:28 pm

I can't really visualise anyone particularly, I wonder though if Tim might encourage Freddie Highmore to play Tobias, he would probably be about the right sort of age, don't know if he can sing though and he might be at the voice breaking stage.

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Unread postby Liz » Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:23 pm

Depputante, I love your choices. I forgot to add Lucy to the list. Thanks for remembering her. I think Borat is playing Pirelli, though, isn’t he? Or am I confused? :-?

GG, I've thought of Freddie Highmore also. But he seems too young somehow for the role. But it never would have occurred to me to put Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser) in the role either; and he was wonderful!
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Unread postby Endora » Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:26 pm

GG, did you watch Bleak House on TV? what about the lad who played Joe the crossing sweeper as Tobias?

The judge and the beadle should be oily... Jim Broadbent?
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Re: Sweeney Todd Question #21 - The Cast

Unread postby nebraska » Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:32 pm

Depputante wrote:
:-? Hard question. Don't put me in the casting department! I don't know enough actors!


That's me, too.......mr. nebraska is not a movie fan so I rarely go...when Johnny has a new movie out I trek to the theater, several times, usually all by me onesies... and then not again until the next Depp event.

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Re: Sweeney Todd Question #21 - The Cast

Unread postby Depputante » Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:25 pm

nebraska wrote:
Depputante wrote:
:-? Hard question. Don't put me in the casting department! I don't know enough actors!


That's me, too.......mr. nebraska is not a movie fan so I rarely go...when Johnny has a new movie out I trek to the theater, several times, usually all by me onesies... and then not again until the next Depp event.


Hey Nebraska, Mr.Depputante ain't no cheerleeder! Takes him about 10 minutes to fall asleep. :-/ I have kiddies at home, so started my DVD collection a while back.

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Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:01 pm

Endora wrote:GG, did you watch Bleak House on TV? what about the lad who played Joe the crossing sweeper as Tobias?

The judge and the beadle should be oily... Jim Broadbent?


Yes, I did see it but don't recall him.
Isn't Jim Broadbent already cast?

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Unread postby Liz » Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:50 pm

Gilbert's Girl wrote:
Endora wrote:GG, did you watch Bleak House on TV? what about the lad who played Joe the crossing sweeper as Tobias?

The judge and the beadle should be oily... Jim Broadbent?


Yes, I did see it but don't recall him.
Isn't Jim Broadbent already cast?


I'm so out of it. I missed that one. And I've never heard of him. :blush: So just in case I'm not the only one....

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Unread postby gilly » Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:25 pm

I've wondered what Johnny and Freddie were talking about in that get together in the pizza place,in New York ?, a little while ago...I always thought it was about a possible film role..Apparently Cyndi Lauper has auditioned for Tim.This was prior to Helena being cast..http://filmexperience.blogspot.com/2006/10/cyndi-lauper-to-star-in-sweeney-todd.html....Michael Gambon would make a good judge..though I don't know if he can sing :capnjack: I have a feeling that we may get some real surprises with the cast..I expect a few singers ,with little acting experience might be cast.. How about Tom Petty,David Bowie, :cool:
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Unread postby gemini » Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:08 pm

Well I arrived home late today to see if I could get in a quick answer without too much deep thinking. This question has just blown the wind out of my sails. I can barely think of any supporting actors much less ones that can sing. Duh?
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Unread postby Liz » Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:13 pm

gilly wrote:I've wondered what Johnny and Freddie were talking about in that get together in the pizza place,in New York ?, a little while ago...I always thought it was about a possible film role..Apparently Cyndi Lauper has auditioned for Tim.This was prior to Helena being cast..http://filmexperience.blogspot.com/2006/10/cyndi-lauper-to-star-in-sweeney-todd.html....Michael Gambon would make a good judge..though I don't know if he can sing :capnjack: I have a feeling that we may get some real surprises with the cast..I expect a few singers ,with little acting experience might be cast.. How about Tom Petty,David Bowie, :cool:


Oh yes! David Bowie for the Judge. But Michael Gambon would do. And I think Cyndi Lauper would make a great Johanna. Or maybe Madonna. I have to admit I have been totally stumped on this one. I think it is because I am not all that familiar with British actors or Broadway stars. Speaking of Harry Potter, maybe Harry himself (Daniel Radcliffe) or Rupert Grint (Ron) for Tobias.
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Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:53 am

gilly wrote:I've wondered what Johnny and Freddie were talking about in that get together in the pizza place,in New York ?, a little while ago...I always thought it was about a possible film role..Apparently Cyndi Lauper has auditioned for Tim.This was prior to Helena being cast..http://filmexperience.blogspot.com/2006/10/cyndi-lauper-to-star-in-sweeney-todd.html....Michael Gambon would make a good judge..though I don't know if he can sing :capnjack: I have a feeling that we may get some real surprises with the cast..I expect a few singers ,with little acting experience might be cast.. How about Tom Petty,David Bowie, :cool:


I think you'd find David Bowie has rather alot of acting experience. :lol: I believe he can currently be seen in The Prestige.

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Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:57 am

Liz wrote:
gilly wrote:I've wondered what Johnny and Freddie were talking about in that get together in the pizza place,in New York ?, a little while ago...I always thought it was about a possible film role..Apparently Cyndi Lauper has auditioned for Tim.This was prior to Helena being cast..http://filmexperience.blogspot.com/2006/10/cyndi-lauper-to-star-in-sweeney-todd.html....Michael Gambon would make a good judge..though I don't know if he can sing :capnjack: I have a feeling that we may get some real surprises with the cast..I expect a few singers ,with little acting experience might be cast.. How about Tom Petty,David Bowie, :cool:


Oh yes! David Bowie for the Judge. But Michael Gambon would do. And I think Cyndi Lauper would make a great Johanna. Or maybe Madonna. I have to admit I have been totally stumped on this one. I think it is because I am not all that familiar with British actors or Broadway stars. Speaking of Harry Potter, maybe Harry himself (Daniel Radcliffe) or Rupert Grint (Ron) for Tobias.


there have been alot of youngsters doing the Billy Elliot stage production they might be up for the role you never know. As for either of the above playing Johanna I think they are a little old, since Madonna is older than Johnny especialy not sure about Cyndi.
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:23 am

We seem to be having a bit of a tough time with this, at least I certainly am. Good thing Tim is in charge! :lol:
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