Brexit: The Movie
a perfectly no… 17 Oct 19 15:29
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Who would star alongside Hugh Grant's portrayal of Boris Johnson?

nb there already has been a TV movie with Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings (WTF)

Boris Johnson plays Hugh Grant every day!

There would be lots of good cameo opportunities.

Surely we could find room for Vinnie Jones as Yannis Varoufakis

I think Matt Lucas with a mop on his head would do Boris.

Yeah more like what JM said.

And Hugh Grant is an ardent remainer who hates Boris Johnson and everything he stands for. If he were going to play a Prime Minister he'd be cast as a cool Britannia 1990s New Labour type like in Love Actually.

Gerard Depardieu = Jean Claude Juncker

Dolph Lundgren = Donald Tusk

Tom Cruise = Emannual Macron

Roseanne Barr = Mutti

 

methinks LP holds a candle for Hugh Grant, or did when she was a wee girl

Kiefer Sutherland as Tusk surely

Who would play JRM?

methinks LP holds a candle for Hugh Grant, or did when she was a wee girl

He is too attractive to play BoJo, that's for sure.

Rowan Atkinson - Michael Gove

Swiss Tony - David Davis

Adolf Hitler - JRM

Any woman from the far-away bits of Hampshire who reads the daily mail - Andrea Leadsom

Boris Johnson - Michael Fabricant

Bernard Cribbins as Corbyn

Patrick Stewart as Menzies Campbell

 

Heh, I can tell you feel I've sullied your heart-throb. Sorry m88!

I think he'd make a great Johnson.

p.s. JM ok you are definitely NOT on the casting team. You can be third grip.

Indira Varma as Gina Miller

Keeley Hawes as Yvette Cooper

Penelope Wilton as Andrea Leadsom

Celia Imrie as Theresa May

Where's Wally as Jacob Rees Mogg

Heh, I can tell you feel I've sullied your heart-throb. Sorry m88!

I think he'd make a great Johnson.

I'm not saying that he is not a good enough actor to play a bumbling buffoon like Boris Johnson. But he is definitely not fugly enough.

For the TV movie, they avoided portrayal of most of the major political figures in favour of a focus on the Leave campaign organisation, but they did find a guy called Paul Ryan to play Farage, who was basically just a lookalike. We need a good Farage.

Some strong female casting from LP. I'd go for Liz Hurley as Leadsom personally.

u r just worried about the prospect of a Boris Johnson you'd have the horn for

I embrace the prospect of an Andrea Leadsom I'd have the horn for. Liz Hurley it is.

Peter Capaldi as Rees-Mogg I think, if he stood on a box.

I'd go for Danny Dyer as Francois

Margot Robbie as Laura Kuenssberg

I'm getting into this

Penelope Wilton is a gr8 shout as Leadsom. Not sure about Celia Imrie though. I know her personally (slightly), and think she'd be a bit rubbish as May.

Hang on, we can't possibly cast a noirish brit flick without Dominic West.

Could we cast him as Farage?

I've been thinking about Nigel. A difficult character to cast.

Sophie Cookson cameo as Isabel Hardman, as per the other thread.

Hello, script department... what? Hmm? Yes of course! Of course the Kuenssberg/Hardman love scene is necessary. It really fleshes out the characters."

Actually West would be a better Corbyn

3-ducks

17 Oct 19 15:43

Bernard Cribbins as Corbyn

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Only because Wilfred Brambell is dead.

step

Jellymonster

17 Oct 19 15:34

I think Matt Lucas with a mop on his head would do Boris.

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Yes, or Emily Thornberry.

Emily

No idiotic castings based on your own partisan allegiances pls we are trying to cast a serious indie film here. Bernard Cribbins and Adolf Hitler are not going to be in it. I doubt Hitler even has an Equity card FGS.

Russell Crowe as Jacob Rees-Mogg.

I'll loie dowhn wherever oi bloody loike

It's also worth mentioning, in the category of prior art, the specialist film Hard Brexit, which unlike the dire-looking Cumberbatch vehicle, I have actually seen. Rebecca More is especially compelling as Theresa May.

Hugh Grant is a remainer remoaning fuck who hates the press because it shows him with prostitutes.   He is more likely to play Corbyn. 

let me count - yet, that's one (former) prostitute. 

you said prostitutes. 

I thought Cribbins was a gr8 shout of mine. Perhaps a bit old now tbf

This could be Hugh Grant's Oscar opportunity.  Go full on Christian Bale, eat all the pies till his face explodes and play the foppy Etonian role that was always meant to be his.

I also immediately thought Lucas in a wig for bojo

Jesus dux, are you ever right about anything?

Hugh Grant isn’t a grammar school boy, he went to Latymer.

BoJo is a difficult casting challenge. It needs someone who can do a good chinless wonder routine whilst at the same time appearing like someone who could plausibly be PM of a G7 economy.

Timothy Spall before he discovered salad would have been a good choice.

 

Grant is getting the lead role, mainly to annoy LP by making her fancy Boris.

Rhona Mitra as Priti Patel I think. From what I recall of Mitra's acting credits, she looks smoking but is not 100%% convincing as a human being. She'll be perfect.

Grant is getting the lead role, mainly to annoy LP by making her fancy Boris.

Rhona Mitra as Priti Patel I think. From what I recall of Mitra's acting credits, she looks smoking but is not 100%% convincing as a human being. She'll be perfect.

Matt Lucas is a standup comedian not an actor

Full casting so far. We have some key roles left to fill.

Primary Characters

Boris Johnson: Hugh Grant

Theresa May: Celia Imrie

Nigel Farage: UNCAST

David Cameron: UNCAST

Dominic Cummings: Let's allow Cumberbatch to reprise his role

J-C Juncker: Gerard Depardieu

Jeremy Corbyn: Dominic West

Mark Francois: Danny Dyer

Gina Miller: Indira Varma

Jacob Rees-Mogg: UNCAST

Michel Barnier: UNCAST

Nicola Sturgeon: UNCAST

David Davis: UNCAST

Keir Starmer: UNCAST

Priti Patel: Rhona Mitra

Michael Gove: UNCAST

John Bercow: UNCAST

Arlene Foster: UNCAST

 

Cameos

Donald Tusk: Daniel Craig

Isabel Hardman: Sophie Cookson

Jolyon Maugham QC: Ben Whishaw

Leo Varadkar: UNCAST

Laura Kuenssberg: Romola Garai

Donald Trump: UNCAST

Yvette Cooper: Keeley Hawes

Oh, and Anthony Hopkins cameo as Ken Clarke. Sir Ant is still working and would be fully up for it.

I'm liking Chris Parnell for Trump

"Latymer"

Jeez that's stretching the definition of a public school a bit isn't it?

I’d never even heard of Latymer before it was mentioned in this thread. But then, I’m not a petit-bourgeois tede from the peripheral Londosphere, so.

I thought you meant the posh comp in edmonton

You’re from the sticks and Dux is an inverted snob. What are you doing trying to cast a film ffs. There are fragrant Perditas to do that.

heh

I’m raising the dolla so I get the final say

Andrew Scott isn't tall enough. It needs to be someone who towers over Boris.

There’s no way we’re going to get away without casting Damien Lewis, so what role can we give him?

You seem to have rejected all of the casting suggestions anyone else made, Laz.

For example, there is simply no better casting than David Walliams as Keir Starmer or Matt Lucas as Emily Thornberry.

Your excuse that they are comedians not actors is both wrong and irrelevant. Plenty of comedians transitioned to serious acting (Robin Williams, Whoopie Goldberg, Eric Bana, Eddie Murphy, Russ Abbott).

a perfectly normal human being

18 Oct 19 09:53

There’s no way we’re going to get away without casting Damien Lewis, so what role can we give him?

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Seumas Milne

I accepted most of Lady Penelope’s suggestions because they were sensible. I can’t see a role for Emily Thornberry in the script. If you think Walliams should play Starmer then pls explain why.

Mark Gatiss as Baron Mandelson, of Foy in the County of Herefordshire and of Hartlepool in the County of Durham.

Walliams and Starmer share mannerisms, stature, voice and credibility.

aaaaaaaand you were doing well until “credibility”

no nominations made on partisan grounds

I’m cool with Lewis as Milne

Have you done the Rory Stewart/Eddie Redmayne cameo yet?

"Dux is an inverted snob"

There's nothing inverted about my snobbery, sunbeam.

loving redmayne for stewart

eddie's got to be linned up for the Muse biopic too

Quentin Tarantino for Leo Varadkar

Leo di Caprio as Bercow 

Pob as Michael Gove

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U all got this wrong, Farage = Hugh Grant, simples.

Boris = Peter Firth

This is shyt already.

Celia Imrie as May is from the clown school of casting. I actually have Celia's mob no. I'm actually seriously tempted to ask her whether she'd accept such an absurd part.

Try Rebecca Front instead. 

Danny Dyer as Mark Francois?! Are you having a fvuking larf? An East End hard man? You need to cast an actor capable of portraying an absurd Pooterish person. I repeat: Mark Benton would be perfect.

Nicola Sturgeon: Keith Chegwin

John Bercow: Brian Blessed

Arlene Foster: Kathy Bates

All I can say is I'm glad you lot are City lawyers/Argentinian football journalists/ retired SAS men living in Cornwall/inventors of Insane Kung Fu. Otherwise, I'd genuinely fear for the future of British cinema. 

Teclis

18 Oct 19 16:45

Rof’s clergham as Stella Creasey

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Had her down more as an Isabel Hardman myself.

I suggest my new fave actress Emma Barton as my fave MP Ann-Marie Morris. No of an age gap tbf but...