Discussion Forums - Historical Fiction

Topic: Uhtred coming to BBC

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Bruce -
Subject: Uhtred coming to BBC
Date Posted: 12/20/2014 9:24 AM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2008
Posts: 3,412
Back To Top

Premiere Of FX's "American Horror Story: Coven"

Alexander Dreymon will play Uhtred in BBC's upcoming miniseries adaptation of Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Chronicles series. 

Date Posted: 12/20/2014 11:42 AM ET
Member Since: 9/21/2009
Posts: 1,170
Back To Top

OOh-BBC and Cornwell?  Hadn't heard that.  Yay!  If they do as well with this as they did with my "other" favorite Cornwell series(and, who might that be, you ask?wink...) I'll be a happy woman.

Hmmm-I have a marathon Christmas card addressing session on tap for today...might be a Sharpe marathon as well....ah, the things I must do...sigh...(snark!)

Jan

Date Posted: 12/21/2014 3:18 AM ET
Member Since: 3/14/2009
Posts: 9,174
Back To Top

Well this is a pleasant surprise.

Date Posted: 12/21/2014 8:13 AM ET
Member Since: 7/22/2009
Posts: 2,617
Back To Top

Oh, boy!!!

Date Posted: 1/2/2015 12:27 PM ET
Member Since: 4/23/2008
Posts: 1,757
Back To Top

This guy does NOT look like Uhtred.  crying


 

Date Posted: 1/2/2015 12:59 PM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2009
Posts: 1,588
Back To Top

He could, though.  I can see it.

Date Posted: 1/2/2015 1:51 PM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2008
Posts: 1,356
Back To Top

Do we have any idea when?

Date Posted: 1/2/2015 3:33 PM ET
Member Since: 4/23/2008
Posts: 1,757
Back To Top

Sharz, well, maybe if they really dirty him up.  He looks so preppy and school boy-ish.  I always imagine Viggo Mortensen as Uhtred.

Date Posted: 1/2/2015 4:27 PM ET
Member Since: 5/19/2007
Posts: 4,716
Back To Top

Oh, Shelley, I'm right there with you.  Viggo...yes indeedy.  This guy is too clean!  :)

ETA: Okay, I know they'll make him into Uhtred, grime and all.  But he looks so young...happy.  Sheesh, listen to me.  



Last Edited on: 1/2/15 4:28 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/2/2015 4:56 PM ET
Member Since: 3/23/2008
Posts: 2,503
Back To Top

I think most of us who really like Uhtred see Viggo playing him.  I agree, this kid is way too young, but then I thought the guy playing Jamie on Starz looked way too clean cut and the actor playing him is doing a terrific job.  I guess that's why I'm not a casting director!!

Date Posted: 1/2/2015 5:15 PM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2008
Posts: 1,356
Back To Top

ladies, we're showing our age, but yes, Viggo for me as well. They can make the young actors older; they can't do the reverse wink

Date Posted: 1/4/2015 1:04 PM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2009
Posts: 1,588
Back To Top

Showing our age, for sure.  And perhaps forgetting how very young Uhtred is at the beginning.

Viggo was 43 in the first LOTR 2001, and that would work for me for the older Uhtred that we see much later in the series, with 20+ years of fighting behind him.  When more of his life experience is reflected on his face and facial resting expression.  But I see the young Uhtred as being cuter and more charming than Viggo ever was.  I think this actor's cuteness and charm, dirtied up in long hair and Viking garb, will work well.  It'll temper it, but still show through.



Last Edited on: 1/4/15 1:07 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/4/2015 2:11 PM ET
Member Since: 4/23/2008
Posts: 1,757
Back To Top

Yep, I agree, Viggo is old to play Uhtred.  However, I'm sure back in the day, people aged much faster.  My guess is that Uhtred (given his tough life) would look like he was in his 40s to us when he was in his 20s.

Date Posted: 1/4/2015 3:01 PM ET
Member Since: 5/19/2007
Posts: 4,716
Back To Top

I bet this was not the conversation Bruce was expecting when he originally posted this. laugh  Definite lack of testosterone around here...

Bruce -
Date Posted: 1/31/2015 6:16 AM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2008
Posts: 3,412
Back To Top
I'll pipe in when they cast Aethelflaed. But, no to Viggo.