Our motion picture related post got us thinking about the silver screen. Now that Downton Abbey is on hiatus, might we suggest the Montmaray Journals, which we think would be perfect as the next big period drama. Exiled royalty, a vengeful (and borderline insane) servant, debutante parties, the onset of WWII, and an opinionated great-aunt that could give Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess a run for her money, the FitzOsbornes have it all as they zip in and out of world events with dignity, humor, and style.
We’ve decided to do some wishful casting for The Montmaray Journals, but despite all the Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Downton Abbey we watch, our knowledge of actors is fairly limited. So please chime in with your own fan casts!
Sophie FitzOsborne: Saoirse Ronan (aka the girl from Atonement)
Veronica: Jessica Brown Findlay (aka Lady Sybil from Downton Abbey)
Toby: Eddie Redmayne (aka Marius from Les Mis)
Henry: Ramona Marquez (aka Karen from Outnumbered)
Simon: Skandar Keynes (aka Edmund from Narnia)
Daniel: Arthur Darvill (aka Rory from Doctor Who)
Rebecca: Siobhan Finneran (aka O’Brien from Downton Abbey)
Rupert: Tommy Knight (aka Sarah Jane Smith’s son from Doctor Who)
Julia: Jenna Louise Coleman (aka Oswin Oswald/Clara/??? from Doctor Who)
Anthony: Thomas Howes (aka William from Downton Abbey)
(Yeah, it’s basically one big Doctor Who party, with some Downton thrown in as well. Conclusion: we watch way too much television.)
Update: Author Michelle Cooper has actually thought this through before. See her picks and many more here.