I, personally, can easily see Cavill as Maedhros. For pretty much this exact reason. I'm not really bothered by his height, though I get why a person standing naturally at the height we're looking for would be a relatively more appealing option.
Also Maude Hirst.
I love Maude Hirst. I've seen her play someone who is beautiful and kind. I'd love to see her as Amarië.
EDIT: WAS CHOSEN; OK BY EXECS
I nominate Georgia Moffet.
(I'd previously nominated Joanna Vanderham, but personally prefer to save her for adult Idril instead)
I nominate Peter Gantzler.
I enjoyed watching him play the role of King Ragnar in The Last Kingdom. I think he would be perfect playing the Lord of Nogrod, with a hint of the villainous, but commanding a great deal of respect. I see...
I nominate Rob-James Collier.
He's played a character that can be quite a bit of a jerk, but not unilaterally so. There are several elements of humanity and passion that viewers can relate to, despite his flaws. I can...