My first thought was to have someone not so obviously famous. And I came up with Connor Trinneer (he played Trip Tucker on Star Trek Enterprise). I'm not the best judge of male attractiveness, but he's a good-looking guy who strikes me as having a kind of smolder behind his eyes that Feanor needs. Plus I think he totally could rock pointed ears.Probably the most prominent of the early elves, I was surprised to not see a casting thread devoted to him yet (maybe I'm just blind.) So let's start the discussion with a couple of events that this person needs to do:
I'll just go ahead and make the obligatory Tom Hiddleston suggestion here.
- Make the Silmarils
- Kinstrife (drawing his sword)
- Refuse to break the Silmarils
- Rebellion: the Oath, kinslaying, leading people over the sea, buring of the ships, etc
- Go out in a blaze of glory (literally)
Okay. now that Fëanor is cast, and we've decided to go with a more mature actor, I would say that Episode 6 is toddler!Fëanor, and then Episode 7 is teen!Fëanor (who will age at the midpoint, but still be the same actor). We will not switch to our currently cast Fëanor until Episode 8.Eh I forget... Did we decide to have a young Fëanor or did we choose to jump from kid Fëanor (no casting) to adult Fëanor?
Okay. now that Fëanor is cast, and we've decided to go with a more mature actor, I would say that Episode 6 is toddler!Fëanor, and then Episode 7 is teen!Fëanor (who will age at the midpoint, but still be the same actor). We will not switch to our currently cast Fëanor until Episode 8.
Moseley actually just entered my radar as a possible Beren -- mostly because of this pic:
So when does Feanor meet Nerdanel?One advantage of doing it this way is that we would have a youthful looking Fëanor through his wedding, so all of his acting rash nonsense would be possibly excused a bit due to age. One disadvantage is that we would likely also need a young!Nerdanel to go with him, unless our actress can be successfully made up to look about 18/20 years old.
The original thought was to have young teen Fëanor during the first half of Episode 7, and then a timeskip in the middle of the Episode, and then introduce adult Fëanor when he meets Nerdanel (so she would also be only her adult self). If he's the teen actor, but aged up a bit with Richard Armitage-esque makeup, that's fine...but then what does she look like when they first meet? Pre-wedding she can look different than post-7-kids, obviously, but should she be a different actress? I'd rather not, but....