I went to see Fantastic Four at the weekend, and it occurred to me that Iouan Gruffudd would make a very good Colonel Brandon. He's about the right age now and I think he would be convincing both as a military man, and as a man who was deeply in love with Marianne. And whilst it would be understandable for her to dismiss him in the beginning, it would be easy to imagine her falling in love with him in the end.
And then I started thinking about Austen's other heroes. Who would you cast as a new Darcy? My choice would be Richard Armitage. Tall, dark and handsome, and with a wide acting range that could encompass Darcy's arrogance and his vulnerability.
What do you think? Who would you cast as Brandon and Darcy, if any new films were made?