If Blofeld were recast...

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  • Bmorelli11Bmorelli11 Posts: 197MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    I think the next Blofeld should be played by a theatre actor or someone who is a star in their native country, but isn't well known internatioanally. Mikael Persbrandt (54 years old, 189 cm tall) is a star in Sweden and would make a great Blofeld.


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    Agreed, this guy certainly looks bad ass!
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,619MI6 Agent
    He is also one of Scandinavia's best and most famous thatre and movie stars. He great at playing arrogant bastards.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    He should play me in my life story then. :D
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  • DrydenDryden UKPosts: 129MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    I think the next Blofeld should be played by a theatre actor or someone who is a star in their native country, but isn't well known internatioanally. Mikael Persbrandt (54 years old, 189 cm tall) is a star in Sweden and would make a great Blofeld.


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    I've never hear of the guy but of those photos are anything to go by he'll be suitably scary so gets my vote
  • walther p99walther p99 NJPosts: 3,394MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    I think the next Blofeld should be played by a theatre actor or someone who is a star in their native country, but isn't well known internatioanally. Mikael Persbrandt (54 years old, 189 cm tall) is a star in Sweden and would make a great Blofeld.


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    I think he looks a bit like Craig.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    .... so they could be foster brothers ;)
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,619MI6 Agent
    189 cm = 6'2'' :v
  • work meditationwork meditation Posts: 2MI6 Agent
    Well having watched the TV spy series "The Night Manager" I think Hugh Laurie would make a great villan, not just Blofeld but any Bond villain. He is really menacing in that John Le Carrie adapted mini series.
    yeah absolutely.
  • work meditationwork meditation Posts: 2MI6 Agent
    and i think that bennedict cumberbatch can be a great bond villain too.
    he has a really deep voice, can appear really cold and emotionless and is a good enough actor to pull it off.
  • Arbogast 777Arbogast 777 Minneapolis Posts: 595MI6 Agent
    Idris Elba. Just sayin’.
  • Red_SnowRed_Snow Posts: 221MI6 Agent
    What about Bernhard Schutz? He was quite good in 'Berlin Station'.
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  • MAGR007MAGR007 Posts: 74MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    I think the next Blofeld should be played by a theatre actor or someone who is a star in their native country, but isn't well known internatioanally. Mikael Persbrandt (54 years old, 189 cm tall) is a star in Sweden and would make a great Blofeld.


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    He played Agent Hamilton and he was even better than Bond
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,619MI6 Agent
    Yes, Carl Hamilton was pretty much a communist Swedish nobleman who was trained by the Americans to be a secret agent for his country, but still Bond-like.
  • __M____M__ Posts: 28MI6 Agent

    Brian Stelter.

  • HowardBHowardB USAPosts: 2,552MI6 Agent
    edited April 23

    There is certainly no shortage of great actors who would make a great Blofeld. Waltz was an excellent casting choice and should have been a great Blofeld and to a point he actually wasn't bad but more a victim of a terrible plot point (the foster brother angle of course) that overwhelmed everything. Hopefully, Waltz will have a chance for redemption in NTTD with a better script.

    I always thought Anthony Hopkins would make a terrific Blofeld (or any Bond villain for that matter). Great actors like Hopkins are like Swiss Army Knives....they could make great Bond villains or Bond allies or even have been Bond in their younger days. Ralph Fiennes, who is a very good "M" IMO, could easily have made a great Bond villain. I could see Hopkins as "M" in Bond 26 or the villain.

  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,226MI6 Agent
    edited April 23

    HowardB said:

    Ralph Fiennes, who is a very good "M" IMO, could easily have made a great Bond villain.

    didn't he play Voldemort? I never saw the later Harry Potter movies, but there's a big baddy behind the other baddies, so that is relevant experience! was he sinister?

    oh yes and he voiced the villain in the Wallace and Gromit feature film! Bond villains should be snobbish, so he's got got that going for him too


    I say whoever it is has to be able to chew the scenery, always a prereq for Bond-villain casting. And in the case of Blofeld, must have an ominous sounding voice for the scenes where he's giving orders and punishing underlings before his face is revealed. Waltz was maybe too softspoken.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,619MI6 Agent

    Ideally EON does what Tarantino did for Inglorious Basterds - finding a character actor from outside the US and UK who plays evil and charismatic perfectly. By the time of SPECTRE Waltz he was so well know for playing a villan it was basically typecasting.

  • Mr MartiniMr Martini That nice house in the sky.Posts: 2,668MI6 Agent


    I'd like to see Gary Oldman as a Bond villain.

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  • HowardBHowardB USAPosts: 2,552MI6 Agent

    Casting villains is easy.....and unless you want a "name" you don't even need to spend big $$$$. That being said, I think EON doesn't see Bond films now just as big action tentpoles but I think they also like to present a bit of an aura of "prestige" so being able to get a "name" and award winner such as Waltz or Rami Malek appears to be worth the investment for them. It will be interesting to say the least what they do going forward, especially in light of the fact they they will need to recast Bond, which is certainly the 800 lb (or 57 stone; sorry couldn't resist) gorilla in the room. There are plenty of fantastic stage actors (especially in London) who could be great Bond villains given the opportunity. In some ways I believe that having a less recognizable face as a villain but one who is capable of a "star turn" can be even more effective.

  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,090MI6 Agent

    It’s funny how they got Malek when he was flavour of the month, yet when this film finally comes out it will be a comeback movie for him 😄

  • writingsonthewallwritingsonthewall SpainPosts: 303MI6 Agent

    Persbrandt would make a great baddie (not necessarily Blofeld). Loved him in The Hobbit movies (even if his role was somewhat disappointing) and also in Sex Education (great series with a great cast, check it if you have young teenagers and/or pre-teens, or simply if you love Gillian Anderson and well-written comedy).

    On Blofeld: personally, I would retcon the "lost brother" bit by saying that Waltz was NOT Blofeld and the real one was still around. And then you could keep using Spectre and/or go the "Eidolon" route and have them infiltrate the community via sleeper agents (although this was already done with QoS. And Spectre. Oh well).

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