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#241 Carmella1

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:32 PM

I understand about casting the right age but I would rather have someone a little bit older (30's) that can sing it than someone who looks young but cannot.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 10:29 PM

View PostCarmella1, on 25 June 2013 - 09:32 PM, said:

I understand about casting the right age but I would rather have someone a little bit older (30's) that can sing it than someone who looks young but cannot.

Oooo but there are a huge amount of good young singers out there who can act really well. It's time for new blood and whoever gets Chris will be really lucky.

#243 les mis lover

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 10:32 PM

I think Gareth Gates would be a good contender for Chris.

View PostCarmella1, on 25 June 2013 - 09:32 PM, said:

I understand about casting the right age but I would rather have someone a little bit older (30's) that can sing it than someone who looks young but cannot.

How old was Simon Bowman? Surely he was older than 23?

#244 johartuk

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 10:37 PM

He was born in 1961 according to Wiki - which would have made him 28 when he started playing Chris.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 10:43 PM

View Postles mis lover, on 25 June 2013 - 10:32 PM, said:

I think Gareth Gates would be a good contender for Chris.


How old was Simon Bowman? Surely he was older than 23?

I think he was 27. This particular casting is clearly looking for a specific age range.

#246 johartuk

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 11:40 PM

23 seems so young for the upper age limit, though.  I find it baffling that they'd be so restrictive, when there are plenty of talented actors in their mid to late 20s and even early 30s, who could do the role justice.

#247 Titan

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 04:36 AM

chris is meant to be a young gi in that age range when he meets kim. and if they are going for the grittier feel then that adds up  however casting that age who can sing and act it is easier said than done which is why guys are often older.

no to gareth gates though

#248 Jamiem

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:02 AM

The average age of a GI in Vietnam was 19

#249 wickedgrin

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:59 AM

Lets hope Cam Mack discovers some young new talent. It would be thrilling to discover a 19 year old to play Chris in the same way Lea Salonga was discovered for the original.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:09 AM

Can I add Oliver Tompsett to our suggested casting list for Chris...




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