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Fantasy Casting

Morse and Lewis

Image from ITV via Daily Mail

Colin Dexter wrote the books for the Inspector Morse series and he got his fantasy casting with John Thaw.  In fact, Thaw so fulfilled all of his wishes for the character that  in his will  he directed  that no one else could ever play Morse.

Think about one of your favorite cozies.  If it were to made into a TV series/movie, what is your fantasy cast?  Post the series name and your choice of casting for a couple of the key roles.  You can come back here and let me know you did it.

My example:

  • Series:  A Comfort Food Mystery
  • Trixie:  Alyssa Milano
  • Antoinette Chloe Brownelli:  Kristie Alley
  • Ty: Alexander Skaarsgard


Remember your imagination is the limit!



  1. Diane Orgain (Love and Money): MC Georgia Thornton – Alicia Vikander
    Kate Collins (Flower Shop): MC Abby Knight – Amy Adams

    It isn’t much. But I love to visualize the characters in stories and I have an art degree so my mind runs in a million places. But there are a few ideas for me 🙂


  2. I’m kind of terrible at this, since I don’t really know actors or actresses, but I gave it a shot:

    A Tea Shop Mystery Series

    Theodosia Browning – slightly younger Gillian Anderson or Bryce Dallas Howard

    Drayton – Sir Ian McKellen or Michael Caine

    Haley – Chloe Moretz


  3. This was very hard to do. First it was hard to pick which one of my favorite series to use and then to decide who the play my beloved characters but this is what I have decided on.

    Booktown Series by Lorna Barrett–I think I would have Katherine Heigl play Tricia Miles and Ashley Judd play Angelica.


  4. Flower Shop Mysteries by Kate Collins (I know this has already been done on the Hallmark channel but the characters are nothing like those in the books for example the main character is described as short and blonde but in the movies Brooke Shield plays her)
    Abby Knight: Kristin Chenoweth
    Marco: Dean Cain


  5. Series: Old SF series by Nancy Herriman

    Celia: Jennie Garth from Beverly Hills 90210

    half Asian friend: actress from Smallville tv show

    Series: Maggie Hope series by Susan Elia MacNeal

    Maggie: Jessica Chastain or actress from Call the Midwife

    Hugh Thomspon: Julian Ovenden from Foyle’s War

    Winston Churchill: Robert Hardy

    Series: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

    Maisie: Carrie Moss from Chocolat or Emily Deschamel (Bones)

    Stratton: Nigel Dudgeon (Midsomer Murders)

    Julian Compton: James Wilby


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