ah! oliver!! I think thats how I picture matty.especially at the start ofthe OC anyway, with slightly different hair.
Ooh those are god pics :)
Here's some quotes of Matthew's appearance in Obernewtyn:
p78 "I saw the slight, dark-haired boy... dark brown eyes... he was very thin"
p86 "thin, sharp-eyed boy... I noticed again the pronounced limp"
Obviously, in the later books, he is growing up, therefore filling out as well as the fact his limp is healed.
I think he looks really good, Sahric - fits matthew's descriptions very well :)
Hell yes Sahric! He has a very Matty-look to him! Great find.
LOL, thanks. I remembered him from Spy Kids and wondered what he looked like five years later or whatever. Turns out he looks Matthew-ish! ;)
Hey wow! Nicholas Hoult. Why didn't I think of him? I mean ultimately he looks nothing like how I imagined him but I wouldn't be upset if he was cast in a movie version. He certainly has the talent. Perhaps he's a little too tall though? Meh splitting hairs.
Agreed - he's *nearly* the right look of Matty, but perhaps a bit tall/thin about the face? And doesn't quite look nearly earnest/hopeful enough (for the first couple of books anyway). Perhaps an older, serious version of Matthew?
However he certainly did play a good nerd in about a boy and perhaps becoming a famous, sexually attractive television star hasn't quite eradicated that aspect. I only really think of "Skins" when I see him now and Tony is more akin to Ariel than Matthew in that show. So perhaps I'm guilty of typecasting and should see some more of his work before I get too judgemental.
One other thing, though it's not a big deal but Nicholas has ice blue eyes compared to Matthew's brown.
Just wondering why we are thinking of different people for the later movies? Once we've found the perfect people for the movie wouldn't we just keep them for the other movies? They would be getting older too remember.
Hey arielli, who are the people in your signature thing meant to be? I'm guessing probably Elspeth and Maruman on the right but who is it on the left? Rushton? Matthew? You should add that person to which ever list.
Haven't really got a huge amount to add. I haven't seen anyone who is how I picture Matthew so can't really be a big help.
Cass & Ra, I believe (and arilli, correct me if I'm wrong) that the people in Arielli's sig are Elspeth, Maruman, and Ariel.
And it's not that we're casting different people for later movies, but this thread is more about finding people that look like the characters, places that look like the places, and so on to help readers and artists visualize the characters a little better.
As for Matthew, I, for some reason, never even thought of Sean Biggerstaff, but of course he is an excellent choice. I've always imagined him as tall and thin but with hidden muscle, like James McAvoy, but Sean Biggerstaff is good, too.
(Though at this rate I'll have half the characters in Obernewtyn looking like people in the Harry movies, lol)