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mb0521

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Film about Davies boys
« on: March 13, 2020, 10:00:35 PM »
Why hasn’t a film been made that focuses on the Davies boys and their relationship with Barrie. Such an interesting story. I know there have been films such as Finding Neverland but one that covers the period from Sylvia’s death to Michael’s death would be intriguing.

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Re: Film about Davies boys
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2020, 02:24:41 PM »
Well, there's Andrew Birkin's brilliant The Lost Boys TV drama which puts to shame Finding Neverland, which was a ridiculous travesty. No-one could outdo Ian Holm as JMB. If you haven't seen it yet, do!

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Re: Film about Davies boys
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2020, 10:49:52 PM »
Hello Brutus. Yes, I have seen it and it is excellent. I thought that something that focused more on the boys would be interesting.

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Re: Film about Davies boys
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2020, 05:15:33 PM »
I would love something new on the Davies boys. Personally I would prefer a limited series over a film as their lives would require hours to tell, I should think.

Have you given any thought as to which actors you’d like to play the boys? I myself could imagine Welsh actor Taron Egerton to play George and English actor Tom Holland to play Michael. They have some passing resemblance to each brother and are decent actors both. Their resemblance I made note of when I saw George’s 1914 photographs at Cambridge and Michael’s 1916 photograph for Pop at Eton. But these are only general musings, and surely if ever a film or a series were to be made I would like just anyone talented really. The actors are getting older and older to each play 21 year olds and older still if this ever gets put into production so I would like just anyone talented really, known star or no.

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Re: Film about Davies boys
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2020, 05:11:07 PM »
I see flashes of Barrie, maybe as an older man, in actor Anton Lesser.

To play Michael or George Llewelyn Davies, I can see David Oakes in that role, especially as a young man at Oxford.