My novel involves an Englishwoman to travels to the remote colony of New Brunswick in 1784 to marry a man her soldier father has chosen. Repulsed by the officer, she refuses to marry him. Then she meets a handsome Acadian trader.
For my cast, I'll start with actors from the TV series Turn, which takes place during the American Revolution, which happened directly before the time-period of my novel.
Australian actor, Daniel Henshall, if he could speak in a French accent, would make a credible Gilbert.
Or maybe I'd choose the French-Canadian actor, François Arnaud.
Burn Gorman, born in California, but brought up in London, would be perfect as Amelia's English father, Captain Latimer.
Meegan Warner studied acting in Australia, but I could not find her nationality. She would play Englishwoman Amelia.
For Gilbert's mother, the indomitable Marie-Cateline, I must look elsewhere. I had a difficult time homing in on actresses over forty, no big surprise, but I chose this French-Canadian actress, born in Quebec, as Marie-Cateline. They could 'make' her look older with cosmetics. I thought she had the right look: Emmanuelle Chriqui.
I learned later that she's forty-two. Perfect! I'd like to know her skin-care regime
Finally, for the feisty English maid, Louise, I'd pick the teenaged British actress, Georgie Henley (if she'd dye her hair blonde):
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