Who do you think should play Marcia Overstrand?

Who do you think should play MARCIA OVERSTRAND in the film adaptation of MAGYK?

Angie’s pick:

EMILY BLUNT (of The Devil Wears Prada fame)

PS: This is NOT the official casting. We’re just having fun!
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119 thoughts on “Who do you think should play Marcia Overstrand?

  1. Alice

    She would suit the part so much she looks the part!!!

  2. Oh, I think she’d make a lovely Marcia! But whatever happened to the idea of Emma Thompson? ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Meryl Streep! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. nikki

    I think maggie smith

  5. Lindsay Carroll

    I think Helena Bonham Carter ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think she would be great as marcia x

    • Mary

      Defiantly not Helena Bonham Carter because too many people will associate her with Bellatrix and evil! Marcia is defiantly NOT evil and the first thing I think of when I think Helena Bonham Carter is Bellatrix and evil! I’m sorry if you don’t like my opinion.

    • Catherine Kerr

      I agree! Helena Bonham Carter would be great!!! I think Maggie Smith is too old to play the part – Marcia should be younger. And Helena isn’t just evil, remember. She played Charlie’s mum in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Harry Potter just got her famous because she plays Bellatrix so brilliantly.

  6. Ralon17

    I agree with Angie and Lindsay, both are excellent matches to the vague picture in my head. I like the curly hair better if I had to choose. Danielle Bisutti not so much.

  7. Dominic

    Lana Parrella or Kate Blanchett! They have played powerful women on the past and I think you need someone who can handle the role of Marcia haha!

  8. katelyn

    i think imelda staunton should play marcia ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Sarah

    Emily Blunt is a lovely actress, but I can’t see her playing Marcia Overstrand. I agree with Jenna and Lindsay; either one of those actresses would be great.

  10. MsOdale0714

    I would like to see Rachel MacAdamds, but mayve that’s just me.

  11. kenzie

    Definitely Helena Bonham Carter! By far one of the best actresses and nails every role she gets…her playing Marcia would be perfect!:$

    • hypernova888

      hmmmmm….not a bad idea…

    • Helen (Sep Heap lover in TX)

      Yeah, I think so too, she is one of those powerful, go-get-’em actresses, perfect for Marcia!

  12. Jamie

    I don’t think so. She seems that she’d be more like Sarah Heap. Marcia seems to have a more intemedating image and Emily Blunt does give that example

  13. Rachel Weisz! She would be wonderful as Marcia! I can imagine her already in her pointy, purple, python boots! She already has dark hair, magical eyes and is a superb actress. Surely shes a winner!

  14. Millie

    You guys, Emily Blunt /can/ do intimidating. She is very snooty in devil wears prada and she is /so/ freaky in my summer of love (one of my favorite movies ever). I think she’d be a great Marcia. I’ve seen her in young victoria, devil wears prada, five year engagement, and my summer of love and it’s like watching a different person every time. She is a phenomenal actress and I think she looks like Marcia ๐Ÿ™‚ she’s the right age too. I hope she gets cast.

  15. Kaitlyn

    I say Eva Green or Kate Beckensale.

  16. Myka

    Helena Bonham Carter or Emma Thompson!

  17. Myka

    Imelda Staunton… Didn’t she play Umbridge in the Harry Potter series? ๐Ÿ˜€ haha

  18. QueenJenna

    Emily Blunt doesn’t match at all. Emma Thompson does.

  19. Sarah

    Emilie de Ravin from Once Upon A Time wold work really well.

  20. jai

    I think Emily Blunt.

  21. Alexandra

    Anjelica Huston would be my perfect coice.

  22. Luke

    Katie McGrath from Merlin! Or helena bonham carter from Harry Potter who plays Bellatrix Lestrange!

  23. Jenna Chryst

    Oh my gosh she would be perfect! ;D

  24. Amber

    I think Meghan Ory from Once Upon a Time would be perfect!

  25. Laya

    i don’t think she is not quite rite to play marcia . And i can’t judge but i hope u’ll put out more pics and options for other characters too !!!!!!!

  26. Catherine

    Meryl Streep is too old, as is Anjelica Houston. Marcia isn’t that old. I think Emily Blunt looks the part and could play the role well. Bryce Dallas Howard has a similar look, and I think Kate Winslet and Charlize Theron are worth considering, as well. Emma Watson might do well in that role if you can make her look old enough.

  27. Catherine

    Just tell me you won’t even consider Kristen Stewart! She is the kiss of death to every movie she is cast in and yet she is doing all these big films! She would ruin this story and movie.

  28. Sarah

    I think Emily Blunt would be brilliant! Her face fits my image of Marcia’s exactly, and it seems that she could portray the right personality.

  29. Jeffrey

    I would say Sigourney Weaver, but she’s American, so I’m gonna say Emma Thompson.

    • Ooh Sigourney Weaver would be great if she could do an accent! I love Emma but so far I can’t wrap my head around it. She seems too sweet.

  30. I agree with Angie, Emily Blunt would be great!

  31. paperclip123

    Katie McGrath ! Or Helena bonham Carter!

    • Katie looks the part but I think she’d be too young. I don’t think Carter is tall enough to be imposing but, they could always do camera trickery to fix that.
      (sorry I’m critiquing, it’s my nature)

  32. I think Michelle Dockery – who plays Lady Mary on Downton Abbey


  33. Well, my friend Brandi looks JUST like the illustrations, lol! She’s who I pictured playing the part in my little local friends fantasy.
    BUT realistically (or not) wouldn’t Idena Menzel be awesome?

  34. Chloe

    Yes! Absolutely yes to Emily Blunt, I have just realised she is ideal! ๐Ÿ˜€

  35. NIKKI

    I think Helena Bonham Carter would make an awesome Marcia

  36. Amelia

    Here are my choices : http://lliaaame.deviantart.com/gallery/31052586#/d3kkh35
    I don’t know all their names so :S

  37. Lauren

    I think Danielle Bissuti

  38. Yaya

    I’d rather it be Helena Bonham Carter, but-yeah, it should definitely be her.

  39. Emma

    I think Idina Menzel or Katie McGrath would both be great although I think it should be someone a bit older the Katie. So I think Idina is the way to go.

  40. alia

    i do agree with Katie McGrath besides the fact that she would be a bit too young. maybe even holly marie combs ???? she has the kind of fierceness like she did in charmed ???
    i’m not to sure just sayin

  41. Dana

    I always imagined Zooey Deschanel as Marcia. Not because her personality is the same or that she has a stern look or anything (she doesn’t) but that’s just how I imagined her face. When I read a scene with Marcia, its always Zooey in that purple robe.
    But now that I think about it, Helena Bonham Carter would make an excellent Marcia. Not how I imagine her looking, but she would nail the personality.

  42. Hannah

    I can definately see Idina Menzel as Marcia. She’s young enough but old enough at the same time.

  43. Gwen

    I think it should be Helena Bonham Carter- she’s got the dark, curly hair, the pointy face and she’s good at playing slightly mean people.

  44. Kasumi Hako

    Helena Bonham Carter!!! Totally nothing to add.

    Well, i’m DIEEEING to see a septimus heap movie , why doesn’t anything happen? :S

  45. Merlin

    I think Emily Blunt is much to young I imagine Marcia being in her 30s. So I think that the mayor/evil queen from the show Once Upon A Time should play her. I think people have to get the age right Marcia had already been Extra-Ordinary Wizard for 10 years before she apprenticed Septimus.

  46. Barutel

    I thing that Kate Beckinsale, Helena Boham Carter and Rachel McAdams could be perfect Marcia Oversand ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. bizzie

    Yes! I think she would be a good choice for Marcia. She looks like her enough and she is known for her role in the devil wears Prada so more people may take interest in the movie!:)

  48. Alice

    OH MY GOSH, Danielle Bisutti would be amazing. Emily Blunt is a great actor but Danielle looks the part better.

  49. MadHanna

    In my opinion, Helena Bonham Carter would be the best choice. I don’t think Marcia’s necessarily a supermodel, however she’s a charismatic, fascinating character with a deep personality. That’s why I think an artistic actress would be better as Marcia than a sexy girl. I admit Helena Bonham Carter is brown-eyed unlike Marcia but anyway, none on Earth has got real “wizard eyes” so any actress would have to change hers.
    (My English mustn’t be really good, I’m sorry…)

  50. I think Emily Blunt is a good one because she has the right attitude. Maybe Anne Hathaway might be good.

  51. But the real question is who should play Septimus and Jenna.

  52. Janice

    Yes, Emily Blunt fits the character for the Extra Ordinary Wizard!

  53. Leah

    Emily Blunt would be perfect!!!

  54. I am of the opinion that AMANDA HOLDEN would be great for the part too!

  55. becca

    Sandra Bullock? or do they have to be british?

  56. Abigail goins ( JENNA )

    I was wondering if for the actors if you wanted already famous celebrities please comment back I have so much more to ask because I know someone how I mean looks exactly like a picture of Jenna thank you for reading

    Abigail Goins

  57. Abigail goins ( JENNA )

    Emily blunt or Jennifer garner

  58. Stef

    Personally, I’ve always thought Vanessa Williams, if anyone evr watched ugly betty she played a very marcia-esq charachter in it and i think she could adapt the character very nicely

  59. I think Emily Blunt would be a great Marcia! She looks exactly like how I pictured Marcia!!!

  60. LeAnn

    I think Maggie Smith would be perfect. She pulled off McGonagall so well, and I think McGonagall and Marcia are a lot alike.

    • Victoria vR

      Maggie smith is way to old, Marcia is thirty, and Maggie smith is seventy.

    • Kristina

      Plus Maggie Smith had difficulties finishing the Harry Potter series, what with her fighting cancer and all. :/

  61. Jam

    This is how I look at Marcia too! I’m so exce for this! I just hope the movie would be great

  62. leya

    Katie McGrath should definitely play Marcia!

  63. I always thought Alyssa Milano would be a perfect Marcia.

    • alia

      lol i said Holly M. Combs and u said Alyssa Milano . thats funny but yeah i think alyssa might be great to !

  64. Vanilla Rainbow

    I think Kate Beckinsale would be good

  65. Ruby

    i think she is a perfect Marcia!

  66. Barutel

    I disagree with LeAnn, I thing Marcia shoud be about 30 years old and Maggie Smith is so old.. And important question is: Who should play Septimus?.. I thing that Freddie Highmore could be perfect Septimus! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Iยดm sorry for my English.. ๐Ÿ˜€ )

    • jenna

      if freddie highmore plays sep i will die of excitement. but aren’t they ten in the first book? freddie is like 20 now…

  67. Barutel

    I’m not saying that the actress who will play Marcia must be 30 years old, may be older, but Maggie Smith is still so old .. ๐Ÿ˜€

  68. Lia

    I think Emily Blunt would work! Although I don’t really care who does it as long as they’re a good Marcia!

  69. rr_ac_as_lm

    I think either Emily blunt, or maybe Courtney cox, but she might be a bit old

  70. I honestly saw Marcia as being quite young. Maybe in her early 30’s or something.
    Helena Bonham Carter would do a great job, because she’s perf, but I also like the idea of someone like Elizabeth Banks. Stick a wig on Miss Banks and she’s ready to go ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. Gabi

    OMG!! YES!!! perfect match!! maybe a little changes but other than that she is perfect!

  72. Madelynne

    I agree, definitely early 30’s.
    My picks would have to be Helena Bonham Carter or Lana Parrilla. I think they would both do a really great job. Otherwise Kate McGrath, Rachel Weisz or Emily Blunt will be awesome.

  73. Ally

    She would be perfect to be Marcia! Dear god, that’s almost exactly how I pictured her. ๐Ÿ˜€

  74. Sherry

    When is the movie coming out, anyways? It’s been forever since I checked up on this site and since Angie announced that SH is being turned into a movie!! I heard the news in like, 2009, and it’s been sooo long!

  75. Charlotte Bradock

    I think Emily Blunt would be great! I also think she’s very realistic. EMMA WATSON COME ON GET REALISTIC!!! Go Emily!

  76. Charlotte Bradock

    Helena Bonham Carter would be great just a little bit to sinister!

  77. Adam

    Okay, guys, as muck as I love Downton Abbey, Harry Potter, and Marcia Overstrand, Maggie smith is simply too old… Still love her though! Lady Mary from Downton (Michelle Dockery) is too young and too nice. Likewise with Emma Watson. My top three picks are as follows:
    1) Helena Bonham Carter
    2) Idina Menzel
    3) Lana Parrilla (Evil queen on Once Upon a Time)

  78. Naomi Hodge from Plymouth should play her

  79. i think helena carter would be really great for the role or lana parrilla!

  80. And scarlet johanson

  81. Nerea

    That would be just … perfect

  82. colin

    I think Catherine Tate would do a fantastic job of playing marcia.

  83. Valerie

    Amy Adams!!!! Go to the Septimus Heap Wiki and search for Marcia to see a picture of Amy!

  84. I know this is a bit late, but I love the ideas of both Catherine Tate and Rachel Weisz! I also thought about Neve McIntosh for the role (if any of you watch Doctor Who, she plays Madame Vastra) or Suranne Jones? Let me know what you think?

  85. Rachel McAdams or Nicole Kidman but she has yellow hair :c

  86. i think Emma will be great. she has that green eyes

  87. Nada the DewDrop

    Helena Bonham Carter or Rachel McAdams.

  88. Felicia

    For some reason, we I first starting reading thIs series, I thought Helena bonham carter would be a good Marcia…but now I think she’s to old to play her

  89. Kevvy

    I don’t know….there are a ton of people I think would do a rgeat job of as Marcia, looks wise and also for acting (on some:)) But Michelle Pfeiffer would be really awesome, or Michelle Dockery or Emilie de Ravin…but that’s just me and I love Emily Blunt so…..whatever at this point I just hope there will BE a movie. SO EXCITED!

  90. Felicia

    My votes are Lana Parilla, Helena Bonham Carter, or a less well-known actress i would definitely cast would be Julia Sawalha . She was Dorcus Lane in the television show Larkrise to Candleford.

  91. Rhiannon

    Marcia would be a difficult part to pull off. She has so much character. Emily Blunt Does have the look of Marcia down.

  92. Emma

    Helena Bonham Carter should she would fit the part different makeup from bellatrtx of corse

  93. Catherine Kerr

    Two things:
    1. Marcia HAS to have dark, curly hair. Or I will cry.
    2. The actress has to be able to pull off Marcia, because she would be hard to play. They have to have great acting skills!!!

    Helena Bonham Carter or Emily Blunt would both be good, although I’m leaning towards Helena


    P.S. The 16th of October was World Food Day… YUM!

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