Who should play the female Mephistopheles in Jamie Lloyd's Dr Faustus?
So it was officially confirmed today that Kit "Jon Snow" Harington is playing the lead in Jamie Lloyd's production of Dr Faustus at the Duke of York's in the Spring - snapped up tickets obviously. But what made it really interesting was an interview with Kit on the BBC website in which he said a woman would be playing Mephistopheles and the casting was yet to be announced.
My dream choice of actress for the role, and it ain't gonna happen but I can dream, would be Tilda Swinton but I'd also love Jade Anouka or Helen McCrory or Lisa Dillon. And then via Twitter came suggestions of Maxine Peake, Rachael Stirling, Vanessa Kirby, Kate Fleetwood, Lydia Wilson, Naomie Harris, Kirsty Bushell, Ruth Wilson and Gemma Chan (thanks @weez, @polyg, @oughttobeclowns), all great suggestions. Who have we missed?
Oh and you are welcome Jamie.
Dr Faustus runs at the Duke of York's Theatre from April 9 to June 4*
* Does this mean Kit won't be doing any Game of Thrones promotional work then because we all know he is definitely in the new series?