Jennifer Ehle


  1. Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married, 2007.   In the final auditions, Ehle lost Rachel to DeWitt.  But director Jonathan Demme remembered Ehle when helming the pilot of A Gifted Man, TV, 2011-2012. 
  2. Michelle Fairley,  Game of Thrones, TV, 2011-2013.  Two actors in the pilot were dropped. So was the pilot – totally re-shot. Jennifer and Tamzin Merchnt had been the first Catelyn Stark and Daenerys in HBO’s colossus based on George R R Martin’s fantasy novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire, following the bloodthirsty family battles for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms.  Shakespeare without the words…
  3. Holly Hunter, Top of the Lake,  TV, 2013.      Ehle tested but from the outset, New Zealand director Jane Campion wanted to reunite her 1992 stars from The Piano:  Hunter and Anna Paquin.    Nearly happened – but Anna was pregnant.

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