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May 10, 2005

Dougray Scott is Moses

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DougrayScott.jpgI am totally biased here, the real story is that the mini-series The Ten Commandments is getting started on casting and there are big names in there, but for me it’s a Scottish actor cast as Moses that caught me.

A’right lads, yon big ‘un has telt me to bring doon these tablets, no, nae fudge!

Nah, I’m sure he’ll use a different accent. Coming Soon have the casting news:

ABC and producer Robert Halmi Sr. have cast Dougray Scott, Omar Sharif, Naveen Andrews, Mia Maestro and Linus Roache in The Ten Commandments, a big-budget four-hour miniseries that retells the classic biblical tale of Moses, says The Hollywood Reporter…

…Scott will portray Moses while the Oscar-nominated Sharif (Lawrence of Arabia) is on board to play Jethro. Lost co-star Andrews will portray Menerith, Roache (The Chronicles of Riddick) will play Aaron, while Maestro (Alias) is set as Zipporah.

Oh lord, Omar Sharif, what an icon of the cinema that man is. Just seeing him on the screen conjures images and scenes of some astoundingly great movies…and some astoundingly bad, but let’s not go there. What a casting, and Dougray Scott as Moses, what do you think?

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  • Nina

    I just finished watching Ever After for the umpteenth time, and it’s still as great as the first time I watched it. Dougray Scott is a brilliant, talented actor and is very easy on the eyes. I’m sure the casting of him in the lead role will make this mini-series a success.

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