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Sophie Okonedo

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The Cast for the BBC Radio Production of Neverwhere is an Anglophile’s Dream. Can We Get All These People in a Movie Now, Too?

No, your eyes do not deceive you. That is, in fact, James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Natalie Dormer, and Anthony Head all in one photo, along with David Schofield (the Pirates of the Caribbean movies), David Harewood (Homeland), and radio drama director Dirk Maggs. And yes, the Neil they’re greeting is Neil Gaiman. That would be because they’re part of the casting lineup, revealed today in a blog post by Gaiman, of the BBC Radio 4 production of Gaiman’s Neverwhere. And the British awesome doesn’t stop there: Also in the cast are Sophie Okonedo, Bernard Cribbins, Romola Garai, and Sir Christopher Lee.

Hypable says that the lineup is “like something from a Tumblr fantasy-casting meme,” and I’d have to disagree, but only because of the lack of Tom Hiddleston. Otherwise that assessment is spot-on.

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