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who would play Harry Bosch in a film?

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In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2011 15:13:41 GMT
Scots_lass says:
Always thought of Harry as a Humphrey Bogart look-a-like.

Posted on 15 Jan 2011 16:08:24 GMT
Robin says:
Whos Harry Bosch?

Posted on 15 Jan 2011 16:51:25 GMT
Chris says:
I'm a little bemused that someone could be sitting in front of their computer, and would choose to ask a question like that, rather than simply Google the name.

For your benefit:

Posted on 19 Jan 2011 10:54:15 GMT
Mr. A. Casey says:
What about Jon Hamm?
A little too young perhaps but seems to be the current 'up and coming' actor at the minute.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jan 2011 15:49:07 GMT
No. Especially no to Gerard Butler! Please! Sam Shepard, look him up. Perfecto.

Posted on 19 Jan 2011 18:03:58 GMT
Skeadugenga says:
I always imagine Harry as looking like Michael Elphick in his "Boon" years - hardbitten. Sam Shepard is a bit too pretty.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jan 2011 22:57:23 GMT
Banjanx says:
Humphrey Bogart.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2011 11:37:31 GMT
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Posted on 26 Jan 2011 17:38:45 GMT
JONESY says:
Allan Carr.

Posted on 26 Jan 2011 22:01:46 GMT
bear says:
Whenever I'm reading a Bosch novel it's always Anthony Lapaglia (the guy from Without A Trace) that i'm picturing.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2011 14:11:15 GMT
Banjanx, small problem about the Humphrey Bogart thing......

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2011 14:15:23 GMT
Jonesy, are you drunk?

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2011 18:28:47 GMT
Wordy says:
Bizzare I always imagine him as the overweight guy with the balding head from Hill Street Blues, despite the fact that he is supposed to be taller and leaner. Perhaps this description was implied in his earlier books??? Whatever, I simply cannot rid this image of him! Who needs to imagine a Hunk when you can do that with the Reacher novels by Lee Child!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2011 18:44:20 GMT
Robert De Niro or would be my choice.
Russel Crowe as Pike.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2011 19:27:00 GMT
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JONESY says:
Quite often, trash.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2011 19:56:39 GMT
N. Andrews says:
In the earlier books I always saw Bosch as Brian Dennehey, big and grizzled, but now as Harry is older and working with Mickey Haller I see him as Dennis Franz ( Sipowitz ) from NYPD Blue.

Posted on 7 Feb 2011 04:12:21 GMT
Megan Soares says:
Harry Bosch should definitely be played by William Fichtner!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2011 10:01:18 GMT
N. Andrews says:
What a great call !!! William Fichtner !!! Great actor , very underated but what ever I have seen him in he has always been very good. He was good in Prison Break. Yes now I can see him as Harry Bosch.

Posted on 12 Feb 2011 16:31:52 GMT
Susie N. says:
I don't remember his name but what about the man who took the star role in Zen, recently shown on the BBC over three episodes. I could google him I suppose but that would be too easy :) He's tall, dark and deep looking. But Ken Stott good choice-I would watch it with him in it.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Feb 2011 17:19:56 GMT
N. Andrews says:
You are thinking of Rufus Sewell.

Posted on 14 Feb 2011 11:47:11 GMT
Huck Flynn says:
Nick Nolte

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In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2011 14:02:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Feb 2011 14:06:34 GMT
AK-87 says:
Nick Nolte maybe 20 years ago.

I honestly think they should aim for an actor who is in their 40s. I know Bosch is 60 now but for a popular adaptation to be successful they need wide range appeal.

I think a strong character actor might do it. Dominic West from The Wire would be strong, though he doesn't fit the (non-essential) physical description.

People who suggest Hugh Laurie are being lazy and 'convenient'

If we could be open and forget the physical description: we know Idris Elba (another Wire alumni) can play this role. We would then exclude Mickey Haller/ Matt McC cross over storylines as *****SPOILER****** they are brothers from another mother.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2011 14:08:30 GMT
N. Andrews says:
I think that Dominic West is a great idea, but, he played McNulty so well in "The Wire" I find it hard to lose the image of him in that show and cannot picture him as Harry Bosch.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2011 14:21:39 GMT
AK-87 says:
I think you're right about West playing McNulty so well that the character I'd iconic. I also think that as soon as you see West in anything else (I know he's been struggling to find good roles) you forget about the drunk Irish-American frim Baltimore. When he presented Have I Got News For You I remembered that he is a prim and proper Etonian. I think he could pull off Bosch.

The advantage of West is that he's not a celebrity. In my opinion, a lot of actors fail to make the audience empathise with characters because we're so used to seeing their face that we think, 'oh look it's Tom Hanks pretending to be Robert Langdon' (not that Hanks isn't an exemplary example of an actor)
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