Dresden Files Fantasy Casting: Harry Dresden

Dresden Files Fantasy Casting: Harry Dresden

If there’s a Dresden Files film or TV series, who would be a good actor to play Harry Dresden’s role?

Harry Dresden, the protagonist of Jim Butcher’s best-selling urban fantasy series the Dresden Files, is one of the coolest, funniest, and most developed character in the genre, and seeing him come to life in a film or a decent TV series would be awesome (And no, the one they had in the Scyfy channel doesn’t count). Who would be a perfect actor fit for the hero’s role?

And no, please not Nicholas Cage.

(Image by Disney)

We all know that Disney’s film directed by Jon Turteltaub The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a second-rate copy of the Dresden Files. With the fedora hat and the leather outfit, Balthazar Blake’s image looks like it was stolen from Christian McGrath’s illustrations of Harry Dresden. So let’s take Nicholas Cage out of list of our potential actors who would play Dresden’s role.

Here are some good choices instead:

Nathan Fillion

Adam Baldwin

James Marsters

Ewan Mcgregor

Paul Blackthorne – I actually think he played the role well in the Dresden Files series in Scyfy, but I just thought the production of it was just terrible.

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Orko, posted this comment on Oct 22nd, 2010

I would absolutely love it if Blackthorne were casted as Dresden in another series or a movie! After seeing the TV show, I can’t imagine Harry being any other way, Blackthorne did an excellent job.

Jen Silver, posted this comment on Oct 23rd, 2010

NO – No – no — maybe, maybe…

bambi, posted this comment on Nov 6th, 2010

the thing is that Nicholas cage is a fan of the dresden files.
He wanted to make a movie for it as well, unfortunately SyFy is currently holding the rights to it, and nic cage got tired of it and decided to make the Sorcerers apprentice

brian, posted this comment on Dec 27th, 2010

I always pictured James Marsters as Thomas and Blackthorne as Harry

Jake, posted this comment on Oct 27th, 2012

The only person I think could really pull off a great Dresden Files experience ported from the books to the big screen is the guy who plays Sam Winchester. Right height, hide the body builder thing till later seasons, can do comedy and action and has a huge cult following used to seeing him do magic along the same lines as Dresden in later seasons of Supernatural.

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