While reading Raise the Dawn, I had an idea for whom to cast as Gell Kamemor, the Romulan Praetor. Before, I'd been imagining her as an elderly matron, maybe a Judi Dench type, but the book described her as relatively younger, middle-aged but still with black hair. And something about the way she was described in a particular scene, the way she reacted to an upsetting situation with calm and poise, reminded me very much of Olivia Williams's performance as Adele DeWitt in Dollhouse. And Williams's shorter hairstyle in season 2 of that series did look a bit Romulan. Maybe she's a bit young for the part, but otherwise I think she's a good choice.
Hmm, I don't know Olivia Williams, but I do know Judi Dench; I could see her as Kamemor (I've been having trouble casting her), although I think I could see her better as Bacco. Hmm, yeah: Judi Dench with an American, ideally a New York/New England-ish, accent. Okay, I have my Bacco!
And yeah, after having looked her up, and watched her on YouTube, Olivia Williams would make a good Kamemor, although I do think she's a little too young. (And I personally would need the accent to be a little gentler to fit the limited notions I do have about Kamemor.)
Anyone have any ideas for casting Anxo Rogeiro?