My Book, the Movie, asked me to cast the movie version of THE HERMETIC MILLENNIA. http://mybookthemovie.blogspot.com/2013/12/john-c-wrights-hermetic-millennia.html
Here below are my choices for the casting of the characters in The Hermetic Millennia. Unfortunately, the cast list is rather long, so we will not be able to match all the names to faces. I took the liberty of selecting actors and actresses regardless of their age, or whether they were still living and working.
Hence my first choice is for Menelaus Montrose to be played by Raymond Massey.He is not as homely as I describe Montrose to be, but then again, few actors are. Next is Ximen del Azarchel, the Master of the World, to be played by Roger Delgado, the Master. There are several other Hermeticists in the story, of course, but he overshadows them.
Rania should be played by Rania. I realize Her Highness Rania of Jordan is not an actress, but then again she has the correct look and poise.
Ben Kingsley as Sir Guy the Knight Hospitalier.
Irene Ryan, by herself, can play the other Witches from his era.
Jet Li as Yuen, the younger Chimera Alpha.
The older Chimera, Daae, to be played by Clint Eastwood after his hair went gray.
Lady Invinia is particularly hard to cast, but I will go with Eva Green.
Oenoe the Nymph is again difficult to cast. I select Tiffany Tang, who appeared in Chinese Paladin 3, which is perhaps my favorite television series to date. I saw it when I was in China. I am not sure where it is available here in the West.
For the other nymphs, nearly any Bollywood actresses or Japanese Gravure idols will do.
Mentor Ull can be played, with some heavy makeup and trick photography, by Leo McKern, the British actor.
The Preceptor Illiance can be played by veteran character actor Lionel Jeffries.