...well, the title says it all: futuresoon suggested that Paul Bettany would make a splendid Jonathan Strange, I threw in Cillian Murphy as the Raven King, and everything pretty much went downhill from there. Our final cast can be admired at futuresoon's journal here. Ye of low bandwidth, Be careful, the post is excessively image heavy.
As per usual when I have to write a paper, or prepare a presentation, I find myriad ways to avoid working on the actual thing; needless to say, the internet is a great helpmate on that quest. So for everyone who has seen the latest Doctor Who episode Utopia, and also wants to catch up on ( certain developments, follow this link. Spoilers for the second half of New Doctor Who Season Three )