Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Media Memorial Tributes,  September 25, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1329)

 

Since the passing of Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (biography link, and official portrait below) was announced last Friday, September 18, 2020, memorial tributes of her life and her legacy have poured in for her dedication to justice, equality, equity, truth, and so many other virtues.

What follows here are a sampling of these tributes to help us remember this remarkable, amazing, and significant woman of our time:

September 18, 2020 PBS News Hour transcript of “Remembering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87” :

 

September 20, 2020 CBS This Morning, “Remembering RBG”:

 

February 12, 2018—in her own words, CNN talks with “Ruth Bader Ginsburg:  My Life on the Supreme Court”:

 

February 23, 2017— “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg rare interview: ‘It’s not the best of times’ – BBC Newsnight”:

 

And a film biopic of Justice Ginsburg that I can’t wait to see:
July 16, 2018—”ON THE BASIS OF SEX | Official Trailer | Focus Features” trailer:

 

May her legacy live on! RIP Justice Ginsburg.

Wishing you all a safe, healthy, & happy day!  Hugs & Cheers!  Grati  ;->

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New Richard Armitage interview is a lockdown treat!, September 23, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1328)

 

You think you know everything about the talented British actor Richard Armitage, and he still surprises you!

Check out the September 22, 2020 article in Metro online for Richard Armitage’s surprise past job and his thoughts about being an artist during quarantine (they used an earlier 2019 image from him attending TIFF, that is pasted below):

Thanks to Fabo Laktuko for sharing this new lockdown interview link!

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, & happy day!  Hugs  & Cheers!  Grati ;->

P.S.  And I do mean safe in all ways.  We had a small clothes dryer fire at home yesterday.  I caught it before it blazed into anything–and I turned the dryer off and pulled out my clothes.  I’m like a canary in a coal mine when it comes to strange smells—because only a little bit of the burning smell reached me in another room.  We checked everywhere, but couldn’t see that it had gone beyond the dryer.  Whew!  But the house still smells like a campfire today.  And we’re still waiting for the dryer repair guy to come to see if our only 5 month old dryer can be repaired.  Ah, life!

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MCM—#RichardArmitage as Dr. Astrov getting his romantic groove on, September 21, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1327)

 

Hubba Hubba! Dr. Astrov (Richard Armitage) gets his romantic groove on with Yelena (Rosalind Eleazar)  in “Uncle Vanya, the film”!  Oh to be Yelena!  Sighhh!

Thanks to Fabo Laktuko for sharing this cap and link!  For more about tickets in UK & Ireland, please visit https://www.unclevanyacinema.com/!

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, & happy day! Hugs  & Cheers! Grati ;->

#ManCrushMonday

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Richard Armitage contributes his narration for “Reality and Other Stories” by John Lanchester, September 19, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1326)

 

Thanks to the talented and prolific British actor Richard Armitage (cap below in his home studio, via RABulgaria, Thanks!)

for tweeting about his latest Audible audiobook contributions as a narrator!

Unfortunately, it seems that this audiobook is not yet available in the U.S.

And Audible has a tiny typo on other narrator Emilia Fox’s first name on the audiobook cover.

But I still look forward to listening to it! Ha!

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, & happy day! Hugs  & Cheers! Grati ;->

 

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Richard Armitage introduces Ken Follett’s new book “The Evening and the Morning”, September 16, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1325)

 

This new Ken Follett book “The Evening and the Morning” sounds wonderful from the book description shared by Richard Armitage!

The talented British actor Richard Armitage is such an inveterate reader—and a prolific audiobook narrator!

And I love historical fiction!  I hope that “The Evening and the Morning” comes out on Kindle, too–and ultimately, for Richard Armitage to read it as an audiobook!

Thanks to TeresaA for pointing me to the new Ken Follett book info!

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, & happy day!  Hugs & Cheers!  Grati  ;->

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Richard Armitage talks Dickens, Scrooge, etc., for Character Lock In, Epi5, September 10, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1324)

Digital Theatre Presents:  Richard Armitage on Charles Dickens & Scrooge:

Just from this small snippet of Richard Armitage interrogating the character of Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol”, he makes an interesting connection between Scrooge who is alone and cut off from emotions and relationships “by choice”, contrasted to the current pandemic situation of everyone having to be self-isolating or alone/cut off from others  against our choice.

It makes me think of myself and others and our coping strategies for the current self-isolating condition of the COVID 19 pandemic:

1) Do you try to look on the bright side?  There being less expenses for makeup, hose, etc, that you’re not having to wear on a daily basis—despite having to scrounge for toilet paper and other essentials because you’re at home all of the time.

2) Do you have little pampering rewards for yourself?  Though I’m working from home, and having longer days due to the extra workload thrust upon us, I have enjoyed revisiting my favorite online books and audiobooks (by RA, of course) in my personal time.  And then there is always binge watching “The Crown”, “Madam Secretary”, various Jane Austen and other period love stories made into film, etc.

3)  Do you make deals with yourself, to have a post pandemic goal to look forward to?  Such as, when this pandemic is over—or at least under control with vaccines, etc.—I plan to _______ (fill in the blank).  In our case, my hubby and I would love to take the train to our nearest big city and visit its museums, events, and such again for the day.  We also hope things will be doable for us to attend a family wedding in Spring 2021.  Fingers crossed.

And though we have known of people who have become sick with COVID 19, we haven’t lost anyone to the disease.  So my heart goes out to everyone who has.

 

Full Episode 5: (with a rather detailed cookies issue that I didn’t attempt at the moment, Ha!)
https://t.co/6oIckFOyD2?amp=1

https://education.digitaltheatreplus.com/character-lock-in-richard-armitage?utm_campaign=Character%20Lock%20In%20%20|%20%20August%202020&utm_content=139347548&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&hss_channel=tw-249760790

My previous SAL blog Post #1311 link about when this was announced in July 2020:

https://gratianads90.wordpress.com/2020/07/26/richard-armitage-alone-in-a-theatre-with-his-favorite-character-july-26-2020-gratiana-lovelace-post-1311/

Wishing you a safe, healthy, & happy day!  Hugs & Cheers!  Grati  ;->

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Science Fiction Sunday!   Richard Armitage tweets about new Trailer for My Zoe, September 06, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1323)

“My Zoe” film poster below:

 

We all know that Richard Armitage’s (as the Father) latest family drama film–  “My Zoe”–written, directed, and starring Julie Delpy–is about two estranged parents and their child who becomes ill (my “My Zoe” trailer cap below).

But did you realize that the love for their daughter Zoe causes the Mother portrayed by Julie Delpy to seek extraordinary means to keep her daughter “alive”? I had read hints of this scifi plot twist previously.  Still, the film will hold many mysteries for me.

The “My Zoe” film will likely have many touchpoints for discussions about relationships, family love, medical ethics, moral obligations, etc. I’m really looking forward to seeing this Richard Armitage and Julie Delpy film, “My Zoe”!

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and happy day! Hugs  & Cheers! Grati ;->

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Surprise Saturday!  Richard Armitage’s Uncle Vanya play being filmed for distribution, September 05, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1322)

 

London’s Harold Pinter Theatre announces that its Uncle Vanya play starring Richard Armitage is being filmed for distribution per the play’s website! Thanks to  Fabo Laktuko for sharing the UV page tweet!

All the cast but Ciarian Hinds were able to reschedule to do this filming.

And thanks to Mat Khal for sharing Richard’s instagram notice about it–with a new selfie!

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and happy day! Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;->

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Updating my Something About Love blog header for 2020 or so, August 30, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1321)

Well, I did it!  I updated my Something About Love (SAL) blog header for 2020, or so–since I often like to use the same blog header images for a year or two.  Though I might tweak it a bit more yet–this is draft 5, with a lighter blue text color to improve readability.  I have to let my new SAL blog header simmer for awhile.  Ha!

FYI on how I create the images above and elsewhere on my blog and for my stories.   I love the artistic filters in Powerpoint–where I layout the images I’m creating, often coming up with different version until I decide on one that I like best.

And the teal blue textured background above was actually a golden fire image,  that I had used previously as a background for Thorin image, that I changed to bluish tones and then massaged in the artistic filters for its new texture.  Then I build the layered final image I’m creating in Photoshop Elements.  Ta dah!

And apart from my choosing this soothing teal blue background–I also tweaked the tagline text wording a bit–to reflect that I have been blogging since 2011.

And my choices of using my slightly brightened edit (to see those blue eyes of his) of the talented British actor Richard Armitage‘s wonderfully evocative portrait at left by An Le–and then a powerful Uncle Vanya play still shot at right of Richard Armitage in character as Dr. Astrov by Johan Persson– reflect my nod to Richard Armitage’s more current artistic endeavors.

Though I am also a great fan of Richard Armitage’s past artistic endeavors, especially the period era dramas, fantasy worlds, and contemporary era action/spy thriller/romances, etc.–not the least of which is because he is such a wonderful storyteller/actor.  And he continues to serve as my story and essay writing muse.

So I hope that you enjoy my new SAL blog header!

And I’m wishing you a safe, healthy, and happy day!  Hugs & Cheers!  Grati  ;->

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CelebRAting 9 years of blogging Something About Love! August 27, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1320)

I am delighted to be celebRAting my 9th Blogiversary here on my Something About Love (SAL) blog!

I continue to have a mix of picture and essay posts about you know who, as well as, my story posts.  Thank you for your readership!

I am currently writing and editing my stories in the background–and trying to decide which one to share with you next. I usually try to trade off between contemporary and period romances.  Which would make me seem to lean to a contemporary romance next.  But, we’ll see.  Ha!

And this weekend, I hope that I can also carve out some time to work on updated graphics for my header and such.

In the meantime, I wish you well and hope that you have a safe, healthy, and happy day!  Hugs & Cheers!  Grati  ;->

 

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Happy 49th Birthday to the talented British actor Richard Armitage, August 22, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1319)

 

Happy 49th Birthday to the talented British actor Richard Armitage!  Below is his tweet thanks for his fans’ well wishes and charitable activities in his honor.

 

And below is the full view of this new 2020 RA Selfie:

Purrrrfect!

 

 

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THUD Thursday!  Richard Armitage humble heartthrob quote, August 20, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1318)

Intelligent, kind, talented, caring, socially conscious, versatile, a world traveler, and literary aficionado, British actor Richard Armitage is a true renaissance  man.

And to top it off, Richard Armitage is also a humble heartthrob! Sighhh!

Thanks to angelpretend for sharing the lovely RA quote wallpaper above

And roughly twelve years on from the portrait in the wallpaper above, we are all still swooning—as much for his amazing storytelling gifts and compassion for those in need as for his magnetically handsome presence.  Thanks to PaulaJo83 for previously tweet sharing the Richard Armitage as Dr. Astrov in Uncle Vanya image below!

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, & happy day! Hugs  & Cheers! Grati ;->

 

 

 

 

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Gulty’s Annual Richard Armitage Birthday Auction for Charity runs through August 20th, August 18, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1317)

Only four days until the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s 49th Birthday on August 22nd, 2020!

Wondering what to get the man who has everything?  How about a donation to his favorite charities?

And there are only two days left in Guylty’s RA Bday fundraising auction to benefit RA’s charities!   Which closes some time on Thursday, August 20th, 2020.

Everything for sale at the auction is great!  And I really love the little snow globes!

Thanks to TeresaA for sharing Guylty’s Bday Auction ebay link!

And RA image thanks (above) to an RA Mexico fan tweet!

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, & happy day! Hugs  & Cheers!  Grati ;->

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Sexy Spooks Spies Saturday—HuffPost Article with Richard Armitage, August 08, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1316)


[left to right:  Richard Armitage circa 2008  Spooks  as Lucas North, and Richard Armitage in 2020 doing press for Uncle Vanya]

Below is an excerpt from the Huffpost Spooks actors article of February 08, 2020 by Ash Percival featuring the talented British actor Richard Armitage [Grati’s annotations]:

“In 2010, Richard began appearing in Sky drama Strike Back as John Porter, and the same year saw him play Heinz Kriger in Captain America: The First Avenger.

He starred in all three films of The Hobbit series as Thorin Oakenshield, while his other film credits include Alice Through The Looking Glass, Ocean’s 8 and Pilgrimage.

Richard has also appeared in several US TV dramas, playing Francis Dolarhyde in Hannibal and Daniel Miller in Berlin Station, while he also provided the voice for Trevor Belmont in Castlevania.

Richard’s stage credits also include Remembrance Of Things Past, The Crucible [in his Olivier Award Best Actor nominated role of John Proctor][Love Love Love], and Uncle Vanya.

Most recently, Richard appeared in the 2020 Netflix series  The Stranger, in the lead role of Adam Price.”
[Huffpost online, February 08, 2020, by Ash Percival]

And thanks to Fabo Laktuko for sharing the article link!

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and happy day!  Hugs & Cheers!  Grati ;->

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New Richard Armitage audiobook “Bedlam” by LJ Ross, August 05, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1315)

 

Yet another Richard Armitage audiobook to checkout–Bedlam by LJ Ross (Amazon)!

“From the international best-selling author of the DCI Ryan mysteries.

In a world gone mad, who can you trust?

Fresh from a high-profile case in the Paris fashion world, elite forensic psychologist and criminal profiler Dr Alexander Gregory receives a call from the New York State Homicide Squad. The wife of a notorious criminal has been admitted to a private psychiatric hospital and can no longer testify in his upcoming trial. Without her, their case will collapse, but amid reports that the staff are as unpredictable as their patients, who can the police trust?”

Thanks to Richard Armitage for his retweet: https://twitter.com/RCArmitage/status/1280493408583323649
Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and happy day! Hugs  & Cheers! Grati ;->
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Richard Armitage character Lee in fun kissing game gif, August 02, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1314)

 

What is more fun than a Richard Armitage character enjoying a kissing game?  Nothing!  Ha!  Thanks to Cawira for sharing the gif!    Enjoy!

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, & happy day! Hugs <3 & Cheers! Grati ;->

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Sighhh Day Friday!  Richard Armitage’s 2020 portrait seductive gaze close up is purrrfection!  July 31, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1313)

 

The talented British actor Richard Armitage’s 2020 portrait seductive gaze close up is purrrfection!  Sighhh!    Thanks to RABrazil and TeresaA for sharing!

 

And, with a slight brightening and color tones edit by me (below), Richard Armitage’s blue eyes really pop!

Sighhh!  THUD!

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and happy day!  Cheers!  Grati  ;->

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Richard Armitage among voices on new Beatrix Potter Tales audiobook, July 29, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1312)

 

Thanks to Fabo Laktuko for sharing this new Richard Armitage and others Beatrix Potter Tales audiobook project news!   I am so looking forward to listening to this!

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, & happy day! Hugs <3 & Cheers! Grati ;->

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Richard Armitage alone in a theatre with his favorite character, July 26, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1311)

 

Ah!  Now we know what Richard Armitage’s earlier tweet meant!

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Wedding Felicitations to Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi,  July 19, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1310)

Who doesn’t love a wedding?  And in these uncertain times of a world wide pandemic, the joy of a small heartfelt wedding is just what we need.

So felicitations to Princess Beatrice of York and her new husband Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi who married last Friday, July 17th and who are pictured incandescently happy in a wedding image below, photographed by Benjamin Wheeler!

 

Lovely!  Wishing them every happiness that they wish for themselves.

And wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and happy day!  Hugs & Cheers!  Grati  ;->

 

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Earlier Uncle Vanya 2020 play preview review is a real gem, July 12, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1309)

 


I’m not sure how I missed coming across this wonderful gem of an Uncle Vanya in 2020 play preview review by mrmonstagigz from  January 15, 2020, but I’m glad that it was recommended in the Richard Armitage  in Uncle Vanya play Facebook group post, that I saw yesterday.

 

The play critic praises both the leads of British actors Richard Armitage as Dr. Astrov and Toby Jones as the eponymous Uncle Vanya—as well as the rest of this small but mighty ensemble cast including Aimee Lou Wood as Sonya, Ciarin Hinds as Sonya’s previously absent father Professor Serebryakov, and Rosalind Eleazar as his young trophy wife, Yelena.  The interwoven romantic yearnings among and between these five characters alone serves up some riveting and poignant theatrical moments. Rounding out the stellar Uncle Vanya cast are Peter Wight, Dearbhla Malloy, and Anna Calder-Marshall.

 

Mrmonstagigz’s Uncle Vanya 2020 play production review makes me long to have been one of the lucky ones to see this Uncle Vanya production before the current COVID 19 pandemic shut down theatres and other community wide congregate setting venues in Spring 2020.

And with nations and peoples around the world struggling to save lives and livelihoods from the scourge of COVID 19, it makes us truly appreciate even the simple pleasures that we may have lost, and that we hope to regain—moving freely in our communities and society without worrying about contracting a life threatening illness, or infecting friends and family with it, let alone losing our jobs and homes and way of life because of economic upheavals.

 

Much is still uncertain in our lives due to COVID 19.  But for now, given the Harold Pinter Theatre offering a (perhaps vain) hope of being able to reopen and resume performances of the Uncle Vanya production later on this year when the pandemic has abated (wishful thinking there), I can only hope that if that comes to pass—and if all of the original cast members return, especially the talented British actor Richard Armitage—that Digital Theatre films it for wider distribution to the many fans like me who can’t afford to travel across an ocean to England to see their favorite actors on stage.

 

The Digital Theatre platform was how I was able to watch Richard Armitage’s (image below) riveting performance as John Proctor in the 2014 production of The Crucible play from the comfort of my middle of the USA home.

Fingers crossed that I and other fans may be able to do the same with viewing the 2020 Uncle Vanya play production starring Richard Armitage, via Digital Theatre as well.

 

But, of course, I’m mostly hoping that everyone’s lives and livelihoods return to what may be a new normal for us one day, when we and our loved ones, friends, colleagues, and neighbors near and far are mostly past this pandemic.

Until then, we will have to take one day at a time—sometimes distRActing ourselves with lovely wishes, hopes, and dreams about being enraptured by the art of storytelling through live theatre.

 

Wishing you a safe, healthy, and happy day!  Cheers!

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“See no Monday…” Richard Armitage wallpaper by Mat via Judit, July 06, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1308)

 

Thanks to Judit Hezser for sharing Mat Khal’s Richard Armitage wallpaper!

Perfect!

Because I’m dog tired–literally–after nursing our older big dog during the early days after his cancer tumor surgery last week.  He seems to be doing a bit better–standing, drinking water, still being fed by a plunger, yet he is eliminating more outside than inside the house.  So the washings of his large floor and crate cushions are down to twice a day.  Sighhh!

And, I will continue working from home again today as we start our new work week.   Grateful, yet I so wish today/Monday was still part of the weekend.  Ha!

Wishing you a safe, healthy, and happy day!  Hugs & Cheers!  Grati

 

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Newsday Tuesday:  Richard Armitage to star in “Now and Then” also to begin filming in 2021, June 30, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1307)

 


Adapted from the novel “Now and Then” (image above via GoodReads) by the late William Corlett, The LGBTQ+ British drama “ Now & Then” (THR, 2020) is—at its heart—the story of a Mother and son finding their way to understanding and love.

Richard Armitage portray by An Le
The talented British actor Richard Armitage (image above, IMDB 2020)  portrays the 50 year old Christopher Metcalfe who returns home for his father’s funeral, “confronting memories of his time in school and an intense, passionate affair he shared with fellow student, Stephen Walker” (THR, 2020).  And there will also be flashback scenes with younger actors portraying Christopher and Stephen.

Richard Armitage shared what drew him to this project (THR, 2020):

“This is a beautiful script.  The character of Chris resonated with me powerfully. I look forward to inhabiting the role and bringing this script to life,” (THR, 2020).

I’m looking forward to experiencing what is sure to be a heartfelt and moving Richard Armitage  film portrayal.

And with the artistically prolific Richard Armitage also filming “The Man from Rome” in 2021, his fans are going to have  a bounty of his storytelling to enjoy in the coming years.

 

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Feeling nostalgic for Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield singing Misty Mountains Cold with Dwarves of Durin video, June 28, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1306)

As we get closer to the 10th Anniversary [Oct. 22, 2010] of Richard Armitage being announced to portray Thorin Oakenshield in “The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey”,

I’m feeling nostalgic for the simple melody of “Misty Mountains Cold” sung by him (Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield) and the Dwarves in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (2012).   Enjoy!

Video thanks  to tranceseraph!

Wishing you a safe, healthy, and happy day! Hugs  & Cheers! Grati ;->

 

 

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Richard Armitage to start filming The Man from Rome in February 2021! June 23, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1305)

 

Finally!  The much anticipated priest as crime solver role of Father Lorenzo Quart in The Man from Rome for the talented British actor Richard Armitage is set to begin filming in February 2021.  His costars are Paz Vega,  Jon Leguizamo, Geraldine Chaplin, and others.

With this casting of the sultry Paz Vega—presumably as the aristocratic divorcee–one wonders if Richard Armitage’s priest Father Quart will have some confessions to make of his own along the way.

Well, I’ll have to buy and read Arturo Perez-Reverte’s  book The Seville Communion/The Man from Rome for my Kindle books and find out.

Thanks to TeresaA for sharing the Twitter link to The Hollywood Reporter article!

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