With the exquisitely talented British actor and master storyteller Richard Armitage’s [(1) right] searingly smouldering gazes into and through the camera lens for his portraits, his handsome visage and muscular physique, his deeply timberous velvety baritone voice, his seemingly wry sense of humor, and his gentlemanly demeanor (when he is not portraying bad guys or tormented heroes in film), can you blame us for being “bewitched, bothered, and bewildered” by him [(2)]? I think not. Yes indeed, Richard Armitage makes us swoon. Sighhhh!
In the video below, the lovely Patti LuPone sings one explanation for our enchantment with Richard Armitage in her rendition of the Hart and Rodgers tune “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered” from the musical Pal Joey [(3) below].
They say that “all roads lead to Rome” [(4)]. Well in the unofficial RA Fangirl Community, all roads lead to Richard Armitage–or at least, we hope so. Ha! Because to paraphrase Mr. Armitage’s Harry Kennedy character in The Vicar of Dibley’s proposal scene, “we must follow our hearts” [(5)].
So today I have created three mazes for you of varying complexity and featuring images of one of my favorites amongst Richard Armitage’s character portrayals–that of the endearingly charming Harry Kennedy, the accountant love interest of the Vicar Geraldine Granger in The Vicar of Dibley (2006) [(5) right]. Richard Armitage has a gift for light romantic comedy that it would be lovely for him to explore again sometime–perhaps after Mr. Armitage is done with the Dwarfs in the two little upcoming films about “The Hobbit [(6)]? Ha!
But in the meantime, I hope that you enjoy these maze puzzles. There are no prizes–but bragging rights will be accorded to whomever finishes each maze the quickest. Just right click on each maze graphic to save it to your computer to enlarge and then print them for yourself. Then follow your heart to Harry!
P.S. And for anyone like me who wants their Richard Armitage as Harry proposing to Gerry fix, here is that lovely 2006 The Vicar of Dibley, Handsome Stranger (episode 1) scene again excerpted by Bimbobean [(7) below]:
(1) Project Magazine July 2011 cropped portrait (07) of Richard Armitage (photographed by Matt Holyoak) was found at http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/Richard/Promos/ProjectMagJuly2011/album/slides/MattHolyoak-07.html
(2) The phrase “bewitched, bothered, and bewildered” is a lyric from a song in the Hart and Rodgers musical Pal Joey, as noted at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bewitched,_Bothered_and_Bewildered
(3) “Patti LuPone – Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered”, a music video by NewNickTahoe was found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9lSvkYAZEY
(4) “All roads lead to Rome” quote derivation was found at http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/all_roads_lead_to_Rome
(5) The original quote of Harry saying to Geraldine “I must follow my heart” is from episode 1; the dvd cover is for both episode 1 and 2 of The Vicar of Dibley: A Holy Wholly Happy Ending” (episodes 1 and 2) (BBC 2006). For information related to Richard Armitage’s character of Harry Kennedy to Dawn French’s Vicar Geradline Granger, please visit http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/career/200.html
(6) Richard Armitage is currently filming the lead role of Thorin Oakenshield in “The Hobbit” films–“An Unexpected Journey” (to be released December 2012) and “There and Back Again” (to be released December 2013). News and resources related to Mr. Armitage filming “The Hobbit” are found at
http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/career/214.html and www.thehobbit.com
(7) “The Vicar of Dibley: Handsome Stranger Part 5”, a video by Bimbobean excerpted from The Vicar of Dibley: A Holy Wholly Happy Ending, episode 1 (BBC 2006) was found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SceGxet8l4A&feature=related
(8) Nota Bene 1: The image references for Richard Armitage portraying Harry Kennedy portraits from The Vicar of Dibley: A Holy Wholly Happy Ending (BBC 2006) are listed at the bottom of each maze.
(9) Nota Bene 2: I created the mazes using a maze template maker link at Discovery Education’s web site found at http://www.discoveryeducation.com/free-puzzlemaker/?CFID=707983&CFTOKEN=75438849 . I composited the maze graphic layers in MS Powerpoint, then I created a jpeg file of each maze graphic in Adobe Photoshop Elements. Snap! Oh and my brown and tan maze text color scheme is a nod to Harry’s sweater in the Maze A Harry portrait.
(10) Nota Bene 3: For general information and resources about Richard Armitage’s career, please visit:
www.RichardArmitageNet.com which is an unofficial but very detailed website devoted to sharing news and resources about Richard Armitage’s artistic projects.
(11) Nota Bene 4: Richard Armitage’s official representatives are United Agents which are found at http://unitedagents.co.uk/richard-armitage