Only 203 days to go until The Hobbit and Richard Armitage are Launched upon the World Stage, 5/24/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #192)

If you can believe it, a mere five months and 20 days away, “The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey” film premieres in the U.S. on Dec. 14th, 2012.  And then “The Hobbit:  There and Back Again” film premieres in 2013. [(1) right]

I look forward to becoming immersed in Sir Peter Jackson and cast bringing to life JRR Tolkien’s epic adventure tale–The Hobbit– in the two planned films.  And if fans can be riveted by a 2 minutes and 32 second movie teaser trailer last December 2011, just think how we will react for 120 minutes plus (2 hours plus) of an entire film!  It will be heaven on Middle Earth!

One illustration of the heightened and increased media attention to the upcoming The Hobbit films is the extensive Internet Move Data Base (IMDB) site that also contains a link to play the trailer again [(2) below]:

And The Hobbit films will be an amazing launching pad for Richard Armitage’s [(3) left] international film career when his portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield is viewed within  the full story context of The Hobbit.

Richard Armitage transforms himself into his characters so completely that we can expect to see a raw, untamed, proud, focused, courageous, loyal, bitter, fierce, unflinching, tormented, noble, warrior king with his portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield.  Thorin Oakenshield will step off the pages of JRR Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit and into Middle Earth when Richard Armitage brings Thorin to full and vigorous life.

But Richard Armitage at heart seems to be a true ensemble actor–even when he is playing the lead–preferring instead to focus on advancing the storytelling, not himself.  So we won’t “see” Richard, we will only “see” the character he portrays, Thorin.

Richard Armitage is a master storyteller and The Hobbit is a grand tale.   I can’t wait to have Sir Peter, Richard, and all the cast and crew tell us the story of The Hobbit [(4) right].

In the meantime, have a great “Thorin Thursday”!


(1)    The Hobbit movie gif was found at ; or, go to and click downloads, then click the buddy icons link.

(2)  The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey movie information and movie trailer is found at

(3)    Richard Armitage Project Magazine portrait was found at

(4)    The Hobbit book cover was found on The Hobbit career page at RANet at


About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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4 Responses to Only 203 days to go until The Hobbit and Richard Armitage are Launched upon the World Stage, 5/24/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #192)

  1. Fabi says:

    Good morning Grati,
    I never felt this level of anticipation for a movie before! Hope these remaining days pass faster.
    I’m not caring about the 48 frames controversy, hardly our cimemas here will adapt so quickly to this new technology. My concernings are if there will be subtitled copies or only dubbed ones in my town, and if our premiere date in Brazil will be the same as the U.S. premiere – sometimes it’s one week or more later.
    It will be exciting when all the media fuss about the first movie starts, then we will know the time is really coming. :)
    By the way, Sir Peter could realize it’s time for another production vlog, if I’m not asking too much, LOL.


    • Good morning Fabi,
      Thanks for your nice note. I agree with you about the film technology issue. I’m just focusing on the amazing storytelling that will be coming our way in December 2012.

      And I also prefer to hear the original actors’ voices and read subtitles of movies not in my first language, English.

      Good suggestion there to Sir Peter about the possibility of at least one other production vlog over the Summer before the media marketing extravaganza takes over.

      Cheers! Grati ;->


  2. bccmee says:

    I’m super excited about The Hobbit too. My interest started out because of Richard Armitage and now it’s more than that.


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