Everyone is agog with the new Hobbit 2013 Annual and the wonderful character portraits shown here on this page courtesy of RANet (www.RichardArmitageNet.com)–The Hobbit Annual 2013 cover (left) is courtesy of TORN:
And for those of us who are longtime Richard Armitage fans, we are even more delighted to see a feature in the annual on the character of Thorin Oakenshield with more wonderful portraits of Richard Armitage portraying Thorin:
For your ease and convenience in preordering The Hobbit 2013 Annual, RANet (www.RichardArmitageNet.com) has the Amazon US and UK pre-ordering links on their August 30th News page. Ordering through RANet has the added benefit of the commission fees that RANet receives being donated to one of Richard Armitage’s chosen charities.
And the fact that one actor, Richard Armitage, beguiles us looking like a devastatingly handsome young Prince Thorin (left image) and ages to the more mature King Thorin (middle and right images) eventually ending up to be about 197 years old (in Dwarf years) is an amazing and completely believable transformation:
And I must say that these older looking Thorin portraits are riveting–symbolizing a lion in Summer, not in Winter–with his hair just beginning to be streaked with white, his nose slightly enlarged as happens to men (and Dwarfs it seems) over time, and a ferocity of countenance born of tragedy and bitterness that would give anyone pause.
Richard Armitage is an amazing storyteller based on his previous roles and prolific work to date, as well as our being entranced by him in “The Hobbit Trailer 2011” in a video by riohat:
And here is music video using parts of The Hobbit and LOTR and other images titled “The Hobbit – Misty Mountain Song Music Video with Lyrics” by bccmee:
Mr. Armitage is an acting chameleon who immerses himself in his roles such that you don’t see the actor any more–you only experience the character he portrays. And with Richard Armitage bringing Thorin Oakenshield to life for all of us with The Hobbit films, Richard Armitage will forever define the role of Thorin Oakenshield.
Below is a wallpaper that I created earlier in the Summer with the oldest Thorin
visage–with Richard Armitage thoughtfully listening to a member of the film crew–that includes a quote from Richard Armitage regarding his feelings about portraying Thorin:
Richard Armitage quote about his role of Thorin Oakenshield from the
It is my (and others) firmly held belief, that after Richard Armitage’s debut onto the world film making stage portraying Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit films, I predict that he will have an enriching career in films–with many more characters to portray and their stories to tell for us to enjoy.
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