It seems that as we get closer to “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” premiere–Nov. 28th in Wellington, NZ and Dec. 14 in U.S.–the media and fan marketing just keeps coming. My Hobbit Annual 2013 arrived last week [(1) left]. Goody!
Though I’m not a gamer–unless you count the rare online scrabble, solitaire, or Suduko that I might play–I am totally enthused these days by anything about “The Hobbit” and including Thorin Oakenshield (portrayed commandingly by British actor Richard Armitage).
And the Heirs of Durin web site–coupled with the TORN (www.theonering.net) web site and other sites–are great for Hobbit and Tolkien specific news and insights!
P.S. And it looks like England’s Queen Elizabeth has commanded that “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” give a royal performance to benefit charity in London on December 12th. Now that’s the way to insure that the Commonwealth has their rightful place in the Hobbit Premieres scheduling calendar. Snap! Snap!
One can only presume that Richard Armitage will once more be resplendently attired in a full tuxedo for the London Premiere of his film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”–no doubt looking devastatingly handsome as he did at the 2010 BAFTA’s with his former Spooks costar, the lovely Miranda Raison, on his arm [(3) right]. Striking couple, don’t you think? I wonder whom Mr. Armitage will escort to the London Premiere with the Queen? Sentimentally, I hope he takes his Mum and Dad, in addition to his lady friend (whomever she might be, lucky lucky lady).
Please visit RANet’s Sept. 24th news item about the London benefit premiere to find out more:
a) I had earlier seen “The Hollywood Reporter” article:
b) But RANet posting the BBC link was new to me:
As always, RANEt (www.RichardArmitageNet.com) is my primary go to source for all things Richard Armitage.
(1) Picture collage of my Hobbit Annual 2013 that arrived last week. It is chock full of info and fun activities. But you can bet that I won’t be cutting it up to do the puzzle. Ha!
(2) This is the stunning cover banner of British actor Richard Armitage portraying Thorin Oakenshield that is used for the “Heirs of Durin” blog produced by DarkJackalThirtyTwo. The site is found at: http://thorinoakenshield.net/
(3) Richard Armitage and Amanda Raison attended the 2010 BAFTA’s together. The image was found at http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/Richard/EventsandAppearances/BAFTA2010/slides/BAFTA2010-22.html