I am forging new ground for me–two posts in one day. But I could not let today’s (October 22, 2012) anniversary go unnoticed.
You see, it was two years ago today–on October 22, 2010–that it was announced that British Actor Richard Crispin Armitage had won the lead role of Thorin Oakenshield in “The Hobbit”.
A flurry of media ensued about this choice–including Sir Peter Jackson sharing why he chose Mr. Armitage to portray Thorin. Here is an excerpt shared by RANet:
“An abridged version of the article above is on the EW Popwatch site.
“Thorin Oakenshield is a tough, heroic character, and he certainly should give Leggie and Aragorn a run for their money in the heartthrob stakes — despite being four feet tall…Richard is a powerful actor with a wide range, and we’re very excited to be handing Thorin over to him. In this partnership, we need Richard to give us his depth, range, and emotion as an actor — and we’ll make him look like a dwarf!” “
For more of the early and more recent articles about Richard Armitage’s portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield in “The Hobbit”, please visit RANet (their main page with portrait gallery links is www.RichardArmitageNet.com):
And for my own amusement, I created a wallpaper snapshot of those initial articles about Richard Armitage being cast as Thorin and some of the Thorin Oakenshield portrait images (courtesy of RANet) set against the background I created from The Hobbit Wallpaper generator (http://apps.warnerbros.com/thehobbit/wallpapergenerator/).
Congratulations to Richard Armitage! And good choice to Sir Peter Jackson!
Cheers! Gratiana Lovelace ;->