Fun Day Sunday: Richard Armitage as Philip Durrant in “Ordeal by Innocence”–Did he or Didn’t he? 10/28/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #297)
I love a mystery. Growing up, I read and watched lots of mystery stories–especially Agatha Christies’ Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple detectives.
So I have been remiss in not viewing Richard Armitage’s foray into the Marple Murder Mystery realm in his role as Phillip Durrant in “Miss Marple: Ordeal by Innocence” in 2007 [(1)].
In “Ordeal by Innocence”, Richard Armitage portrays philandering husband Philip Durrant with smirking success [(2) right]–and he barely creases his dress shirt after a what was presumed to be a lusty lay with his wife’s sister [(3) left]–though he looks at the housekeeper and wonders if she suspects anything.
How do the Brits do that? Have hot steamy sex–I’m just giving them the benefit of the doubt, and their population does keep growing. Ha!–and they still look freshly pressed. Well, that is a question for another day. Though, the thought of unwrinkled clothing does bode well for apparel optional romantic trysts. I hope that is not too saucy for a Fun Day Sunday. Ha!
“Richard Armitage in “Ordeal by Innocence”” in a video of clips by AlisaGB [(4) below] gives us a fore taste of the movie and certainly whets my appetite to see it and Richard Armitage’s performance.
The delicious question in my mind is “Did he or didn’t he?” And just what exactly did he do? You decide [(5) below].
And if you want the real story and you have a relaxing hour and a half to fill? Here is the link to a video of the first of 10 parts of “Miss Marple: Ordeal by Innocence” by sauronsdaughter [(6) below]:
(1) Here is the RANet career page about Richard Armitage portraying Philip Durrant in “Miss Marple: Ordeal by Innocence”: http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/career/199.html
(2) Richard Armitage portraying a smirking Philip Durrant in “Miss Marple: Ordeal by Innocence” was found at http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/marpleobi/album/marpleobi/marple_obi_014.jpg
(3) Richard Armitage portraying a adulterously libidinous Philip Durrant in “Miss Marple: Ordeal by Innocence” was found at http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/marpleobi/album/marpleobi/marple_obi_007.jpg
(4) “Richard Armitage in “Ordeal by Innocence”” in a video of clips by AlisaGB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UiWUjQdOg0
(5) Richard Armitage portraying a smirking Philip Durrant in “Miss Marple: Ordeal by Innocence” was found at http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/marpleobi/album/marpleobi/marple_obi_045.jpg
(6) “Ordeal by Innocence – 1 of 10” by sauronsdaughter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVpHp7GGuaE&feature=fvwrel; you will find subsequent links with each video segment.