The TORN link to the London Royal Premiere Red Carpet Live seems to be the one that is working:
London Royal Premiere Red Carpet Live Stream viewing sites are:
And while we’re waiting for the Red Carpet coverage to start–or even after–let us enjoy my favorite of the trailers again:
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Official Trailer #2 [HD]” a video by Official The Hobbit
And let us not forget, the hauntingly beautiful “Misty Mountain Cold” music sung by Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves as recently exclusively released by The One Ring Net (TORN):
“EXCLUSIVE – Misty Mountains song HD from The Hobbit” a video by The1neRing
With his portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield [left] in The Hobbit films, it is my belief that British actor Richard Armitage [right] will become firmly fixed within the world’s consciousness as one of the finest actors and storytellers of his generation–of any generation for that matter.
And the enhanced artistic opportunities that will deservedly go Richard Armitage’s way, will give his current and new fans alike more wonderful experiences to enjoy him in with future roles and stories that he undertakes to share with us.
I don’t know why, but the quote from JM Barrie’s “Peter Pan” about the location of Neverland comes to mind. Perhaps it is because Richard Armitage has said himself in interviews, that he had never envisioned the role of Thorin Oakenshield for himself–especially with him being a 6ft 2inch tall fellow–even after he was offered the role. But Richard Armitage has embraced bringing the character of Thorin Oakenshield to vivid life for our generation–and for many generations to come. So as you continue on your own unexpected journey Richard Armitage, you might follow your dreams toward the star in the heavens “second to the right, and straight on till morning.” We will look for you there.
References (some listed elsewhere)
EIIR logo was courtesy of http://cache.jezebel.com/assets/images/39/2011/02/royal_invitation_221.jpg
Latin America Hobbit poster was found at http://elanillounico.com/noticias/peliculas/el-hobbit/un-viaje-inesperado/poster-final-de-el-hobbit-un-viaje-inesperado-para-latinoamerica/
Richard Armitage portrait as Thorin Oakenshield from “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, published in Entertainment Weekly was found at http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/Hobbit/HobbitStills/album/9-EW-ThorinOakenshield.jpg
Richard Armitage portrait (cropped, brightened, sharpened) in Glamour Magazine UK for January 2013 was found at http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/Richard/Promos/Glamour/album/Glamour-17.jpg
“Peter Pan” by J.M. Barrie quote was found at http://www.literature.org/authors/barrie-james-matthew/the-adventures-of-peter-pan/chapter-04.html