Whenever anything new is revealed about the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage–who currently stars as Thorin Oakenshield in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”–and his artistic projects, it is news–even when it is old. Perhaps, Richard Armitage admirers are especially attuned to his artistic artifacts when they are old because so little exists about the truly early years of Richard Armitage’s stage, television, and film career before 2000–beyond a few still photographs here and there.
So yesterday–Tuesday January 8th, 2013–the theatre curtain pulled back to give us another glimpse into one of Mr. Armitage’s previously unknown early artistic projects. Director Darren Denison shared the trailer for his 1999 short film “Staged”–starring Richard Armitage and Jennifer Taylor Lawrence–on Vimeo with the title (click on the title to go to the video):
Not content to wait until someone else provided me with caps–I decided to try my hand at capping this short 1 min 21 second trailer. Of the 37 or 38 caps I made with my eager but unskilled hands–and the limitations of my software–only a few of the caps are really good. Ha! So initially, I created a mock film poster (right).
But let’s face it, if Richard Armitage is in an image or a film, it has to be good by design. Right? So I thought you might get a kick out of my erstwhile try at capping. What follows is a slide show of several of the better caps that I made. Enjoy!
The video “”STAGED” (Trailer) – Starring Richard Armitage and Jennifer Taylor Lawrence (1999), UK” is found at http://vimeo.com/56946099 in a video by Darren Denison. Additional film credit information is: Filmed in London, UK/Hackney Empire Theatre Copyright by Darren Denison/Denison Entertainment, Inc./Heatwave Productions, 1999.
Theatre curtain image in the mock movie poster that I/Grati created was courtesy of MSOffice Clip Art.