Thorin Thursday: Un-Middle Earthed iTunes Interview Gem with Serkis, Nesbit, and Armitage; and Farewell to their Colleagues, July 25, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #431)

This iTunes THAUJ interview of James Nesbit and Richard Armitage  (my cap right) “by” iTunesExclusiveInterviewSerkisNesbitArmitageJul2513GratianaLovelaceCapfellow actor and 2nd Unit Director Andy Serkis is a gem– for the  general themes of collegiality amongst the cast and crew, leadership by Director/Producer/Writer Sir Peter Jackson and by Richard Armitage who portrayed Thorin Oakenshield, and all of them taking a “leap of faith” together to make these incredible films.

“iTunes exclusive interview: Andy Serkis, James Nesbitt, Richard Armitage”, A video by chainganglover2

So on the eve of their last filming days for the three Hobbit films, we salute the cast and crew, etc., for their creativity, their dedication, their courage, and their spunk.  With the first film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (2012) being so enthusiastically received and earning over one billion dollars world wide so far, the next two films in the trilogy–“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (2013) and “The Hobbit:  There and Back Again” (2014)–are sure to be spellbinding masterpieces as well.


Sir Peter Jackson (below top on set) , his creative team who earned three Oscar 85-RichardArmitageandMakeupArtistTamiLaneJul2513ranet-hi-res-crop-shrp-smlnominations for Production Design, Visual Effects, and Make-up such as Tami Lane (with Richard Armitage as Thorin right), and the marvelous actors (above) and crew have created magically memorable films to enrapture audiences and spark imaginations for generations to come.  And we fans thank them most sincerely.



And to remind us of the power and magic of The Hobbit films’ storytelling, here is one last peek at the heart stopping ending scene of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” titled

“I’ve never been so wrong” – The Hobbit” in a video  by thapetrificustotalus

Update July 28, 2013:  It seems that a few of the Dwarves went out for a wee drinkee or two to celebrate their collaboration at the end of filming The Hobbit pickups for the 2nd and erd films (The Desolation of Smaug, and There and Back Again, respectively)  on July 26th, 2013.   Here are those pictures as shared on Twitter by:

1)  Graham McTavish (who played Dwalin): (image corrected by Grati)
l to r:  Richard Armitage (Thorin), Mark Hadlow (Dori), Graham McTavish (Dwalin), Jed Brophy (Nori), and Peter Hambleton (Gloin)

2)  Jed Brophy (who played Nori):
l to r:  Jed Brophy (Nori), Richard Armitage (Thorin), Aidan Turner (Kili), and Graham McTavish (Dwalin)


About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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3 Responses to Thorin Thursday: Un-Middle Earthed iTunes Interview Gem with Serkis, Nesbit, and Armitage; and Farewell to their Colleagues, July 25, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #431)

  1. July 25, 2013–I meant to make a hyperlink to Serv’s post about the McTavish tweet comment about their final days of filming, but I was tuckered out and forgot. So here is her post link for you:


  2. Pingback: Richard Armitage Legenda 89: Stuff worth reading | Me + Richard Armitage

  3. July 28, 2013–Be sure to check out Sir Peter Jackson’s Facebook page for pix and comments that he wrote while “live blogging” the last day of filming:


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