The King Richard Armitage initiative spearheaded by Christine Doart (brava! And I love her banner graphic above!), has as its focus supporting British actor Richard Armitage’s goal of bringing a new film about King Richard the Third to the screen. RA’s hope is to “correct” the historical record and to reclaim the honor of a noble king who died too young–King Richard III was only 33 when he fell on Bosworth field, August 22, 1485.
Not only was British actor Richard Armitage born on August 22 (in 1971), but his Dad was such a fan of KR3, that he named his son after the king. And thus sprouted a lifelong affinity by RA for his namesake.
This year’s King Richard Armitage Week 2013 runs from August 21 to 28. You can visit the KRA 2013 main page to see links to articles that various bloggers are doing. For example, I will write a KRA 2013 related post on Sunday, August 25th. And my wallpaper I created and share below is a quick peek:
So, please check out the various posts each day involving the life and times of King Richard III:
And if you feel so inclined, please sign the petition showing fan support for an RA driven film project about King Richard III:
P.S. My KR3 wallpaper is a manip and composite of several images:
1)Richard Armitage (head only) in his twenties maybe image (hi-res, contrast, darken, sepia); original image was found at http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/Richard/Promos/Miscellaneous/5-Richard-date-unknown.jpg
2) Richard, Duke of Gloucester played by Anuerin Barnard image (cropped to body only, hi-res, sharpened) The three sons of York image was from The White Queen FB page
3) KR3 related graphics (white rose, shield crest, coat of arms and signature are from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wars_of_the_Roses and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_III_of_England
4) The parchment sample is from stockimg.com (or something like that).