I love that one of British Actor Richard Armitage’s first public awards for his wonderful performances was driven by his fans via The Anglophile Channel’s Favorite British Artist of 2013 Award contest last December. This award has such a grassroots effort feel to his win–to have the award coming from his fans voting for him–from the people who enjoy his artistic projects. So, this award seems very heartfelt to me. Mr. Armitage will no doubt win many more awards in what will hopefully will be a long and distinguished career for him–that gives him personal fulfillment and gives his devoted fans enjoyment in the stories that he tells us. But this award seems extra special.
And to put the icing on the cake, Marlise Boland of The Anglophile Channel interviewed Richard Armitage last week at the British Consulate in Los Angeles as part of presenting him with his award (1st 2nd, & 4th images right). Of special note is the lovely poster behind Ms. Boland and Mr. Armitage that she said was created by Thorin of Erebor.
By what we have seen so far in the videos, it was a wide ranging interview (brava to her), full of fun and goofy moments (from him, especially). Mr. Armitage was so adorkable lunge kissing his interviewer Ms. Borland (my cap), after a bit of hinting on her part. Lucky lady! And the chair racing? How cute is that? This is a man who knows how to have fun and who is clearly comfortable in his very large shoes. *wink*
“Richard Armitage as we have never seen him before” was the ad copy from The Anglophile Channel about the interview–and they did not disappoint. So, here are the videos of the interview of Richard Armitage as the 2013 Favorite British Artist of the Year Award (right) that The Anglophile Channel has shared with us to date–Teaser, Part 1 and Part 2. I will add any remaining links later as they are made available–kind of bookmarking it for myself and for you. I like keeping my Richard Armitage reference citations themed together. Ha! Enjoy!
“Richard Armitage Interview (TEASER) Anglophile Channel”
“Richard Armitage INTERVIEW! Part One: The Hobbit and More with Marlise Boland
“Richard Armitage Interview Part 2: There and Back Again with Marlise Boland”
Placeholder for Interview Part 3
March 8, 2014, Thanks to TeresaA for pointing me to this news from The Anglophile Channel’s Facebook page:
“The Richard Armitage Interview Part 3 will be released Sunday March 9th at 9AM (Pacific DST…new time as we gain an hour tonight!) Thank you to Thorin of Erebor for this beautiful art! Visit her page!”
Grati will post this video link as soon as it becomes available. And here it is:
Update March 16, 2014! Here they are, The Anglophile Channel, Richard Armitage Interview Outtakes. And once again, kudos and brava to Ms. Marlise Boland and her crew for a wonderful interview of Richard Armitage. And thanks to Richard Armitage for his humor and fun exhibited in these interview segments. Enjoy!
P.S. Before fans knew that the Part 2 interview would drop on March 5th, I had planned to share with you a recent Thorin wallpaper manip that I created from a http://www.RichardArmitageNet.com DofS cap, a www.theonering,net Smaug poster, and a DofS film transcript from Queen of Erebor to aid my memory on the dialogue. So, here is that wallpaper anyway–as a little bonus:
March 6 and May 12, 2014–Thanks for liking this post:
Perry, Crystal Chandlyre, and april73
March 6, 2014–Don’t forget to vote in the Empire Magazine Awards!
The Hobbit has 7 nominations–including Richard Armitage for Best Supporting Actor.
March 6, 2014–Fabolaktuko of the White Rose Sincere and Simple Thoughts blog shared insights about the Lecog method of performance that Richard Armitage had mentioned in the Anglophile Interview, part 2:
P.S.Thanks to Servetus of the Me and Richard Armitage blog for pointing me to Fabo’s link!
Thank you so much for this post Grati! It was like a breath of fresh air after reading some comments elsewhere that were somewhat on the negative side. I loved the interviews and felt that Richard seemed relaxed and having lots of fun. I doubt if he would have felt free to joke around if he was uncomfortable. He sure loves to tease doesn’t he – and with a straight face at times too? ;) He is very adept at side-stepping praise! I’m really looking forward to part three and a possible “outakes” one. No doubt it would be hilarious!! :D
Thank you for your lovely note! I agree with you! RA is such a flirt with his lady interviewers. And Ms. Boland was such a wonderful interviewer–asking pertinent questions and letting RA respond. She elicited so many new responses out of him. I feel that we really came to understand better how RA views the art of theatrical performance.
I think RA was having a wonderful time in this interview–the smiles and giggles and that kiss (*THUD*) tell it all. Ha! So I wouldn’t understand anyone being negative about the interview either.
Thanks for visiting and commenting! Cheers! Grati ;->
P.S. As I noted at the bottom of my post, when The Anglophile Channel publishes subsequent related interview videos–part 3, outtakes, etc.–I will post them in those “place holder” spots toward the end of my post. I like to keep all the links together. Snap!
March 08, 2014–Marlise Boland indicated on The Anglophile Channel’s Facebook page that they really want the Richard Armitage Interview Part 2 video to get to 10,000 views before they release Part 3:
So get cracking people, the video is now at 9,861 views. Ha! And let’s give Ms. Boland some love for being a great interviewer!
P.S. Thanks to Perry of the Armitage Agonistes blog for the link to The Anglophile Channel’s FB page where they make the 10,000 plea. Here is her post link:
We’ve done it!! Part 3 will be released at 9am Pacific time tomorrow apparently! That is, if Marlise has the time right. She said we “gain” an hour while in fact we lose one. “Spring Forward” and all that! ;) Anyway this great news will help me get over that lost hour!! :D
Yay! About the time change they mentioned, I joked in a comment on that Anglophile Channel FB post, that in Illinois, we lose an hour. So maybe I should move to CA. Ha!
When I saw their notice earlier, I posted this info up above in the post–where the placeholder for video 3 was. So tomorrow, at 11am my time (Chicago time)–but I will check at 10am (ha!)–I will post the video link in my post above.
I am so looking forward to Part 3–and wondering if they will have a 4th video with outtakes, as they mentioned at one poit. Fingers crossed.
Cheers! Grati ;->
Mine are crossed too!! I hope we can sleep tonight and not let all this excitement get to us! I feel like a kid before Christmas. At my age you would think I would have learned to behave!! ;)
Our hormones don’t go away as we age, they become “seasoned”–like fine wine. And we know who likes wine. *wink*
Cheers! Grati ;->
Grati my dear! You do my heart *so* much good! I thought by my time of life things like hormones might not even be in my vocabulary! Richard changed all that! ;) *blushes*
PS I like wine too! :)
I think Richard Armitage has inspired many a romantic notion amongst us all. And love has no age limits, it is timeless.
Two of the most beautiful loving couples I know were:
1) couple A who were in their 90’s and had been married for 72 years; the love and tenderness that the husband showed for his wife and her glowing eyes in adoration of him brought tears to my eyes every time;
2) couple B were both in their mid eighties, widowed previously–she three times; yet after they married and I would see them at church functions, the joy and love that beamed from their faces was so romantic that it made me smile every time.
I have no doubt that the intimacy that these couples shared with each other was as romantic as any we “younger” folks might experience. Nay. We should be emulating them.
So you are in good company, Teuchter, my dear. Love and Hugs! Grati ;->
March 9, 2014–I posted the Part 3 interview link in my post above!
March 9, 2014–And for “completeness’ sake”, here is the link for The Anglophile Channel’s Richard Armitage Valentine Special with messages from his fans that were excerpted in Part 3 of the award interview above:
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March 16, 2014–I just uploaded The Anglophile Channel Richard Armitage Interview Outtakes video into my post above. Enjoy!
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