Fun Day Sunday: Look Back, Look Back at Smouldering Thorin, and Looking Ahead for Richard Armitage, April 26, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #736)

Look back, look back at talented British actor Richard Armitage as the smouldering Thorin Oakenshield in this really lovely Ann Boudreau (Thanks!) Thorin and Key to Erebor wallpaper:


To think that for four long years–starting when Richard Armitage was announced to portray Thorin in The Hobbit films on Oct. 22, 2010–we had waited and waited and waited for the first, then the second, and finally the third of The Hobbit films in 2014. And they were and are amazing storytelling! Kudos to all!

And now The Hobbit films are done and Richard Armitage has moved on to tornadoes, a 2014--ChopEraHairRichardArmitageInterview_Apr2615AABrazilFBProustian Pinter-est play, a marathon Hamlet audiobook, a cameo in Wonderland, really bad hair as Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew (in post production; though RA looked great in his neat ponytail circa 2014, at right courtesy of AA Brazil), a really good flawed man John Proctor in The Old Vic’s The Crucible for which RA won accolades and an Olivier Best Actor nomination, a Sleepwalker doctor (in post production), read love poems to us, and took on a scary role on tv.

2015--RA-selfie-starting-Pilgrimage-filming-inIreland_Apr2415RCAtweetUp next is Richard Armitage playing a hunky monk on a quest of sorts (sound familiar?) in Pilgrimage (RA’s latest selfie while currently on location in Ireland filming Pilgrimage left). Doesn’t RA have a Gaelic Glow about him in his selfie? I swear that he has no crinkles and he doesn’t look a day over 38–not a man who will be 44 years old in August. If Irish sunlight is that favorable, maybe we should all have our portraits taken there. Ha! Ha! But I do like the ethereally pulsating first song track (Dionysus) (below) on the Jocelyn Pook CD Untold Things that Richard Armitage shared that he was listening to:

Richard Armitage is so busy professionally right now. Does the poor man ever sleep or rest? I know, I know, we all have a couch that he could flop on and catch some zzzzz’s–who cares if he snores! RA snoozing while on The Battle of the Five Armies press tour, in Paris right, courtesy of AA Brazil. Ha!

Future character roles for Richard Armitage are anyone’s guess. But we will be eager for them–especially, his yet to be released films currently in post production! And we can always hope for a rom com in RA’s future, pretty please. Richard Armitage is in his professional and personal prime–and he is just getting started!

But we remember the juggernaut Hobbit films Tolkien hero that catapulted him onto the world’s international stage–Thorin Oakenshield. So here is also a link to my 2012 blog post (#294, Oct. 22, 2012) about the 2nd anniversary of Richard being picked for Thorin, with links to the various early articles about that pivotal moment (that I had giddily put together in a collage for that post, also shared here with you again below):

I hope we all–and Mr. Armitage–have a relaxing Sunday. Cheers! Grati ;->

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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4 Responses to Fun Day Sunday: Look Back, Look Back at Smouldering Thorin, and Looking Ahead for Richard Armitage, April 26, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #736)

  1. April 26, 2015–Thanks for liking this post!

    Guylty, phylly3, & Servetus


  2. April 26, 2015–Speaking of Richard Armitage and completed projects, Itsy at her “Do I Have a Blog” shared that she has completed her “Stitchin Richard” project. It is magnificent! Check it out here;

    Thanks to Servetus for tweet sharing her link!


  3. April 26, 2015–In the midst of our blessings, I am reminded of those in need of: our prayers, our donations, our blood (don’t forget to donate, I do), our support of humanitarian aid, and our remembrance that every child is our child, every family is our family, and every chance to give is our chance to give.

    No donation amount is too small. If you can only give $1, or even $5, if one million people gave that amount, their combined giving would total $1- 5 million dollars–and that can help a lot!

    Prayers and donations sought by the UN for Syrian and other World Refugees:–xkx7nm_XWlb

    Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees “Angelina Jolie has said the international community has an “inescapable moral duty” to help the millions of refugees who have been displaced by war and persecution in Syria and other countries around the world.”

    Prayers and donations needed or victims of the Nepal Earthquake that has now claimed over 1,800 lives, donations info link shared by Michaela Servetus​ (Thanks!):


  4. April 28,2015–DigitalSpy has a great interview with Richard Armitage today:

    Thanks to Teresa A for sharing this link!


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