Love this four part Empire Online interview article with the cast of Spooks–past, present, and future!
TETBA Richard Armitage (who portrayed Lucas North) quote excerpts from Empire Online Interview, Part 3:
“Armitage: Fans didn’t like [the Lucas North/John Bateman twist]. They were very upset about that turnaround. I feel like they felt like the rug was being pulled out from under their feet. But I remember sitting down with (producer) Andrew Woodhead before we went into series nine and he said, “We’ve got this crazy idea for the character, what do you think?” and I said, “Yeah, do it!”” “
“Armitage: I was always living with the hope that he hadn’t died (laughs). He could be out there, trying to infiltrate the CIA.”
To that I/Grati say a resounding and rapturous–a la When Harry Met Sally. Yes! Yes! Yes! See! My in the works fan fic “Lucas, True North” would even have RA’s support. Ha! Here is where I started my thoughts on this fan fic with a ficlet.
And were the Spooks movie people to cast Richard Armitage in it as a returned Lucas North/ John Bateman? I am 99% certain his loyal fans would see it in droves! I would. Think of the great drama they could excite between Harry Pearce and Lucas North. Sounds like box office bonanza to me.
Thanks to RANet (www.RichardArmitageNet.com) for the link–and pointing out that Richard’s quotes appear mostly in parts 2 & 3.
Image of RA as Lucas (in series 7 epi 1) from Empire Online Part 3: http://www.empireonline.com/spooks/img/part3/midback.jpg
Have a gReAt day!
P.S. Whew! Three posts, three days in a row. I know. Grati is going crazy. Well, my next “Sir Guy’s Atonement” chapter post will be Monday–making it four for four. What with the kitchen faucet having to be replaced on Saturday–necessitating a cleanup due to the water leakage–and spending several hours working at the office Saturday, too, I’m tuckered out. But when the mood and muse strike, I’m just a gabby girl. Ha!