Sexy SatuRdAy! Richard Armitage’s Sexy Scruffy Style as Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, August 29, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #801)

What makes a man sexy? Handsomeness? Longish hair which you can run you fingers through? Clothes–or lack thereof? Bearing and deportment? Talent/achievement? Demeanor? Compassion toward others? Purpose driven? Humility? Sense of humor and fun? All of that–and more.

And if he has a sexy scruffy side to him such as Richard Armitage does in reel and real life? Then he is all the more delicious!

And the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage looks like he will shine portraying Social Worker Chop in the latest images from Director Candida Brady for the soon to be released film Urban and the Shed Crew. Richard Armitage as Chop and Fraser Kelly as Urban look to portray their respective characters in powerful performances.


  1. Isabelle W. (Thanks!) shared this Richard Armitage as Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew portrait (below). Scruffily handsome guy with goofy smile wins my heart every time. Sighhh! Of course, the plaid is a nice touch. Plaid seems rather egalitarian to me. And if it is a warm flannel? All the better

Below is Richard Armitage at Waterstones Piccadilly for his 2013 Desolation of Smaug press (not scruffy, but a somewhat humorous smiling hard pose taken out of context). He is probably listening politely to someone–as is his wont. Lovely neckage there. Sighhh! This Hugo boss sweater/jumper Mr. Armitage is wearing fits him perfectly! The scruffy in this picture might be construed as his stubble. Though I love love love his stubble! Sighhhh!


And I do prefer a scruffy Richard Armitage when he is smoulderingly scruffy as a dog lover (Thanks to jollytr tumblr!) below:


I just had an inkling that Mr. Armitage is more of a dog person. And there is a whole post we could get into on what breed of dog he might prefer. Ha!


As opposed to disheveled slouching scruffy (below)–but I do love the lack of buttoning up here–with a hint of sparse chest hair. *wink* Thanks to Velvet’s 2014 tweet of a clearly relaxed Richard Armitage. But on second thought, I’m thighingggg! Darn that water bottle! Purrrr!



  1. Teresa A edit (Thanks!) shared this UATSC Scene still of Richard Armitage as Chop from Director Candida Brady (below). I love chop! Here, he looks like a combo between modernized Guy sexiness–hair & beard & pout–and John Thornton’s honorable gentleman because Chop saves Urban. Sighhhh!



The hair follicles don’t lie. Chop’s full hair salon blow out look is nearly a a hair match to Richard Armitage as Sir Guy below (Thanks to RANet!).


But Chop’s poignantly sad facial expression is more like Richard Armitage when he portrayed John Thornton in North & South below (Thanks RANet!):


  1. But I digress.  Back to UATSC and another Candida Brady offering of Richard Armitage as Chop below. A scruffy casual Richard Armitage looking sanguine is sexy? Oh yes! *wink*


For more Richard Armitage as Chop images, visit RANet’s Urban and the Shed Crew gallery.


And a special thanks for Isabelle W’s and Teresa A’s RA as Chop picture inspirations!


P.S. I can’t wait for the film Urban and the Shed Crew to be released in the U.S! And if the film plays in Chicago? I’m there in a heartbeat!


Below is the latest UATSC trailer shared by Director Candida Brady:



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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9 Responses to Sexy SatuRdAy! Richard Armitage’s Sexy Scruffy Style as Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, August 29, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #801)

  1. August 29, 2015–Thanks for liking this post!

    coleen561, Hariclea, Esther, ania- zrysiowana ja, & Servetus


  2. You are killing me XD I hope too Urban will be here in theaters along with Pilgrimage. If they won’t, I will sue cinema :P

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    • Giggles, Andrea! Thanks for your nice note! Sorry about the “devastation”, but RA is so swoon worthy! I also want to see Pilgrimage. Lots of road trips to Chicago might be in the works for me to see RA’s films. Must save my pennies! Cheers! Grati ;->


  3. Esther says:

    Ah yes, I am partial to the longish hair and the stubble myself… sigh…

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  4. August 29, 2015– (Thanks!) shared a link for another new picture of Richard Armitage as Chop in UATSC as shared by Director Candida Brady:


  5. August 29, 2015–And here is an example of sleeping sexy scruffy in Richard Armitage as Lucas North (Spooks8,epi5,pix30 from RANet,Thanks!)–with my wallpaper I made and titled “Dreaming ofLucas”.

    The original of this image had a bluish cast to it. The Spooks tv show camera and lighting operators tended to use alot of blue filters forRA’s Lucas scenes.They must have bought stock in blue lens filters. Ha! Blue filters are kind of a standard “day for night” lighting trick for film–think Jaws opening sequence. But when overused, blued images seem like the Smurfs have attacked. Ha!


  6. August 30, 2015–And if you’re a sexily scruffy manly fellow–from Middle Earth or elsewhere–you need to eat good hearty meals. So below is my recipe for Beef Cornish Pasties that appeared on Bombur’s The Hobbit Middle Earth Recipes website. The pasties are baking as I type this. Now if a lonely King of the Dwarves would like to help me eat them? *wink*


  7. September 02, 2015–Here is another “sexy scruffy” Richard Armitage as Chop in UATSC scene still from Director Candida Brady. RA’s Chop is so pensive, moody, and/or bummed here.
    I’m so looking forward to seeing this film and hope it plays in theatres in the U. S.!

    Thanks to Teresa A for pointing me to the link!


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