Wishing a very Happy 45th Birthday to Richard Armitage!   August 22, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #957)

Newborn babies  are just at the beginning of their lives.  And the future and possibilities SleepingBabyBoyWakeforestJun0514MSOfcClipArt-sizedare endless as to the journey that new little person will take through life, and the impact that they will have on the world around them. [image MS Office Clip Art]

And birthdays each year are thus a reminder of that newness and hope that we retain within us—reminding us that the future is still before us.  And though we honor the past, we also celebrate what is to come.

Today is one of those very happy birthdays–the 45th, actually—for the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Crispin Armitage (right, in a recent selfie from Richard Armitage’s Twitter site).

And though he has worked or studied in some form or other of theatrical performance since he was 17 years old, some 28 years ago–theatre, television, films, audiobooks, documentary narration, other vocal performance, and a circus, etc.—the last 14 years, since 2002, have seen his storytelling/performing artistry catching the interest of and inspiring the imaginations for thousands and now millions of fans and admirers world wide.

Richard Armitage’s busy theatrical performance career has him crisscrossing the globe—and ever more so this past year.  And yet, the charming and yes nice guy Richard Armitage also finds time to be socially conscious and he advocates for and supports several charitable causes—see his Just Giving pages linked here (image below, my cap)—with many of these charities involving aiding children and families.


Richard Armitage is also my story writing/telling muse—and the lead actor in all of my stories–and the catalyst for me making so many wonderful Richard Armitage fan friends over the years.  So I thank him most sincerely for his gifts of storytelling, advocacy, and philanthropy that he shares with us.

Richard Armitage’s future is bright and I, like many of you, look forward to his upcoming performances this year and beyond.

And for his 45th birthday and always, I wish for Richard Armitage every happiness that he wishes for himself.   Hugs & Love, Grati

P.S.  And to myself and my fellow Richard Armitage admirers?  Keep Calm!  Not!  *wink*


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
This entry was posted in AttRAction, Birthday, Charities, Children at Risk, Compassion, Fangurling, Giving, Goodwill, Graphic, Hope, Inspiration, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, Storytelling and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

19 Responses to Wishing a very Happy 45th Birthday to Richard Armitage!   August 22, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #957)

  1. Wendy says:

    Hi Grati, very impressive I really like what you have done to honour Richard you’ve done him proud, I hope that your health is improving. I have been troubled by the flu end of winter and all that left me with little energy. I decided I would enter the realm of RA on his birthday. Are you planning any more books in the future if so when can we expect the 1st instalment. Take Care Wendy

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Wendy,
      Thanks so my for your very kind note about my RA birthday post today! I’m glad that you enjoyed it! Sorry that I couldn’t reply until now, but I was at my office this morning–and now I’m at home on my lunch break.

      And I’m hanging in there healthwise, and I hope that you are on the mend, too!

      Good for you to venture into the delightfulness of Richard’s birthday day! Twitter was already agog yesterday with many wonderful graphics and “cards” for him! And “virtual” well wishes and gifts are the best–because they don’t require dusting! Ha!

      Thank you for asking about my next story that I will serialize her on my blog and on my Wattpad site. I have several dozens of my stories that are in the middle or nearing completion that are “vying” to have me serialize them next. I am always also working on writing other stories in the background. And I haven’t serialized a “long ago” period/historical story lately, so I am leaning toward sharing one of them. I love the rigid societal expectations of the regency and earlier periods–but then with my putting a slightly modern spin on them, sometimes to humorous effect. *wink* So I’ll start serializing a new story of mine “soon”–within a week or two.

      Thanks and Cheers! Grati ;->


  2. Pingback: Richard Armitage hat heute Geburtstag | Unkraut vergeht nicht….oder doch?

    • Hi Herba, Thanks for including my RA birthday post in your list of bloggers messages! I’ll definitely check out the other bloggers sites when I get home from the office later today! Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;->


  3. A lovely post and a great edit! It’s a pleasure to follow him and his followers! Much love x

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Glady, Thanks so much for your very kind note about my RA bday post today! I’m glad that you enjoyed it! Richard Armitage and his fan community are indeed lovely and so much fun to engage with! Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;->


  4. August 22 & 23, 2016–Thanks for liking/starring this post! I’m glad that you enjoyed it! Cheers! Grati

    Guylty, ania- zrysiowana ja, Esther, & jholland


  5. Keep calm?! :D Armitage Army can not keep calm! XD
    Lovely post, Grati! I am sure he will keep inspiring us for many, many, many years to come! Happy birthday, Richard! <3

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Andrea, LOL, re Calm! And thanks for your very kind note about my RA birthday post! Here’s to Richard’s expanding career that we all appreciate and support! Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;->


  6. Teuchter says:

    Love this Grati! Thanks for sharing your talents with us all! Hope you don’t mind me “snaffling ” your message to him for my stash!! ;)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Teuchter, Thanks so much for your kind words about this post and my storytelling and such. I truly appreciate them! And do feel free to share my well wishes phrasing! That is a high compliment! Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;->

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Crystal Chandlyre has two reasons to celebrate! Richard’s 45th Birthday and her 3rd Blogiversary! Felicitations!

    And if you would also like to also give Crystal Chandlyre your well wishes, here is her post link for today:

    P.S. And thanks to Herba for pointing me to Crystal’s post. I miss some notifications because I don’t check my Grati email very often.


  8. August 22, 2016–I just made a modest donation to Childline on Richard Armitage’s Just Giving site, in honor of his birthday.

    P.S. We have had major appliance repairs and replacements the last month, so that has eaten up any disposable dollars we might have. But even our small donation–when paired with other donations –helps the charity. So don’t ever think that your donation gift is too small. And even if you just aren’t able to donate, then your good thoughts and well wishes to Richard are just fine, too. Hugs & Love! Grati.


  9. August 22, 2016–Of course, Richard was working today–at a LoveLoveLove Meet the Press event at the Roundabout Theatre.

    Love his sparkling eyes and a winning smile in ‪#‎RichardArmitage‬! Sighhh! And oh the “neckage”! *THUD*
    Oh the neckage!
    P.S. Thanks to Shera for tweeting this RA portrait!

    P.S. And here is the Theatre Mania link where more pictures may be found:


  10. August 24, 2016–Wow! Ultra Veloce has outdone herself again! Check out her Happy Birthday Richard Armitage gif collage:


  11. August 24, 2016–Phylly’s Faves had weight in at her blog about Richard Armitage’s birthday! There are some really snazzy graphics. So be sure to take a look!



Comments are closed.