The talented British actor Richard Armitage portrays Sir Raymond De Merville in the 2017 film “Pilgrimage”:
Wow! The costume detail in the image above is exquisite and authentic looking! That chain mail must weigh about 50 – 70 pounds.
So you can really see why the “Pilgrimage” Costumes Department received a nomination for the 2018 IFTA (Irish Film & Television Academy) Awards (below as shared by Mat Khal. Thanks!):
And for anyone remotely interested, I had previously taken a stab at analyzing Sir Raymond De Merville’s coat of arms (image via the Hollywood Reporter):
And, “Pilgrimage” is nominated in 2 other 2018 IFTA Award categories (in addition to Costume): Cinematography and Original Score. Congrats one and all!
Set in the Middle Ages, “Pilgrimage” is about a group of Irish monks who are tasked with bringing their holy relic across Europe to Rome. Naturally, they encounter trouble along the way. And the film is purported to be a violent and gory film.
I have not seen the film yet. And though movies with violence and gore in it are not my cup of tea, historical fiction is a genre that I enjoy. So I plan to eventually watch it—or try to. ;) And a variety of viewing platforms are available to rent or own the film for everyone’s convenience: