Celebrating Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield with my sidebar’s October 2021 Wallpaper, October 02, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1417)

October is a busy month for Durin Dwarves in The Hobbit trilogy of films (2012,2013, & 2014), and for the talented British actor Richard Armitage  (see below in September 2010, via RAnet):
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who portrayed Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit trilogy of films (below left), and with the film trilogy’s esteemed director Sir Peter Jackson lauding Richard Armitage with praise (below right, via Jan Smith):
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For October 19th was the date set by author JRR Tolkien as Durin’s Day—the Dwarvish date for the start of Winter—with all manner of celebrations ensuing, though perhaps not as gleeful as the fountain hopping that the Dwarves of Durin did at Rivendale (via the video below with excerpts from The Hobbit extended edition, note that the video contains fake naked Dwarves of Durin frolicking, Ha!):

And October 22, 2010 was the date that Richard Armitage was announced to portray Thorin Oakenshield (as celebrated in my October 2012 commemorative wallpaper below):
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So it feels fitting (and fun) for me to create a new October 2021 sidebar wallpaper image celebrating Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield (my wallpaper below; and also at my sidebar, top right):
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Enjoy!  Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, & peaceful day!  Hugs  & 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 Celebrating Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield with my sidebar’s October 2021 Wallpaper, October 02, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1417)

  1. Violet says:

    Nice work as always, Grati. Richard’s life sure changed irrevocably after playing Thorin. Not only did he discover he had the power of leadership in real life; it gained him an international following and opened many doors in his career. (The same happened to many of the other actors, who are in demand to this day.) Knowing what we know about him, I’m sure he took copious notes on all aspects of film production, which has helped him to open his own company. He will succeed; of that I’m certain. Happy October!

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    • Hi Violet, Thanks for your kind comment about my Post #1417, as well as, about Richard Armitage’s dedication to the theatrical profession and being a positive influence in his life! Thanks also for voting/starring my post! Cheers and Happy October to you, too! Grati ;->

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  2. October 02, 2021–Thanks for voting/starring my SAL blog, Post #1417 about Richard Armitage being named to portray Thorin Oakenshield in October 2010, the impact he had on that role, and my new sidebar image celebrating that and the upcoming Durin’s Day on October 19th! Cheers! Grati ;->

    Violet

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  3. October 10, 2021–And here’s another lovely Richard Armitage as Thorin quote, from Richard himself (via Maureen Whittaker):

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