“Workout Wednesday”:  A powerful gif of Richard Armitage exercising his arms for wielding Orcrist, via Louise King, July 20, 2022 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1468)


Thanks to Louise King for sharing the multi-talented British actor Richard Armitage exercising his Orcrist wielding arms gif (below) on Facebook!

And Richard Armitage’s workout proved successful in him wielding Orcrist, as shown in a gif from Midnightxsun below (and in my side bar for a while now):

And when I shared the Orcrist swinging gif with Louise King over on FB, she had asked my opinion of whether a Richard Armitage KRA3 project might yet come about.  So I replied to her with my thoughts, and now share them  with my SAL blog readers below:

As to Richard Armitage participating in a Richard III film or tv miniseries project, that would be lovely.  As a writer, producer, and even as actor, Richard Armitage would make a mark on this project due to his special interest in the topic.

Richard Armitage’s  affinity for this project has been attributed to him being born on August 22nd—the date of King Richard III’s death–him being named Richard by his Father for this historical coincidence, and his growing up in Leicester, England.

And though King Richard III died at the age of 33 years, maybe the almost 51 year old Richard Armitage could portray Richard Neville, the Earl of Warwick, known as The King Maker?  That’s a meaty role, if ever there was one.

For more about RA’s fandom’s interest in a King Richard III project involving Richard Armitage, visit Christine Doart‘s excellent KRA3 blog with curated information and events at:


Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, & peaceful day! Hugs & Love! 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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3 Responses to “Workout Wednesday”:  A powerful gif of Richard Armitage exercising his arms for wielding Orcrist, via Louise King, July 20, 2022 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1468)

  1. July 20, 2022–Thanks for voting/starring my SAL blog Post#1468, regarding Louise King’s sharing of Richard Armitage exercising his Orcrist wielding arms in 2012, etc! I’m glad that you enjoyed it! Cheers! Grati ;->

    Armidreamer, Violet, & sarahdejerseybishop


  2. sarahdejerseybishop says:

    TBH, given the ease with which CGI can make actors look so much younger, and with RA’s still excellent physique, I see no reason why he couldn.t play a 33 year old convincingly. Although I don’t think he should leave it too much longer(!) I would still love to see him create the heroic, or at least less Shakespearian, version of Richard III that the Armitage Army has long been waiting for.


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