Author Archives: Gratiana Lovelace

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

New Richard Armitage interview is a lockdown treat!, September 23, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1328)

  You think you know everything about the talented British actor Richard Armitage, and he still surprises you! Check out the September 22, 2020 article in Metro online for Richard Armitage’s surprise past job and his thoughts about being an … Continue reading

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MCM—#RichardArmitage as Dr. Astrov getting his romantic groove on, September 21, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1327)

  Hubba Hubba! Dr. Astrov (Richard Armitage) gets his romantic groove on with Yelena (Rosalind Eleazar)  in “Uncle Vanya, the film”!  Oh to be Yelena!  Sighhh! Thanks to Fabo Laktuko for sharing this cap and link!  For more about tickets … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage contributes his narration for “Reality and Other Stories” by John Lanchester, September 19, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1326)

  Thanks to the talented and prolific British actor Richard Armitage (cap below in his home studio, via RABulgaria, Thanks!) for tweeting about his latest Audible audiobook contributions as a narrator! Nothing I love better than a brilliant short story. … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage introduces Ken Follett’s new book “The Evening and the Morning”, September 16, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1325)

  @panmacmillan #KingsbridgeFestival Thank you for my copy Ken, I can’t wait to read it. Happy Publication Day. pic.twitter.com/ar11W6fE2m — Richard Armitage (@RCArmitage) September 15, 2020 This new Ken Follett book “The Evening and the Morning” sounds wonderful from the … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage talks Dickens, Scrooge, etc., for Character Lock In, Epi5, September 10, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1324)

Digital Theatre Presents:  Richard Armitage on Charles Dickens & Scrooge: You can now watch episode 5 of #characterlockin 🎉 Join @RCArmitage as he meets Charles Dickens' Ebenezer Scrooge. Watch the full episode here 👉 https://t.co/6oIckFOyD2#dramateaching #english #ELA #remotelearning #freeresources #edchat … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Sunday!   Richard Armitage tweets about new Trailer for My Zoe, September 06, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1323)

“My Zoe” film poster below:   I don’t know anything about a release date yet, but I loved everything about this film. Richard Armitage in Official UK Trailer for Julie Delpy's Film 'My Zoe' | https://t.co/qbaClNu1w5 https://t.co/6ZfZFNueD4 — Richard Armitage … Continue reading

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Surprise Saturday!  Richard Armitage’s Uncle Vanya play being filmed for distribution, September 05, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1322)

  London’s Harold Pinter Theatre announces that its Uncle Vanya play starring Richard Armitage is being filmed for distribution per the play’s website! Thanks to  Fabo Laktuko for sharing the UV page tweet! Big #UncleVanya news. Sign up now to … Continue reading

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Updating my Something About Love blog header for 2020 or so, August 30, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1321)

Well, I did it!  I updated my Something About Love (SAL) blog header for 2020, or so–since I often like to use the same blog header images for a year or two.  Though I might tweak it a bit more … Continue reading

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CelebRAting 9 years of blogging Something About Love! August 27, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1320)

I am delighted to be celebRAting my 9th Blogiversary here on my Something About Love (SAL) blog! I continue to have a mix of picture and essay posts about you know who, as well as, my story posts.  Thank you … Continue reading

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Happy 49th Birthday to the talented British actor Richard Armitage, August 22, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1319)

  Happy 49th Birthday to the talented British actor Richard Armitage!  Below is his tweet thanks for his fans’ well wishes and charitable activities in his honor. Thank you for all the birthday wishes, the donations, the fundraising, the auctions … Continue reading

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THUD Thursday!  Richard Armitage humble heartthrob quote, August 20, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1318)

Intelligent, kind, talented, caring, socially conscious, versatile, a world traveler, and literary aficionado, British actor Richard Armitage is a true renaissance  man. And to top it off, Richard Armitage is also a humble heartthrob! Sighhh! Thanks to angelpretend for sharing … Continue reading

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Gulty’s Annual Richard Armitage Birthday Auction for Charity runs through August 20th, August 18, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1317)

Only four days until the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s 49th Birthday on August 22nd, 2020! Wondering what to get the man who has everything?  How about a donation to his favorite charities? And there are only two days left … Continue reading

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Sexy Spooks Spies Saturday—HuffPost Article with Richard Armitage, August 08, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1316)

[left to right:  Richard Armitage circa 2008  Spooks  as Lucas North, and Richard Armitage in 2020 doing press for Uncle Vanya] Below is an excerpt from the Huffpost Spooks actors article of February 08, 2020 by Ash Percival featuring the … Continue reading

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New Richard Armitage audiobook “Bedlam” by LJ Ross, August 05, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1315)

  Yet another Richard Armitage audiobook to checkout–Bedlam by LJ Ross (Amazon)! “From the international best-selling author of the DCI Ryan mysteries. In a world gone mad, who can you trust? Fresh from a high-profile case in the Paris fashion … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage character Lee in fun kissing game gif, August 02, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1314)

  What is more fun than a Richard Armitage character enjoying a kissing game?  Nothing!  Ha!  Thanks to Cawira for sharing the gif!    Enjoy! Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, & happy day! Hugs <3 & Cheers! Grati ;-> Lee Preston … Continue reading

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Sighhh Day Friday!  Richard Armitage’s 2020 portrait seductive gaze close up is purrrfection!  July 31, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1313)

  The talented British actor Richard Armitage’s 2020 portrait seductive gaze close up is purrrfection!  Sighhh!    Thanks to RABrazil and TeresaA for sharing!   And, with a slight brightening and color tones edit by me (below), Richard Armitage’s blue eyes … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage among voices on new Beatrix Potter Tales audiobook, July 29, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1312)

  Thanks to Fabo Laktuko for sharing this new Richard Armitage and others Beatrix Potter Tales audiobook project news!   I am so looking forward to listening to this! Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, & happy day! Hugs <3 & Cheers! … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage alone in a theatre with his favorite character, July 26, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1311)

  @DigitalTheatre @Fionainterviews Thanks for the character work session this morning. Always fun and inciteful. XRA pic.twitter.com/0BuxiQo1xK — Richard Armitage (@RCArmitage) July 20, 2020 Ah!  Now we know what Richard Armitage’s earlier tweet meant! 📢 Our new series #characterlockin arrives … Continue reading

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Wedding Felicitations to Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi,  July 19, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1310)

Who doesn’t love a wedding?  And in these uncertain times of a world wide pandemic, the joy of a small heartfelt wedding is just what we need. So felicitations to Princess Beatrice of York and her new husband Mr. Edoardo … Continue reading

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Earlier Uncle Vanya 2020 play preview review is a real gem, July 12, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1309)

  I’m not sure how I missed coming across this wonderful gem of an Uncle Vanya in 2020 play preview review by mrmonstagigz from  January 15, 2020, but I’m glad that it was recommended in the Richard Armitage  in Uncle … Continue reading

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“See no Monday…” Richard Armitage wallpaper by Mat via Judit, July 06, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1308)

  Thanks to Judit Hezser for sharing Mat Khal’s Richard Armitage wallpaper! Perfect! Because I’m dog tired–literally–after nursing our older big dog during the early days after his cancer tumor surgery last week.  He seems to be doing a bit … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday:  Richard Armitage to star in “Now and Then” also to begin filming in 2021, June 30, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1307)

  Adapted from the novel “Now and Then” (image above via GoodReads) by the late William Corlett, The LGBTQ+ British drama “ Now & Then” (THR, 2020) is—at its heart—the story of a Mother and son finding their way to … Continue reading

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Feeling nostalgic for Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield singing Misty Mountains Cold with Dwarves of Durin video, June 28, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1306)

As we get closer to the 10th Anniversary [Oct. 22, 2010] of Richard Armitage being announced to portray Thorin Oakenshield in “The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey”, I’m feeling nostalgic for the simple melody of “Misty Mountains Cold” sung by him … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage to start filming The Man from Rome in February 2021! June 23, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1305)

  Richard Armitage, Paz Vega, John Leguizamo and Geraldine Chaplin are set to star in crime thriller 'The Man from Rome,' about a Vatican agent investigating mysterious killings at a church. The project is being sold at the Cannes Virtual … Continue reading

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Learning more about the history of Juneteenth!, June 19, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1304)

Juneteenth flag Image source   In order to be a better ally for my African American friends,  family, colleagues, and others over the years, I am dedicated to enhancing my knowledge and understanding about the scourge of racism in America—and … Continue reading

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