Category Archives: Comedy

Uncle Vanya stars Toby Jones and Richard Armitage BBC2 radio interview with Graham Norton, February 16, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1282)

What is better than having my favorite British entertainment interviewer Graham Norton host a BBC2 radio interview with Uncle Vanya stars Toby Jones and Richard Armitage?  Not much! l to r: Richard Armitage, Graham Norton, & Toby Jones Fab #TeamNortonR2 … Continue reading

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#RichardArmitage for Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday! Claude Becker style! June 12, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1168)

British actor (yay!  He slightly kept his Brit accent!)  Richard Armitage  is so purrrrfectly smoulderingly hot as Claude Becker in the “Oceans 8” film!  Love those pouty lips of his! Whether it is due to Claude Becker’s debonair tux with … Continue reading

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WCW:  I bought our “Oceans 8” tickets at Fandango for opening weekend starting June 8th, June 06, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1167)

#DateAfternoon for my hubby and I this weekend! Tuesday night, I bought our #opening_weekend #Oceans8 movie tickets online via #Fandango!  And the tickets come with a free movie poster!  Snap! And the matinee movie ticket price online was $3.99 USD … Continue reading

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THTHT–Richard Armitage characters diptych of John Thornton and Claude Becker by Mat Khal, May 29, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1166)

Two Richard Armitage characters, 14 years apart–John Thornton (left, North & South, 2004) and Claude Becker (right, Oceans 8, 2018)–one smouldering RA diptych by Mat Khal (Thanks!): Sighhh! P.S.  And here is the link for the “b roll” of behind the … Continue reading

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Keep Calm, Twofer Tuesday!  Richard Armitage as Stair Master King,  May 15, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1163)

Ever wonder how ladies make it up–or down–long stairways, and not trip or tumble down the stairs in those massive ball gowns or trains, such as Jennifer Lawrence tripping at the 2013 Oscars (image below)?   Their escort is Richard … Continue reading

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Official “Oceans 8” movie trailer drops, with the ladies oozing style and Richard Armitage smouldering,  April 13, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1158)

(Ocean’s 8 Twitter) As featured in Vogue’s online edition for April 12, 2018, “Ocean’s 8” is set to be a fast and fun romp of a high octane ladies caper movie.  The plot revolves around a jewel heist at the … Continue reading

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Missing Emma Chambers who portrayed the sweet, loving, innocent, and wacky Alice Tinker in The Vicar of Dibley, February 25, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1147)

I always loved watching Emma Chambers playing Alice Tinker (below left; with Dawn French, below right, as Vicar Geraldine Granger) in the British sitcom The Vicar of Dibley over the years when it was first broadcast and then in reruns … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage in 2018’s “Ocean’s 8”–First Look Trailer from WB,  December 20, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1126)

This is going to be fun!   Thanks to TeresaA for pointing me to the video link!

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Story writing again, my percolating thoughts, May 05, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1061)

I’m finally reaching a point in my leg surgery and convalescence almost mid point that I am getting back to writing on my stories again.  During the first month, I could only read other people’s stories—for distraction. And since I’m … Continue reading

Posted in "Encouragement" a Regency Lovestory, "N&S: John Thornton Love Lessons", "Sir Guy's Atonement" (Book 3), Comedy, Creative Writing, Drama, Fan Fiction, Fangurling, Love and Relationships, Medical, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Romance, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Society, Something About Love, Storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Grati’s original Regency romance “Encouragement” reaches #30 out of 1,000 on Wattpad Historical Fiction rankings!  April 09, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1055)

My grateful thanks to my many Readers/Friends for helping my original historical fiction Regency romance “Encouragement” reach another milestone! “Encouragement” is now ranked at #30 in  Wattpad’s Historical Fiction rankings (out of 1,000)!   And its readership and story chapter votes … Continue reading

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Weekend-ings December 18: Two Richard Armitage Characters Dancing into the Sunset, December 17, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1016)

  We have been blessed with concurrent Richarding opportunities this Fall/Autumn—with the play Love, Love, Love, and his tv show Berlin Station.  But they both come to an end on Sunday December 18th, as we and they say farewell.   … Continue reading

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Love, Love, Love Travelogue and Review Essay by JHolland at her Preoccupied with Armitage blog is a Delight! December 12, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1014)

I am one of the many—hundreds?  thousands?—of RA Fans who are not able to travel to NYC to see the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage (at right with costar Amy Ryan via RAnet) in his currently running (till December 18) … Continue reading

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Shed Crews and Love Films and BareS.  Oh my!  November 20, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1003)

They say that good things come in threes.  And the “lions and tigers and bears. Oh my!” from The Wizard of Oz came to my mind when I came across the following talented British actor Richard Armitage news this weekend: … Continue reading

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“Encouragement”, Ch. 17 (PG):  Supper Tete a Tetes at Lady Lizzie’s Ball, November 18, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1002)

  (An original Regency romance  copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; all rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story characters with:  Richard Armitage as Lord Christian Blount Earl of Sussex, Kate Winslet and Emma … Continue reading

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Wonderful Wednesday! Many thanks to Lady RA Fan Friend TeresaA for Love3 Mementos,  November 16, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1,001)

Gifts come in many sizes, shapes, costs, etc.  And  I am usually on the giving end—especially when my nieces and nephews were little and there was fun to be hand plundering our local toy and book stores for treasures for … Continue reading

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Love, Love, Love play opens tonight in NYC!  “Break a leg” to Richard Armitage and cast! October 19, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #985 blog and #020 Tumblr)

The Roundabout Theatre Company produced Mike Bartlett play Love, Love, Love (play guide)  directed by Michael Mayer opens tonight at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre!  Below is a brief synopsis of the play … Continue reading

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Love, Love, Love the play’s recently released scene pix and the Upstage Guide thrill!  October 07, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #979)

  The multi-generational saga in Love, Love, Love, produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company gave us some media to chew on this week!  Love, Love, Love Photos by Joan Marcus via RTC.   Act 1—set in 1967  (with the hipsters … Continue reading

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Pure Imagination:  Remembering Gene Wilder in Video, August 30, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #960)

The theatrical artist and funny man lovingly known to generations as Gene Wilder (right) has passed beyond our living realm to firmly stay fixed in our hearts and memories forever. I grew up with Gene Wilder’s films.  Some of his … Continue reading

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Lady Susan, Accomplished Flirt, Husband Stealer, Unbridled Tongue, What’s not to Love & Friendship? July 01, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #930)

  “If she were going to be jealous, she should not have married such a charming man.”  And thus Lady Susan Vernon–portrayed with delightfully unrepentant coquettish  ennui by Kate Beckinsale (previously seen in the 1996 Jane Austen tv film Emma) … Continue reading

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