Category Archives: The Battle of the Five Armies

Entertainment Tonight Online touts Pilgrimage as one of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Must-See Films for 2017,  April 18, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1057)

Entertainment Tonight Online touts the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s (in foreground below from “Pilgrimage” film still; Thanks to Chrissyinwm) film “Pilgrimage” as being one of the “must-see” films for 2017—and ranks it in the top have of the films … Continue reading

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Soothing Sunday:  Richard Armitage as Chop dancing with Anna Friel as Greta in UATSC gif, July 10, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #936)

Yesterday on Twitter, I shared the talented British actors Richard Armitage as Chop gif dancing with Anna Friel as Greta in Urban and the Shed Crew (UATSC) below.  Thanks to Ultra Veloce for making the gif!  And the more I … Continue reading

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Thespian Thursday! Coming Richard Armitage AttRActions! June 09, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #922)

With two cameo scenes of him portraying King Oleron  (postage stamp edit at right by Ania Zrysiowana, via MezzmerizedbyRichard) in the recently released film  Alice Through the Looking Glass—which I have yet to see–the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage  has … Continue reading

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Wild Eyed Wednesday! Richard Armitage Eye TheRApy for Grati!  April 06, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #896)

Just a note to let you know that I will be offline for a few days for medical reasons.  On Wednesday morning (April 06), I’m having a stem cell graft procedure done on my left eye. My left eye has … Continue reading

Posted in Fangurling, Graphic, Humor, John Porter, Medical, My Life, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Film Day Sunday: Richard Armitage’s Yet to be Released Film Pilgrimage Reviewed by Irish Scannain Critics, January 31, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #867)

Thanks to RANet (www.RichardArmitageNet.com) for sharing the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s (right at Comic Con in 2015, via Terri) Twitter link for an Irish review by Scannain about his upcoming Irish produced film “Pilgrimage”  :   https://t.co/rwyWIlgtIb — … Continue reading

Posted in "Pilgrimage" film, Awards, Battle of the Five Armies, Creativity, Fiction, Fun Day Sunday, Middle Ages, Pilgrimage, Raymond de Merville, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, The Battle of the Five Armies, Thorin, Thriller | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Something About Love New 2016 Blog Header, January 04, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #855)

I worked all day yesterday on updating the graphics for my blog header. I like my overall design that I debuted in 2013. So there is no need for me to reinvent the wheel. Ha! And the exquisitely talented British … Continue reading

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Thorin Thursday: Thorin’s Valorizing Funeral Video (spoilers) in THBOTFA EE, November 12, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #827)

THBOTFA Director Sir Peter Jackson should have left in the somber and poignant funeral for Thorin Oakenshield–portrayed by the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage –in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and chopped off the last 10 … Continue reading

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Sexy Spy SatuRdAy: Richard Armitage to Star in 10 part EPIX TV series Berlin Station, September 12, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #805)

What is it about European cities that make them ripe for intriguing spy films and tv miniseries? The old world charm of centuries old cities with ancient architecture and real cobblestone streets? The richness of history steeped in political and … Continue reading

Posted in Berlin Station mini series, Creative Writing, Period Drama, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Sexy SatuRdAy, Sir Peter Jackson, Something About Love, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Crucible, The Hobbit, Thorin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Thorin & Orcrist Stunningly Beautiful Painting by Wisesnail, August 06, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #793)

I love the rich and varied Thorin Oakenshield artwork that people create! The Thorin holding Orcrist painting below by Wisesnail–of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage who portrayed Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit films trilogy–is stunningly beautiful in every … Continue reading

Posted in Battle of the Five Armies, Creativity, Desolation of Smaug, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic, Middle Earth, movies, Period Drama, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit, Thorin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

FDS: Richard Armitage’s Over the Shoulder Smoulder at Comic Con 2015, July 12, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #783)

Any time the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage looks through the camera to his fans/admirers, I hear the collective gulp.  And I know that I go weak at the knees. Sighhh! In the image at right, Mr. Armitage was … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Comic-Con, Drama, Fun Day Sunday, movies, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Something About Love, Television, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Crucible, The Hobbit, Theatre, Thorin, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

WCW: Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield is our Reigning King, July 01, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #777)

Forget Jack Dawson with arms spread wide shouting “I am king of the world!” Jack who you ask? See! And I’m not going to hyperlink it for you. Ha! The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage who portrayed Thorin Oakenshield, … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Battle of the Five Armies, Drama, Graphic, Honor, Middle Earth, movies, Period Drama, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit, Thorin, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Happy Saturn-day Celebrating Richard Armitage’s Best Supporting Actor Win, June 27, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #775)

Continuing to be thrilled for the exquisitely talented British Actor Richard Armitage’s win as Best Supporting Actor at Thursday’s 41st Annual Saturn Awards–for fantasy, science fiction, and horror films–below are my musings and several fan wallpaper responses of congratulations and … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Battle of the Five Armies, Fangurling, Fantasy, Middle Earth, Period Drama, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit, Thorin, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Fun Day Sunday: Look Back, Look Back at Smouldering Thorin, and Looking Ahead for Richard Armitage, April 26, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #736)

Look back, look back at talented British actor Richard Armitage as the smouldering Thorin Oakenshield in this really lovely Ann Boudreau (Thanks!) Thorin and Key to Erebor wallpaper: To think that for four long years–starting when Richard Armitage was announced … Continue reading

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Tuesday Musings: All I want for Christmas is You RA, December 23, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #674)

*facetious alert* I have reached the age when I’m not really into receiving presents. Shocking, I know. But if you want to give me something, please make it a useful item like hand lotion, or hot chocolate, or more hand … Continue reading

Posted in Flirting, Holiday, Humor, John Proctor, Love and Relationships, Middle Earth, movies, Multi-Character RA, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Richard Armitage Message to his Fans, Role Model, Something About Love, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Crucible, The Hobbit, The Old Vic Theatre, Theatre, Thorin, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

One Last Time: Following Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield to see THBOFA with RA Fans in Chicago Dec. 20th! December 20, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #673)

As I write this Friday evening, I think I’m finally ready to take a journey to Chicago on Saturday, December 20th to join with a few other fans of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage and experience the final … Continue reading

Posted in Art Institute of Chicago, Battle of the Five Armies, Creativity, Drama, Fangurling, Fiction, Honor, Hope, Middle Earth, movies, Period Drama, Portraits, Power, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Sir Peter Jackson, Social Justice, Something About Love, Storytelling, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Reblog: BOTFA Chicago Fan Event Dec. 20th… We’re Getting Close Now!!! December 15, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #672)

“BOTFA Chicago Fan Event..We’re Getting Close Now!! December 11, 2014 by Obscura Forenow I can hardly believe it, but the Chicago meet up is only just over a week away.  I’ve been conferring with the ever present and extremely diligent elf … Continue reading

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Sexy Saturday: Richard Armitage Selfies Delight Us, December 13, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #671)

In an era when people adopt pseudonyms to interact with other people online–myself included–it is refreshing to see the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage just being himself, witty, goofy, kind, serious, compassionate, friendly, naughty, charming, philanthropic, flirty, erudite, loyal, … Continue reading

Posted in Battle of the Five Armies, Compassion, Creativity, Flirting, Graphic, Honor, Hope, Humor, John Proctor, John Thornton, Kindness, movies, North & South, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Sexy, Sleepwalker, Something About Love, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Crucible, The Hobbit, The Old Vic Theatre, Theatre, Thorin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Thorin Thursday: NYC Viewing Tonight, THBOFA Poster Tweeted By Richard Armitage Wows!, December 11, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #670)

If you’re in the NYC vicinity, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies  viewing is tonight!  And just so you don’t forget, its star portraying Thorin Oakenshield–the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage–just tweeted this little poster: @TheHobbitMovie @wbpictures … Continue reading

Posted in Battle of the Five Armies, Creativity, Fiction, Graphic, Lee Pace, Middle Earth, movies, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit, Thorin, Thranduil | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Tuesday Musings: Richard Armitage THBOFA LA Premiere Prep Checklist, December 09, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #669)

Hi RA Fans/Admirers, Tuesday/today will no doubt be filled with press events for The Hobbit folks as they prepare for tonight’s Los Angeles Premiere(right) of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”.  Red carpet arrivals begin at 5:30pm (PST, … Continue reading

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Majestic Monday: “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” Premiere in London, December 1, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #665)

Like many of you, I will be at work for most of the day. So I’m hoping that my mid day (Chicago time zone) doggie tending will coincide with some portion of the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five … Continue reading

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Sexy SatuRdAy: Reblog of It’s an RA World: Richard Armitage Photos in Digital DA MAN Magazine, November 29, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#664)

We have all been delighted with the new portraits of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage for the cover interview article in DA MAN magazine. And I have joked that Richard Armitage looks so handsome that they might consider … Continue reading

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Thorin Thursday Reblog: UPDATE: The Battle of the Five Armies Fan Event – Chicago Edition is December 20th, November 20, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (post #660)

From Obscura at the Ancient Armitage blog–for the Chicago THBOFA RA Fan viewing/gathering event: “Back in October I polled the Chicago area fan population about a favored day to assemble as a group for the opening weekend of the final … Continue reading

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THBOFA–The Battle of the Five Armies May have just Added a Sixth Army, November 01, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #653)

What if someone threw a celebratory party for a project that you have worked on for three years of real physical hardship and emotional family separations, and they didn’t invite you to the party? Unthinkable! Update #1: And here is … Continue reading

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Tuesday Musings–Grati Reinterprets the TH3BOFA All Character International Movie Poster, October 28, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #652)

I loved the new international poster for “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” shared by TheHobbitMovie.com folks! But then, I cast a more critical eye to the poster and felt there were some aspects of it that could … Continue reading

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Thorin Thursday: Obscura is Planning a Windy City (Chicago) RA Fans Gathering to See The Battle of the Five Armies film, October 09, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #646)

The final The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (BOFA) will premiere in just two months. We will say farewell to beloved characters such as Thorin Oakenshield (spoilers in link) (image left,www.RichardArmitageNet.com) portrayed by the exquisitely talented British actor … Continue reading

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