Category Archives: Video

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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Friendship SatuRdAy! #RichardArmitage character portrayals of diverse friends and colleagues bring us together, June 06, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1301)

Friendship and colleagues within and across diverse and inclusive communities, and social justice, have been much on my mind for most of my life and in my work and my community service projects during my long university staff career–and again … Continue reading

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Seeking peace amid pandemics and protests, June 03, 2020 Gratiana  Lovelace (Post #1300)

  As with many of us, I have been stunned beyond belief with even more killings of African Americans at the hands of the police in recent weeks—such as George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others–and the peaceful and other not … Continue reading

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Sexy Saturday!  Richard Armitage makes a home studio for recording audiobooks,  May 09, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1297)

The talented British actor Richard Armitage made a home studio for recording audiobooks. https://twitter.com/RCArmitage/status/1257897902967488513 “I’ve been hard at work recording two beloved Agatha Christie titles from my home studio. You can preorder them on  @audible_com  now; can’t wait for you … Continue reading

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Tea & Cinnamon Toast Tuesday! Richard Armitage hopping perks up our morning, April 07, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1292)

Sometimes, a little Richard Armitage hopping behind the scenes for “The Stranger” is a delightful morning perk up with my tea & cinnamon toast! Thanks to Cyn Dainty for sharing this StopinStockport gif! Hugs <3 & Cheers! Grati ;->

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Wild Wednesday! Richard Armitage is on my “RAdar”, April 01, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1291)

I have always loved this Richard Armitage early acting career video, RAdar, by Angela Smith! Enjoy! Hugs <3 & Cheers! Grati ;-> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0LBynlA4rM

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THTHT—Richard Armitage answers admiring fans Audible audiobook Qs, February 25, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1284)

  Richard’s responses were so cool!  He is a master storyteller with wonderfully performed character voices!  Sighhh! And Fabo Laktuko had a question answered! Thanks for the link, Teresa Armitage! P.S.  And I just listened again to RA’s  “Sylvester, or the Wicked Uncle” … Continue reading

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“The Stranger” new official trailer is suspenseful and riveting! January 17, 2020  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1277)

In the new Netflix original series “The Stranger”, based on Harlen Coben’s  book of the same name, the talented British actor Richard Armitage  portrays  a man whose marriage, family, and life, quickly  unravel due to his missing wife’s secrets,  lies, … Continue reading

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Happy Hanukkah to my Jewish Friends!  December 22, 2019  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1270)

The December Holidays hold many secular and sacred celebrations that we all enjoy.  And the Jewish ritual of Hanukkah celebrates a miracle, born in strife, of the menorah lamp oil lasting 8 days—until more sacred kosher oil could be prepared. … Continue reading

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James Corden rocks in countering that Bill Maher’s “fat shaming” rant is bullying, September 18, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1262)

  James Corden rocks in countering that Bill Maher’s “fat shaming” rant is bullying: Drop everything you're doing and watch this. @JKCorden, I didn't think it was possible to be more proud of you, but you just did it. pic.twitter.com/29em2rYi3C … Continue reading

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Thespian Thursday:  “First Look Clip” of  new Netflix Thriller Series“The Stranger” with Richard Armitage, July 25, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1250)

  A cool and creepy “first look clip” to the new Netflix thriller “The Stranger” starring the talented British Actor Richard Armitage!   Adapted from Harlan Coben’s book “The Stranger”, this clip “features the first meeting between Adam Price (played … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July 2019! July 04, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1243)

The 4th of July for folks in the U.S. can mean different things to different people. My childhood memories associate the 4th of July with little fireworks of “snakes”, pop caps, etc., on up to attending our city’s real fireworks … Continue reading

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WCW: Richard Armitage interview about new audiobook The Snowman, October 17, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1189)

Thanks to RANet’s tweet yesterday about the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s latest audiobook treat, The Snowman by Michael Morpugo: Richard Armitage talks Working on the Snowman Audiobook https://t.co/bB6PSfKKAy via @YouTube — RichardArmitageNet (@RAnetdotcom) October 16, 2018   Richard is … Continue reading

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Wild Card Wednesday! Richard Armitage Lucas/JP Pressure Smouldering/Soothing Moves in JulietD001 video, October 03, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1187)

My day Tuesday:  Awaken at 5:00am, take anti-muscle spasm pill and two ice paks, return to bed to doze for 30 more minutes, shower and primp for the day, go to the office, finish projects amongst last minute requests for … Continue reading

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Thriller Thursday—Berlin Station Season 3 Teaser Trailer Intrigues,   September 20, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1185)

Thanks to TeresaA for sharing the link on FB to the new Berlin Station Season 3 Teaser Trailer from EPIX!   Well, I’m intrigued.  I’m glad to see Richard Armitage (below, Leland Orser , Richard Jenkins, Michelle Forbes,  Mina Tander, and … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Child belongs to “Mary Poppins Returns”,  September 18, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1184)

I remember my childhood as if it were yesterday–though it was fifty years ago. The unfettered joy of living in the moments of each day. Fresh Spring grass threading through my toes as a toddler. Riding my chartreuse green stingray … Continue reading

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THUD Thursday!  Richard Armitage’s enigmatic eyes!, July 12, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1172)

Well friends, The “eyes” have it in this gif from the 2013 Esquire video of the talented British Actor Richard Armitage getting red carpet ready!  Sighhh! Thanks for sjcb for the link to Mezzmerized by Richard’s gif:   And for … Continue reading

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Sexy SatuRdAy: Richard Armitage chats with his Their Lost Daughters audiobook author Joy Ellis, June 16, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1169)

Thanks to Chrissyinwm for the video link below:   And of the several images of Richard Armitage for Their Lost Daughters audiobook promoting his performance, the image below really melts my heart with its haunting beauty (Thanks to Isabelle for … 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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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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THTHT:  Richard Armitage answers Great Fan Q’s via Audible Video Interview,  March, 27, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1154)

The talented, handsome, and oh so gracious Richard Armitage answered great fan questions posed to him for this #AskAudible interview video:   You asked, @RCArmitage answered! #AskArmitage pic.twitter.com/YyRBwvSFTo — audible.co.uk (@audibleuk) March 26, 2018   Thanks for sharing, Richard & … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday:  Richard Armitage shares about creating his role as Logan in Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Long Night”, March 18, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1152)

  Lending his voice to the Wolverine, @RCArmitage takes us through the process behind creating “Wolverine: The Long Night” and providing listeners a sense of immersion into the story. #WolverinePodcast pic.twitter.com/5CvojRQELJ — Wolverine (@itsthewolverine) March 17, 2018 “…ambiguous and enigmatic … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day Celebrations focus on women past, present, and future, March 08, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1150)

International Women’s Day (IWD) is officially March 8th, today.  But its celebrations often occur the previous weekend, as they did in my home town. 180 women, young and old, U.S. and Foreign Nat’ls–and all were full to bursting with enthusiasm–came together … Continue reading

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Grati’s New SAL blog header for 2018 is a tweak, January 27, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1138)

I so loved the design that I made for my SAL 2017 blogheader, that I have tweaked it for 2018.  Ha! And Richard Armitage’s Fresh Faces interview  video (see below) and photo shoot in December 2016 for Broadway.com at the … Continue reading

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