Tag Archives: Inspiration

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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Richard Armitage’s 2018 Holiday Message, December 21, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1197)

P.S. Thanks to Laura for the lovely RA holiday wallpaper, to TeresaA for caps of the RA Message, and to Richard Armitage for the kind and talented soul that he is!  May the Holiday Season bring everyone peace and joy! … 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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Thespian Thursday:   Hariclea’s blog links for her UATSC and Richard Armitage Experiences at NIFF!  April 26, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1160)

I really enjoyed reading Hariclea’s (of the Opera is Magic blog) extensive accounts of her Newcastle International Film Festival (NIFF) experiences in attending the events and film screening of “Urban and the Shed Crew”. So listed below are links to … Continue reading

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THTHT: A sweetly smiling Richard Armitage as Chop in profile from Urban and the Shed Crew (2018) delights, April 10, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1157)

Thanks to DurinLass for sharing this sweetly smiling and exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage portraying Chop in  “Urban and the Shed Crew” (2018) below.  He “is the very model of a modern major” movie star in the making!  Sighhh! … 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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Spy Day Friday:  Berlin Station costars Caroline Goodall and Richard Armitage set to interview each other about acting on March 31, 2018,   March 23, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1153)

  Goodall FB link  shared by UVeloce (Thanks!): Caroline Goodall of Kelly Frost fame on Berlin Station will be sitting down and chatting about the acting profession with her costar “the immaculate Richard Armitage” (who portrays Daniel Miller) on Saturday, … 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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Richard Armitage sends us “A little festive cheer” in his 2017 Holiday Message,  December 21, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1127)

As we send our family, friends, and online pals, words of holiday cheer, we always look forward to the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s Holiday Messages. And Richard’s thankful and heartfelt holiday message is just one example of the many … Continue reading

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UATSC:  Could Something be Finally Happening with Distribution?  November 02, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1112)

  When Violet Dutchblogger (Thanks! )shared Chrissyinwm’s (Thanks!) screencap (see below): on Facebook yesterday/Wednesday–the British Actor Richard Armitage’s  “Urban and the Shed Crew” film (2015) that has not had a wide release—no release, really–I initially thought, Oh goody, they’ll release it … Continue reading

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What she said: The Conspiracy of Silence #MeToo, October 18, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1108)

With all of the current outrage, openness, and solidarity among women about the need to speak up and be heard, I was quite struck by blogger friend Esther’s own account of what she experienced in her essay on her Book … Continue reading

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Table Manners Tuesday!  Richard Armitage’s Thorin Hands, May 16, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1062)

 Facebook Friend Teresa Armitage’s post of a Thorin figurine (below) with a startlingly realistic Richard Armitage as Thorin visage was breathtaking in its beautiful details.     And seeing Richard Armitage as Thorin again reminded me again of that oft … Continue reading

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“Hidden Figures–Don’t be delicate. Be vast and brilliant.”  April 22, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1058)

Last weekend when Liesbeth Lap shared this Shinedown music lyric quote and a beautiful dancing lady illustration (see below) on Twitter, the image and quote moved me. On one level, I like the sentiment about women being strong and independent.  We … Continue reading

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I’m Choosing Richard Armitage as my Fantasy Physical TheRApist,  March 27, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1051)

Now that the 27 staples at my left achilles tendon reattachment surgery site are out as of last week—no, that’s a good thing!  No more 54 pointy metal ends poking me with endless pain—I’m on the mend for a several … Continue reading

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Too Hottt 2 Handle Tuesday!  Richard Armitage Smoulders in “Winter Magic” Wallpaper by Ann Boudreau, February 07, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1039)

Fangurling about the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage is such fun!  He is kind hearted, gorgeous, and talented!  His storytelling as an actor and as a narrator immerses you in the story and its characters.  And there is a … Continue reading

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First Lady Michelle Obama says Farewell video,January 08, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1027)

Michelle Obama, poised, graceful, intelligent, compassionate, civic minded, a role model, dignified, and the First Lady of our nation, says farewell as her husband prepares to step down as President. We will miss her greatly!   I had seen this … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage’s character John Porter gains understanding and works together with others for the greater good, November 14, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1,000)

Sometimes theatrical dramas give us “morality tales”—couched as entertainment–to give us something more weighty to ponder, such as the ills of the world or examples of solutions.  . The talented British actor Richard Armitage’s  British made 2010 Sky1 mini series … Continue reading

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Thorin Thursday! Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield Publicity Portraits Redux, October 13, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #982)

Facebook kindly reminded me of a wonderful, non glamorous Richard Armitage as  King Thorin portrait images from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies that became one of the Thorin Oakenshield’s publicity posters for the film (the dirty gritty … Continue reading

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Wishing a very Happy 45th Birthday to Richard Armitage!   August 22, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #957)

Newborn babies  are just at the beginning of their lives.  And the future and possibilities are endless as to the journey that new little person will take through life, and the impact that they will have on the world around them. … Continue reading

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The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies WOWED! August 06, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #949)

Like many of you, I was riveted to my computer screen watching the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics (below) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil–in my case, via an NBC stream through my cable provider.      Earlier, I had read an Olympics … Continue reading

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Seamless Sunday! Richard Armitage Esquire UK 2013 Video Gifs! July 03, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (SAL blog Post #931)

Love the gifs in the link below of the Esquire UK 2013’s talented British actor Richard Armitage Photo shoot video, as shared by cptxrogers!  Thanks & Cheers!   Grati  ;-> http://cptxrogers.tumblr.com/post/115958238014/richard-armitage-for-esquire-x And thanks also to riepu10 tumblr at The Dragon’s … Continue reading

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Sexy SatuRdAy: “Richard Armitage Beautiful Man” 2012 video by Mezzym01, February 13, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #872)

  February 2010 was my awakening to the exquisitely talented, kind, handsome, intelligent, compassionate, professional, and philanthropic British gentleman actor Richard Armitage with his mesmirizing performance as John Thornton in the BBC’s 2004 production of Elizabeth Gaskell’s love story “North … Continue reading

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