Tag Archives: Period Drama

“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 8:  Welcoming the Lindsays of York to Sussex Hall,  January 27, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1208)

“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 8:  Welcoming the Lindsays of York to Sussex Hall,  January 27, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1208)  (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] … Continue reading

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Thespian Thursday! Richard Armitage performing “The Christmas Hirelings” audiobook was a delight!  January 24, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1207)

Wednesday night, I finished listening to “The Christmas Hirelings” (cover art below)  audiobook from Audible and performed by the talented British actor Richard Armitage. It was a delight! The story is about a stubborn prideful father in his lonely old … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch.7:  Eclipse of the Second Son,  January 20, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1206)

“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch.7:  Eclipse of the Second Son,  January 20, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1206) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my custom, … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch.06:  Traveling misadventures, Part 2,   January 13, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1204)

“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch.6:  Traveling misadventures, Part 2,   January 13, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1204) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my custom, from … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 5:  Traveling misadventures, Part 1,  December 23, 2018  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1198)

“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 5:  Traveling misadventures, Part 1,  December 23, 2018  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1198) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my custom, … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 4:  Touring Sussex Hall Castle reveals a secret,  December 16, 2018  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1195)

“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 4:  Touring Sussex Hall Castle reveals a secret,  December 16, 2018  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1195) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);   [(1) story cover art, left] [As is … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 2:  The Root Cause, December 02, 2018   by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1193)

“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 2:  The Root Cause, December 02, 2018   by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1193) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);   [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my custom, from … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Prologue, November 23, 2018  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1191)

“Expectations” (Book 2, “Encouragement” sequel)–Prologue, November 23, 2018  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1191) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);   [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my custom, from time to time  I … Continue reading

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WCW—#RichardArmitage as the wild and untamed Thorin Oakenshield, August 08, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1176)

When I think of a wild and untamed talented British actor Richard Armitage character, only a man having the guts to wear jewelry clamps on his long temple braids comes to mind–Thorin Oakenshield (image via Angelika, Thanks!) from The Hobbit … Continue reading

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Majestic Monday!  Richard Armitage as Thorin gazing at Erebor key, July 02, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1171)

With the talented British actor Richard Armitage portraying Thorin Oakenshield’s unbridled desire in THDofS (2013) when gazing at his Erebor Mountain key with such smouldering intensity, I have but one thing to say … “Ohhhh, to be that key!” Sighhh! … Continue reading

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Thornton Thursday—RAC May 2018 John Thornton calendar for us to enjoy!   May 03, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1161)

Thanks to RAC for sharing this lovely and stirring May 2018 calendar featuring the talented British actor Richard Armitage as John Thornton in his 2004 North & South mini series. Sighhhh! Have a gReAt day!  Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;-> … 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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Grati’s N&S Fan Fic “N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons” reaches 100K reads in Wattpad! March 11, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1151)

March 10, 2018 Dear Gratiana Lovelace stories Readers/Followers/Friends in Wattpad, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and beyond, My fan fic period romance novel (582 pages!) “N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons” –that I initially serialized from October 2013 to October 2014–has just … 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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Congratulations to Richard Armitage’s colleagues in the 2017 film Pilgrimage for earning 3 IFTA nominations! January 13, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1135)

The talented British actor Richard Armitage  portrays Sir Raymond De Merville in the 2017 film “Pilgrimage”: Thanks to Angelika for sharing the image below of Richard Armitage portraying one of the leads Sir Raymond De Merville: Wow! The costume detail … Continue reading

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Global Team Armitage!  The Crucible Starring Richard Armitage Awaits me–Again!   September 16, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1097)

Wow! I checked my Digital Theatre account again this evening (Friday night Sept, 15, 2017), and my “purchase history” tab is active!  Yes! And my personal DT account shows that I can see the listing of “The Crucible” (the 2014 … Continue reading

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Tally of “Change for Charity” Fundraising Efforts in Honor of Richard Armitage’s 46th Birthday; and Something About Love’s 6th Blogiversary, August 25, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1091)

On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, I/Grati had made my first donation of $22.46 USD to Childline on Richard Armitage’s Just Giving site, in honor of Rihis 46th birthday, via my Change for Charity Fundraiser. And since we started our Change … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage:  Richard Armitage Tweets new characters posters link, and shares character insights, etc., July 20, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1079)

We have a twofer today for Thespian Thursday!   First up, the talented British actor Richard Armitage – aka Sir Raymond de Merville in the 2017 Medieval film Pilgrimage – tweeted the link for new Pilgrimage character posters:   USA … Continue reading

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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

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Binge watching “Reign” starring Megan Follows in a lusty scheming role, May 02, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1060)

I don’t normally watch many videos, and we have long since stopped watching tv—for years.  In fact we finally cancelled our cable service a few weeks ago—stopping throwing good money after bad.  We stream on our computers if we want … Continue reading

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“Audio Recording: Three scenes w/ Richard Armitage in Pilgrimage”, April 25, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1059)

With Special Thanks to @mooseturds on Twitter for sharing these audio clips: “Audio Recording: Three scenes w/ Richard Armitage in Pilgrimage” video by Short RA Clips   And according to @mooseturds, the “Pilgrimage” film will have subtitles for the non-English … 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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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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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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Guy + Porter: The Mind & Heart of a Warrior wallpaper by Grati, March 24, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1050)

It’s Guy/Spy Day Friday!  And though John Porter in Strike Back (2010) wasn’t a “spy” per se–he was a field agent. Ha!–he definitely had some shoulders. And all through RH3, I lamented the lack of Sir Guy of Gisborne revealing … Continue reading

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