Tag Archives: Role Model

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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Another great review of Candida Brady’s 2018 film “Urban and the Shed Crew” starring Richard Armitage, May 26, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post # 1165)

Film Inquiry has another great review of Candida Brady’s 2018 film “Urban and the Shed Crew” starring Richard Armitage: http://www.filminquiry.com/urban-and-the-shed-crew-2015-review/   To rent or stream the film, visit:   https://blenheimfilms.muvi.com/urban-and-the-shed-crew1 

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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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Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday!  Richard Armitage and his shirt, etc., at NIFF 2018, April 03, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1156)

With all the great  NIFF 2018 Premiere of “Urban and the Shed Crew” Richard Armitage images from last weekend—and culminating on March 31, 2018–what was the burning question on my mind? What’s not to love about Richard Armitage, despite the … Continue reading

Posted in Empowerment, Fathers, Goodwill, Gratiana Lovelace, Hope, Love and Relationships, Mentor, Newcastle Int'l Film Festival (NIFF), Positivity, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Social Justice, social media, Society, Something About Love, Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday, Urban and the Shed crew | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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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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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“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 03:  Miscommunications and Around the World,  July 09, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1075)

An original contemporary romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] Author’s Dramatic Content Note:  I write romantic love stories for adults, aged 18 and older.  So most of the chapters will be PG-13 due to … Continue reading

Posted in "Somerset: A Time to Love" by GL, Children at Risk, contemporary romance, Creative Writing, Drama, Fiction, Kindness, Love and Relationships, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Romance, smoulder, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Sexy SatuRdAy Selfie!  Richard Armitage gives face time to supporting cyber bullying prevention efforts, June 17, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1069)

What a guy!  British actor Richard Armitage is smart, sexy, compassionate, talented, socially conscious, etc. And he knows how to take—and share–a really good selfie of himself, for a really good cause And bravo to him for continuing to highlight … Continue reading

Posted in Children at Risk, Compassion, Cybersmile Foundation, Goodwill, Gratiana Lovelace, Love and Relationships, Portraits, Positivity, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Sexy SatuRdAy, Smiles, smoulder, Social Justice, social media, Society, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“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

Posted in African American, Beauty, Drama, Empowerment, Gratiana Lovelace, HERStory, Hidden Figures film, History, Hope, Inspiration, Love and Relationships, movies, Observations about life, Period Drama, Positivity, Quotes, Role Model, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Video, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

President Barack Obama’s Farewell Address to the Nation inspires hope and resolve,  January 11, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace  (Post # 1028)

Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama’s (right) Farewell Address was perfect!  He gently highlighted the goals his administration set and met, and he reminded everyone that the standards of action in this democracy should be kept in order to honor the … 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

Posted in Beauty, Black, Compassion, Courage, Goodwill, Gratiana Lovelace, History, Honor, Hope, Inspiration, Positivity, Role Model, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Video, Women, World events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Forgiveness and Intention” are themes of Richard Armitage’s heartfelt message for Stop Cyberbullying Day, June 18, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #925)

The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s (left)  in his June 17, 2016 Stop Cyberbullying Day 2016  message for his CyberSmile Foundation blog post, seemed to me to be distilled down to his essay’s final thoughts: “Never underestimate your words. Use them … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Compassion, Courage, Cybersmile Foundation, Fangurling, Forgiveness, Hope, Kindness, Love, Portraits, Positivity, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Smiles, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Voice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

“Our Guy” Friday: Richard Armitage’s Gaze, February 19, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #875)

There can be so much meaning conveyed in the way someone looks at you.  And the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage has a gaze that mesmerizes me as he looks through the camera lens to me/us. A gaze’s meaning  … Continue reading

Posted in "Brain on Fire" filming 2015, A Novel, Audible, audio books, Beauty, Berlin Station mini series, Drama, Gaze, Pilgrimage, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Romance, Sleepwalker, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in Beauty, Blessings, Blogging, Compassion, Creative Writing, Friends, Goodwill, Honor, Inspiration, Kindness, Love, Multi-Character RA, North & South, Period Drama, Positivity, RA Artwork, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Romance, Sexy, Sexy SatuRdAy, Society, Something About Love, Storytelling, Thanksgiving, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

XMAS Tweet from Richard Armitage to his Fans, December 19, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #845)

  Happy Christmas and Love and Goodwill for 2016 pic.twitter.com/vmn6yO1IFx — Richard Armitage (@RCArmitage) December 19, 2015 And Merry Christmas to Richard Armitage and his family and friends! P.S. And thanks to Richard Armitage France French Armitage Army for the … Continue reading

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British Actor Richard Armitage Established a New Donations Page to Benefit “Action for Children” at Just Giving, October 11, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #813)

Apropos of helping others in need, the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage (image right, courtesy of M.I. Rogers, from his Best Supporting Actor win at the 2015 Saturn Awards for his portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield in THBOTFA) established a … Continue reading

Posted in Book, Charities, Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Compassion, Giving, Goodwill, Portraits, Positivity, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Thorin, Urban and the Shed crew, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Beautifully made Richard Armitage 44th Birthday Video by A British Angels Group on Facebook! August 10, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #795)

In just 12 days, the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage [2015 Saturn Award congratulations image right, by Ann Boudreau] will turn 44 years old, on August 22, 2015.   Below is the link for a beautiful video encompassing the … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday! Richard Armitage’s 44th Birthday is Coming Up August 22nd! August 02, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #791)

Hi Richard Armitage Fan Friends, In just 20 days, our favorite exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage will turn 44 years old on August 22. Here is one birthday wallpaper I created given the limited access to my computer that … Continue reading

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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

Richard Armitage Introduces a Discussion about Cyberbullying Prevention/Mitigation–And He Gets Everyone Talking, June 14, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #766)

I read with interest Richard Armitage’s far ranging introductory essay “The Human Condition and Social Media” that opens up a discussion about preventing and mitigating cyberbullying –or just bullying in general–via his newly minted Goodwill Ambassador status with The Cybersmile … Continue reading

Posted in Compassion, Cybersmile Foundation, Fangurling, Giving, Goodwill, Graphic, Kindness, Portraits, Positivity, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

“Urban and the Shed Crew” Image Evokes the Central Theme of the Film, June 11, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #764)

As Father’s Day approaches in the U.S., this RANet screen cap below of Urban looking through a tunnel/culvert at Chop from the recently released “Urban and the Shed Crew” (UATSC) teaser trailer, really speaks to me. For me, it is … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, Book, Charities, Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Compassion, Drama, Family, Fathers, Giving, Graphic, Hope, Love and Relationships, Mentor, movies, Review, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Urban and the Shed crew, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Cybersmile Foundation Announces Richard Armitage as a Positivity Ambassador, June 04, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #759)

The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage is famously known for his gentlemanly demeanor, dedication to his artistic vision, professionalism, compassion, philanthropy, kindness to fans, the occasional pithy bon mot, and sometimes a saucy retort. But always, always, he treats … Continue reading

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“Sir Guy’s Atonement” (Book 3), Ch. 4 (PG-13): Risk, February 6, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #699)

“Sir Guy’s Atonement” (Book 3), Ch. 4 (PG-13): Risk, February 6, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #699) [An Original Fan Fiction adaptation of the characters from the BBC’s Robin Hood; & a Sequel to “Sir Guy’s Dilemma” (Book 2) by Gratiana … Continue reading

Posted in "Sir Guy's Atonement" (Book 3), Creative Writing, Drama, Family, Fan Fiction, Fathers, Love and Relationships, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Role Model, Romance, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Storytelling, Thriller | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fun Day Sunday: Reflections upon Giving from the Heart! January 11, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #688)

Organizing my charitable giving documents for my annual income taxes itemized deductions makes me think of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage. Uh I mean …his accountant character Harry Kennedy (original images below via RANet)–from RA’s guest starring role … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, Charities, Fun Day Sunday, Giving, Graphic, Harry Kennedy, Hope, My Life, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Richard Armitage Message to his Fans, Role Model, Social Justice, Something About Love, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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