Tag Archives: Spooks

Sexy Spooks Spies Saturday—HuffPost Article with Richard Armitage, August 08, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1316)

[left to right:  Richard Armitage circa 2008  Spooks  as Lucas North, and Richard Armitage in 2020 doing press for Uncle Vanya] Below is an excerpt from the Huffpost Spooks actors article of February 08, 2020 by Ash Percival featuring the … 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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A Lucas North XMAS wallpaper edit blast from the past, December 04, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1269)

With only 21 days of XMAS Holiday shopping left, are you in a panic like the talented British actor Richard Armitage as his Lucas North character in my “blast from the past” wallpaper below?  Ha! As I have gotten older, … 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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Richard Armitage Smouldering in Overcoats, August 13, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1177)

There is something about Richard Armitage smouldering in his black overcoats—as himself, or in character–that melts my heart! Sighhh! Thanks to KatieC for sharing/tweeting (below) this 2006 Sunday Times Richard Armitage portrait (by Jude Edginton). And below are a few … Continue reading

Posted in "Ocean's 8" 2018 film, Fangurling, Graphic, Gratiana Lovelace, John Proctor, John Thornton, Lucas North, Melt My Heart Monday, North & South, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Sir Guy of Gisborne, smoulder, social media, Society, Something About Love, Spooks, The Crucible | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Thespian Thursday:  Twitter fun with Lucas North, in an Oz sort of way, February 22, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1146)

I had a fun and funny exchange with a twitter friend named @Kim_AussieGirl last night about the Spooks 9 plot twist debacle—wherein the beloved Lucas North character was revealed  to be a terrorist named John Bateman. So not how we … Continue reading

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Sexy SatuRdAy Richard Armitage Characters April Fools Prank,   April 01, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1053)

It’s the Friday night before April Fool’s Day, on Saturday April 1st, 2017.  And the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage and his various incarnations/characters are kicking back with his brethren for a guy’s night out into early morning that … Continue reading

Posted in Berlin Station mini series, Creative Writing, Daniel Miller/Meyer in Berlin Station, EPIX Berlin Station, Fangurling, Fantasy, Gary Fuller, Gratiana Lovelace, Holiday, Humor, John Porter, John Standring, John Thornton, Lucas North, Middle Ages, movies, North & South, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Romance, Sexy, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Sparkhouse, Spooks, Spy thriller, Strike Back, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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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Thigh Day, Friday the 13th—Richard Armitage Style, January 13, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1029)

Everyone has their good days and their bad days.  But today, Friday the 13th is shrouded (pun intended) in mystery and superstition.  Today, you don’t want to have a black cat cross your path, walk under a ladder, break a … Continue reading

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Spy Thriller Thursday:  Teaser Trailer for Berlin Station Episode 3 involves Richard Armitage’s …., October 27, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#990)

This coming Sunday, October 30, 2016 Episodie 3 of Berlin Station airs at 9pm ET/ 8pm CST—the last free episode on EPIX.com.  So, true to form, EPIX has released a teaser trailer (Thanks to MooseTurds for the YT link that lead … Continue reading

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Soothing Sunday!  A Collage of Richard Armitage Characters & Self Portraits, September 18, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #970)

These days, weekends are my respite from the hurly burly work week projects with due dates that overlap as a consequence of working at a university. So, I try not to schedule myself too much on weekends. I just go … Continue reading

Posted in Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Daniel Miller/Meyer in Berlin Station, Fangurling, Fun Day Sunday, Graphic, Harry Kennedy, John Porter, John Proctor, John Standring, John Thornton, Love Love Love, Lucas North, Multi-Character RA, Pilgrimage, Portraits, Positivity, Raymond de Merville, RelAxation, Richard Armitage, Sexy, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Sparkhouse, Spooks, Strike Back, Thorin, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Something About Love blog by Gratiana Lovelace Hits 500,000 views!  July 16, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #939)

By the time you read this, my little blog here called Something About Love will have reached 500,000 views!  Ah!  Here we go:   I know!  I can’t believe it!  Neither can the couple at right by RCA.  Ha!  Shock (him)! … Continue reading

Posted in Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Goodwill, Middle Earth, Multi-Character RA, North & South, NYC 2016 Play, Portraits, Raymond de Merville, Richard Armitage, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Sparkhouse, Spooks, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Wild Wonderful Wednesday—Richard Armitage Character Gifs TheRApy,  April 27, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #903)

While I’m still trying to recover from whatever upper respiratory flu/seasonal allergy bug that has been invading my body the last three days, here are a few Richard Armitage character gifs I found–or were shared by others, Thanks!—for some Richard … Continue reading

Posted in Fangurling, Gifs, Harry Kennedy, John Porter, John Thornton, Kissing, Love and Relationships, Lucas North, Middle Ages, Middle Earth, Multi-Character RA, North & South, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Romance, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Spooks, Storytelling, Strike Back, The Hobbit, TheRApy, Thorin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Richard Armitage’s Luscious Lucas Locks Tuesday, August 04, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #792)

With yesterday, Monday, supposedly being the first day of my vacation–that turned into a long work day for me with my scheduling teaching assistants for 38 sections of labs–I did manage to slip away for 2 hours to my hair … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday: Dreaming of the Spooks Movie with Richard Armitage, May 17, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #748)

Love this four part Empire Online interview article with the cast of Spooks–past, present, and future! http://www.empireonline.com/spooks/ TETBA Richard Armitage (who portrayed Lucas North) quote excerpts from Empire Online Interview, Part 3: “Armitage: Fans didn’t like [the Lucas North/John Bateman … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing, Drama, Fan Fiction, Fangurling, Fun Day Sunday, Interview, intrigue, Lucas North, Lucas True North, movies, Mystery, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, Spooks, Thriller | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

RAndom NumeRicAl Musings of the Richard Armitage Kind, April 20, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #733)

Even a stalwart Richard Armitage fan girl like me has to have her priorities in their proper place.   So I spent most of my Sunday afternoon and early evening attempting to optimize the efficiency of my 8 year old laptop … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Creative Writing, Fan Fiction, Fangurling, Harry Kennedy, Humor, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, Lucas North, North & South, Period Drama, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Romance, Sexy, Something About Love, Spooks, Storytelling, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Sweetly Sexy Saturday: Richard Armitage’s Smile…& Then Some, January 17, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #690)

Sexy means different things to different people. And sexy means different things to me at different times. To me, today, this handsome portrait (at right) of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage at the Pinter Proust play’s after party … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday: “New” 2015 Blog Header for Something About Love, January 04, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #686)

Something old, something new …  Well, my new 2015 blog banner isn’t part of a wedding ritual.  But it is part of my ritual each each to create a new blog banner/header for the coming year. And this year in … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Fangurling, Fun Day Sunday, Harry Kennedy, John Porter, John Proctor, John Standring, John Thornton, Memories, Multi-Character RA, North & South, Portraits, RA Artwork, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, Spooks, Strike Back, The Crucible, The Hobbit, The Old Vic Theatre, Thorin, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Fun Day Sunday: Richard Armitage Wallpaper Artwork Magic by Ann Boudreau, November 23, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #661)

Winter weather has hit our middle of the US city with freezing temps and ice portending snow very soon. So bundling up when going outside or snuggling at home is a must. And there is no better way to keep … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Fun Day Sunday, Graphic, Interview, John Proctor, Lucas North, Portraits, RA Artwork, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, Spooks, The Crucible, The Old Vic Theatre, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Tuesday Musings: Richard Armitage’s Characters Join Twitter, October 21, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #650)

After I was flabbergasted that Richard Armitage finally joined Twitter–and he is taking to it effortlessly, like a “duck to water”–I wondered how RA’s characters’ alter egos might fare in Twitterland?  So what follows is an impromptu RA Character discussion … Continue reading

Posted in "Lucas North, Creative Writing, Fangurling, Graphic, Harry Kennedy, Humor, John Porter, John Standring, John Thornton, Love, Multi-Character RA, North & South, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Sparkhouse, Spooks, The Hobbit, Thorin, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Fun Day Sunday:  Grati Hopes for a Nearby Richard Armitage Movie Con, April 20, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #550)

San Diego Comic Con, Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia, Cinema Con in Las Vegas touting Into the Storm (see Getty image below of Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, and Director Steven Quale), Hobbit Con in Bonn, Germany, and now Wonder … Continue reading

Posted in Desolation of Smaug, Fangurling, Fun Day Sunday, Into the Storm, John Porter, John Standring, John Thornton, Lucas North, Middle Earth, movies, Multi-Character RA, North & South, Period Drama, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Romance, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Sparkhouse, Spooks, Strike Back, The Hobbit, The Impressionists, Thorin, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

WCW: Is Actor Richard Armitage Causing Global Warming? March 12, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #528)

A good friend of mine related to me yesterday that she had a dream about the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage that made her feel warm.  Ever the lady–and supremely happily married–she was being modest and conservative in her … Continue reading

Posted in AttRAction, Fangurling, Graphic, Humor, John Porter, John Standring, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, Lucas North, Middle Earth, movies, North & South, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Romance, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Sparkhouse, Spooks, Strike Back, The Hobbit, Thorin, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

“Lucas North, Nightwalker,” Ch. 1-3End (R-rated; V & S): A Spooky Tale for Halloween 2013, October 31, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #464)

Lucas North, Nightwalker, Ch. 1-3 (R-rated; V & S):  A Spooky Tale for Halloween 2013, October 31, 2013  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #464) [This is an original fan fiction story by Gratiana Lovelace;  All rights reserved. All Spooks characters are the … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage: A Fiercely Sexy and Magnetic Actor on Film, and a Charming Gentlemanly Man in Life, June 15, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #418)

I know that you might laugh at me, but it is the regular bloke portraits of talented rising international British star and actor Richard Armitage (Roots Canada, 2012, right) that capture my fancy.  He seems affable and easygoing–and oh so … Continue reading

Posted in Harry Kennedy, Humor, John Porter, John Thornton, Kindness, Love and Relationships, Lucas, movies, North & South, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Sexy, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Spooks, Strike Back, The Hobbit, Thorin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Lucas Tuesday: The Spooks Series 9 Lucas North Plot Debacle was a Richard Armitage Tour de Force, May 28, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #412a)

Well, I finally did it.  More than a year after watching up through Spooks series 9, episode 6,  I watched the last two episodes about two weeks ago.  I knew the plotlines, had seen the caps, and had watched video … Continue reading

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