January 6, 2010

Pics & Video of RA at a London Gala

Finally caught the youtube video of celebrities arriving for this gala event.   His and his companion's faces were the only ones familiar to me.  Wonder who the blonde bombshell is who so graciously signed autographs for the freezing spectators - as did RA, of course.  Here's the vid:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6xQggcB3PI

RA was sighted out for the evening at the premiere of Varekai...Cirque du Soleil gala opening night held at Royal Albert Hall. 


This is the only other photo I've ever seen of Richard and Annabel Capper together.
 
If she's the same woman who 'moved out'(his words) a few mos back 'due to his professional travel schedule'(his words to that effect), then it would appear they're back together. Ahhhh...is our handsome hunk a 'one-woman man' and if so, wouldn't that be consistent with his other endearing qualities?

Does he look to anyone else as though he's again underweight?  Filming action scenes in the desert, scorching heat must make it difficult to maintain an ideal weight.  All photos taken at the same event and yet skin tone, etc is amazingly different.  There were many comments that he looks chilly because it was a very cold night in London - where's his topcoat? :)   No doubt he'll now receive knitted scarves & gloves in fan mail. Oh well, he can donate those to charity.

Found the following on a show business website - possibly provided by Annabel's agent.  In any event, it's complimentary to her.  If she does have a rivetting singing and speaking voice and moves with unusual finesse, the couple would definitely have those qualities in common.

>Annabel Capper:    An artist of great sweep and magnitude, Annabel most recently completed work on a new film by Tony Palmer about Chopin in which she played the composer's sister opposite Paul Rhys, Penelope Wilton and Michael Gough. A LAMDA graduate, Annabel recently completed recording the role of Helen of Troy in Troilus & Cressida for Arkangel/Riverrun Productions alongside Philip Voss and David Troughton. Annabel possesses a haunting voice - both speaking and singing - and moves with a sleek finesse wholly befitting her vivid intelligence.<

20 comments:

bZirk said...

He definitely looks under weight in the second picture. I think I agree with you about the weight thing. I didn't care, but truth be told, I like it when he's not skinny.

RiCrAr said...

It must be difficult at 6'2" with the physical demands of his profession to not lose weight. He needs to visit a gourmet restaurant in London every day for about a month. That should help - plus plenty of chocolate. Aren't we green with envy:)

Ragtag said...

I've heard of a big pressure in hollywood to be very skinny but wonder what it's like in england

Katarina said...

Maybe he has to loose weight for a specific role that he is playing...
Godd to see him with a pretty but not one of those ladies that looks like they came staight from the plasticsurgons office.
Maybe dating her is what makes him thin **wink, wink**

RiCrAr said...

ragtag, RA is a runner...apparently he feels pressure to stay fit to keep up with the physical demands of action roles.

katarina, I believe he's with the same significant other he's had since attending an English drama academy about 20yrs old. A few good men still mate for life, which is highly unusual but very refreshing in today's world.

Wonder if this event marks a change for them as a couple. Possibly a stronger commitment? She's not usually with him for BAFTA ceremonies - will be curious to see if she's present the next time.

RiCrAr

Katarina said...

Ricrar,

For 20 yrs now that is good. We all like to find one of those men, at least I know I would.

RiCrAr said...

katarina, never turn down an invitation to a picnic planned by friends:) That's where I met my DH.

My sister met her long-time hubby at work. Great motivation for perfect attendance at the office:)

Isn't it amazing how much interest his fans show whenever there's an RA sighting - as usual, he stopped to sign autographs. What would be the reaction in the RA universe if his wedding plans were announced? Great excitement no doubt:)

phylly3 said...

Nice pictures! And thanks for the quote about AC. It's good to hear something about her too. They seem like a lovely couple.

Katarina said...

Ricrar,
Today I'm sounding just like Janis Joplin, not wanting to scare any guy nor any of the people I take care of so I'm at home drinking tea and waiting for RH on TV tonight.
Marrige for RA? He will be 39 this yr and I don't know how old she is, but if they are going to have children, which I hope they do, they better start now.
As anyone knows it's harder the older you get and then when you're my age it's too late. That's why I enjoy the kids in my family and my best friends girls they are like my own nieces.

Katarina said...

BTW I read AC is on Sensitive Skin that is on BBCEntertainment.

RiCrAr said...

There's still much speculation, at RA boards with a healthy atmosphere of free & open democratic debate, that Annabel might only be a close friend of RA's. Did you notice how snuggly her arm wrapped around his waist for the gala pics? That to me said 'marking my territory ladies.' :) I understand perfectly why any woman would want to make it clear where she stood in Richard's affections, wouldn't you want to do the same?..if given the opportunity:)

RiCrAr

RiCrAr said...

Thx for the 'Sensitive Skin' info, katarina:) Do you know if it's a series? We receive only BBC America on the east coast of the usa.

RiCrAr

Katarina said...

Wether or not she is his lady is actually none of our buisness.As long as he is happy.
But watching VoD I was surprised by the way Harry and his sister was holding ahnds and holding each other. Didn't look lika Br&Sis to me at least that's not it is with me and my brother. I will hug him, but holding hands, no.

RiCrAr said...

I know exactly what you mean about Harry & his sister's excessively warm relationship, but the VoD creators must've thought exaggeration was necessary for a credible plot.

I've two brothers - we greet each other with a hug & kiss but that's it. No walking with arms wrapped around each other or neighbors would stare w/shocked expressions. I did however teach both of them to dance, for which they've been forever grateful. They claim it helped them later at college to make quicker progress w/the ladies:)

Anonymous said...

I personally don't think that they are a couple. I kind of miss the chemistry, sweetness or romanticism between them. They are a little bit too comfortable with each other to my liking. But it's obvious that they are very close friends. It seems to me that they were holding each other tight to survive this "red carpet torture". Nonetheless she looks very nice and sympathetic.. so if it turns out to be that she's the one for Richard, he can be very proud of her. I wish them lots of love and happiness.

RiCrAr said...

True anonymous...we want him to be happy in his personal life...professional success doesn't keep our feet warm at night, does it:)

AC has the patience to stand like a potted plant while the photogs make the fuss over Richard. Being a celebrity's partner must be a real nuisance when in public:)

MsG said...

Thought I'd pop-up in an old (but always popular) discussion...RA's (ex) live-in girlfriend.
I wonder whether Annabel was just a really good friend willing to attend various events with RA to help keep his private life private.
I saw a few photos on the russian fan site the other day of him attending a Children In Need dinner (2005) with a woman who nobody has named? Someone suggested it might be one of the organisers, but they looked particularly comfortable with each other. It got me thinking how similar looking they are....noses, mouths, etc. (They say you are attracted to those that bare a resemblance to you). Not only that, but she looked like she could've been a dancer (Cats?) and she has a great cleavage (and as we know, RA has not been shy in saying he does appreciate our lovely curves...) hmmm....just a thought to let you ponder on...could this be the girlfriend that moved out last year??

RiCrAr said...

MsG, it's interesting that you feel RA and the blonde woman look comfortable with each other. Doesn't richard seem to be at ease no matter which female's waist his armed is wrapped around? No doubt professional training helps teach an actor that skill.

The blonde doesn't strike me as RA's type but that's really difficult to judge from one photo. She doesn't quite hit the beauty standard I'd expect he'd find attractive.

Of course, as we know, our first impression often changes once we get to know a person. In the case of a charming human being - we suddenly see them as more attractive that they really are. And when a stunning looking person turns out to be rather nasty, they lose a great deal of their visual appeal for us as well.

MsG said...

Yes, he does look comfy with most lucky ladies he has his arm around. It's just this was 2005, pre his fame and his own super-gorgeousness, and as we know he was dating a dancer he met in Cats at the time. So it could be....? Never really got the impression that RA thought of himself as a good-looker so the super pretty ladies he's generally partnered with now on film, probably seemed out of his league at the time.
But as you kind of say 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' and all this is inconsequential really, whether it was this lady, or Annabel or a.n.other, just thought I'd would add my own little thought to the discussion :)

Anonymous said...

Hi everybody. I just know that I love his blue eyes and the way he seems to be. I wish him well.