January 25, 2010

Richard Armitage's Former Leading Ladies...where are they today??

A comment was made at one of the posts below that RA's former leading lady in BTS, Julie Graham, was featured in a new TV show.  Following is a recent interview with Julie, whom I've learned in the article is actually Scottish.  She's a refreshingly outspoken woman -  and finds the fact so many people are reluctant to talk politics to be a downer.  Couldn't agree more with her on that score.  Following is a couple pics of another former RA leading lady, Lucy Griffith.  Lovely Lucy looks terrific...

The link to Julie Graham's interview in The Scotsman follows...

3 comments:

Sue said...

When Julie Graham was photographed with Richard last year at a BBC red carpet do, to promote various programmes, she was there to promote a series called "Bonekickers" where she played an archaeologist which was also very good. Survivors is into its second series. She was saying recently how they were filming in Birmingham (where Spooks is mooted to be filming this year)and her very young daughter had swine flu and she missed her so much. Julie does look quite forthright and often seems to play those type of characters. I must admit I didn't like her character in BTS, very bolshie. I think you can have strong views on things, but I believe other people are entitled to express conflicing convictions without getting someone jumping down their throat. I don't think she would be Richard's ideal woman, but hey opposites attract (don't they?) I wonder which ex-leading lady Richard misses working with the most? I have a sneaky suspicion it's Daniella Denby-Ashe from N&S. In the DVD extras the director and producer mentioned that they often chatted away and got on very well together. Richard also mentioned in one of his many messages meeting her for a "pie and a pint" some time after filming had finished and that he had missed her.

RiCrAr said...

Thx sue:) - In particular for your following comment - "I must admit I didn't like her character in BTS, very bolshie. I think you can have strong views on things, but I believe other people are entitled to express conflicting convictions without getting someone jumping down their throat."

A few voices in the RA universe, who are far less tolerant than you of diversified opinions, would benefit greatly from your wise counselling:)

As for BTS, IMO many of the characters provided only gratuitous sex, but possibly the writers had first-hand knowledge that many in the audience needed to hear what they had to say. It was difficult to believe there are many adult women today who actually suffer sexual dysfunction to the extent portrayed by the Hazel character.

I'd really enjoyed the story Richard related about the 'rubber stone' scene in N&S. It was apparent he & Daniella had shared many fun-filled moments together. Both expressed their appreciation for "a wonderful way to spend an afternoon" when referring to the kissing scene at the train station. Sweetest remark was when Daniella said "it's hard work but someone had to do it." Lucky female!:)

Wonder if she's still footloose??

Sue said...

I think if they had wanted to explore a man's "erectile" problems (for want of a better description) then introducing a gorgeous hunk like Richard into the scenario, who rapidly overcomes his disfunctionality, wasn't really realistic let's be honest! I know there are a lot of fans that try to brainwash themselves that Richard took his kit off for his "art" but come on it was pure titilation on the producers part and a need to pay the rent on Richard's part! (Not that I'm complaining, far from it!). As for Hazel, I can well understand that women of that age might well be ignorant of such sexual matters. Things like sex in her era were never really talked about, unlike today, and contraception has given women the freesom to explore their sexuality without the worry of an unwanted pregnancy. Remember she had to get married when she fell pregnant, something that was expected, even in the 1960's. Men weren't even at the birth of their own children those days either.

Am I the only one that didn't find Richard all that attractive as Paul in BTS, not even in the bum shots, very nice, but no!