Old Vic event link - provided by Sue:
If we had hindsight whenever RA has given an interview in preparation for the launch of his newest project, evidently we would have many additional chuckles. We need to return once the series has ended to enjoy the laugh..
Prior to Spooks 9, ep 1 - Richard was asked..
>Vaughn turns up from Lucas's past. What does he want? How does it affect Lucas?
RA's reply: "It's been 15 years since Lucas last saw Vaughn and, when they meet, Vaughn has a suitcase which contains an assortment of material from Lucas's life prior to joining MI5. Lucas finds a photograph of a girl, Maya – his old girlfriend. It is the beginning of a journey which Vaughn will control and it takes Lucas to the very edge."<
[hahaha....and so it did;) literally....(and then he escaped IMO*wink*]
It's not that he wasn't extremely angry with Harry...
Personal dilemma dept: Yikes! I'd not foreseen this development during the past couple yrs in RA fandom. Now that he is included in Hollywood news, I'm torn - betwixt & between. I've avoided the vast majority of crap coming out of Hollywood (sorry, but that is the situation and honest Americans admit it to themselves and everyone else) for years. Today, for the first time RA's name & photo are included in a show biz newsreel...What to do, what to do? Don’t want to promote all the truly trashy, nonsensical Hollywood fare along w/RA news ….
But, it seems there will be times when it is unavoidable not to do so. This is one of those times. If you want to skip immediately to the blurb about & photo of Richard cast as Thorin (it‘s amusing--they apply a beard to his pic:), go to around 3:00 on the following vid…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSfC7rmXzgQ&feature=share
Could the world get any smaller?...now it's starting to get downright scary:) The following radio station's hdqts is in Philadelphia, PA..less that 135mi from here AND the topic they are discussing is the..quote: "very good actor"..whose.."good looks are going to shine through" That's right - judging from those few words you no doubt know exactly who the two men are discussing - actor Richard Armitage cast as Thorin Oakinshield.
You can listen to the entire interesting conversation here...http://www.fictionalfrontiers.podcastpeople.com/posts/40673
First man said "Many a lass enjoyed Lord of the Rings because of Viggio..in fact there are more female fans of that movie..breakdown is about 60% female-40% male"
Next guy remarked "It never hurts to have a heart throb in your film. Thorin will be one of the major sources of conflict - cantankerous at times - a big, big part of this movie will depend on the Thorin role."
#1 speaker: "Thorin will be played by British actor Richard Armitage (Ricrar comment: don't ask me why he dragged out the 'tage' ending to rhyme with mon'tage', because there's a well-known US statesman with the exact same name, and he pronounces it the same way as RA. The speaker would have had to live under a rock for the past 5yrs to not have often heard our politician's name mentioned on tv/radio.)
Anyhoo...#2 speaker piped in.."Yes, and he's a very good actor. (agreement from #1) One of the joys of following the production will be to see how they'll transform him into a dwarf. This is the character a female would be drawn to - you want them to be appealing. Not that women are shallow...there's nothing wrong with that - it's how the world is."
[Ricrar: These two guys need to have a talk with a certain number of females who act like mental contortionists trying to explain away why they're interested in Richard for intellectual reasons..nothing as mundane as the fact he's a deliciously hot man who tips the attraction scales immediately in his favor because he can also act circles around almost every other actor on the planet today, and quite a few from yesterday as well. Can't wait to see him matched w/an actor like Tom Hanks. trying to think of another w/the same type of gravitas...there has to be at least one more...hmmm, will get back to you on that. I'd ignored all actors and movies for a decade, so must admit I'm not exactly an expert on them. Tom is really the only one I've found interesting enough to watch for 2hrs straight without getting very bored - that is, until you know who came along. In fact, I believe Richard has many traits in common with Tom - both men have warm personalities, are unpretentious about themselves, and perfectionists when it comes to their craft - assuring the sterling quality of the final product.
[p.s. Clint Eastwood is another admirable Hollywood star. For me, that list is unbelievably brief. His name didn't come immediately to mind because Clint's earlier movies were much too violent - that's not my idea of entertainment. His movie choices are rarely my cup of tea - it's his personal attributes that I most admire. He has enough common sense(and courage) to be politically conservative - that's almost unheard of in LalaLand where touchy-feely, unrealistic liberalism abounds]
Following Musa's ringing endorsement of Clint Eastwood, recalled watching two movies of his within the past 6mos. The first was already my favorite from his lonnng list of films - he played a member of the Secret Service, protecting the POTUS. But the second film had flown under my radar until we'd taken a subscription to a couple premium movie channels. I've no idea why this early Eastwood film never caught my attention before, because it's definitely a more intriguing storyline and setting than his usual violent western or 'dirty harry' movies.
No longer considered a heart throb but holder of that honorary title for many yrs, Clint was indeed at the peak of his male sex symbol days when he played a wounded Union soldier - held captive in an all-female school during the Civil War. The Southern belles might've started out ladies, but by the time their rugged, handsome guest had cast a dreamy spell, they were almost scratching each others eyes out w/jealousy(including the school principal). Quite a steamy movie for it's day--you can watch the original trailer here...
****because indeed he was---he tried to pull the trigger...
[Richard’s co-star in Strike Back 1 plays the sheriff in The Walking Dead. (Sorry, the actor's name escapes me at the moment - maybe someone could help;) Appears it was a wise career choice for him - first awareness that the program was released simultaneously worldwide, which is a rarity for tv shows. Steam is emanating from Dezz‘s site - where does he find so many hottt pics:] haha (not referring to RA's SB co-star...don't want anyone to be disappointed. It's other almost nekked men.) Dezz's site could be called 'hot bod central'...not that we'd notice. *cough*
Following is their instant dance - they were told which dance was expected but not the music..