Coventry Telegraph: http://bit.ly/b8rk36 Richard has recorded a eulogy to be played at Betty Pattison's memorial<
Spooks star's tribute to Coventry dance legend Betty Pattison
Nov 18 2010
SPOOKS star Richard Armitage will tomorrow lead the tributes at a service to celebrate the life of legendary Coventry drama and dance teacher Betty Pattison.
The 39-year-old actor has recorded a moving eulogy to his former mentor which will be played during the memorial service at Coventry Cathedral from 7pm.
Entire article: http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/2010/11/18/spooks-star-s-tribute-to-coventry-dance-legnd-betty-pattison-92746-27673377/#ixzz15hEZ8tKy Beautiful new cathedral:
Link below to richardarmitageonline with many more details...
>He began by quoting from one of his old school reports from 1986, which commended him for gaining a distinction in his Grade 5 Speech examination.
A pleasing examination report. Richard has gained confidence, and should now widen his sights by doing more acting.
He continued, "Well Miss Pat, you were right, and the reason that this tribute is being delivered in a recording is because I'm sitting in traffic on the M6 after a day of acting at Shepperton Studios, where I'm lucky enough to be filming Captain America. But I wouldn't be doing that if it hadn't been for your school report.<
More details graciously provided at http://richardarmitageonline.com/index.html#news
Including mention of RA reading the following excerpt from the movie 'An American in Paris' - one of his former teacher's favorite musicals..
The Hobbit fans seem to be getting with Peter Jackson's program judging from the following website
>◦The next sexy, Legolas-like break-out Tolkien-inspired character will be … Thorin Oakinshield (to be played by Richard Armitage in The Hobbit), at least according to Peter Jackson. Hey, why can’t dwarves be sexy too?<
We definitely might prefer that Jackson not include dwarf women in his new movie. It seems Tolkien stated the women as well as men had beards:)..not very romantic.
Fans at youtube debate the subject..
The answer to The Canterbury Tales poll is The Reeve:
>The Reeve was a slender, fiery-tempered man.
He shaved as closely as a razor can.
His hair was cropped about his ears, and shorn
Above his forehead as a priest's is worn.
His legs were very long and very lean.<
How adorable is this and how talented is the woman who built Bilbo Baggins house at Bag End(link below)http://madshobbithole.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/my-hand-made-hobbit-hole-bag-end-from-lord-of-the-rings/
Apparently RA has more in common with The Hobbit author than was obvious at first glance---both men trained to be spies..of course the former in only a dramatic sense (as far as we know:)
Article from The Telegraph in early Sept:
>JRR Tolkien trained as British spy
The novelist JRR Tolkien secretly trained as a Government spy in the run up to the Second World War, new documents have disclosed. <
Will there be a female dwarf or elf afterall? If so, will she be a love interest? Why wouldn't the actress' name have been included in the recent casting announcement. Perhaps circumstances changed since director Jackson's comment on the subject in Dec, 2009
Cat demonstrates the 'blitz spirit'...hilarious..(wasn't it Spooks7?..ep w/teen and his mother - Lucas asked the latter "where's your blitz spirit?" after she looked disgruntled over the conditions of their hideout)
****Who knew Harry Potter could speak American? teehee:) Daniel looks like a downsized-version of RA in this vid, doesn't he..(almost included the word hot..then decided it would be irreverent to refer to HP in that way. Certain his girlfriend does not share the sentiment;)