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Tuesday, January 4, 2011 RICHARD ARMITAGE BEATS RUPERT PENRY JONES AND GERARD BUTLER IN HOLLYWOOD SPY'S "WHO SHOULD BE THE NEXT JAMES BOND" POLL!
HOLLYWOOD SPY's WHO SHOULD BE THE NEW JAMES BOND poll is over and I must thank you for voting in hundreds and hundreds. The winner is charming Richard Armitage who won stunning 61% of your votes (almost 300 in total). Rupert
Penry Jones also had an amazing support with 14% leaving Gerard Butler in the third place with 10% of your votes.
Well, our winner Richard Armitage really has all that it takes to be a great James Bond - he is charismatic in a very cool and refined way, his presence is kinda magnetic, he has one of the strongest fan support among ladies I've ever seen (remember the 2,000 votes those lovely ladies had left at HOLLYWOOD SPY when he competed in one of our previous polls?) and we know girls love Bond and Bond loves girls :) If he doesn't get the role of agent 007 himself he would also fit the role of James Bond's nemesis nicely, since he already proved he can play a great villain in ROBIN HOOD TV series which made him popular. British people also know Armitage from NORTH AND SOUTH and SPOOKS. In the future we will be watching him in two big blockbusters CAPTAIN AMERICA THE FIRST AVENGER and THE HOBBIT!
Posted by DEZMOND at 10:01 PM
Richard Armitage as Lucas North, Spooks 9 by dotty25aug1981...
>December 29th, 2010Continuing our series of character highlights from the upcoming ‘Hobbit’ films…(story spoilers)
Alias: Oakensheild, King under the Mountain
Race: Dwarf, House of Durin
Date of Birth: T.A. 2746
Cast: Richard Armitage
Thorin Oakenshield’s story is one of great daring, pride, revenge, and tragedy. Thorin II hails from a direct royal lineage (the House of Durin) traceable all the way back to the original Seven Fathers of the Dwarves. His clan is also known as the Longbeards.
Thorin’s early years at the Lonely Mountain (Erebor) give The Hobbit its foundational plot and all that happens therein comes from his efforts to avenge the wrongs against his House. At the age of 24, Thorin witnessed the arrival of the dragon Smaug and the slaying of his kin (T.A. 2770). The tragic memory was burned permanently into Thorin’s heart. Twenty-nine years later he fought valiantly against the Orcs beneath the East-gate of Moria at the Battle of Azanulbizar, where he earned the surname “Oakenshield” by using a great oak-branch in a pinch as both shield and weapon.<
Excerpt from lengthy discussion(see link) and speculation from fans, for their anxiously awaited green light for Season 2 of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Comments below are from the person who compiled a finely detailed outline - imagined episode by episode description - of the second novel.>32. CATELYN 3: Stannis and Renly meet; threats ensue, a peach is eaten; Stannis says Renly will be dead by the morrow if he does not yield; Renly refuses. Brienne and Catelyn bond; intro of SER ROBAR ROYCE (Robar the Red).
[R: “a peach is eaten”…is it a positive omen? Yippee;]
A CLASH OF KINGS gives us some meaty Arya chapters, some excellent Theon stuff, the great introduction of Brienne, and *it introduces Stannis, who should be very interesting.*
To put it in perspective, I have many friends who have read A GAME OF THRONES. Almost all went on to read Vol 2, A CLASH OF KINGS but only half of them finished it. By comparison, those who finished ACoK and went on to read Vol 3, A STORM OF SWORDS (arguably the crown jewel of the entire series thus far) stuck with the series, went on to read Vol 4, A Feast for Crows, and are now still pining for Vol 5, A Dance with Dragons like the rest of us.<
Interesting additional comment on the lengthy piece:
>A lot of the Stannis/Davos material is pretty exciting (especially visually).<
[R: Well then, they need to cast a Lord Stannis Baratheon who will do the material justice, don’t they Musa;] We will never, ever give up this effort UNLESS it’s impossible for Richard to accept the role..boohoo:]
Sir Guy is TNT - Dynamite by EtherealSparkle..
Strike Back: Wake Me Up by LadyeAnn...
Cool Comments from Laura & Musa - thank you very much:)
Musa provides us with the link to a Cruise to Middle Earth scheduled for 2011:
While Laura points out something that caused me to chuckle a few days ago. We happened upon the following and both agree it's hilarious. :D We'd happily trade ours for Brits'- the usa RA only wins the trophy in one area - height...ours is 6' 6"...whew! and I thought DH's 6'4" was up there where the air is thin...already stretched to the limit :) couldn't go any higher for our RA and quite honestly wouldn't want to try(although, I'm sure he's a lovely man and his wife manages the feat;) The Armitage DNA strain must've become extremely diluted while crossing the pond...hahaha. Actually our RA has an admirable military record and diplomatic career with the US State Dept. Don't let lib Americans and leftist journalists tell you otherwise. They target with ridicule those on the political right, while tolerating corruption and misconduct of all sorts from their fellow liberal politicians. RA's on the right...(teehee..insinuating politically;) *winks* Actually that would be a lovely surprise, if it were true. Most show biz types are rather naive when it comes to politics. Certainly couldn't say his shirt pattern is better - it makes our eyes blink, doesn't it...