June 18, 2011

RA's Wimbledon Narration is AvailableThis Week for Everyone's Enjoyment--Thank You richardarmitageonline.com + John Thornton/Harry Kennedy + Thornton's Chocolates



Courtesy of richardarmitageonline.com everyone can listen for next 6 days to RA's Wimbledon narration:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0124y7g














Notice the Store sign behind Lucas - Thornton's Chocolates..Yum!..candy is as well..

                          It's all good from every angle :)

GAME of THRONES Finale:  Winter is Coming website’s recap of final GoT ep - For series readers: http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/06/episode-10-fire-and-blood-recap/ and spoiler free for viewers: (http://bit.ly/mxCgKu)

                         

Game of Thrones Theme Song has inspired heavy metal versions, and a song from a reader of Geo Martin's A Song of Ice & Fire series entitled 'GRRM is Not Your Bitch.'  That's a reference to the fact a small segment of the readership constantly taunted Mr Martin to finish Vol 5...it only took him 6yrs to do so:)  -  the much anticipated 5th book goes on sale in July.  Link to the assorted Game of Thrones music...
http://skyatlantic.sky.com/news/10-songs-inspired-by-game-of-thrones

Finale - episode 10 will air tomorrow evening in US...

        

My vision of RA as Stannis Baratheon..have just about given up hope it will happen..his schedule is much too busy for next 18mos and GoT2 begins filming in Jul

Following demonstrates how into Game of Thrones many viewers have become. Someone went to the trouble of creating this vid of Tyrion(central character) engaging in typical banter with his personal guardsman Bronn...
                                    

Tweet from Recognise Mag account saying they had a wonderful photoshoot with one of the stars of Capt America.  Naturally fans assume it was 'you know who'.. http://twitter.com/#!/RECOGNISEmag/status/81379462800871425

Following filed here for possible future use. I'm following someone on twitter who's very creative w/her tweets..     ♥ ˆ◡ˆ ♥

28 comments:

Musa said...

I wonder if RA gets the same thrill out of seeing the Thorntons' Chocolate signs as we do :)

Sue said...

Lovely pics, and a glimpse of peaches.

If you remember RiCrAr I recently mentioned that I'd just picked some strawberries with the postscript that it was Wimbledon Season after all, with all the inevitable innuendos as to what I'd like to do with them! Well it seems that Richard has been at it again! Yes! He's been doing more voiceover work, this time for a BBC show about a historical look at 125 years of Wimbledon, which will be screened tomorrow (Sunday 19th June) ready for Wimbledon starting on Monday. (Thanks to RichardArmitageNet.com for the heads up on this, I can't take the credit for this news alone). Here's the link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0124y7g

So will we perhaps see our Richard in the crowd watching Andy Murray do you think, whilst noshing on a punnit of strawberries? (Rather see him dressed in his tennis whites wouldn't you? Specially the shorts!)

PV said...

love the Thornton's chocolate sign behind Lucas :) Its funny, the first time i was on a highway after watching N&S, i spotted the big sign of a company with Thornton in its name on a building, and i smiled to myself. Now everytime i pass by that building (which is twice everyday) i look out for it. Silly!, yes!, but makes me smile always.

RiCrAr said...

Musa, I doubt very much RA actually eats much chocolate - maybe he allows himself to savor a piece(oooh, naughty double entendre:) on the wkend. Remember when he told a reporter he treats his bod like a temple during the work week..then a garbage heap on wkends. His version of a poor diet is probably a sliver of beef, perhaps small potato or few tsps of rice, couple glasses of wine & morsel of chocolate for dessert. That meal sounds decadent to someone who nibbles bunny food 5 days a wk.


LOL Sue, we catch him coming & going, don't we:) Did RA ever mention an interest in tennis or is that a given for most Brits? Looking forward to hearing his narration....SCORE! or is that basketball? haha..I'm not into sports other than shouting my heart out along w/hubby for every Notre Dame football game.

PV, I've a similar story about relishing a coincidence with the surname Thornton. You see, I watched N&S for first time within a few mos discovering the maiden names for the women who married the sons of the British/Irish immigrants in my family tree. One was Maggie Thornton - she lived only a few mi from my gggrandparents newly adopted community. Others were Ramsdale, Carter, Clark, Nattress, Dixon(the last another coinkydink with N&S:)

MsG said...

yes Sue, I was wondering whether he would go to Wimbledon (especially as he's doing the programme tomorrow) ... and no Ricrar it's not a given for most Brits, altho' if you're a celeb and 'know people' it's easier to get in...while the rest of us plebs queue round the block ;D .......will keep eyes peeled.
Reckon as it's Fathers Day tomorrow he might be family visiting this weekend.

MsG said...

ps. mmm :P LOVE your vision of RA as Stannis

RiCrAr said...

It's Father's Day in US tomorrow as well. That's interesting..we celebrate diff day for Mums but same for dads--a riddle wrapped in an enigma(or is it conundrum)...haha..either way it's a stretch:)

Oh, Msg, it would be so delicious to see Richard as Stannis, the rightful king of Westeros..brooding away in his castle at Dragonstone. Then the alluring Melisandre convinces him he will gain his throne by falling under her spell. Geo Martin never made it clear they were a couple, but HBO's description for both characters in GoT2 states they are lovers. *drat* RA(Stannis) and Mel could've sizzled.

Torturing myself here...it's not gonna happen:( Ah well, we'll have Porter in Aug(not literally..teehee:) and no doubt Thorin will be worth the wait. If I know RA's strong work ethic habits, he might've narrated a new book while on hiatus.

Hope you and everyone are enjoying the wkend.

Musa said...

I agree Ricrar that if GOT Season 2 starts filming July 25, and Richard has to be back in NZ in August it doesn't give him time as Stannis will have more screen time than he can film in a few weeks. But Thorin in The Hobbit is much bigger than GoT, even if I'm with you in my hopes he would be cast, he was so perfect for Stannis.

Maybe GRRM will write another character that's perfect for him in Book 5 (if GoT goes for 5 seasons!).

RiCrAr said...

That's true, Musa. Thx for giving me hope we might yet see Richard in Game of Thrones:) Season 1 has been a tremendous hit, therefore it's possible HBO is planning to keep it going for at least a few more yrs. Hopefully it won't take George 6yrs to write each of the last 2 books of the series. *grin*

Can you think of a a new character introduced in books 2 thru 4 who seems a good fit for RA? Imagine how excited those readers must feel, who've been waiting 6yrs for book 5.

See the link above for a tweet from someone at Recognise Mag referring to one of the stars of Capt America.

Musa said...

I can't think of a character right now on GoT that appears in Book 3 and would fit RA and appears through Book 4. But one I thought at one time would fit him, and he shows up in Book 3, is the Red Viper. Think Guy of Gisborne to the max. Another villain for RA though. A small role, but a memorable one and a key role in Book 3.

Wish we could see the Wimbledon documentary RA is narrating tonight
in the US! We watch Wimbledon too.

RiCrAr said...

Musa, now I'm inspired to get to book 3 asap in order to experience the Guy-like aura of the Red Viper:)

I'm sure our Brit friends will make sure we get to hear Richard's Wimbledon narration in short order. *hint, hint*


Which reminds me - anyone living in London area who would like to see one of Rembrandt's lesser known paintings (while simultaneously being aware it's not totally unrealistic that our fav actor might visit the museum at same time, for same reason) go to the Dulwich Picture Gallery sometime during next couple wks. Have a camera ready just in case the other masterpiece does make an appearance;)

PV said...

the red and black jumper is my favorite on Harry. And looove those glasses on him.

PV said...

and notice Johnny Depp pic on the wall in the same pic. :)

RiCrAr said...

Hi PV...believe someone replaced Gerry's picture of Christ w/the one of Depp. Remember the scene after she & Harry had dinner and she knelt in front of that pic asking the lord to be of some assistance w/Harry. Immediately there was a knock at her door..she smiled, pointed at the pic and said "you're good". Either someone substituted Depp or she had a pic of both superstars:)

MsG said...

was thinking of visiting the Dulwich Gallery to see paintings....will keep informed (iphone to hand for swift photos obviously ;D)

Sue said...

RiCrAr,

I'm a brit but it's not automatic that you are a fan of Wimbledon. I have a passing interest as to whether a Brit might get to win each year, no luck since Fred Perry yonks ago. Only hope is Andy Murray, although he is Scottish so I'm not altogether sure it'll count.

Listened to Richard narrate the history of Wimbledon last night (although to be brutally honest there wasn't anything else worth watching on the other channels). I hated the noisy background music which was played all through interviews and Richard's narration. I don't normally mind background music added to programmes but this was far too noisy (mostly opera which I'm not keen on anyway)and you couldn't hear those being interviewed or Richard's dulcet tones, especially as he's so softly spoken, it was very annoying indeed!

Don't think Richard seems to be interested in sport much (not the outdoor kind anyway!) Not very sporty myself, although I did go as far as getting my dad to buy me a very flash tennis racket once when I was in my early teens, which I used for a while, but got bored eventually.

RiCrAr said...

Hooray! Master sleuth MsG is on the job...of course mainly to satisfy her fine-art appreciation;)

Sorry to hear about the background musice, Sue. I'm waiting to be sure I can listen for the entire hour without interruption. You and RA apparently have something in common when it comes to sports - you looked stunning with your flashy racket and he in Ian's snug fitting rugby shorts:)

Sue said...

RiCrAr,

Just how did you know I "looked stunning with my flash racket?" Seriously though I didn't look half bad with my little white pleated skirt (with emphasis on the "little")

As for Richard in those white rugby shorts, best thing about rugby is all those muscular thighs on show.

I reckon it's now highly likely that Richard will turn up at the premiere of Captain America while he's back in London. He'll outshine Mr. America that's for sure. Were those real muscles Chris Evans sported in CA or were they prosthetic or what? They looked a bit odd to me, of course I would need to inspect them thoroughly to be able to give my expert opinion as to their authenticity! (It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it! No. 1 muscle inspector, bagsy I inspect Richard's first of course!)Maybe that's why he's modelling suits, don't the men (as well as women) attending red carpet functions get designers begging celebs to wear their clothes (not literally of course, but each to their own!)

RiCrAr said...

Sue, first thing I want to know is if the short tennis skirt had the effect on the male you were targeting at the time *inquiring minds need to know*

I've never heard a red carper reporter as a man "who are you wearing?" They've always asked the women who are standing w/their backs to the camera. It's such a frivolous profession in so many ways, isn't it. The entertainment industry is really lucky when a quality human being such as Richard decides he wants to be part of it. If only there were more with depth like him making films, instead of all the limelight-addicted shallow-water dwellers, there would be many more quality movies..instead of the rare find situation we have today.

RiCrAr said...

carper should read carpet and "ask a man"....providng an edit feature is obviously just too darn complicated for blogger.*snigger*:)

MsG said...

....just to share a little thing I did before I turned in tonight....is it just me?? Went straight to the ol' N&S train scene and watched in slow motion ;P (obviously am on my own tonight...) :D :D

RiCrAr said...

Train station scene works like magic everytime, doesn't it MsG. *sigh* Might have something to do with a particular guy's way of slowly savoring the moment. When John finally unlocks his lips and their eyes lock instead, it feels as though fireworks have exploded in my head...hehehe...yeah, let's say it's in my head ;) *wibble*

Sue said...

RiCrAr,

I agree about the train station scene and its effect. Unfortunately after Richard let us into his secret of doing smouldering scenes (no not the comment about petrol and matches, although that was extremely funny), where he says that he can smoulder to a plank. Not what I wanted to hear Richard! To imagine he's probably looking longingly into Daniella's eyes and thinking about a large helping of tiramasu!

The very short and tiny white pleated skirt did have the desired (and undesired in some cases) effect. I also remember that I used to be very fond of wearing a tiny pair of lime green hot pants too! Gosh those were the days! Although I don't scrub up too badly nowadays either, but I've thrown away the boob tubes for more comfortable attire these days.

I wonder what Richard's teenage clothing disasters were? I seem to remember he mentioned that all through his student days at LAMDA he wore leather trousers (I bet he was a bit sweaty at the end of the day, hope he remembered the baby talc!)

RiCrAr said...

You must have ESP Sue. I've just posted links to two past posts triggered by RA's May 2010 remark that he's looking for a slightly naughty girl who enjoys eating a good meal. Then I read your tiramasu comment:)

Didn't Richard say he manages his smolder mode by gathering as many loving thoughts as possible towards his partner in a love scene? Missed the one about the plank - maybe it was a different interview. *lucky plank!* *wide grin*

I remember RA saying he deliberately bought a pair of pants with a wild pattern because he knew his circumpsect parents would never do the same. But then his teen rebellion fizzled because he never wore them. haha *sweet*

Sue said...

RiCrAr,

Yes I remember the comment about him buying those trousers as a statement of rebellion. I bet those are still hanging in his wardrobe too! I have an inkling that Richard's a bit of a hoarder and never throws anything away! I understand he's still got his cello that he played in the youth orchestra he was in upstairs in his loft. Any teddy bears on his bed do you think?

Richard does tend to repeat the same things in interviews, although to be fair I'm sure it's difficult to find something different to say after all the interviews he's had to do over the years. Naughty but nice sounds okay to me.

RiCrAr said...

Sue, something in teddies on his bed - and eventually 'bare' as well but definitely not teddy bears;) teehee...part of my current study of English language development. That's it - purely a play on words.

Are teddys/teddies the same in UK as US? they're the frilly, skimpy, transparent *sleepwear* most women collect for special occasions. Although most women don't plan on getting much sleep when they're deployed...haha

Just thought of a personal coincidence - today is White Shirt Wednesday RA pix day. DH's fav lingerie color is white. Mine is black for the magical way it makes every female look at least 5lbs thinner. Needless to say my particular collection looks like an oreo cookie...white & black predominate.

It's so true - Richard must've granted more interviews over the yrs than any other actor I can think of. Well, due to his age, Clint Eastwood may be that titleholder.

I've always relished the tiny details Richard is willing to reveal in interviews. He tries to cook a dinner on occasion...wonder if that's part of his chat-up strategy as well. Remember when his voice plummeted a few octaves and he said to the pretty tv hostess when she asked about LN's tatts "why don't you come over and find out". *thud, drool, wibble, woohoo!*

Sue said...

RiCrAr,

It looks like the term teddy bears have totally different meanings in the UK to the US! (Prefer your version!). I'm sure you already know but in the UK the teddy bear is a soft cuddly toy of a bear, named teddy after roosevelt refused to shoot a bear while hunting.

I thought that interview with Richard, where he invited the interviewer to inspect his tatts, was the most relaxed I'd seen Richard do. I think the reason was that she didn't ask the same routine questions, partly because she'd lost her notes which had been prepared for the interview, and so had to wing it. As she was a bit scatty that day I think this put Richard at his ease and he didn't feel under the microscope. Incidentally the lady in question announced she was pregnant a few months later (do you think she took Richard up on his very generous offer and take a look at his tatts?) Loved the part where he was tasting the thai curry too!

I remember Richard saying that he used to envy other kids at school who got to eat junk food, his mum always cooked honest plain fare apparently. Something I have in common with RA. My mum always cooked fresh veg and meat from scratch. If we had burgers they were made by her own fair hands with braising steak, minced in using an old fashioned mincer she bolted to the kitchen table. (Now quite collectable I believe). As for chips these were always made from real potatoes you had to wash and peel yourself,(never, yes I kid you not!)No local KFC -Kentucky Fried Chicken - either. What a deprived life us kids had back then! No wonder school children were always super skinny(no posh diets back then!)

RiCrAr said...

Teddy bear has the same meaning in both countries, Sue, I just couldn't resist the image of someone in a lingerie teddy on Ra's bed and then realized the word bare/bear's double entendre. Filling in the RA void has me grabbing at scintillating straws:)

No, I hadn't heard the tv hostess announced a few mos later whe was expecting. Didn't she already have one child when she interviewed RA? Is it the same father for her second? She & RA looked like a good physical match...both attractive, tall, long legs - of course that's way down the list of traits that strongly contribute to a meaningful relationship.

More than once while watching an RA performance I've had the thought that his straight as an arrow posture is probably not only the product of dramatic arts training, but also the result of a healthy diet.