NEWS - RA will appear live,on-stage May 1 in Australia:
INTERVIEW:Hear a couple seconds of RA's American accent. And, that's all we want to hear of it Richard! ;D Our ears are filled with it 24/7 - humor us - choose only British roles in the future. haha (merely a jest).
Thanks to the www.richardarmitagenet.com website for following quotes:
Richard on Thorin:
"I always imagine characters who are defined by their history. If it's not there then I will inevitably construct a detailed biography. For Thorin this was very easy...but I still needed to investigate a more domestic biography; 'What do Thorin and Dwalin "chew the fact about"?' or, 'What was Thorin's relationship with his sister Dis like?' I felt that might inform how Fili and Kili would feature in Thorin's life."
[From Wikipedia of Middle Earth's Dwarves website:
Dís was a female Dwarf, daughter of Thráin II and sister of Thorin Oakenshield. She was the mother ofFíli and Kíli, and the only dwarf-woman ever named in the annals, in respect of the valiant deaths of her sons.]
Amy Hubbard, UK Casting Director:
"I know he won't mind me saying that Peter saw potential in Richard that hadn't been fully exploited before...His commitment to the films, pulling out of a sure-fire job (Strike Back) for the chance of appearing in a project that was 90% likely to go into production, but wasn't 100% green lit at the point of casting him, was an inspiration to all of us. And, I believe it was a much needed boost to the filmmakers' morale...Richard really deserves credit for that. He's a hero on screen and in life."
RA mentioned Thorin's sister Dis - one of the few females to garner attention in Tolkien's books. He also stated he'd love to be included in a scene with Cate Blanchette's character. Obviously it's not within our power to make that happen on the big screen, but here they are side by side - from a poster designed in Japan.
It was a special thrill to see one of my English surnames on a storefront in N&S..
Week #4 Sean:dancing a waltz which is a good blend with the romance of N&S..
DaVinci's Demons starts this Fri, 10pm EST - I'm almost certain the director has taken his "playing with five undocumented years" of the artist's life in some directions with which I'll disagree, BUT that will not keep me from advocating for historical sagas. IMO, it's lightyears ahead of most modern drama in entertainment plus educational value, therefore deserves our support.