October 9, 2013

Richard Armitage:Seems the Entire World Wants to restore RIII's Good Name(see links) + Hobbit Movie #2 in Dec + Find the Lucas Watch

Treasury for Game of Thrones enthusiasts. My favorite analysis is of Jon Snow:  
The White Queen fallout (final ep plays next week in the US): Fascinating article posing doubt that Edward IV's two young sons were indeed killed.  DNA tests will be conducted, the results of which could shine some light on the theory:
Website of the theorist:
Scroll to see painting mentioned at website above:
Anyone who watched the entire SHO, The Tudors series, knows which character's execution probably caused most guilt feelings for the person who gave the order.
Just discovered the accusation that really does make it perfectly clear the Tudor propagandists did indeed "protest too much" when it came to their accusations against RIII.  He poisoned wife Anne?  *that was truly overkill*
Guysie's debut (on INSP in ep 1, RH 1) was brilliant, as always..
We will be seeing him again in December as Thorin, the king under the mountain,  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug..
Mommy who shrunk the TDH...in  Alice in Wonderland fashion it's always great to see an actor grow...
From Game of Thrones Production Diary - An Eyrie comes to an end..
Find the Lucas watch: Yes, there it is..
No...this one must be the Gary watch...

Tidbit from latest issue of EW mag:
--New tv series 'Reign' begins on CW channel,Th, Oct 17,9pm. Quote: "Sure, she ran a country or two back in the 16thC. But this show suggests that Mary, Queen of Scots was just like any other teen; gossiping with friends, dolling up for parties, every so often getting someone beheaded.  Mary moves to France, where her marriage to the future king, Prince Francis, has been prearranged.  But she's not ready to stitch little hearts on her petticoats just yet, because Francis' mistresses and his bad-boy half brother, Bash, are meddling with this great love.  And when Nostradamus has a vision that Mary will cost Francis his life, Queen Catherine tries to stop the wedding.  It's Pretty Little Liars meets Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, and it's good, frothy fun." Rating: B+
There's the watch peeking out from under Lucas' jacket..
Historic Trivia:  Evidently this is the real survivor of the War of the Roses.  Apparently an amazing woman for her time.  I'd never heard of her before The White Queen series.  She managed to have her first marriage annulled, no small feat for the time.  Then she became Edw IV's mistress.  After he died, Richard III ordered her public penitance.  He suspected her of conspiring with those who didn't want him on the throne, so the fact he ordered Jane Shore to only make public penitance is proof of his benevolence.  Afterwards, she resided at Ludgate prison where she attracted R III's Solicitor General, who married her over his king's objections. haha What a woman!
Geo Washington family tree traced back to the 400s. Whew! Is that really possible?  Scroll to see beautifully restored Washington Manor House:



cleopatraascreenplay said...

Love the watch. I think it's all the same watch! I wonder who gave it to him, really. Must be an old girlfriend or something. It is definitely becoming on him. But, of course, I think all the rest of it can go..... I'm just sayin'!

Happy weekend, Ricrar! Cheers.

Ricrar said...

The watch was bought as Lucas North's prop. Richard said he was told a woman from Swatch would bring him 3 watches and he could choose one for Lucas.

Said he expected cheapies but when he saw the Omega he asked why that was one of the 3. She said "it's the same company." When he was leaving the Spooks series after 3 seasons, the producers told him he could have the watch. He said it's the only watch he has--which is amazing. Fans have been trying to identify the model -- some say it sold for $10,000. He was warned not to leave it at the gym but evidently he did more than once. He said it always finds it's way back to him---very similar to us;)haha only it's much closer. teehee

cleopatraascreenplay said...

It's so unfair! Why can't I be RA's watch??

:) :)

cleopatraascreenplay said...

P.S. LOVE the new photo of RA in his leathers. That poor woman behind him can't help herself but check out his "wares"! More's the pity it wasn't me sitting there behind him! :) :) :)

Cheers, Ricrar! Hope you're having a great weekend.

Ricrar said...

Very nice wkend, thanks Cleo.
We just tweet watched first ep of Guy in Robin Hood. The channel broadcasting it in US, INSP, received 723,000 likes on their facebook page, when they asked if the audience liked their new Sunday programming of Robin Hood and Larkrise to Candleford. Seems like a fine start, and we only have 12 more eps of season 1 and 2 more series to go;)