April 7, 2014

Richard Armitage:Tweets Announcing RA Will Play John Proctor in The Crucible, Old Vic, Jun 24(see excerpt below) + TORn Does the Math & Concludes Thorin Most Talkative(see chart) + LEGO Thorin Sounds "DRAGONS" Alarm + New Chop Photo Tweeted by Urban Production + Pirate Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones

In new interview RA was asked his favorite character other than Thorin in The Hobbit and he replied "Gollum" - Here's his fav photobombing RA's pic in EW mag listing the then upcoming trilogy's cast:
Enter John Proctor. On seeing him, Mary Warren leaps in fright, 

Proctor was a farmer in his middle thirties, He need not have been a partisan of any 
faction in the town, but there is evidence to suggest that he had a sharp and biting way 
with hypocrites. He was the kind of man - powerful of body, even-tempered, and not 
easily led - who cannot refuse support to partisans with-out drawing their deepest 
resentment. In Proctor’s presence a fool felt his foolishness instantly - and a Proctor is 
always marked for calumny therefore. 
But as we shall see, the steady manner he displays does not spring from an untroubled 
soul. He is a sinner, a sinner not only against the moral fashion of the time, but against 
his own vision of decent conduct. These people had no ritual for the washing away of sins. It is another trait we inherited from them. and it has helped to discipline us as well as to breed hypocrisy among us. Proctor, respected and even feared in Salem, has  
 come to regard himself as a kind of fraud. But no hint of this has yet appeared on the 
surface, and as he enters from the crowded parlor below it is a man in his prime we see, 
with a quiet confidence and an unexpressed, hidden force. Mary War-ren, his servant, 
can barely speak for embarrassment and fear. 
 Mary Warren: Oh! I’m just going home, Mr. Proctor. 
 Proctor: Be you foolish, Mary Warren? Be you deaf? I for-bid you leave the 
house, did I not? Why shall I pay you? I am looking for you more often than my 
 Mary Warren: I only come to see the great doings in the world. 
 Proctor: I’ll show you a great doin' on your arse one of these days. Now get you 
home; my wife is waitin’ with your work! Trying to retain a shred of dignity, 
she goes slowly out. 
 Mercy Lewis, both afraid of him and strangely titillated: I’d best be off. I have 
my Ruth to watch. Good morning, Mr. Proctor. 
 Mercy sidles out. Since Proctor’s entrance, Abigail has stood as though on 
tiptoe, absorbing his presence, wide-eyed. He glances at her, then goes to Betty 
on the bed. 
 Abigail: Gah! I’d almost forgot how strong you are, John Proctor! 
 Proctor, looking at Abigail now, the faintest suggestion of a knowing smile on 
his face: What’s this mischief here? 
 Abigail, with a nervous laugh: Oh, she’s only gone silly some-how. 
 Proctor: The road past my house is a pilgrimage to Salem all morning. The 
town’s mumbling witchcraft. 
 Abigail: Oh, posh! Winningly she comes a little closer, with a  
 confidential, wicked air. We were dancin’ in the woods last night, and my uncle leaped 
in on us. She took fright, is all. 
 Proctor, his smile widening: Ah, you’re wicked yet, aren’t y’! A trill of 
expectant laughter escapes her, and she dares come closer, feverishly looking 
into his eyes. You’ll be clapped in the stocks before you’re twenty. 
 He takes a step to go, and she springs into his path. 
 Abigail: Give me a word, John. A soft word. Her concentrated desire destroys 
his smile. 
 Proctor: No, no, Abby. That’s done with. 
 Abigail, tauntingly: You come five mile to see a silly girl fly? I know you 
 Proctor, setting her firmly out of his path: I come to see what mischief your 
uncle’s brewin’ now. With final emphasis: Put it out of mind, Abby. 
 Abigail, grasping his hand before he can release her: John - I am waitin’ for 
you every night. 
 Proctor: Abby, I never give you hope to wait for me. 
 Abigail, now beginning to anger - she can’t believe it: I have something better 
than hope, I think! 
 Proctor: Abby, you’ll put it out of mind. I’ll not be comin’ for you more. 
 Abigail: You’re surely sportin’ with me. 
 Proctor: You know me better.
Upcoming The Crucible(by Arthur Miller) will run Jun 24 - Sept 13 at the Old Vic. Here are the play's John Proctor and Abigail Williams:
Below are The Hobbit's Thorin, Tauriel and director Peter Jackson..

Below the stars of upcoming Into the Storm.  Opening day is Aug 8..
Below Chop character from new film (in production Leeds, UK) called Urban and the Shed Crew from novel of the same name(by Bernard Hare)

So,where did they find the matching chairs to this winged-back sofa?


cleopatraascreenplay said...

Is that RA in the middle photo with the long hair? I LOVE IT!!! :) :)

Cheers, Ricrar. Hope all is well with you.

Ricrar said...

All is great Cleo. Hope it is with you as well.

Yes, that's Richard as his new character Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew. He plays a man on the edge, drinker and druggie, who meets a group of young people leading the same derelict lifestyle. Of course, it's his free choice as an adult, but they were born into circumstances far from ideal for children. IMO, that's probably his yellow van to the left in the photo. On it he advertises "Man and Van" service. You wouldn't believe the number of females who were ready to hire him first time they saw the van;)

cleopatraascreenplay said...

How much does he charge? ...As a purely academic question, of course...

:) :)

All is fine here. I wrote a new musical! KORONATION: The Story of Mars and Venus http://patriciajwoods.blogspot.com/2014/03/koronation-story-of-mars-and-venus_2246.html

I do love the long hair, I must say .....

Cheers, Ricrar! :)

Sue said...

Hi RiCrAr,

Glad to hear that Richard is putting it out there, regarding work related projects that is!

His name has also been mooted regarding the film "Casa Matusita" See:


I recently heard that Daniel Craig has just pulled out of his new film project "The Whole Truth", a legal drama. My immediate thought was "gosh I bet Richard would make an excellent stand-in". Who knows maybe RA will get a shot of it? They were due to start filming in Boston on Sunday.

I must admit I like legal dramas. There has just been a British series finish over here in England called "Silk", with Rupert Penrys Jones, as one of the barristers in the show and I loved it! (Although it was about a female, northern barrister).

Unfortunately America does not have the black gowns and wigs that England insists on, (which would suit Richard down to the ground, and I've no doubt he would look extremely sexy in all that garb) but I bet he would make a very smooth, intelligent legal eagle.

It will be a little nerve racking if Richard treads the Old Vic boards after such an absence acting on the stage.

Ricrar said...

Hi Sue, Apparently Richard does share your affinity for legal dramas. Couple yrs ago he was asked his fav tv series & he mentioned 'Damages'..said he love to have a role in it.

I doubt RA's schedule could fit in The Whole Truth filming, if it's to start this Sun. Isn't he still working on Urban and t Shed Crew? Then, if the "99% correct" rumor is true, he'll be rehearsing for The Crucible before the Jun 24 opening.

Thanks for the link -- I saw that Peru movie buzz earlier today so did some searching for the storyline. Was disappointed to see it's about a haunted house. Would Richard really be interested in that type film? Maybe the film maker is simply trying to use his name to gain some attention. If so, it seems to be working for her. BTW, I have seen a few 'Silk' eps and enjoyed them. RPJ plays a compelling scalawag;D, doesn't he. He's another of your actors who has not yet seemed to make the transition across the pond. That's good, because they're often required to speak with an American accent for our films & tv series, which is ridiculous IMO.
Enjoy your wkend!