January 31, 2014

Richard Armitage:Monet Painting Offered at Auction NYC in May, Triggering The Impressionists Revisited

News Article giving details of Monet (Water Lilies) and Renoir auction:

British newspaper below said fans of beefcake will be happy to know the ever popular actor Richard Armitage will return to their screens as Claude Monet in The Impressionists.They explain since the artist never once removes his shirt the publication was providing the photo below as a public service for it's readers;)Lol
More Berlin fan photos: http://www.starwhispers.com/landscape-and-celebrity-photographs/2013-12-09-the-hobbit-desolation-of-smaug-european-premiere/
As long as we're in an artsy mood.  Found this on twitter.Note artist's name..


January 17, 2014

Richard Armitage:Pinter/Proust Review Totally Focused on Writer's Perceptions of Both Writers + VOTE(see link) Sure Sign of "moving on up" EW Survey + Pinter/Proust Vid + Reign Returns on Thurs + King Joffrey's Analysis of Celebrity

Vote here--Entertainment Weekly Survey:

NEWS:  EW mag asks which of following celebs you are interested in reading about. Word of advice--same as in a political election, if you have a choice of 3 or 4 people to serve on city council or school board, if you vote for only one of them you will have a far better chance of getting that person elected.  This is the group RA is included in--don't ask why;)doesn't seem to be a logical reason that I can see. Check the first circle under "very interested in reading about" for only him and "not at all interested" for the others and there's a far greater chance RA will be  selected.
Leonardo DiCaprio
Hailee Steinfeld
Kevin Spacey
January Jones
Melissa McCarthy
James Wolk
Richard Armitage
Will Smith
Carey Mulligan
Pinter/Proust Review: No mention whatsoever of performances. It's entirely focused on the reviewer's own opinions and impressions of both writers. The last two sentences really provide food for thought. How old is he is the first one?:)
Actor Jack Gleeson proves he's not simply a pretty mean face as king Joffrey on Game of Thrones - his in depth study and analysis of celebrity..
At the end Jack says "perhaps we should be choosier with our celebrities" - I for one, believe that's exactly what we have been;)..

January 11, 2014

Richard Armitage:Live Appearance Thurs NYC(See details) + Game of Thrones4 Trailer + An Intro for the Poldark Series Remake + Davinci's Demons Returns + John Thornton of Gaskell's North & South

In 1972, Harold Pinter wrote a screenplay from Proust’s seven-volume masterpiece Remembrance of Things Past.

Decades later, Pinter and directing partner Di Trevis adapted the never-filmed script for the National Theatre in London. It has never been produced in the US. In celebration of Pinter’s long friendship with the Poetry Center and the centenary of Swann’s Way, we present a staged reading of the play, affording us “the pleasure of providing yet another angle of perception upon a work so elaborate and many-faceted it never fails to give back new light,” wrote John Updike.

The production is being directed by Di Trevis—who worked closely with Pinter—and Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. It features the following actors:

Natasha Andrews
Richard Armitage
Dan Amboyer
Kersti Bryan
Annabel Capper
Peter Clements (Marcel)
Samantha Dakin
Andrew Fallaize
Lara Hillier
Hall Hunsinger
Natalie Turner-Jones
Michael Villastrigo

A well wisher believes this particular character has RA written all over it.  Her instincts are usually very good in that way, so we shall see if she's correct: http://www.amazon.com/Swanns-Way-Marcel-Proust/dp/1444436546
John Thornton Revisited(Gaskell's North and South)

Another new historical series.  For a history buff this makes us happy, happy.  Pres Truman once said "the only thing new in the World is the History you don't know"..
Jan 20, be sure to watch the finale to season 1 of Sleepy Hollow. Here's the actor playing Ichabod Crane with his reaction to the suggestion Washington Irving's hero should wear skinny jeans..
Very first Outlander trailer..
Guess which is the hottest hairstyle currently being requested across USA--finger waves. Edith is a trendsetter.
"It's not over until" the part is cast - therefore, here's a documentary explaining the original series Poldark.  The Poldark Society still has hopes our fav actor will play the starring role in the upcoming remake of a once very popular tv series:

January 5, 2014

Richard Armitage:Into the Storm Included in 2014 Movies Under the Radar + Mashed Up Tolkien Adaptation + Writer Phillipa Boyens High Praise of "powerful actor" + Thorin vs Smaug Faceoff + Interview with MTV Finland(voice sync off a bit) + as MI5's Agent Lucas North

If you'd rather skip to Into the Storm comments, go to #7 about 4:00..
Here's something else many of us are looking forward to in 2014..

Anglophile channel has been invited to the BAFTA LA tea party..
QUESTION: What does it mean for Thorin to finally reach his homeland of Erebor?
PHILIPPA BOYENS: At the beginning of the films, and this again was taken from the appendices, we have the lines about the young Dwarf prince who never forgave and never forgot. That all comes to fruition when we reach the slopes of Erebor and then Thorin finally enters his homeland again. It feels very much like a noble and worthwhile Quest, and, hopefully a moment of triumph for Thorin. In many ways, you might think it was the end of his journey, but it’s not. For Thorin, it’s actually the beginning of a much darker journey.
Thorin’s intentions are very pure when he returns to his homeland. He intends to do what we say at the beginning of this film. His goal is still the same: to reclaim the King’s jewel, the Arkenstone.
This is actually a divergence from the book, but something we felt we needed to make clear, because the Arkenstone becomes very, very important in this story. We needed Bilbo to have a very strong reason for going into Erebor. What’s his goal, what’s he going in there to retrieve? And it became obvious that what it needed to be was the Arkenstone.
QUESTION: What did Richard Armitage bring to the character of Thorin that surprised you?
PHILIPPA BOYENS: Richard is an incredible actor. Every day he gives you something new. You can write a line, and he can transform it and take it far beyond what you thought it was going to be. He worked really hard to get to the heart of his character, to understand what motivates Thorin and how he feels. I think he achieves it beautifully.
One of the moments that stands out for me, and one of the choices he made, was when Thorin finally enters The Lonely Mountain—the way he played it was so understated. It was so emotional. It should be this moment of huge triumph, and instead it is this moment of quiet emotion: ‘I’m home, and I remember.’ All the things that he remembers come flooding back to him. It’s so simple. There’s a beautiful simplicity to what he did in that moment.
I think that’s part of his power as an actor. He’s a very powerful actor. He’s physically very powerful. He plays a great warrior. He has that great Northern English spirit in him, so he can really easily reach for that stuff. But he can do the other stuff as well. He’s got a fantastic range. He’s actually also incredibly funny and can do comedy as well, although he doesn’t get much chance to do so playing this character. And I have to say, as nice as he seems, he’s genuinely that nice of a guy.

Over 95,000 votes cast in Glamour MagUK's '100 Sexiest Men in the World' - #50 Richard Armitage/Thorin came in ahead of Game of Thrones Jon Snow #53...not that we're competitive or anything like that..*cough..cough* ;) It's part of the human condition and one of the primary reasons the human race has progressed this far. Don't pay any attention to the liberal nonsense about competition not being healthy for children - that's ridiculous, as are most of their fantasyland theories.
Desolation of Smaug has received following BAFTA nominations:
Makeup and Hair:
American Hustle, Evelyne Noraz, Lori Mccoy-Bell
Behind The Candelabra, Kate Biscoe, Marie Larkin
The Butler, Debra Denson, Beverly Jo Pryor, Candace Neal
The Great Gatsby, Maurizio Silvi, Kerry Warn
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS:Gravity, Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds
Iron Man 3, Bryan Grill, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick
Pacific Rim, Hal Hickel, John Knoll, Lindy De Quattro, Nigel Sumner
Star Trek Into Darkness, Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton, Patrick Tubach, Roger Guyett