January 30, 2016

Richard Armitage: Report RA is #13 on Glamour Mag's Sexiest Men 2016 List + Upcoming Film 'Pilgrimage' Preview + War and Peace

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Reports that RA is #13 on Glamour's 100 Sexiest Men 2016 list. He's up from #16 last year.  
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The Royal Shakespeare Co is doing a modern version of the play 'The Rover' A few years ago RA commented he would enjoy doing that play again after playing one of the roles in drama class.  He's mentioned it more than once over the years - starting in 2010:
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Part 3 War and Peace Monday 9-11pm, History Channel. Paul Dano as Pierre has stolen the show as demonstrated in this Radio Times article: 
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Unlike Pierre(for most of War and Peace) Paul won the girl in real life. Here he is with longtime girlfriend, actress and writer, Zoe Kazan..
Pierre and John Thornton had a great deal in common in the female dept..
Source: Tumblr
This is the scene of Pierre watching Natasha as she dances with Andrei:(



January 24, 2016

Richard Armitage:Filming tv spythriller Berlin Station + Spring,2016 an Austen 'Lady Susan' Adaptation(see link) + War and Peace, Pt 2, Jan 25,History Channel

Latest selfie - with his Berlin Station co-star..
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Berlin Station family dinner...
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We've watched 2 parts, 4hours, of the new War and Peace. After the first hour, I knew #TeamPierre was for me. He reminds me a great deal of my special someone who was very shy when we met. He's not any longer! Go Pierre! Paul Dano's expression no doubt touched many viewers hearts, as he watched Natasha dance with Andrei...
Here's Dano as Pierre after he selflessly tells Andrei he believes Natasha is in love with the latter. Hubby was watching as well and remarked after the scene "that must have been difficult"

                        We might need to find this hat style for JT ;D
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A critique of new adaptation of War and Peace in the New Yorker magazine.  There is criticism peppered within the applause. Just keep in mind it's the New Yorker mag - they feel a compulsion(along with many other liberals) to be super pretentious at all times.
A new film adaptation of Jane Austen's posthumously published novel 'Lady Susan' will be released this Spring. Title is 'Love and Friendship' and director is Whit Stillman. 

January 16, 2016

Richard Armitage:2 Years Since Pinter/Proust in NYC(see video) + Go to Fangoria Website to Vote for RA as Best Supporting TV actor as Dolarhyde + Irish Publication States RA's Film PILGRIMAGE will be Released Early 2016 WooHoo!! + War and Peace ep 1, Mon,Jan 18 on History Channel

Pinter/Proust in NYC - 2 years ago!
For those watching War and Peace, an interesting interview with James Norton. He plays Andrei. http://www.interviewmagazine.com/culture/james-norton/#_
On the Horizon: Downton writer, Julian Fellowes says his new series 'The Gilded Age' will start filming this year. https://twitter.com/RadioTimes/status/690142249599029249
Which of the following would make the better Francis Dolarhyde theme song?
North and South interview: https://youtu.be/vm-Cqm6UB9s
NEWS:  Pilgrimage to be released early 2016!
           Above is Richard Armitage's character, knight Raymond deMerville
  • Pilgrimage
Hill ClimbSource: M Maguire via Irish Film Board
Brendan Muldowney directs this film set in Ireland in 1209AD, following monks who are transporting a mythical relic to Rome. A co-production between Ireland and Belgium, it’s due out in early 2016.
War and Peace was filmed in St Petersburg, Russia also Lithuania & Latvia. Stunning architecture...

January 2, 2016

Richard Armitage:Lovely 2016 Calendar from RAC(see link) + Irish Examiner--Brain on Fire Mention + The Saga of the Dictator Who Was Inspired to Play Heinz Kruger

Handsome 2016 Calendar from:
New War and Peace adaptation begins Jan 18 in USA..
Mr Wiki on Richard Crispin Armitage. Ignore Guy of Geesborne and Vicar of Deeply ;D
Brain on Fire, which was directed by Irish filmmaker Gerard Barrett, is based on the award-winning and bestselling memoir of Susannah Cahalan who wrote a powerful account of her struggle to recapture her identity.
The film’s synopsis describes the film’s plot as “A look at a young woman’s rapid descent into insanity”, and is set to star Hollywood actress Chloe Grace Moretz as the film’s protagonist alongside Carrie-Anne Moss, Richard Armitage, Thomas Mann and Tyler Perry.
The film is currently in post-production and is yet to announce a release date, but we can expect to see this hit our screens at some stage this year.
Methinks a particular dictator must have become aware of a certain actor when he visited Moscow(above) for a Spooks episode. Apparently the former then watched Captain America, and this past  summer was inspired by RA's Heinz Kruger to restage the hydra submarine scene;) See photos and news article below.
The news article: