The word for the day is NE PLUS ULTRA (noun) the ultimate or perfect example of something. From the Latin, literally, “not further beyond. “
For me, Richard Armitage is the ne plus ultra in terms of a great celebrity crush. He’s charismatic, gracious, sweet, good-humored, modest–a true gentleman who is good to his fans. He’s intelligent and insightful. He’s so very, very talented and versatile in that talent. And, oh yeah, he’s tall, fit, beautiful and incredibly sexy, while still maintaining that boy-next-door vibe that is so endearing.
Richard Armitage: my own lovely ne plus ultra.
If you haven’t seen this wonderful story of an RA encounter with a fan at the actors’ trailers for his new movie (and seen the pix!) here’s a link to thread at C19. A big thank you to Nadia and to Judit for sending me the photos and story after I could not get access to Armitage Army (where it is also posted). I am not posting the photos here publicly-we don’t have an all-clear to do that yet.
The account seems to reaffirm our impression that RA is a genuinely nice guy who, contrary to what some may preach, actually enjoys meeting fans. He not only agrees to meet with the fan, he comes out in a joking mood, agrees to a photo, he offers to pose for additional photos taken by his assistant and gives the fan a big ol’ hug.
He certainly looks slim and fit as reported by RAlover, and his face is just as lovely as ever out from under the whiskers. And if my eyes don’t deceive me, his hair appears to be close to the texture and color it was with John Standring after his makeover.
Finally, the much-hoped for close-up look at RA post-beard–a lovely report from one very happy fan.