The Magic of the Armitage Eyebrow

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A Harry Brow-Crinkle combination. Adorable.

A classic quizzical Guy brow.

A teasing lift of the brow from the charming bad boy John Mulligan.

One of the (many) things I love about Richard Armitage is the way he uses that expressive face to convey a variety of emotions. And one aspect of his physical appearance must not be overlooked: his bold, masculine eyebrows, the perfect foil for those lush lashes many a female would enjoy having.

Disdain, curiosity, surprise, sarcasm, humor. Richard’s lifted eyebrow (or brows) can say it all. Sometimes it partners with the Crinkle for additonal expressiveness.

So here’s to the magic of the Armitage eyebrow. Long may it rise!

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  1. He can express so much with those eyebrows, raised or lowered. Richard must be a makeup artists’s dream, with those eyebrows needing only a touch of colour to match whatever colour his hair is for the role. No trimming, no plucking, no filling — if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

    • I fell in love with those eyebrows whilst watching Sir Guy. They darkened them a bit (as they did his stubble to match the hair) and oh, what he could say with those brows and one of his trademark smirks. I also personally dislike men with waxed brows. Treating a unibrow, I can understand–but excessively groomed brows on a man are too metrosexual for me. πŸ˜‰

  2. Ohhhh LOVE that quick eyebrow movement Harry does when he says to Geraldine “you owe me the sum of one kiss with tongues”….*gulp*. Combine that with the sexiest voice ever, how can you not fall head over heals in love with this gorgeous,funny,naughty,sweet man? πŸ™‚
    Btw, I can’t stand men with waxed eyebrows….Eeeeeeeek!!!!!

      • And when he says he’d like the account to be settled “this second”..Sends shivers up and down my spine. I only wish they’d shown the actual kiss itself. It probably would have been too sexy though for a sitcom. πŸ™‚

        • It’s a delicious moment. I have wondered if it was scripted for Dawn to slip in front of him like that when they are discussing her debt–he almost looks like he’s caught by surprise but goes right along with it. No doubt Dawn would not have minded getting a kiss–with tongues! πŸ˜‰

          • OK so I was forced to watch that scene again on YT and I think you’re right about her improvising that move! πŸ™‚ I loved the behind the scenes interview where Dawn said she insisted on plenty of kissing practice with Richard! πŸ™‚

          • Sort of OT, but since Dawn’s been mentioned, I saw where she’s down to 16 stone. I always liked her, whatever her size, and thought she had a lovely face, but she looks stunning now; happy, healthy and glowing.

          • That’s one of the things I love about Richard and Dawn in VoD. Alongside the scripted stuff there seems to be the candid moments like this one you mention. I thought he looked caught a bit off guard too, his reaction appeared spontaneous. Like the scene in which they discuss Sense and Sensibility; his laughter at her “blaagghing” is not acting, he is genuinely amused by her antics.

          • Yes, Mezz, I thought the same, that laughter after Dawn started “blaaggh”-ing was totally not acting it was very much his own! I wish he’d do more comedy, he’s so good at it. Well he’s good at everything really.:) I’m very,very happy for Dawn for losing all that weight, it can’t have been easy. I’m reading her book “Dear Fatty” at the moment (yes, I bought it because she mentions Richard in it – twice…OK, I like Dawn very much anyway and the book is really funny) and she says she’s a very sedentary person. She must have changed something in her lifestyle in order to get down to a healthier size. All credit to her! A fantastic lady.

            • He has said he is “SO not funny.” But he has also said he has a “small amount of talent.” I disagree with both sentiments. The man has such a natural effervescence when it is unleashed, it translates into a delightful performance on screen in more light-hearted fare. I think playing opposite a really gifted comic performer helps, too. We all know RA shines his best when he has quality performers to play off of.Re Dawn’s book, I have heard it is really good and I will have to check Amazon for it (and add it to the long list of books I want to read).

            • And not just that–the fact we actually had Richard’s character get the girl without excessive angst and live happily ever after. If not for the VoD team, we wouldn’t have that (Margaret put the poor man through the wringer in N&S before coming to her senses).

          • I’ve had Dear Fatty on my to-read list for some time but never got around to it. She mentions Richard twice?! Now I’ll have to look it up, maybe I can get it on my kindle. πŸ™‚
            Another scene I love in VoD is when Geraldine is showing Harry her bridal magazines; Richard looks like he is on the verge of getting the giggles.

          • I bought Dear Fatty for 2 pounds on Amazon. The postage was more expensive that the book itself! It really is tremendously hilarious, it often makes me laugh out loud which can be embarassing because I normally read on the bus on my way to and from the office! πŸ™‚

  3. What Richard can do with an eyebrow, makes me crazy! He was soooo fun to watch in Vicar! I loved all of the sweet, funny, and sexy things he and Dawn did! And thank’s for the info on the book. It sounds like a terrific read!

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