Another imaginary letter to Sir Peter: Please, Sir. May we have some more?

The Hobbit (2012 film)

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Dear Sir Peter,

Thank you for giving us another video blog entry for The Hobbit. When you said it would be up soon, you meant soon, didn’t you? It was wonderful to see all those great locations that will be a part of the two films. Your country is indeed a very beautiful place, and I suspect there  are times when Richard feels as if he’s found heaven on earth.

Richard–oh, my, you do know how to pick ’em, Sir Peter!  He is going to be the quintessential King Under the Mountain. The vision of a happy, smiling RA in his Thorin mufti, tossing back that quite magnificent mane of hair in a “Don’t hate me because I am beautiful” moment, astride his very shaggy horse–well, it lasted only a few seconds, but the image is now burned into mine and scads of other fangurlz’s brains.

The image of him partially stripped down, his flowing mane in a ponytail–lovely. And the most, I don’t know–touching moment. “Thorin’ taking snapshots of the scenery, his back to the camera. And we knew it wasn’t his double, because nobody can duplicate those hands . . .

But do you think you could possibly, just maybe–encourage our beautiful, talented but modest Mr. Armitage to spend a little more time in front of the cameras for those behind-the-scenes moments?

I realize, of course, that while Richard is one of the principal actors he is not the ONLY actor in the film, and everyone is working hard and deserves their moment in the spotlight in these vlogs. You obviously have a great cast and crew.  And I hesitate to ask simply because I do know what a reticent and down-to-earth person RA is–never one to push himself forward, prefering to quietly remain in the background. It’s part of his enormous appeal for us.

Honestly, we aren’t asking for much. Just a few words spoken by him, a close-up or two.  Toss us a few crumbs.  We’ve been starving, you see. And we are desperate for whatever we can get.

Of course, you know all this means we are counting down the days, the hours, the minutes until we can see and hear plenty of Thorin on the big screen, larger than life and in 3D . . .  if there was a huge hoopla over the first LOTR movie premiering, I suspect it will seem rather small in comparison with The Hobbit’s arrival this December.

Richard is on the brink, I believe . . . and we thank you for allowing us to be a part of his journey. And I apologize if we are being greedy.

But he is a most extraordinary fellow, our Richard, as I am certain you know by now. And we addicts need our fix.

Ever Richard’s and your fan,


Thanks for this moment, Sir Peter.

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I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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  1. That’ it exactly! You took the words and said them perfectly. Now, if only Sir PJ and Richard would be so kind as to oblige us a little bit more for a little while longer.

    You know, I am crushing a little on PJ. I think he is super creative and brilliant. And for some reason I feel like he is a good person. i have no way of knowing this, I just sense he is.

  2. I really don’t want to seem greedy, but my gosh, it’s hard not to want just a little bit more

    I think PJ is adorable. I’ve a crush on him, too. He’s very gifted and has been immensely successful in his field, yet he remains so, so down to earth with that lovely child-like enthusiasm and joie de vivre. Like you, I have no way to verify it, but it seems to me he is a good guy and one who has an appreciation and respect for someone like Richard who is talented and also very dedicated and professinoal. .

  3. I really love these video logs. While I wouldn’t mind seeing more RA in them, I’m so grateful that PJ is doing these at all! They are great publicity for the films, but he doesn’t have to provide fans with these behind the scenes peeks at all-which makes me love PJ all the more. Peter Jackson, much like Richard Armitage, seems to genuinely appreciate the fans. That being said: PJ, please give RA a nudge towards the camera for the next vlog? 🙂

    • It is wonderful that he does these–not many directors would go to the trouble, and it’s a win-win situation. He drums up more interest in the flims and we get to learn more about the behind-the-scenes work that goes on in putting together a major film production like this. I have always enjoyed seeing how films are made and what wonderful tutorials he is providing us.

      I agree, PJ seems to be a man who has an appreciation and a RESPECT for his fans, qualities Richard shares. They just seem like the ideal director/actor pairing, don’t they?? And of course, this makes us love Sir Peter all the more, because it certainly looks as if he is treating our lad right and providing a fantastic opportunity for him as an actor.

      But please, pretty please, in your own sweet way, Sir Peter, do give him a nudge or two. We just can’t get enough of that Thorin. 😉

  4. Gracie, Angie, you took the words out of my mouth regarding Sir Peter. He totally won me over the moment I started watching his first Hobbit vlog! He’s enthusiasm is infectious! He must be a billionaire yet he seems so wonderfully unaffected by fame and fortune, and he seems like a very sweet natured fellow. So, I admit it, I’ve developed a bit of a crush on him too. And btw, I LOVE his accent! Very charming.

  5. If PJ hadn’t already won me over with his recognition of Richard’s talent and worthiness of the Thorin role, seeing him in the video blogs would certainly have done so. I love his down-to-earth, unaffected nature, dry humour, and his enthusiasm for his work. He’s like a big teddy bear, I just want to hug him!
    He does stand to gain a lot publicity-wise by making the vlogs, but with all that is involved in producing not just one, but at least six (hopefully more), it would be easier to just not bother. But he has cared enough to take the time and make the effort, and for that, he has my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation.

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