Up close with Luscious Lucas and a shakin’ spy vid


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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. Mmmmm ! I want more photos in close-up, in big close up, in very big close-up !Those baby blue eyes, those eyelashes, those kissable lips ! Perhaps other parts of his anatomy Angie ?

    • Swooning already at the thought of more “very big close-ups” of whatever part of him you choose Angie. Good for you taking the Photoshop class!! *LOUD APPLAUSE*

      I like your turn of phrase Nadia – “Those baby blue eyes, those eyelashes, those kissable lips!” Yuuummm!!

  2. If I was with this guy the poor thing would never get any acting done, he’d have enormous difficulties extracting himself from my arms! πŸ™‚

  3. Am I the only one who thinks RA is far too good an actor to be wasted on playing Bond? Sorry if I hurt any sensibilities… Just my opinion. I saw the Red Nose sketch with Daniel Craig and Catherine Tate and DC was as wooden as a plank in that. I kept waiting for expressions to appear on his face but there were none! Maybe I’m spoiled by RA’s expressiveness?

    • Whilst I think he would make a terrific Bond, I actually think Richard would be even better as a charismatic Bond villain. We all know he loves to play the baddies. Toby Stephens was a baddie in one of the Bond films.

        • I think he did, and I totally agree it would be a great fit. Let’s face it, he’d end up stealing the show once again. πŸ˜‰ Who needs Bond when you’ve got this to-die-for baddie??

          • Amen. Bond is just Bond, Beowulf with technology. But suppose you had a really well-written villain for Richard to get his teeth into? Pity the poor bastard playing Bond. If thousands of us watched Captain America for a few minutes of Richard as the dedicated spy Heinz Kruger, how many of us would actually be watching Bond?

          • Would it be well written though? Not sure. If he plays the baddie then no matter how good a villain he is, he’ll end up getting beaten up/tortured/killed yet again. Not sure I want any more of that.

  4. Blue

    Cerulean, azure, Cerenkhov
    Drowning in your depths
    Becoming yours in every cell
    Wavelength of my heart’s desire
    Inescapably bare, brilliant
    Unclouded summer sky,
    Taking wholly without regret
    Iris blooming in my soul

  5. I’ve just read A Host of Low Truths ovder at FanFiction.com, which presents a much more satisfying alternative to S9 of Spooks and treats our beautiful Lucas with much more respect. So if you’re looking for a good read, I can recommend it. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you for the recommendation Mezz! Talking of fanfics, can anyone recommend a good N&S fanfic for me? There seem to be so many but it would be nice to start with something that comes recommended by someone on this blog! Thanks! πŸ™‚

      • Dear Judit, Are you on victorian or steamy mood ? For victorian shy ladies : a heart for Milton (Trudy Brasure). It’s is very cute. In steamy mood I recommend ” the Whistle Echoes” on Dreamerfiction.com. Mr.Thornton has temper but OMG he is very hot !

          • Thanks for that Nadia. As a relative newcomer to Dreamerfiction, I have been very slowly working my way through the list one author at a time, so it’s good to have a recommendation that I can go straight to for a good read. πŸ™‚

      • Hi, guys, working on Sloth Fic entries but let me say if you are interested in DreamerFiction, yes, it is members only (due to the adult nature of some of the stories, inxluding my own), ages 18 and over, and you need to be recommended. If you are interested, email me at angieDOTlongATcenturytelDOTnet

        • Unfortunately, I’m way, way over 18, in fact, I’m older than 2×18! Middle-aged, as I know now (thanks, Richard, sweetie!)..

          • That’s weird, this age thing. People say you are as old as you feel. Well, some days I feel like I’m 70 and on other days like I’m still in my teens! So go figure. Glad I sound like an adult though (most of the time anyway!)! πŸ™‚

            • Re age, Judit. I once wrote a newspaper column on the subject of age, how within me were all the ages I had ever been. The curious, wide-eyed child, the giggly schoolgirl, the shy teen and so forth. Just because you get older doesn’t mean you have to get old, if you know what I mean. πŸ˜€

              • Oh, and trust me, between the FMS and the normal aches and pains of arthritis and damaged joints, there are days I feel REALLY old. And others where I’d swear I should be twenty years younger.

        • @Joanna: The feeling is mutual! πŸ™‚ “Polak, WΔ™gier, dwa bratanki” (that means:Polish-Hungarian, two brothers). Have you been to Hungary? I’ve never been to Poland!

          • I’ve been to Budapest! It is a lovely city. I was there about 12 years ago as a part of a trip to several countries. I’d highly recommend a visit. Maybe I’ll get there again someday:)

          • @Laurie: Wouldn’t it be fun to get together when you return to Budapest, we could visit the RH locations! πŸ™‚ Plus the famous circus where Richard used to work! πŸ˜‰

          • @Judit:I’ve never been in Hungary but my parents were at Lake Balaton and in Budapest.
            My Mother mentioned that Hungarian people are very serious ,here I must add that my Mother used to communicate with your fellow countrymen in Russian .;)
            πŸ˜€ “Polak,WΔ™gier dwa bratanki, i do szabli i do szklanki”(that means: “Polish-Hungarian,two brothers, they are brave and like to play! “. πŸ˜‰

  6. I’d love to know just how many countries are represented in your blog alone Angie! I think we truly are the United Nations of Armitage!! πŸ™‚

    You know I love Lucas and while checking on something completely OT I found this Diana Krall video and the words seem to fit Lucas (or any other RA ChaRActer for that matter) so perfectly. It’s an old song but this is a great version of it. Listen carefully to the lyrics and I think you will all agree.

    • Very fitting indeed…”You intoxicate my soul with your eyes”.. Thank you for this , Teuchter! A great find! πŸ™‚

    • Lovely, Teutcher!

      You know I like Diana too, having used one of her performances for a video. πŸ˜€ As for the number of countries, here are the ones I know: U.S., Canada, Australia, Great Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, Hungary . . . that’s all I can think of for now.Anyone want to give a shout-out to their country? Lots of lurkers out there, as I know my faithful band of commenters can’t be putting in an average of more than a 1,000 hits in a day! Although Judit is trying . . . πŸ˜‰

      • Hi Angie!

        I’m one of them many lurkers out there πŸ™‚ I’ve been reading your blog since the beginning. Not so regularly at first, but, lately, at least once a day. I so much enjoy reading it! I found out about RA quite by accident in Dec.2010. I happened to see N&S on our national TV website. Before that, I’d never, ever heard about RA. Since that day my life hasn’t been the same πŸ™‚ I’ve seen just about everything he’s done. I’m more and more convinced that he really is one of the most talented actors (well, I’d like to say THE most talented!). RA really isn’t a household name in my country (Finland). Let’s hope he’ll be after the Hobbit movies come out!! I will be following this blog regularly. I so agree to everything you say about Richard here. I love your videos in YouTube and Vimeo πŸ™‚

        • Hello, Cristine,

          Thank you so much for your kind words! You are the first reader I have heard from in Finland. Richard does seem to be a life-changer. He is still not well-known here in the US, but more and more people are becoming aware of him because of The Hobbit. Once that comes out, I think LOTS of people will know who he is!! πŸ˜€

          The fact I have had such good traffic here in the short time I have had the blog shows me there is a lot of interest in Richard around the world. I know I have readers in at least 12 different countries. Thanks for reading and commenting and I hope you will continue to enjoy it here. πŸ˜€


  7. I LOVE her music. When I hear her sing I think of doing you know what with you know who!!! A song of her’s came on the radio the other day when I was driving, and I immediately pictured Richard. I was lucky I didn’t run the car right off of the highway!!!

  8. Okay, count one from Spain. I’m sure there are more, but they may not be willing to cop to the addiction the way I am.

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