Richard and his work: a miscellany of art & thoughts

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Those beautiful eyes. The close-up of Richard taken from the DVD extras for Spooks S9. He displays an amazing eloquence with his eyes alone, doesn’t he?

Even after becoming “one of us,” as Robin referred to him, Sir Guy was still the odd man out, the outsider that wasn’t exactly embraced with open arms by the outlaws.Β  I suspect Richard’s experiences of feeling like an outsider in his youth helped him capture Sir Guy’s loneliness and his vulnerability.Β  I kept wanting desperately for someone to be nice to Guy. At least he had, albeit all too briefly, Meg as his champion. And I found myself warming to Robin-finally–as he did extend the olive branch to his “brother in arms.”

Well, many of us DO love to see those hands in action and/or watch him eat . . . if I were to share a meal with him, I fear I would be too busy trying to keep my eyes off his hands and mouth in action to eat my meal. Hmmm. If I could have dinner with RA often enough, maybe I would lose weight! πŸ˜‰

It certainly had to brighten Katie’s day to look up and see her handsome hero bearing flowers and wearing that lovely smile. It seemed only natural for me to give Katie a role in helping John Porter in Truce. As for Porter–well, could he have been any more perfect? Not with Richard playing the role.

Oh, does the man know how to smoulder. I read a reviewΒ for aΒ new movie featuring ZacΒ EfronΒ and the critic said one problem with the romance part of the film was Efron “really doesn’t know how to smoulder.” Maybe he needs to take lessons from Richard Armitage.

I love how pensive he looks here. I think he is a man who gives a lot of thought to his roles and his responses when interviewed. His intelligence and depth shines through. There’s a lot going on beneath that handsome exterior.

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  1. Great musings and all very true! Those eyes, that smolder, those hands, the vulnerability, all make us a little crazy!

  2. If I were to share meals with him I’d never be able to eat anything, I’d be way too nervous and self-conscious! What a way it would be to lose weight- I need to lose about 2 stone. 😦 His eyes on pic #1 are unbelievable. I couldn’t stop staring at it! Pic #5: Why do I resent that lucky cow JG so much? Last pic- one of my all time favourites! I think it’s one of the best photos ever taken of RA. Funny it should come from the weirdest photoshoot ever. πŸ™‚

    • I need to lose far more than two stone, so I would require a number of meals with Mr. A before reaching my target weight. πŸ˜‰ I resent that lucky cow JG, too. She got to enjoy Paul and his peaches and other–erm–fruit and never properly appreciated him. πŸ˜‰ I adore that B&W photos, it is one of my favs, too. It was a bizarre photo shoot, that is for sure. I do love the shot of him jumping in that white kilt, I just wish I could see his face, too. πŸ˜‰

      • I just stood on the scale. I’ve lost 25 pounds (about 10 kg) in the last three months when I was at home. Now imagine what a diet of raspberries and peaches and “other — erm — fruit” could do. **licks chops shamelessly**

        • Congratulations, Leigh! Not being as active as I would like to have been over the last few months moved me backwards in my weight loss quest. 😦 I am certainly glad you are recovering well from the back surgery–with the assistance of Mr A. πŸ˜‰

          • Believe me, if it hadn’t been for Richard (and you!) I’m not sure I would have made it. Yet at home, I was walking and doing so much more because I didn’t have to go uphill against the pain. I am more grateful than you know.

      • I agree with you about that photo shoot. I wonder what was going through his mind during all of those weird poses. But the photo up top and the kilt shot are both super!

        • I went back and looked at all those photos earlier. They are definitely different. Almost looks like a bit of BDSM was going on in some of them. πŸ˜‰ Oh, dear, shades of 50 Shades! I can’t escape even if I want to. πŸ˜‰

    • I weary of the youngsters who can’t seem to grow up taking on roles that demand a mature range.

      • He’s a baby! We need the RA weight loss plan! If we put he pictures up around the table, would that help? I don’t think so!! Oh well!

          • Yes, Zac was born in 1987… a baby. And he plays a soldier in that new movie of his… THe one based on the Nicholas Sparks book. Forget what it’s called. Anyway how can you take him seriously as a soldier? I don’t know. Guess we’re just not his “target audience”. πŸ˜‰

            • The only way one could take him seriously as a soldier would be as one of the little boys the Axis powers were conscripting when they had run out of men.

              • The poor little 12-year-old kids they forced into battle. And he’s supposed to be a Marine. I see Marines as–I don’t know–TOUGH. Zac doesn’t come across as tough.

            • I saw him on a Graham’s show the other night, all the little High School Musical fangurlz were screaming in the audience. I definitely don’t think we are his target audience. There is a shower scene in the movie that is supposed to be steamy, but his lack of smoulder made it fizzle according to the critic. πŸ˜‰

              Imagine Richard in a shower scene. Oh my the temperature just went up.

              • Richard in a shower scene…suddenly I’m not concentrating on breakfast. πŸ˜‰

              • I keep putting his characters in the tub, shower, pond, ocean . . . I am mad about the boy being wet, I guess. I wonder if he sings in the shower, and if he does, what he sings? Show tunes? Pop?

              • OK, let’s start another petition for Richard to be cast in a film where he has to do a shower scene! πŸ™‚ Or better still, a steamy scene in a shower with a lady who preferably isn’t GOR or Julie Graham or Leila Rouass (sp?). πŸ™‚

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