And now, a message from Storyteller Richard


So, it’s evening in Detroit. Mr. A has put in another day on the set of Black Sky. I wonder if he’ll go out somewhere for the evening to celebrate his birthday–a birthday supper, perhaps? A little dining and dancing? Or will he be too tired and prefer to pack it in . . .  whatever he does, I hope it’s been a good day. I hope by the time he turns in for the night  he’s thoroughly felt the love and affection and appreciation that has poured out from all over the globe for him on his special day, on Armitage Day. And thank you, once more, Richard, for just being–you.  And for the effect you have on me, on us.  God bless you, Birthday Boy Extraordinaire.

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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. Okay…that does it! I have to confess now like I hear people do when they go to alcoholics anonymous.

    My name is Xenia and I am a Richardarmitagoholic! I look forward to my 12 step recovery.

    • Xenita, I don’t want to disappoint you, but I have been suffering from RA addiction since returning from the UK in October. There is no cure, no recovery, no getting around it. It may be a lifelong affliction. But do not worry, we are in it together! lol

      • Gracie, I think you are right. There is no cure but I thought that I at least had it under control when I stopped watching North & South so often. I haven’t watched N&S since June. I had to stop because the soundtrack alone would make me cry. The melodies are beautiful but haunting. Well it is nice to have so many wonderful people to share this addiction with.

        I have had crushes on celebrities in the past but they were not anything like this. I used to have a crush on Tyler Perry, but I have not thought of him since the Saturday afternoon that I first watched North & South….LOL I have also had crushes on Blair Underwood, Denzel Washington, Andy Garcia and Antonio Banderas.

  2. I second your wish for Richard.
    I wonder if perhaps he celebrated early, like that weekend trip to NY he mentioned to that fan who met him yesterday. Here’s hoping today and everyday, he will find something to celebrate.

    • Yeah, I did wonder the same thing–an early celebration. I hope he had fun whatever he did. Dare I say I hope he enjoyed some female companionship as part of the celebration? 😉 And yes, I totally agree–may he find something to celebrate each and every day. A great human being like RA deserves it. 😀

  3. Can someone please help me out? I have not seen the entire storyline of Cold Feet or Between the Sheets. Does anymore know of the best website to purchase them?

    I have seen some screen caps of Richard in Between the Sheets. Is that really him completely nude laying in bed with Alona and doing the deed? I got so embarrassed when I saw that picture. OMG!!!

    • Between the Sheets is only available in Region 2 so you need a multi-region player or you can watch it on your computer using VLC media player. It’s available through Amazon UK. I am not sure if Cold Feet is available in our region–I don’t have my DVD right now to look at. but I think it just might be. I get most of my RA vids from the UK because even with overseas shipping charges, they are still cheaper than here in the US (and I have Amazon Prime, which gives me free shipping). And yes, that is indeed Richard in the glorious alltogether. There are two sex scenes where he gets his kit off as the Brits would say. Bless his heart, he told his mum he used a “bum double.” But there is NO mistaking that bum. 😉

      • Thanks for the information Angie.

        I thought that it was the episode of Spooks that RA was watching with his Mum. The one where he takes off his clothes and you see his bum and she got up refusing to watch that part. If RA was watching BTS with his Mum then that man is not shy at all.

        • Now, I didn’t say he was watching BTS with his mum, only that he told her they used a bum double in that particular production. I somehow doubt they watched it together, but I could be wrong.

          I am certain if you are a parent of an actor or actress who doesn’t have a problem with nudity on screen you just have to learn to not have a problem with it, either. After all, it often comes with the territory these days and it’s part of the job in certain roles. And knowing Richard, he’s not going to want a double for anything he doesn’t absolutely require one for. Authenticity is his watchword, methinks. He even volunteered to be nude during the Spooks waterboarding scene because he suspected it is what they would do to a prisoner and he wanted to capture all the fear and humiliation Lucas felt in those circumstances. His own fears about water, of course, helped make his performance all the more believable.

          • So Richard VOLUNTEERED to go nude for the snowboarding scene huh?…..hmmm very interesting indeed. It seems that RA is very comfortable in the buff even with a whole production crew looking.

            • Well, waterboarding—might have been a might too chilly to be naked for a snowboarding scene LOL He’s a Method actor–they like authenticity and really getting into the head of the character. Whatever it takes, I guess.

      • Me, too. That’s one of Richard’s amazing gifts. He makes me believe; he makes me care, even about characters I would not care to know in real life.

        • His ability to allow us to walk in someone else’s shoes also allows us to see into the characters’ souls, somehow, which helps us to empathize even with the sort of character we’d normally steer well clear of.

  4. What a gorgeous photo – never seen that one before. Loving the biceps. And the hands and the smile and the tilt of his head and the hitched t-shirt and… did I mention the biceps?

    • Of course, it’s based on a screencap from Cbeebies. He’s just yummy in those vids. The little shirts he wears in all the stories all display those biceps very nicely, methinks. And there’s just a bit of floppy fringe over the forehead. And all his glorious expressiveness. *sigh*

    • The second picture gets to me too! Just as in the CBeebies series he manages to look incredibly sexy but at the same time adorably cute too. I’m so glad you didn’t forget to mention the biceps!!!! 😉

      • Yeah, adorably cute doesn’t generally include the whole sexy component, but with Cbeebie Richard it certainly does. 😉 Makes you go “awwww” and thud all at the same time.

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