Richard’s latest message: “Nervous, excited and quite emotional”


Message from Richard Armitage, 28th November 2012  (courtesy of Annette at

Dear Friends,

         So I am sitting in my hotel room from which I can see a very long red   carpet and The Embassy Theatre. I am nervous, excited and quite   emotional, the day has arrived when we can finally present our work for   everyone to hopefully enjoy.

                  I wanted to say thank you for the continuing support that I receive from   everyone who visits Annette’s brilliant site, and those others which   have popped up over the last few years and months. It means so much to   me to have that support. I truly hope you all enjoy The Hobbit, I tried   to respect the responsibility that taking on this role presented to me,   my fellow cast members are all spectacular in the story and we send out   our work to you in the hope that you can take your friends and family to   see a great event in the cinema.

                  I look forward to saying thank you, at the various premiers over the next few weeks.

                  See you on the Red Carpet.

               Much love                   Richard

I could be wrong, of course. But something tells me the prospect of mega-success and superstardom is not going to change Richard Armitage, not the core of who and what the man essentially is. I see here graciousness, gratitude, humility, humanity and a good heart.  (And a man who tends to double-space when he types–but under the circumstances, I think that’s perfectly understandable.)

I am also beginning to cry.

After being so frustrated over not being able to properly see the red carpet event, this was like a wonderful and unexpected gift. It also validates why such things are so important to me. Because Richard IS special and he IS worth the extra effort.  No one else could or would make me care so much, to so yearn to see his shining moments as they happen.

Richard Armitage, I wish you peace, love, joy and happiness this holiday season. You deserve it. Thank you for all the good things you have brought into my life and into the lives of so many others.

And you were absolutely dazzling on that red carpet in every way. You did us proud, my dear boy, you did us proud.

Red carpet photo collage courtesy of Msbeeton and RANet

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36 responses »

  1. So sorry you couldn’t see him on the red carpet and so happy he doesn’t forget his devoted fans !!!
    Beautiful and moving post Angie !

  2. Such a lovely tribute to the actor in our hearts, Angie! He’s so handsome and self-assured! He’s back to his leaner physique, darker hair and stubble, swoon! And the chocolately velvet voice as he genuinely communicates with whoever speaks to him. And his gentle humour and the twinkle in his eye as he answers. Our Leicester Lad has done us very proud.

    The Hobbit premiere in Norway is the on the 12th December at midnight. I would have rushed to attend if I knew that Richard would be there, but can’t face the jostling and confusion in the biting cold for anyone else.

    • Hiya, MillyMe! Great to hear from you, my dear. He was every inch the old-fashioned film star on that red carpet–immaculately turned out, beautifully groomed, oozing charisma . . . a stunner. *sigh*

  3. So sorry for all the frustration you’ve had today. *hugs* from me too.
    And there was the worry that we wouldn’t get a message from him this year! What a thrill to see it come up after all the excitement. Darling man, he’s timed it perfectly! I was in tears…again.
    That he will also be in the same country as me this time tomorrow for the ARIAs is the icing on the cake. 😀

    • Thanks, Mezz. I appreciate it. I know some people were bummed when there was no birthday message, but I think this was much better–sending a message at such an important moment in his life and career, taking the time to think of us. What a sweetheart he truly is.

      Enjoy that delectable icing, too, my dear. 😀

  4. I woke up at 3am I hadn’t been intending to watch ‘live’ but my fangirl won and I saw lots of it, but it didn’t make me emotional, the event seemed a ‘family’ themed one with Cate bringing her children and PJ with his daughter Katie, Richard was looking relaxed and so I was calm, but this morning when Annette said he had left a message I was immediately weepy, to think Richard took the time to write to us was very special indeed. I don’t think i’m over him. lol

  5. I have about 10 minutes in the morning to catch up on the net before work. When I opening richardarmitagenet to see what I could see, I decided the only thing I’d look at now was his message. It’s so sweet! I want to give him a hug. What a truly special, special man this is! Tears? You betcha!

    But then you know I’ve got to check out your site, Angie! For some reason, these two are the ones that I go to every day! When I have more time I surf to some of the others, but forget twitter. I just don’t have time.

    • Awww, thanks, Laurie, I always look forward to your morning comments, you know. 😀
      I, too, wanted to give him a hug and kiss that stubbled cheek and say, “Well done, you. We are so proud of everything you’ve accomplished. And thanks for being YOU.”

  6. I also had tears in my eyes when I read this message… How can someone so beautifully wonderful be so humble and down to earth… I’m lost for words… All I can say is how inmensely proud I am of him and that I love him more than ever, always will ❤

    • In a world of so many wanne-bes, so many who think they are all that and the proverbial bag of chips, here is a man like Richard who IS all that and more, and yet remains so grounded and gracious. That makes him even easier to adore. 😀 *sigh*

  7. What a darling man to remember his army of loyal fans and to take the trouble write to us before going down to that red carpet circus which must have seemed daunting to the lovely person we know he is. To talk about thankfulness, about being nervous and emotional, about his responsibility to fans and viewers, to complement all the others in the film, to say that “hopefully” we will enjoy it. WHAT A SWEETHEART!!! Of COURSE we will enjoy it many times over!!

    As you and so many others have said, Angie, he is such a beautiful man, inside and out. It’s a great post today. It just warms my heart.

  8. Angie, I read all posts by Richard, but there is always the suspicion of the truth, these messages are really written by him? I wish from the bottom of my heart that are really written by him, because they show a human sensitive and beautiful, worthy of all our respect and admiration. I love Richad and see him as a wonderful man.
    His appreciation of the message and beautiful and exciting and you talk all I want to say thanks.

    • Hi, Luci, and welcome. I do believe Richard is the real thing, a genuinely nice and caring human being aside from his beauty and talent and charm. And I appreciate the fact he takes the time to write and send those little messages. Just as he took the time to meet, sign autographs and take photos with the fans who came to the set of Black Sky in the summer. He doesn’t have to take that time and trouble; but he does and bless him for it.

      And you are welcome. 😀

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