I was having a discussion with a Jonas Armstrong fan, and she said something which, as a Richard fan, really surprised me. Well, floored me actually.
This JA fan sees RA as always playing Richard Armitage. I believe she’s seen him as Guy, Lucas, Thorin and Harry (and possibly in other roles) and she said she thought he looked, sounded, and moved exactly the same in all the roles–Guy of Gisborne, just wearing different clothes.
Now, of course, I completely disagree with this assessment, but then she and I clearly have differing tastes in actors and, it would seem, acting styles. Upon this, we agree. 😀
As do we agree everyone has their own tastes and are entitled to their own opinions. And this post isn’t about slagging off on this particular individual, not at all. To each his or her own.
But this thought did pop into my mind and I felt compelled to follow up. And it’s been a couple of months since we’ve had a poll, too. So here’s your challenge, avid Armitage aficionados!
If you were introducing someone to Richard as a performer, and you wanted to demonstrate his versatility and range as an actor, which roles would you choose? Not necessarily your favorite roles, or the ones you think he looks the hottest in, you understand–but three you feel best showcase his varied talents. Which roles would those be?
I have listed twelve of his roles, both starring and supporting, and you can enter your own choice if you don’t see it listed among the choices given. I would also love input as to why you’ve made these particular choices. Thanks for participating and commenting!
- Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis talk 3rd “Hobbit” film (panarmenian.net)
- Richard Armitage, the most wonderful, nurturing crush a girl could have. (thearmitageeffect.wordpress.com)
- Charisma, Affability, Integrity: That’s Our Richard (thearmitageeffect.wordpress.com)