His name, that is. Thorin is Thorin Oakenshield because he battled against his foes making use of that great hunk of oak he found, turning it into a makeshift (and effective) shield. It became part of this legendary warrior’s story and life. He’s just–epic, in every sense of the word.
Richard still fears he’ll be too old (as well as too tall) to play the tragic monarch. Unless it takes an awfully long time to come to fruition, I would still like to see him tackle the role. Maybe it’s just my shallow desire to see him with S3 Guy hair again? I just know he could make us believe.
As I have mentioned before, I am a fan of Josephine Tey’s excellent The Daughter of Time, which is one of the works that inspired the actor named after Richard III to delve deeper into the much-maligned monarch’s true story. I confess I still have to read The Sunne in Splendour (it’s on my Kindle with about 1,000 other books), but I am sure those who have read/are reading the book have their own ideas about other roles Mr. A might undertake if he didn’t play the lead.
Edit: Here’s an additional article and programme note of interest for my UK readers:
A poem by Francesco Marciuliano (author of “I Could Pee on This & Other Poems by Cats”). I dedicate this post to Leigh and Lucky, aka the Pirate King and to all the feline lovers out there. If only I had this much energy!
HOLY (censored), THAT BALL CAN BOUNCE!
SON OF A (removed), I CAN RUN SO FAST!
NO (banned) WAY, I JUST BROKE THAT PLATE!
WHAT THE (edited), DID YOU SEE ME JUMP?!
WELL (forbidden) ME, I’M CAUGHT IN A JAR.
MOTHER (bleep), I SHOWED THAT LAMP!
OH (cut) NO, THERE GOES YOUR GUITAR!
UN-(denied)-BELIEVABLE, I CAN CLIMB YOUR LEGS!
NO (blocked) LIE, I CAN DISTRESS YOUR FLOOR!
FOR (erased) SAKES, ISN’T MY LIFE GRAND?!
SO (censored) SAD I’M A KITTEN FOR JUST SIX MONTHS MORE!
- Sally Forth to MST3K (the-unmutual.blogspot.com)
- Our favourite cute and funny pet videos (confused.com)
- I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats, by Francesco Marciuliano (bfgb.wordpress.com)