Richard’s scale/stunt double gets moment in spotlight

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Mark Atkins, one of the people I follow on Twitter, is also the scale double and stunt performer for Richard in The Hobbit trilogy. Mark was spotlighted in a local UK newspaper this week and I wanted to share the link with you. From everything I understand, he’s a very nice young man (several fans got to meet and dine with him in Wellington as I recall). And I didn’t know he used to be a police officer! There are also some nice pix with the story, including one of his proud mum and a shot of Mark with PJ.

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2013/02/06/cannock-man-mark-gets-big-break-in-the-hobbit/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+expressandstar_main+%28expressandstar.com+Main+Feed%29

It can’t hurt to run this cute pic of Rich and Mark at a charity event once again. A couple of hotties!
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About fedoralady

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.

6 responses »

  1. Thanks for the link. Short is good too. My oldest son is 5’3 and at 21 I don’t think he will get any taller since he has been this tall since he was 12.

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