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Richard Armitage, the most wonderful, nurturing crush a girl could have.


First, here’s a beautiful copy direct from Warner Brothers of the promo featuring that tear-inducing hug between Bilbo and Thorin at the end.

Richard, you just keep outdoing yourself. You looked wonderful this morning in Toronto. Loved the look. Classic and classy, but with a contemporary vibe, too. A dapper English gentleman with style from the top of your handsome head to the tips of your well-shod toes.

In your interview on Marilyn Denis‘s show, you were relaxed, charming and playful. Loved the dip of the host–you do know how to make an entrance, don’t you, my dear boy?

I learned you like the word “serendipitous,” too. If the grey in your natural beard proved to be so, then my discovering you was just as serendipitous.

But what really, truly got to me was when you shared those kind words about your fandom and how supportive we are of you.
Of course we are supportive; with a classy gent who is so kind, thoughtful, modest, generous and gentle on top of all that talent and beauty, how could we not want to cheer you on every step of the way?

You give us so much through your portrayals, the way you give your characters breadth and depth and life. And you, yourself, are a gift. An extraordinarily gifted human being whose inner beauty keeps radiating out to illuminate our own lives.

Richard Armitage at Union Station in Toronto this morning.

Richard Armitage at Union Station in Toronto this morning.

If we are the loveliest, most supportive fan base an actor could have, then surely you are the most wonderful, nurturing crush any girl–or guy–could have.

That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.

A great collage created by a Canadian fan and retweeted by RANet

A great collage created by a Canadian fan and retweeted by RANet

The Gentlemanly Giant: Thoughts on the Japan Press Conference


I had somewhat better luck tonight. Although as usual  (given our slower connection) there was some  buffering with the livestreaming, I was actually able to see and hear some of RA during the press conference in Japan, and the picture quality was beautiful. So was Richard Armitage, in every sense of the word.

Richard, looking retro rock n' roll cool, shares crinkles and answers questions for the press in Japan.

Richard, looking retro rock n’ roll cool, shares crinkles and answers questions for the press in Japan.

I know from Twitter that he didn’t get asked many questions, although when he did they were answered thoughtfully and intelligently in that deep chocolate voice we love. As always, he was attentive and responsive to what his fellow Hobbit folks were saying.

And it was what others had to say about him that really caught my attention tonight.

Peter Jackson saidthat if Martin as Bilbo was its heart, then Richard as Thorin was the soul of the movie. That this quiet actor is one that absolutely holds your attention on the screen.

Martin Freeman was very gracious in his comments about Richard, describing him as an extraordinary human being.

Richard was lauded for his positive qualities above and beyond that amazing talent of his: his quiet determination, his sweet nature, his decency, his stoical work ethic.

I don’t think it’s just us who love and admire Richard Crispin Armitage. As someone said on Twitter, he’s the man women want and men want to be like.

I don’t think our modest guy quite knew what to do with all that praise. But we all know he deserved every last drop of it, and more.

At the end of the conference, the group posed for photos. As usual, Richard, that dazzling smile in place, towered over the rest–Martin, Sir Peter, Andy and Elijah.

But then, he’s a giant of a man anywhere he goes. A giant of a gentleman, a talent. A giant of an extraordinary human being.

Richard, I am so very, very proud of you.

ETA: The link below will take you to the press conference in five parts. Thank you, RAC!



Screencaps courtesy of Twitter and Sinjoor.

Screencaps courtesy of Twitter and Sinjoor.