This is a “rough cut” posted early this morning that will be edited later. Nothing really new here in terms of revelations about the film or RA’s career–not that I expect it from this kind of interview anymore anyway. But we DO get a glimpse of his purple “Christmas” socks 😉 and clued in on what his worst Christmas present was (a homemade emu? Guess you have to be a British kid of that generation) and what he hopes to get this year from Santa.
So . . . Mr. A wants aftershave, does he? Hmmmm . . . wonder what he prefers–woodsy, clean, citrus, spicy, or some other under notes in his “smellum good” as my daddy used to call his aftershave (“Old Spice” being his favorite). If you were creating a signature fragrance for RA, what would it smell like? What would you name it? Oh, the possibilities . . .
On a personal note, I finally broke down and went to see the nurse practitioner yesterday. Pre-pleurisy in the left lung. Steroid shot, courses of oral steroids and antibiotics along with cough pills prescribed, lots of fluids recommended. Can already feel the intensity of pain in the rib cage area lessening. Looking at above photo doesn’t hurt, either. 😉 We’ve been bombarded with flu, strep throat and other crud in our communities this year. Wishing YOU a healthy, safe and happy holiday season.
Well, obviously he looks great. Servetus is somewhere drooling over that beard, methinks. Love the stand-up collar on the leather jacket. He sounds wonderful. And it seems John Proctor is a role he really, really wanted to do and now it’s the time. So happy for him getting this opportunity and happy, if slightly envious, of all those who will able to see him in the flesh in this play in London. *sigh*
Of course, we can’t shorten the character’s name to JP without confusing him with John Portah. Here’s to the second JP–John Proctah!
Fernanda Matias shared a link to this video by FashionARTventures at YouTube. The artist gives us a tutorial featuring her detailed illustration of Thorin, from his vambraces (arm bracers), coat and tunic to his luxurious mane of hair. I think she captures a good likeness of RA as Thorin here, and I also like that it’s all done freehand–no digital wizardry. Definitely worth a look! And thanks for sharing, Fernanda!
Thanks to RANet for the link to another RA goody.
This BBC lXtra Radio interview which was also videotaped (yes!), doesn’t cover a great deal of new ground but it’s interesting nonetheless–well, there’s the sight and sound of the lovely Richard, sure to brighten anyone’s Friday morning!
I even forgive Sarah-Jane Crawford for asking THAT question at the end. You know, the one about the C-I-R-C-U-S. He manages to laugh at it–even as we roll our eyes and sigh loudly.
And I am now entranced by the idea of wrangling Thorin’s rampant locks. I do need a job . . . and I always wanted to see New Zealand. 😀
Richard makes speech to crew and cast. How I want to see this! Apparently it’s featured in the Best Buy Hobbit Combo pack in its exclusive documentary. Fingers crossed it will show up on YT at some point in the not-to-distant future. I again give thanks to Dark Jackal for sharing the video screencaps with us. And enjoy the little video–short but sweet with some lovely music and images of Richard as the beautiful, majestic Thorin!
Couldn’t resist this quickie vid. It’s in HD so set your viewing quality accordingly and enjoy.
Courtesy of our lovely and talented friend Heather and HeathRA Designs, more footage from the SDCC Hobbit Panel:
We really like the fact Miss Heather focused on one actor in particular. . . .
Doesn’t he look like he is having a hell of a good time?? And doesn’t he look handsome, healthy and generally wonderful . . .
Thank you, Heather dearest. You rock! 😀