Guy of Gisborne-Lucas North-Matthew Clairmont

Guy of GisborneIf you have been reading my blog for a while then you know that I am not a fan of the BBC Robin Hood series.

Yes, I know that our man Richard Armitage is in it, but the series itself does not keep me engaged beyond admiring RA’s presence onscreen.

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about Guy of Gisborne because I just finished reading A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness for the third time.  Every time I read the book or listen to the audio version I think of Richard as Matthew Clairmont, and looking very much like Guy of Gisborne, except as Matthew, Guy would be much more polished, well dressed and clean shaven.  Of course Matthew also has a beautiful French accent.

rh107_019Guy and Matthew do not really have the same personality, but I think they do share the same sexy quality, and that is why I always picture Guy over any other character that RA has portrayed when I am reading ADOW.

ep7_002Matthew Clairmont is a very intense character and that is when I tend to think more of Lucas North.  Of course Lucas is sexy as all heck as well, but I picture MC having hair that is a little longer and his overall look reminding me of a medieval knight.  Lucas has the very clean shaven face and body of MC, the vampire.

ep4_080I like the intensity that RA brought to Lucas North.  It would work very well in the role of Matthew.  RA would have to step up that intensity ten-fold, which I am sure he could easily manage.

It could be said that Matthew is a little bit too intense, but I happen to find that part of the character very intriguing.  It is one of the character personality traits that completely pulls me toward him.  John Thornton is intense as well, but he is also shy with women and that would not describe Matthew Clairmont at all.

ep2_133Matthew stalks his prey, and I see a little bit of that quality in Lucas, but more so in Guy.  Only Matthew makes Guy seem like a light weight when it comes to preying.

rh107_016 Guy’s pursuit of Miriam was off the chain, but nothing compared to Matthew’s hunt of Diana Bishop.

rh107_104I am really looking forward to seeing how Matthew Clairmont unfolds onscreen, hopefully in the body of Richard Armitage.  I love to read, and often in my imagination transport myself into the books that I read.  Matthew Clairmont has become one of my all time favorite characters from a book.  This character has consumed me in the way that John Thornton did for months after I watched North and South.  I don’t think that I will ever get tired of reading the books in the trilogy either.

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Photos courtesy of RichardArmitageNet.

Oh NO!

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Now that Charlie Hunnam bowed out of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, I am back to praying that Richard Armitage does not take the role.  I wonder why Hunnam did not know before accepting the role that his schedule would not allow him to work on this film.  

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Let us pray that THIS man does NOT end up as the star of Fifty Shades.

Yes, I know that it is Richard’s career and it is his choice

but

I really don’t want him to be Christian Grey.

Photo of RA courtesy of RichardArmitageNet

Photo of Charlie Hunnam courtesy of The SubClubBooks