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Well, I am sure that out of all the Richard Armitage fans I am the only one who cannot wait for The Hobbit Hoopla to go away. I did not purchase the DVD and I have no intentions on seeing the next two Hobbit movies. Yes, I know…how I could be so disloyal? I simply am not into it. I don’t know how else to explain it. I am happy that RA got a major part in it and that everyone involved are making loads of money, but The Hobbit just does not move me.
However, that does not mean that I do not enjoy seeing photos of Richard as Thorin. He makes a mighty glorious looking Thorin and I thank all of you for providing such valuable screen caps for me to look at. I got these from Pinterest. Keep them coming darlins! I really appreciate it. You all are keeping me in Thorin Oakenshield heaven.
If you have been keeping up with Richard Armitage you know that The Hobbit was a favorite book of his growing up. I read the book last year, so I can understand why RA loved The Hobbit as a child. The Hobbit book would enchant any child. RA is a fan of Tolkien’s books, so it makes sense that appearing in The Hobbit meant everything in the world to him. Richard has said that ….” If this is the last piece of work I ever do, I’ll be happy.”
There is no doubt that Richard did an awesome job in The Hobbit, but I don’t see Thorin Oakenshield as Richard’s crowning achievement as an actor. The Hobbit may turn out to be the most expensive epic production Richard has done, but I see Richard surpassing the character of Thorin as an actor.
Someone in the reading audience mentioned to me that there is a movement in support of Richard Armitage playing Matthew Clairmomt, who is a character in a book by Deborah Harkness titled A Discovery of Witches. Click on Armitage4Clairmont and Armitage4Clairmont on Facebook for more details. Thank you Sheila for providing the links. I have not read this book yet, but I will check it out.
I just have a feeling that Richard is going to be the next Hugh Jackman. HA! You know that I had to get Jack the Man’s name in this post somehow.
Seriously, though I feel in my gut that Richard will surpass The Hobbit as his shining achievement and I look forward to seeing how he does it.
Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood
Richard Armitage portraying sexy Lucas North in Spooks (MI5).
Richard Armitage as John Porter in Strike Back.
Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit.
I had a blast making these collages. Does that come as any surprise to anyone? 🙂