Archive | April 2014

Inside RA US Information (with all due respect to Sir Peter Jackson)…

The clear choice (with apologies to Sir Peter Jackson)

The clear choice (with apologies to Sir Peter Jackson)

Dear RA US readers,

Our journey of waiting for The Hobbit Trilogy to be released has been in some ways like Bilbo’s own, with many special joys, but also hidden shenanigans by its creators, as they’ve revealed their secrets all too slowly as we’ve followed along. “There and Back Again” felt like a name. It was a fine name. Never had any problem with the name. But having seen two of the three movies, it suddenly felt misguided.

When I was reading our Facebook page earlier today, I came across a quiet little thread in which an RA US member named Elizabeth commented on Sir Peter’s new title for the third film. I decided to keep an open mind until I thought about it a little more. I have now reached that point, and after much thought, flipping through countless RA photos, and watching my favorite bits of AUJ and DoS again, I agree with Elizabeth: PJ should just give in and give the film the one title that feels completely appropriate… and obvious.

**And so here, on RA US, at least: “The Hobbit: Thorin” it is.**

Heh.

Heh.

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“Rom-com, rom-dram!?! RA: We don’t care, just give us some lovin’!”

Srsly, how can this talented man consider himself not the right kind of actor for a rom-com?

Srsly, how can this talented man consider himself not the right kind of actor for a rom-com?

On our Facebook page, we’ve just started a new album called “Rom-com, Rom-dram! RA: We don’t care, just give us some lovin’!” in reaction to a quote I read today (from The Independent), that I somehow missed in all the RA/GoT drama:

‘Fans are unlikely to catch him in a rom-com anytime soon, as the 42-year old believes he is not that “kind of actor.”

RA is very interested in comedy (excellent!): “I’d like a bit of a crack at some kind of anarchic comedy, but whether or not I’m skillful enough at it all, we’ll see,” he said. “I’ve definitely been trying; I’m chasing comedy like never before… My New Year’s resolution was to go and find something that’s funny, have more fun. We’ll see if it’s proving fruitful…maybe.”’

If this isn't the face of - and the actor who can play - a rom-COM lead, then millions of women all over the globe are DELUSIONAL!

If this isn’t the face of – and the actor who can play – a rom-COM lead, then millions of women all over the globe are DELUSIONAL!

Believe us, RA, when we tell you that you *can* have fun as a *romantic* lead… You’ve often spoken about how much fun you had working on with “Vicar of Dibley” (rom-com)  *and* “North & South” (rom-dram)???

If this isn't the face of - and the actor who can play - a rom-dram lead, then millions of women all over the world don't know what we're talking about!

If this isn’t the face of – and the actor who can play – a rom-dram lead, then millions of women all over the world don’t know what we’re talking about!

Playing comedy doesn’t have to be exclusive: you can also play a compelling romantic leading man… believe us, you can! Lucas, Guy, Alec Track, Monet, Porter (and others)… all have had their romantic side and you played them perfectly.

Just think about it... you and Emma Thompson in a  Richard Curtis grown-up rom-com???

Just think about it… you and Emma Thompson in a Richard Curtis grown-up rom-com???

We beg you, darlin’, just give it a shot! PLEASE!!!

There ya go... just think about it. And remember how much you laughed with Daniela on N&S and with *everyone* from start to finish on "Vicar." You can do it! We have total faith in you!

There ya go… just think about it. And remember how much you laughed with Daniela on N&S and with *everyone* from start to finish on “Vicar.” You can do it! We have total faith in you!

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“The Richard Armitage Dichotomy”

“The RA Dichotomy”: He has the looks of a leading man…

Photo: Robert Ascroft.

Photo: Robert Ascroft.

…with the soul of a character actor.

Photo: Robert Ascroft.

Photo: Robert Ascroft.

 

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