WARNING:Mmm…I’ve tried to resist but I couldn’t! So those of you who are not interested, or can’t understand or even disapprove my “one weakness”, or worse consider me “sole out”- “fixated” - “off my head”, please... DON’T GO ON READING!
What's the matter with me? Nothing. I’m wonderfully OK! Only, I’ve been reading about STRIKE BACK and wanted to share. What about fixation and craziness, then?
"Ay… There’s the rub!"
(W. Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III, scene i) ...
RICHARD ARMITAGE’ s present project!
Yes, I know. "Here she goes again!" But... I just wanted to share what I know with those of you who are interested. He’s now in South Africa on the set of a new 6-part TV series due for broadcast on Sky1 and Sky1HD in spring 2010.
Many of Richard’s fans were eagerly waiting for his return in a costume drama but it seems 2010 will be a year in uniform for him. Military uniform. In fact, he will be shooting CHARLIE next July and in it he will be an allied British soldier fighting in Italy during WWII ; then, this STRIKE BACK is also a military story based on CHRIS RYAN's best seller. A former SAS soldier turned novelist, Chris Ryan was also the co-creator and technical consultant for ULTIMATE FORCE, one of Richard Armitage's early TV series. The TV series of Strike Back is based on his 2007 novel and is written by Jed Mercurio, whose previous work includes Cardiac Arrest and Bodies. Ryan is an advisor on the series.
So after being ...
So after being ...
- sweet, loyal, caring, shy JOHN STANDRING in SPARKHOUSE
·broody, charming, unforgettable JOHN THORNTON in NORTH AND SOUTH
handsome, brilliant, effortless, confident – but unfortunately mischievous- JOHN MULLIGAN in MOVING ON
Richard will be JOHN PORTER in this new series!
THIS IS BRIEFLY THE PLOT. Two soldiers: one a celebrated military hero and the other a broken veteran living in the gutters of London. Their paths last crossed nearly twenty years ago. Now, amidst a hostage crisis in the Middle East, their lives are about to collide again. And the Strike Back is about to begin. John Porter ( Richard Armitage ) was involved in a hostage raid in Lebanon in 1989. The raid went disastrously wrong; several Regiment men died. John spared the life of a Lebanese fighter and blames himself for the deaths. Struggling to come to terms with the past, John has hit the bottle and is sleeping rough.Colonel Peregrine Collinson was involved in the same raid. Unbeknownst to his colleagues, it was Peregrine's fault that the mission went wrong. He was awarded a Military Cross and is heralded as a military hero for something he didn't do.After the disastrous raid, the lives of the two men couldn't have been further apart. Until now. A hostage crisis in the Middle East draws the enemies back together again. Who will be the hero this time?
KEY CAST LIST
Jodhi May as Layla Thompson
Orla Brady as Katie Dartmouth
as Hakim Al Neseri
Fenar Mohammed Ali