When Richard Armitage's fans are asked to vote in polls and choose among his several characters, usually , John Thornton comes first with Guy of Gisborne at very little distance, followed by Lucas North and Harry Jasper Kennedy. But if they added Richard himself in those polls, I'd choose him. I absolutely love to listen to and watch Richard himself talking about his work, his characters, his likes and dislikes, his memories, his hopes and dreams. So ... my thread for this week RA Photo Friday is ... Richard playing HIMSELF in ... interviews.
The first cap is taken from the extras in NORTH & SOUTH DVD. Don't you find that Richard's look has greatlly improved lately? That necklace (OMG) with a classic suit has disappeared, at least! But it was a pleasure to listen to him telling the story of how he had become MrThornton, at the time.
Promoting Robin Hood series 2
Telling about how different Guy was from series 1 : "No comment about the style of acting, please!"
From Robin Hood 2 DVD - Extras
Analysing Guy with Lucas North's hair-style
Remembering laughing out loud in a train while reading the script for Vicar of Dibley Special . How much we laughed and dreamt too watching him wooing Geraldine!
Telling about instant chemistry between him and Daniela Denby-Ashby ... Affairs of the Heart!
Promoting Spooks 7 while filming Robin Hood 3
Promoting Robin Hood 3 while filming Spooks 8
What can you discover of the man , watching and listening to all his interviews and, especially, reading all the articles and interviews in magazines and newspapers? A lot, indeed.
What I was particularly glad to discover was ...
Richard loves ... ALL THINGS ITALIAN... everything from the food to the language, he’d love to speak it but – he said at the time of the interview – “I’m currently reduced to talking in English with an Italian accent”! If I can teach English to Italians, couldn't I manage to teach Italian to AN English man? (Not ANY man, though!) I'm ready, for free. Any moment!
What does he hate? What we all love! Hear it, hear this ...
“I hate watching myself on screen. I hate the sound of my voice, the way I look, everything. It’s all completely excruciating.”
( for more about LOVES & HATES follow this url http://www.richardarmitageonline.com/articles/WomanAndHome200610.html)