In several interviews in the last few years Richard Armitage has talked about his desire to play Richard III and his interest and work in a television series or film that would explore all facets of the man and the king. The video below is an attempt to bring together some of what Armitage has said about Richard III through clips from some of his television and radio interviews.
Instead of another remake based on a remake of an old and not missed television series, why not a sweeping historical drama about the true story of the last Plantagenet King of England!
Please come back and visit again later this week for more about Richard III and Richard Armitage as part of
King Richard Week.
See more posts by my fellow contributors to King Richard Week 2011 by clicking on the link below:
Show your interest and support for a television/film about the real Richard III by signing the petition at the link below:
What to get the man who insists he already has everything?
More work for our favorite workaholic.
Since watching his acting gives us so much delicious fantasy fulfillment, we thought we’d turn the tables with a fantasy present: the job that he’s most repeatedly expressed interest in doing — a retelling of the Richard III story.
We’re not agents or producers, and we can’t finance this project or cast him in it or write the scripts, so we’re doing the next best thing: a week of background, context, musings, and jokes about why we’re dying to see “our” Richard play “that” Richard.
Want to share the fantasy more actively? Sign the manifesto:
We hope you enjoy the week!