We are thrilled to announce that the Hamlet, a Novel, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed international bestseller Macbeth, a Novel, co-written by A.J. and David Hewson will be out on audio on May 20th, performed by the incomparable Richard Armitage.
Armitage has a history of playing Shakespeare but is probably best known internationally for his portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield in the recent Hobbit movies, as well as Guy of Gisborne in the BBC’s Robin Hood, Lucas North in Spooks and John Thornton in North and South.
As with Macbeth, a Novel, A.J. and David have set out to retell a version of Shakespeare’s story in the style of a period thriller, full of intrigue and excitement, giving Armitage a full cast of characters with which to demonstrate his considerable reach and power as an actor, as well as utilizing the rich musicality of his voice!.
There was a time when I seemed to have been inspired by David Bowie's music to make a fan video or two, or three. I posted about two of my other videos on Bowie's birthday recently. Here is a third video that's about 4 years old and features Sean Bean and the movie Stormy Monday.
I may have mentioned before that one of my favorite dwarves (yes, I have them also Sir Ian) is Nori, especially Nori's human, Jed Brophy.
He always gives very thoughtful and interesting interviews, and he did again recently for Critics Associated.
One very important thing that Jed and I share is our admiration for this guy called Richard Armitage!!
A few wonderful quotes about RA from JB:
...is there anything you have not tried yet that you would like
to have a go at? Perhaps a specific role, or project (filmic or not)?
…make a great Western with Richard Armitage, Bernard Hill
and Viggo. That would be fantastic.
What scene in The Hobbit: There and Back Again you most look
forward to see on the big screen?
I think the Battle of the five armies and in particular our
charge out of the fortress. We had been waiting two years to do that scene and
on the morning we filmedRichard Armitage
turned to me and the gleam in his eye said it all. He said to me , “We
have been waiting two years to do this and I can see you are ready”. He was so
much our king in that single moment. It was like the charge of the Rohirrim in
the Return of the King which I was also lucky to be a part of. Just …..well
hard to describe, but very emotional.
To read the rest of the wonderful interview, including some very interesting information about Nori's weapons, click on the link below:
Looks like The Anglophile Channel is fairly confident they will be going to New York at the end of this month to interview
"Now, what would you like us to ask Mr. Armitage? You can email your questions to: TheAnglophileChannel@gmail.com We won't be able to get to ALL your questions, of course...but we will try to get to a few. Thanks again to ALL of you, for being a part of The Anglophile Channel and making this event so exciting! Now lets alert the ARMY"
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(I recently finished an online course about Richard III's life and times from the University of Leicester and FutureLearn, and the narrator's voice I'm sure is our professor's voice. Nice find for me this morning.)