Tuesday, June 12, 2018

New Richard Armitage Fan Challenge Day 3

C. Name a book that you think RA should star in a film in?

This is a tough one because there are probably many characters in many books throughout the years I've imagined being made into a film or series starring Richard Armitage. 

My favorite book genre, my favorite escape, are mysteries and detective stories. There are two detectives in two separate book series I would love to see made into a film, or series of films, or better yet, a TV series, starring Richard.

RA as Jonathan Argyll, art historian and detective, in Iain Pears art history mysteries.  I have read all the books in the series, but it has been years since.  Jonathan is a British art historian and art investigator who ends up in Italy investigating art crimes and murder. He also falls in love with Italian art detective and colleague Flavia di Stefano.  Each book follows a different case, and through the books we also follow the Jonathan and Flavia love story.  If I remember correctly the character of Jonathan is younger than Richard is now, but I think the age of the characters can be changed, as other books have been, without altering the stories. The series was written in the 90's, but it could be set in the present day.

The second character and series I think RA would be great in is playing former policeman and private detective William Monk in Anne Perry's historical detective series set in the Victorian era. Monk is another British detective. I don't think the Monk series has ever been made into a series, or any of the books into a film, but I could be wrong.  Below is a description of William Monk from Wikipedia:

"William Monk is a clever man who wields irony and sarcasm with considerable skill while remaining obstinate, proud, and impulsive. This normally disastrous combination of attributes (for which he was dismissed from the police force) is offset by his intelligence, unswerving sense of justice and humanity to those he deems worthy. He is highly emotional and this passion drives his excellence with the single-minded determination of the obsessed. He will solve the case, he will see the evildoers brought to justice, and he will be fearless in doing so, come what may."



  1. Great Choice!! I love the Monk series - mostly the earlier ones. He has the right brooding personality and a great back story.

    1. We need to convince a producer to do this, RA as Monk!


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