Monday, April 28, 2014

The Road to The Crucible Begins

Fly now to London for week casting, design, conjuring, dreaming w/ design team & gettin prepped for the icy beautiful start block.

Tweet from Crucible Director Yael Farber today.

Hope we'll get an opportunity to follow along.

Update May 2, 2014 - from Twitter

Does this mean Richard starts rehearsals in a week? I'm positive he's been working on this for a while in any case, aren't you?   I have so many questions for Yael Farber and for Richard about the "re-imagining" of this play. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New York City Premiere Announced for The Hobbit:There and Back Again in December 2014

The Hobbit : There and Back Again

New York City Premiere

December 8


You can bid (for charity) for two VIP tickets to the premiere and After Party at the link below

Thank you Richard Armitage Central for the Information

(Too early to get those train tickets????)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Sean Bean

Happy Double-Nickle Birthday 

You look marvelous my dear and always 
young at heart

May you spend it in the company of those 
that love you

Including your many fans 

Sharpe by Petite Madame

Monday, April 14, 2014

Director Yael Farber (The Crucible) Talks About Her Artistic Influences

Interview with Yael Farber at the link below:

or here

If it's true that Richard Armitage will be starring in The Crucible, she will be his director.

April 15 - It's official - Richard will be starring as John Proctor in The Crucible

So very happy for him 

Among the influences she mentions is South African artist William Kentridge

He's an artist whose work I'm familiar with and also like, though of course, not as familiar as Farber. Nor can I fully understand the South African experience, but I feel there's a universal theme in his art about oppression and totalitarian regimes. 

To me his art is challenging, but also can be humorous. 

Kentridge is also a theater director.

How would all of this influence The Crucible and Richard Armitage? 

Friday, April 11, 2014

La Casa Matusita

Sorry, video in Spanish only 

Video is about the legend of this house in Lima, Peru, Casa Matusita, allegedly strange and scary things happen there. There are a number of ghost stories associated with the location and the house dating back to colonial days. 

Didn't he say he was looking to do more comedy? 

Will Richard Armitage star in this film-The Secret of Casa Matusita?

I'm happy that he's busy 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sean Bean Talks Enemy of Man

Sean Bean has talked about this project with Vince Regan for many years, I remember interviews with Sean about this not long after he played Macbeth on stage.  It's been about seven or eight years now at least that Sean Bean talked about joining Regan for this film.  At the time it seemed it was going to happen, and then all got quiet about the project again.

Was called something else then, Come Like Shadows I think. 

I remember at the time, Tilda Swinton was going to be Lady Macbeth, or at least Sean talked about her playing the part. 

They went to RADA together, Sean and Tilda.

I'm glad to see this project finally coming together, and hope Kickstarter does kick-start this film. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

I've Got A Crush On You Sweetie Pie

Yes I do

Here's a few examples of why 
(and he's handsome and dashing too)

I'm sorry they took down the full, unedited, version of the BBC Midlands Interview. It's a wonderful interview, one of his most personal in a lovely way, and well worth seeing. Hope they change their minds and put it up again. I will leave this here in memory of the interview.

Go to the wonderful Richard Armitage Central for a transcript HERE and there:

(Just listen to Richard kids...he has the best advise)

Thank you also

Update 4/7/2014

Oh Richard, I have a passion for Lucas North too

Are you listening Spooks Movie makers?  Bring back Lucas 

(Better looking than you? Sweetheart, that person does not exist in this world)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Hobbit Haka? Really McTavish?

 A very intriguing idea from Graham McTavish concerning the Hobbit cast, the dwarves I assume, and the premiere of There and Back Again:

We’re trying to get a haka organised for the final premiere of the third Hobbit film so the cast perform the haka. They’re always written for people; I couldn’t just go up and start performing the All Blacks’ haka, that would be very disrespectful so this, if we’re able to do it, would be written especially by the local Maori for us to perform. That’s the plan; logistically it’s just getting us all together to rehearse it. We really want to do it.

What a marvelous idea! I think they should do it, will be an unforgettable moment.

To read the rest of the interview with Graham, go to the link below:

He also mentioned Richard Armitage and the Powhiri at the start of filming for The Hobbit:

The Pƍwhiri? It was done to bless the sound stages. These particular sound stages, F and G, had never been used, so in Maori tradition it’s important to bless those things to make sure that good things happen in them. So the local Iwi got together and we were told that this was going to happen. We arrived at dawn and Richard [Armitage], because he was the leader of our group of Dwarves, was chosen to receive the greeting. The greeting in that situation is a threat as well because what they’re doing when they’re laying down the spear is this; if you don’t pick it up then it’s on, you’re going to have a fight.
But with Richard picking it up and presenting it back to him, that was a way of saying “We’re here in peace.”   I don’t know if you’ve ever seen a haka up close; I’d only ever seen it on TV during All Blacks games. To be honest with you, when I saw it I always thought it looked vaguely embarrassing, but when you see it for real it’s terrifying. The hairs on the back of your neck go up. These are frightening people.
And if you don't know what he's referring to, about the Powhiri and the Haka, watch the video below:

Thank you bccmee for the video 
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