Armcrossed Armitage: a career overview

Richard Armitage as John Standring in episode 3 of Sparkhouse. Source:

Richard Armitage as Ian Macalwain in Ultimate Force 2.2. Source:

Richard Armitage as Mr. Thornton in episode 1 of North & South. Source:

Richard Armitage as Steven in Frozen. My cap.

Richard Armitage as Claude Monet in episode 2 of The Impressionists. My cap.

Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood 1.9. Source:

Richard Armitage as Harry Kennedy in Vicar of Dibley: The Handsome Stranger. My cap.

Richard Armitage as Ricky Deeming in George Gently: Gently Go Man. Source:

Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood 2.1. Source:

Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood 2.2. Source:

Richard Armitage as Lucas North in Spooks 7.2. Source:

Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood 3.5. Source:

Richard Armitage as John Porter in Strike Back 1.3. Source:

Guy of Gisborne is, of course, the king of the Armitage armcrossers. Grins!

~ by Servetus on October 16, 2011.

10 Responses to “Armcrossed Armitage: a career overview”

  1. Is he holding something back or just chilly? 😉


  2. Oooh, those beautiful long arms…sorry, still overcome by RA’s dancing in that Cats video. 🙂


  3. Just imagining him singing “My sweet embraceable you”!!! *Swoon* The words sound good to me! 😉


  4. Mmmm. Especially Guy… He’s very consistent with the left arm being crossed over the right.


  5. Hi Serv,

    I hadn’t noticed RA’s arm crossing across his roles. Good catch. Perhaps, it’s because he does it so sparingly–like his hand to mouth gestures are also rare.

    And my giggly comment for the morning is to suggest that RA open his arms long enough for me–or anyone–to slide in there next to him for a friendly hug. At least Heather got to do that for real. Ha!

    Cheers! Grati ;->


  6. Armcrossing is very characteristic and people cross their arms in different ways. A comfortable armcrossing for me might not be comfortable for you!
    He puts his right arm under his left and crosses the left over the right keeping the left hand under it, actually he hides both. This pattern changes a litlle bit on the last pic.

    (I sleep with my arms crossed – which is very comfortable for ME – so I have thought about it ) However I cross my arms slightly different from him. Why are there differences? Why does it happen? After the research about which side peolpe bend their heads to when kissing , I believe funding on scientific research has odd criteria… ; )


  7. From the top: Self-effacement; Attentiveness; Supreme confidence; Doubt? Dejection; Power; Charmed; Contmeplation…too many screen caps to continue captions – 😀


  8. I haven’t noticed it either, I knew Guy did it a lot but wasn’t aware of it in the other charactes.

    Is the same gesture and yet, each send different messages.

    OML 🙂


  9. richard looks fablous as thorin in the hobbit. this doesn’t make him anymore goegous then he is now.


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