Describe this Armitage face

Richard Armitage as Bill Chatford in Malice Aforethought. Source:

There’s something so transfixing here, and I think it’s because there are so many pieces of things. The expression in the eyes amusement in the left eye that turns into the background of a sneer in the right eye; the position of the lips; the way the forehead is contracting; the contrast between coldness and energy, between pride and the humiliation that underlies it; the potential for violence beneath the smooth veneer — I can’t stop looking.

~ by Servetus on April 27, 2012.

23 Responses to “Describe this Armitage face”

  1. To me this look says, “Would you like a free mustache ride?”


  2. ๐Ÿ˜€ Snicker’s Mom! Momentarily I’m dying with laughter .. while I wanted only to admire Servetus perceptivness.


    • Joanna, Servetus is very detail oriented and really thinks things through and and expresses herself articulately. I am always amazed at what she sees in what most people usually just see as a picture of a handsome man. As opposed to me, who just blurts out random nonsense. I’m the yin to servetus’ yang. When I saw the pic, I just could not help myself.


  3. @ Snickers Mom: Dear good-natured Servetus! ๐Ÿ™‚ She attempts to understand one Polish girl who speaks in language which pretends to be English. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  4. “OMG, just read a servetus X-rated dream”. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Joanna-LOL. (You should see my Polish; even worse than my French…)


  5. Hi Serv,
    This fellow looks like “trouble”. But, he might be a “good kind” of trouble. Ha!
    Cheers! Grati ;->


  6. @ Fitzg: LOL! Now I feel comfy, Fitzg.;) Thanks!


  7. Me + is a comfort zone, Joanna. I’m great in my language – only you wouldn’t know it from my typos. ๐Ÿ˜€ I CAN spell, people!! AND I had 6 years of Latin. Most of which is forgotten. And about 14 years of French. And well, languages, other than English and Typo-speak….


  8. Yeh, Joanna, we live with that image. (And try hard to be bad, I mean, Nice!! We are dead boring. ๐Ÿ˜€ ) I suppose there are worse images…

    And Poles are much more interesting! Sabre-charging on Arab horses, and valiant and couragious! And all the rest of our national images. ๐Ÿ˜€ We’re just individuals. And we like each other, in spite of the images…Giggle.


  9. I’d call this look mischievous in some ways. And I’m going crazy about it. First I saw similiar ones in Heathras’ Womanizer video. I got there through some comments of the Hobbit Trailer & was curious about that handsome fellow on the horse already. The fanvideo hooked me, finally. Off I went watching N&S and Robin Hood *lol*.


  10. I think my mum said it best when commenting on a screen cap of him the other day. “A sexpot!” ๐Ÿ˜€


    • Thanks for the comment, and welcome, Moominmamma12! I wonder what Bill Chatford would think of that description ๐Ÿ™‚


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