Richard Armitage Legenda 81: Stuff worth reading

Legenda offers a brief, non-inclusive index of stuff about Richard Armitage that I noticed and enjoyed since the last episode. It doesn’t usually include materials presented on the major fansites, which I love dearly, but which are linked in the sidebar. Because I always forget or just miss stuff, please add additional pieces of interest via link in the comments.]

As more tornadoes hit Oklahoma

Nine more humans dead today in the storms. I’m sorry for how this may affect Richard Armitage’s hopes for the success of Black Sky. At the same time, my eagerness to see any tornado movie this year is falling.

Here’s a link to American Red Cross to donate to help disaster victims. Please consider helping in any serious relief efforts that cross your path.


297a28Source: Grendel’s Mum


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Richard Armitage related fanfic: Mature, sexy, RPF, and/or slash

  • The Innkeeper” by Aisling (Thorin / AU / PWP). A regal dwarf meets an innkeeper’s widow.
  • At wattpad: “Broken” by Morrighans Muse goes to ch. 34 and 35. (Lucas North / Spooks / OC).

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~ by Servetus on June 2, 2013.

25 Responses to “Richard Armitage Legenda 81: Stuff worth reading”

  1. Another great round up! Thanks for the link love! JSYK…I posted Ch. 8 of Recovery today on DF 🙂 (blogging is really cutting into my fanfic time!)


  2. Thanks for link, Servetus! And thanks for the round up! Good stuff!


  3. Thanks for compiling this. Much as I love John Simm as an actor ( State of Play and Life On Mars- fantastic stuff), there are times when it really is prudent to keep your feelings to yourself, don’t you think? The word ‘wanker’ seems unfortunately appropriate.
    As for Viggo- what’s not to love! He also eschews award ceremonies where possible, but doesn’t come off sounding ungrateful.
    I’m selfishly glad RA didn’t attend Armageddon today. Whilst it might have been nice to have all the dwarves attend, they were never going to get Ken Stott on board, and I think Richard would have been wasted in amongst so many others.


    • Interesting about Stott — I’ve become very curious about him after seeing him as Balin, and he seems to show up least in all the docs / vlogs, etc. Is there some specific reason he wouldn’t do this? I had assumed the reason he didn’t do the TH promotional tour was that he was playing in Uncle Vanya at the time, but is there another reason?

      I have no idea what Armitage’s position on this question is — except that so far he’s seemed to appear with the “headliners” (Freeman, Serkis, McKellen) rather than with the ensemble. You’d almost think he’d prefer to appear in a crowd and not answer too many questions. Or perhaps he knew he’d attract more attention and wanted to make sure that the dwarves got their due reward for being there …

      Viggo: I thought it was interesting what he said about post-Hobbit roles.

      Simm: I think it’s unfortunate when anyone in the public eye appears to be biting the hand that’s feeding him. I read those comments and thought: if you weren’t willing to accept / take the risk of being approached by fans when they saw you in public, *why on earth* would you take a role like that, where you know there’s a highly developed, enthusiastic fandom? I’m not discounting the possibility that fans can be insensitive, but this kind of public comment puts him in a poor light.


      • I’ve just done a bit of searching on Ken Stott and came cross a really interesting article from 4 years ago-
        I did find another article which talks about him stopping a play part way through to evict some noisy teenagers, which takes guts.
        His career in some way mirrors RA’s- encouraging parents, music in his youth (frontman for a band rather than musicals), struggling early career doing other jobs to stay afloat, extensive work in television.
        I just assume, perhaps unfairly, that he doesn’t look to do anymore promotional stuff than required by contract, and attending cons wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea.

        Re RA , I’m wondering whether Armageddon are saving him up to be a headline act at a later date. They do have a con coming up in Melbourne in October, and he stated quite emphatically at the Popcorn Taxi event that he’d be most willing to attend a con there. This is pure speculation on my part of course, but if it happened I’d be willing to hop on a plane if that we’re the case!

        As a postscript, Dr Who fans will now be far too busy speculating on Matt Smith’s replacement to be bothered chasing John SImm around at Tescos!


      • It has often been discussed how publicity shy RA really is or isn’t but I think JS really is, even if it doesn’t come across well when he says things like that or looks fed up at an awards show. I remember he said he used to be a lead singer in a band but had to give it up because he couldn’t stand being on a stage as himself. I think he either quit completely or prefers just to play the guitar or something. I imagine it could have gotten worse once he became a well known actor and wasn’t an anonymous singer any more.

        As to KS, I think he never does interviews. I don’t remember him saying anything in the vlogs either. I think he may have written that into his contracts.


        • Simm — I’m not requiring him to love publicity, just to be considerate of the people who are paying his salary. That said, we’ve seen more than once on this blog how reporters have pushed on one end of the fan / actor dynamic in order to get good copy.


  4. Hooray!! Thanks for the link. My grandmother thanks you as well. 😀


  5. I’m sorry to say I don’t want to see a tornado movies for a long time.


    • It would depend a lot on the movie. I could imagine a truly great drama actually being well placed as a cathartic move — I just can’t imagine this film is that. (Sorry, Mr. Armitage. I’m still skeptical.)


  6. Ooh! Lots of great reading here! I love these compendium posts of yours! And thanks also for including my post links in the above.


  7. Thanks for the link 🙂


  8. Thanks for the link, Servetus :*
    (I think Sir Guy on horseback looks much better than Thorin;) )


    • I think long legs look great on a horse, and that slim silhouette. Thorin’s fine but Guy’s better 🙂


  9. Thanks for the link to my blog Servetus. :-9


  10. […] a brief, non-inclusive index of stuff about Richard Armitage that I noticed and enjoyed since the last episode. It doesn’t usually include materials presented on the major fansites, which I love dearly, but […]


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