OMFG Richard Armitage’s audition for Thorin Oakenshield

H/t to Perry for the suggestion to look for it — I wasn’t going to watch any more tonight.

Very strange to see the Lucas North face in this audition but the raw emotion in that snippet — also Lucas North’s palm to face move — but seriously emotionality here, amazing intensity. They say they saw Thorin right from the beginning and I totally believe it after seeing this —

and the status move with the chin, in this case a shame move, was there from the very beginning.

Crying again.

~ by Servetus on October 24, 2013.

46 Responses to “OMFG Richard Armitage’s audition for Thorin Oakenshield”

  1. WHERE?!?!?!

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  2. What? Really!? Now I have to go buy it. Is it at Amazon?

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  3. That seals the deal for me!

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  4. It was heartbreaking to see Lucas North look back at me during that audition. Still wearing a Lucas North shirt, too. I think this was probably the audition he talked about where he’d injured his back and was on a lot of painkillers.

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  5. You are *really* tempting me to buy the digital copy instead of holding out for the bluray as planned.

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  6. Aaarrggghhhh! So envious! We have to wait till November 11th!

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  7. So now I’m crying about your comments and about the fact in Italy we still don’t have the iTunes link to download it. Let’s hope the give it us today. And I won’t wait, I can assure you.

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  8. Okay, that does it, I’m downloading from iTunes tonight. I can’t stand to wait any longer.

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    • I downloaded it earlier today! Just had to – but I’m almost too nervous to watch it now 😦 I’ll try to pluck up my courage later tomorrow. *shivers*

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  9. I’m downloading it!!!!!!! yeah!

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  10. I can’t wait to see it! My dvd hasn’t arrived yet. But I’m so looking forward to it. Thanks for pointing us to what will no doubt be a real gem of and RA performance in his audition tape! And remember, RA said he had injured himself so he was in pain during the audition. Poor guy.

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  11. I don’t want to buy it! I don’t want to buy it! I don’t want to buy it !

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  12. Just as well I don’t own any apple device, otherwise I’d be hopeless resisting the download option after hearing that the audition material is on there – thanks for letting us know Servetus. Will have to stick with my amazon pre order.

    On another note, have just finished re reading The Hobbit, which I haven’t read since I was 15yrs. Was surprised how much I enjoyed it, despite the style pitched at a junior audience. Reading it has only sharpened my anticipation for the EE and DOS, not assuaged it. Dammit.

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    • You don’t need an apple device. I downloaded it to my Windows PC

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      • I didn’t need to know that! 🙂 Interesting but dangerous.

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        • I think you’ll find a lot of it on Tumblr and Facebook over the next few days.Certainly the Richard Armitage parts. But …. And if you chose to download, give yourself a few hours to get it going. Also, if you have the option, download the extras first ( see upper right hand corner of screen where it says ITunes extras).

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  13. I succumbed at midnight last night, but don’t seem to have the extras!!!!!!!!! Where are they and what have I done wrong????

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    • They’re at the upper left hand corner of your iTunes browser. After the title and the year 2013, you’ll see “Play iTunes extras” – that’s what you need to click to access the extras.

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  14. Yes, as I said to blogging friend- Lucas North auditioned. I thought he said he auditioned for a different dwarf ( they all auditioned for the same one), but the clip we saw were Thorin’s lines. Does anyone remember what happened?

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    • He went thinking to read for Bard, I think. But they asked him to read for Thorin. And G*d bless them for their choice. As Philippa says: they got their guy.

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      • I knew it was for some other role. Thanks. Are you getting yours today?

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        • Yes, I downloaded it! It took more than 5 hours but it’s worth the time and the money. Actually watching, fangirling, crying, and getting moved & excited (about the movie, what were you thinking about?) all together. Trying to understand how to play the files out of iTunes and split them in short videos. Multitasking micra getting crazy… 😛

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          • Let me know if you figure that out. I have limited ability. My sound keeps unsynching with the picture. It took me about an hour for each to download, but then there was a glitch with the extras which fixed itself after I spent another hour trying to get tech support.

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            • oh dear, nothing is simple, ever… I promise I’ll try and do my best, but I’m not a tech wizard myself 😦 Learned by trying 😉

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              • It’s harder than I thought. No luck. And drm protected so I really don’t know what to do. I’ll keep trying later…

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  15. Looking forward to getting my DVD 🙂 Have fun all

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  16. Ugh. I wanted this Extended Edition before, but now I need it so badly I can’t even stand it.

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  17. I was going to wait for the boxed set after the entire trilogy is completed but I just might crumble.

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  18. Wow, it was not my intent to budge anyone’s purchases decisions — I wasn’t planning to buy this either. But wow, am I glad I did …

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