Richard Armitage, how about a North & South reunion?

So … IF Richard Armitage is doing “Love Love Love” with Roundabout this fall … and IF they are still looking for a female lead — well. Daniela Denby-Ashe was in the debut performance of that play in 2010. She was “vivaciously bohemian.” Honestly, call her up, dude. See if she is available. Your history suggests you could do a lot worse. And oh, my G-d, would the fans come a-runnin’. Although our image of Margaret Hale might be shattered forever … I bet she knows all the lines.

Baby boomers: Daniela Denby-Ashe and John Heffernan in Love Love Love

Baby boomers: Daniela Denby-Ashe and John Heffernan in Love Love Love

~ by Servetus on June 11, 2016.

18 Responses to “Richard Armitage, how about a North & South reunion?”

  1. Ah this John Heffernan-Guy who looks like Ryan Gosling 😆

  2. Why not. Would be wonderful – maybe the Magic still works

  3. A reunion sounds lovely to me.

    Slightly OT. I searched Daniela to see what has been doing since North and South. Fun fact found on Wiki: Daniela’s parents are of Polish descent, her paternal surname being Pszkit. Before they married, they decided to create a more British-sounding family name, so they looked in the telephone directory and each chose a name they liked and hyphenated them.

  4. Wouldn’t it be great to see if their chemistry still makes him “tingle”? I would love to see them work together again.

  5. Well, it’s an idea, maybe i would like her more in this role 🙂 though in LLL we’re not talking about a couple with ‘good’ chemistry :-p But he would probably enjoy working with her again, i am sure.

    • I was never a big fan of her as Margaret, either. She’s temperamentally a comic actress and she lacks the chops for really serious drama. They originally auditioned her for the role Jo Joyner got (Fanny). I think it might not have been so obvious had she not been playing against serious theater greats — Armitage and Coyle could keep up with Cusack, Pigott-Smith, and Manville but she really struggled. You see it sometimes on her face, it’s like she doesn’t know how to draw out a moment at all.

      • Phew I’m not alone 😉always it mostly to myself because although I love NS it’s never my favourite because of the imbalance. Also the better the rest of the cast the better he is. So I’d like somebody stronger to play against as this is largely a 2 people show plus lastly the 2 kids. Glad he’s doing something on the funny side of mlc as well though as this is likely to be a very unsettling couple of months with this play. It’s close to the bone for our generation. Too bad movie and play are not in reverse working order. I’d personally need them the other way around if I’d have to spend months and months with the theme 😊

        • I think I’m personally much more likely to be in sympathy with this play than I was with The Crucible. This is much less epic, of course.

      • Would Anna Capper (?) fit in that role?

        • She is I think a theatre actress.

          Without knowing anything about the play really – I personally would like to see him pitted against someone like Eve Best (well-known at the Globe), or if we talk comedy Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha or Helena Bonham Carter. Though maybe not with this play. 😉🤔

        • It’s not really her “type” — all of her roles that we know about have been really super serious. Also, she’s probably not in the place where she could headline in this theater.

  6. Too bad Lucy is so much younger. They had such amazing chemistry. Daniela could be interesting. Sophia Myles could be very interesting as well.

  7. Or, Hermione Norris

    • Norris is in the running for favorite of all his co-stars for me, but she hasn’t been in this play.

  8. Oh man, that would be lovely!

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