Richard Armitage and spy story tropes #4 — the bicycle (?)
I actually don’t think of bikes as a spy story trope. When I saw Richard Armitage’s picture of himself bike racing in a Berlin courtyard, I actually thought it was because he got a bike. Life in Berlin is so much easier with a bike. And it’s a fun thing to screw around on. And probably people used them to get to different parts of the set. (And we’d had a discussion back in the Hobbit days, when he said he would bike to the studio, about what kind of bike he might have.)
But after seeing the BerlinStation.com site, I’m think he might ride the bike as part of his spying activities. Because life in Berlin is so much easier with a bike, wouldn’t spying in Berlin be so much easier with a bike?
And then, I was thinking, that doesn’t transfer well to Lucas North, except I remembered this little scene when Lucas appeared to be a (motor-)bike courier.
which led to this:
and then finally to this!
So I’m hoping that Daniel Miller will be biking and wearing gloves, too. Oh, my gosh. Real people in Berlin definitely bike with gloves. Oh, please!