Richard Armitage’s haircut as Kenneth in Love, Love, Love: Attempt at description
There have been a few requests for photos of Richard Armitage’s transformation in hairstyle in the role. I’d been googling different haircuts to try to find a picture that exemplified it; no dice. Weirdly, however, as a consequence of the recent Richard Armitage rabbit trail, I ran across a theater history post that had a video of Rupert Everett in Another Country. I hadn’t seen that film but I had read the work it’s based on, the famous play, The History Boys. So then I googled Rupert Everett in Another Country.
So this is how I’d try to reconstruct that picture for someone who hasn’t seen the play since the hair change. First, look at Armitage’s hair in this photo:
That’s the basic texture and length of his hair.
Then, look at this photo of Rupert Everett with Kenneth Branagh (Everett is at left).
Here’s another of just Everett:
This is not exactly the same as Kenneth’s hair, now, but it has some strong similarities — it is short on the back and sides, but fuller on top and long in front. Everett’s hair is curly and Armitage’s style is not, but I would argue it’s the same cut, and they have fairly similar hairlines.
The effect in Armitage / Kenneth’s case is of straight bangs that are supposed to be brushed to the side and glued down escaping over the forehead and almost threatening to cover his eyes. It’s almost a schoolboy haircut, and it help him look a great deal younger than did the original hairstyle.
Anyway, not perfect, but I hope this helps.