saturnine: gloomy, dark, mysterious. Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood, 3.9. Source: RichardArmitageNet.com
~ by Servetus on February 18, 2017.
Posted in Richard Armitage Tags: Guy of Gisborne, richard armitage, Robin Hood, vocabulary
Saturnine really fits several of his characters, though probably not the actor himself.
Taurus said this on February 18, 2017 at 11:48 am | Reply
I dunno — he describes himself as moody. However, I don’t think he’s personally dark.
Servetus said this on February 19, 2017 at 1:06 am | Reply
Exactly. I’m sure he has his serious moods (probably exacerbated by some roles when he sinks into them), but at the same time, he often comes across as cheerful and having a pronounced sense of humour. So moody, yes, saturnine, not so much.
Taurus said this on February 19, 2017 at 5:48 pm | Reply
well, nothing about “saturnine” implies that it’s permanent. For instance, one of the connotations of “saturnine” is slow or sluggish — which doesn’t apply to Guy generally but does in this episode. So Armitage himself could be saturnine from time to time. “Saturnine presence” is a frequent usage of this adjective, which doesn’t imply anything about duration.
Servetus said this on February 19, 2017 at 6:15 pm | Reply
Mmmmm. I always did like the bad boys.
Helen said this on February 18, 2017 at 1:45 pm | Reply
This was one of Guy’s better moments — the episode with Meg in jail.
that’s another word i love and miss hearing/reading! and seeing this straight after the bedtime stories… hm he did hide the sweet really well in Guy, not a word one would ever associate him with. Which goes to prove what a really good actor he is, but then i always thought Guy was a masterpiece! In more than one way 😉
Hariclea said this on February 20, 2017 at 5:11 pm | Reply
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