Richard Armitage at the height of his acting power

catafalque: a raised box or platform used to support the body of the deceased (or a coffin) at a funeral. Word origin uncertain, perhaps from Italian, catafalco (scaffolding). Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (extended edition). Screencap.

~ by Servetus on March 20, 2017.

10 Responses to “Richard Armitage at the height of his acting power”

  1. Opening WP this morning, this post really makes me lol. Without knowing what catafalque means, it was just such a funny thing – the headline “height of his acting power” on a picture of him playing a corpse. You cheeky thing!!! 😉

  2. I’m getting mixed messages here:-)
    Actually, I hope this scene isn’t the height of his carreer…
    On another note, my OCD kicked in because he’s not resting right in the middle of the catafalque, but juuusst a little bit to one side. It annoys me; couldn’t they have placed him in the middle.

    • I’m interpreting something he said in the BTS Hobbit extras, where he says that he’s learned his lines and has the blocking down, etc. (and then Tami Lane says, even when he’s dead he won’t shut up)

  3. Now that is a word I’ve never heard of!

    • You might run across it if you read a lot of nineteenth century novels, or if you were specialized in historical discussions of Abraham Lincoln’s burial.

  4. This one always makes me teary. But the word is in the notebook! 😉

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