A bit more than a decade in Richard Armitage’s calves

These are four comparison points I remember.

  1. early 1990s

42nd St days or thereabout.

2. late 2005 or early 2006.


Claude Monet’s calf after his mishap in the forest, in The Impressionists, episode 1 (broadcast April 2006). Source: RichardArmitageNet.com

3. The Hobbit BTS — between February 2011 and July 2012:

An earlier one.


Before July 23, 2012. Source: RichardArmitageNet.com


4. Hannibal — filmed in winter-spring 2015:

This is in case you need a closeup:

5. Brain on Fire — filmed late summer 2015:

~ by Servetus on March 24, 2017.

31 Responses to “A bit more than a decade in Richard Armitage’s calves”

  1. His legs are luscious. I wonder if he knows?


  2. I prefer his legs when he is more beefy and muscled up for a role, and unwaxed. 😈 Definitely more manly IMO!
    Just wondering if he has put on a bit of weight? The skinny look which he was sporting in the latter half of last year just does not do it for me; I thought he looked somewhat fey at times.

    Fuller required him


  3. Hobbit times, yes, yes and yes! ❤


  4. Shocking!!! You have forgotten to include this gem (found in the comments of your own post here: https://meandrichard.wordpress.com/2015/07/03/relaxed-armitage-or-rushed-armitage/)
    By the way, slightly unfortunate capture, that new BoF picture…


    • Why do you think this? The odd posture or the muscular calves? I am always a bit surprised to see his naked legs, don’t know why…


      • The odd posture. A picture that is shot mid-movement. Not very flattering. (I am surprised that such a picture is used for promo.) Otherwise the physique of Mr A is as perfect as could be. And if truth be known, I’d also look at him if he was permanently walking on tiptoes 👣 😉


        • I don’t think it is a brilliant shot but it works well for her character more than his, in terms of promo. She’s struggling but being coached and is generally in a “sunnier” disposition. It speaks to a potentially happy ending (without giving much away). Not a perfect still, by any means, but a serviceable shot for promo.

          But lets be real, his legs are the best thing in it. 😉

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    • I liked it.


  5. I don’t mind the slightly bent body, thus he looks very caring. I like these photos very much because they are a hint of normalcy in those depressing times.
    At first I was not much interested in this movie but now I would like to see it, much more as a BS sequel…


    • I think, when people start seeing this film, it will lead to a mild influx of new fans — not because the film is great (as I noted in excruciating detail) but he’s a definite daddy in this one. Like, you’d want someone like that taking caring of you. (Also he wears a TON of blue clothing.)


  6. Seeing the increasing definition in his calves over the years, we could start speculating about calf implants… probably just running though. 😃

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    • he must have had pretty good calves before 1995, really, but it looks like the Hobbit (and reasonably speaking, SB before that) took him to a different place.

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  7. I hate that his legs are straighter than mine. 😉


  8. I like his legs hairy.


  9. While reading Guylty’s Roundup, I had to look up RA as Epiphanes and found this 1999 pic of the calves… http://richardarmitagecentral.co.uk/main.php?g2_itemId=185156& . Another fine example for your timeline!


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