Happy 47th birthday, Richard Armitage!

[details of this year’s iteration of my annual donation scheme on this day are at the end of the post]

Richard Armitage at NIFF. A favorite look from this year for me.

The earth has completed its course around the sun once more. Seems like it’s faster every year. Here we can see the first yellow leaves on the trees already, signaling the beginning of the fall, but I hope wherever you are, you are still experiencing a pleasant summer. Happy birthday, Richard Armitage!

 

Another favorite look this year: Armitage doing Wolverine. Snaffled shamelessly from SueBC.

I can imagine this will be a difficult year for you (judging by my own past experiences) and I hope you have the day you want to have, or at least a day without too many difficulties. If I could wish or give you anything this year, I’d give you time. Enough and to spare, for whatever you needed it for. Perhaps this is only my insight of the past five years, renewed this summer: whatever it is that’s important, take the time to do it now, or at least start it now. If I could give you that, I would.

Of course, I appreciated this, too. Richard Armitage photographed in conjunction with Their Lost Daughters, May 2018.

It seems superfluous to say that, judging by the number of times I saw Ocean’s 8 in the theaters, I’m still in deep. Glimpsing you on a screen still gives me the greatest pleasure. Thank you for everything you’ve provided us artistically, this year and always. And the sense of “many happy returns,” I look forward to seeing the way you express your new experiences and new knowledge on screen, the next time and the next time and the next.

 

Then again, I also loved this look, in an interview done in conjunction with the Their Lost Daughters release. I feel like we rarely see him with such a light palace.

As per usual, in honor of the occasion, I will make a donation of $1 (US) for each person who comments on this post from now until I close comments (when I go to bed Wednesday night, probably in about 24 hours from this post). A person is someone with a unique handle, email and IP address who leaves a comment HERE at my wordpress blog. Limit one comment per person. Lurkers and first-time commentators are welcome; however, I will not accept comments from people who have been blocked. Your comment does not have to have any particular content. There is no limit on the donation, but if comments exceed past expectations I reserve the right to complete the donation in installments. I will make the donation on September 1 or shortly thereafter, after which I will publish proof on this page. I will leave a message on the charity’s page in the name of a group of fans, but will not be sending separate notice to Richard Armitage.

This year, the money will be donated to LOROS in honor of Margaret Armitage.

You may also want to give to one of Armitage’s JustGiving charities, or take a last look at donating through Guylty’s event or bidding on one of her items.

Again, many happy returns to Mr. Armitage!

~ by Servetus on August 22, 2018.

91 Responses to “Happy 47th birthday, Richard Armitage!”

  1. I do hope he has a good birthday, in spite of the sadness of losing his mother. Maybe he’ll have a quiet day by himself. And gone is the almost 1 month time span in which I am 6 years younger than him. Now it’s back to 7 years…!

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  2. I hope he rests and spends time w his family
    and friends and is as happy as he can be.

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  3. Happy 47th Mr. A, it may be a tough one for him, the first one without his mother fussing and probably baking a favourite cake. I hope he is with family and going over fond and happy memories of his Mom with those who knew and loved her as much as he did.

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  4. Time – what a beautiful gift to wish for someone. It’s the one thing I think we regret most not having enough of. But when we get around to realising it, it’s almost always too late. Namaste 🙏🏻

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  5. Time is the greatest healer, but it’s often a gift we don’t allow ourselves in the grieving process. The world doesn’t stop for us because we lose someone–but there are times maybe it should. Whatever he chooses to do with his day, I hope he can honor himself and his wonderful mum. Happy birthday, Mr. A. Many hearts are with you today and always.

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  6. Happy Birthday, Mr. Richard Armitage

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  7. Very beautifully written. One of those times when I say to myself – “I wish I’d written that” My sentiments exactly! We had a saying back in Scotland which said, “Wishing you everything you wish yourself.”

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    • 🙂 Je pense comme vous Teuchter . Les phrases de Servetus vont droit au coeur, ces mots parlent à tout le monde. C’est ce qu’il fallait dire en cette occasion. Toutes mes pensées pour vous deux et bien sûr “Bon anniversaire Monsieur Armitage !”.

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    • Thanks! Or as Catholics say, I will pray for your intentions. 7.

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  8. Happy Birthday mr. A!
    Servetus, thank you for everything. Take care of you, you both 🎁🎁🎁

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  9. Beautifully written, Servetus❤
    Happy Birthday, Richard. Wishing you everything your heart desires. ❤

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  10. Beautifully said, Serv.

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  11. Such a beautiful birthday post, Serv. Time is such a precious gift – time for oneself, for exciting projects, and time to spend with people who mean something. The latter is a bittersweet thought this year, as he has acknowledged in his own tweet last night. The first year without a loved one is always so hard. Hope he’ll have lots of interesting projects to distract his thoughts over the next 12 months.

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      1. Thanks, I think now of places where I’d like to have crammed in another hour, another day, another week, another month. I hope it’s a good year fro him.

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  12. He must be missing his mother so much today but I hope he’s with his family which will give him huge support. Happy birthday, Richard.

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  13. After reading Richard’s message and your beautiful piece I have tears in my breakfast but there is also a warm feeling, it’s hard but time does soften the edges of grief.

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  14. Happy birthday, Richard. Wishing you all the best on your day. ❤
    Thank you, Servetus, for doing this again. ❤

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  15. Happy birthday!
    Thank you for your celebratory post, Servetus!
    What better way to join the birthday celebrations than to come back to the living ;o)

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  16. Thanks,serv, for the donation.

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  17. Happy birthday!
    Auch ich habe das Gefühl, dass die Jahre immer schneller vergehen. Das scheint eine übliche Erfahrung zu sein, wenn man selbst älter wird 😉
    So wünsche ich nicht nur Richard, dass er sich Zeit nehmen kann, um die bedeutsamen Dinge im Leben zu genießen, sondern auch dir, Servetus, dass auch du bald wieder mehr Gelegenheit dazu haben wirst.

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  18. Happy birthday, Mr. A.

    Many thanks, Servetus , for doing this.

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  19. Beautiful post (and lovely choice of pictures).

    I don’t dare say “happy birthday” after reading his tweet, but my thoughts are with him today.

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  20. Happy birthday from me too! 🙂

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  21. […] Servetus has a thoughtful and wonderfully insightful blog for the birthday celebrations here. […]

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  22. Serv as always a beautifully written. To Mr. A. may you have the type of birthday you wish for and celebrate it in the way you want to spend it. As we all find out time is a precious thing so we should honor it. Happy Birthday!

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  23. So nice that you are making the birthday donation again. And snaffling is always welcome. The look during the Wolverine recording was a great one.

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  24. Beautiful post, Serv! Happy Birthday to the man from me as well. 🙂

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  25. I know it is the end of the day here but anyway Happy birthday Richard with my best wishes.
    Thank you Servetus for your generosity

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    • Well, his birthday lasted 48 hours. I forgot today was the first day of the fair, so I haven’t been around much. Thanks for the comment! 25.

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  26. I hope Richard has a pleasant and restful day, he deserves it 🙂 He seems like such a hardworking, intelligent, kind, and thoughtful man too.

    This is a lovely post, and what an amazing thing to do. It’s always nice to be part of something like this, and I hope every little bit raised helps.

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    • Thanks for the comment and welcome. This started off as a opportunity for people to donate who would have difficulties otherwise (using credit card on a UK webpage, or not enough money to make a minimum donation) and I’ve just enjoyed repeating it year after year. 26.

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  27. nice post, i think birthdays are a funny one-i generally enjoy celebrating mine (though my 40th was not so as a good friend died suddenly a coupe months before) but my man absolutely hates celebrating his. I hope RA gets his mojo back- no parent wants their child to be unhappy

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    • There have been some indications in the past that Mr Armitage does not enjoy being reminded he’s getting older — I always feel deeply ambivalent on my birthday these days myself. Thanks for the comment! 27.

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  28. A beautiful post Servetus. ❤ Best wishes to Mr. Armitage! Sto lat!

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  29. Happy birthday to Richard. And hang in there with all you have on your shoulders, Serv. Best to you.

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  30. Late, but not too late, to wish a very happy birthday to Richard. Enjoy this day and take your time to live, rest and remember.

    Thank you, Servetus, for doing this once again in honour of Mr. Armitage. I wish you strength, patience and lots of beautiful distractions.

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  31. Lovely post, Servetus. You always have the right words. Happy Birthday, Richard. 😘

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  32. Servetus, loved the photos and your authentic, supportive and , yes, loving words. Happy Birthday, RCA.

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  33. Happy birthday, Richard. Bleed you and your family.

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  34. I love that you do this. Thank you.

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  35. I’m going to bed now, so I’ll leave this open till tomorrow morning in case anyone wants to comment.

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  36. Thank you Servetus for your poignant words and kind donation

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  37. Happy 47th to Richard, and he’s just 6 years younger than me again. I’m sure the day hasn’t been easy. The firsts are a nightmare. What a nice post, Serv❤️

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  38. That was lovely Serv. I’m sorry I didn’t see this before the cutoff, but he seems to be receiving a plethora of gifts this year between individuals and groups. LOROS being the common theme. Everyone loves the idea of honoring the Mum that created, literally and figuratively, our Richard. 😊🎂🙏🏻

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    • I will probably make LOROS my default recipient after this for a variety of reasons — it’s not politically problematic and the death of a parent is something I share with him and identify with deeply.

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  39. Happy belated birthday, dear Richard!
    I hope you have had a good day. My thoughts were with you all day yesterday. The first special day without your mum must have been difficult. Hugs send from the Netherlands to you 💖

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  40. What a wonderful and thoughtful post! {Servetus}

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  41. That’s a marvellous idea, Servetus. Even a small grain of sand can help make a big difference. And what a better way to celebrate with Richard than to support one of the charities he sponsors!

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    • This particular tradition is indeed about everyone doing a little. Thanks for commenting. 40.

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  42. I’m glad you haven’t closed comments yet. I liked his mom. A lot.

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  43. Thanks to eeryone who participated! Comments are now closed. I will donate the promised amount on August 1st and let you know then.

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