Does Richard Armitage pick his roles based on footwear?

I saw this picture and thought, huh, are those still Proctor’s boots? And then I thought it wouldn’t be inconceivable for a Russian country doctor to be wearing good boots. And then I remembered Thorin’s boots, for example. And Guy’s boots. And suddenly a light went on! That’s how he chooses his roles! Right?

~ by Servetus on December 16, 2019.

16 Responses to “Does Richard Armitage pick his roles based on footwear?”

  1. 👍🏻😂Interesting theory. I’d also throw Trevor Price into the mix. Great boots on him.

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  2. Reese Witherspoon told an interesting story on Graham Norton that she had a clause written into her Legally Blonde contract that she got to keep all the shoes, 77 pairs

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  3. Great boots – although they look enormous from that angle, the right one in particular is like a clown’s shoe,

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  4. Hmmm….I think you may be on to something. 🤔🤔🤔

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  5. Well he said the casting director liked his ugly boots when he auditioned for John Stranding in Sparkhouse.

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  6. He said the casting director in Sparkhouse ( John Stranding) liked his ugly boots.

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  7. I was rather partial to Porter’s desert boots. (Light brown suede ones). You now have me wondering how the costume departments find shoes and boots that fit comfortably for the type of work required of the actors. I wonder if some have to be custom made? I guess if the actor finds a particularly comfortable pair that suits their feet, they will hang on to them. (I certainly would 🙂 ). Maybe the boots Armitage is wearing here are actually old favourites from past roles as you say. That said, he had to have heel raises for Thorin, I think. I saw one of the costumes he wore in a display in Wellington, with boots and they were massive. I don’t know how he managed to move in them, let alone run!

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  8. LOL! Gotta say that I’m very partial to boots… 🙂

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