30th May, 2010

The transcription of the second part of the David Stephenson interview has been uploaded to the RAC Library. (Please note this link takes you to the first of a 6-page interview.)

There is now an IMFDB (Internet Movie Firearms Database) entry for the firearms used in Strike Back.

Icon   Challenge 110 results  for The Lion King  now in the Gallery.

Richard talks about a possible Spooks film, a Richard III series and more with David Stephenson (@pindarri on twitter) of the Sunday Express. Originally posted on twitter. Also added to our media page.

Richard talks about filming Strike Back, the possibility of heading for LA, and his dress sense in this article for The Mirror, “I was a beanpole with a nose I hadn’t grown into”,  by Vicki Power. (The Mirror). Please note, this interview was clearly done for Strike Back. The series is not currently airing.
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27th May, 2010

There’s a short paragraph by Richard Arnold about Richard’s role in Strike Back in May 31st Women’s Own magazine, “Slim Dick”. It has been uploaded to the RAC Library. (Thanks to Lady Juliana)

24th May, 2010

A review of the final two episodes of Strike Back in Dan’s Media Digest says, ” … it was an entertaining (if frustratingly brief) series that worked because of four things: Richard Armitage makes for a good hero, the location shooting/choreography was excellent, the action was handled well, and the ebullient plots were an engaging mix of heightened realism and manly fantasy”.  (Dan’s Media Digest)
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23rd May, 2010

Our thanks to Lady Gisborne for providing the following Strike Back articles  which have now been scanned and added to the Library:

“The Dirty Truth of War”, Radio Times, 1-7 May (an opinion piece by Chris Ryan, author of the novel Strike Back)
“Richard Armitage is ready for action!”, Total TV Guide cover, 1-7 May
“Blood and Vengeance”, TV Choice Magazine, 1-7 May
“Holding out for a hero!”, TV Easy, 1-7 May
“Killer instinct”, TV Quick, 1-7 May (2 page spread) (Please note, this link takes you to the first page; the second follows it.)
“Action Man!”, Woman’s Own, 1-7 May

Ian Cullen for M&C, says, “Richard Armitage is well-suited to the role of Porter, who is more of a scrapper than an educated by the book solder”. The review includes a synopsis of each episode. (M&C) RAC Library

* In this review of Strike Back, episodes 3 & 4, Jack Foley for the IndieLondon, says ” … the programme genuinely keeps you on your toes and contains some thrilling sequences … “. (IndieLondon) RAC Library

The Czech magazine, Blesk pro ženy, has been running a North & South promotion, “Láska v bílém pekle” – “Love in white hell”. (Thanks to Jonia):

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4

Icon  & Signature Challenge 109 results for Strike Back now  in the Gallery.

Darkroom Challenge 25 – Yellow – results now in the Gallery.

21st May, 2010

There’s a brief, uncomplimentary, mention of the BBC’s Robin Hood in this article on the Ridley Scott film’s archery teacher,  Steve Ralphs, by Jane Fryer for Mail Online, “How Robin Hood got me all a-quiver!”. You have to scroll down. (Mail Online) (Thanks to Lady Gisborne)

Strike Back Career page has been updated.

The final two episodes (5 & 6) of Strike Back will be repeated on:

  • Sky1HD,  from 11pm to 1am on  Friday 21st May/Saturday 22nd May  Sky1, from 9pm to 11pm on Saturday 22nd May

Review of Strike Back episodes 5 & 6 on the indielondon website (indielondon.co.uk) RAC Library

Richard is nominated for Best Actor in a Drama Series for Strike Back in the TV Choice Awards 2010. Voting is open until midnight Friday 11th June. (TV Choice) (Thanks to jeanlin)

15th May, 2010

In his very favourable review for Seenit.co.uk, “Chris Ryan’s Strike Back – high octane drama which puts ITV to shame”, Martin Hoscik writes, “If Spooks rehabilitated Armitage’s credentials as a decent actor after the BBC’s dreadful Robin Hood this series must surely cement his place as one of the UK’s best drama performers.” (Seenit.co.uk)
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