Darkroom Challenge 52 results – Soft and Fluffy – now in the Gallery.
Art Challenge 166 – Sherlock Holmes Icons & Signatures – results now in the Gallery.
The Russian RA site has added to their gallery new hi res promo pics of Richard as John Porter from Strike Back 2.
The 2012 Preview issue of Entertainment Weekly has a small article on The Hobbit as one of the movies “We Can’t Wait For.” (January 20, 2012 issue, page 30)
MTV.com spoke with Richard about his role as Thorin. The interview is posted with the Hobbit trailer. The vid might not be accessible if you’re outside the US. However, you can see it on our Youtube channel. We have added the interview to our Library. It’s 2 pages and you can navigate by clicking on the thumbnails.
Movies.com has published a Hobbit Countdown Character Study of Thorin Oakenshield. They say, “..the dwarf who is most likely to become a household name is the more fully titled Thorin Oakenshield and we think not only will we have an unforgettable character on the first Hobbit day (Dec. 14, 2012) but also the actor Richard Armitage will become a household name. While there are many who know and love the English actor, that day and the films, will change his career forever.”
Netflix is launching itself in the UK with a deal enabling streaming of The Hobbit.
Strike Back series 1 is being aired in the United Arab Emirates. The National (an English-speaking newspaper based in Abu Dhabi) has reviewed the series and asked Richard what he thinks of John Porter:
“He’s a great man. I wanted to make him somebody I could really aspire to be, and give him qualities that I would want, if I were a better person. So I put him up on a pinnacle. …”
Strike Back series 1premieres on January 11, and will be broadcast on Wednesdays and Thursdays on OSN First HD, OSN First and OSN First +2.
Art Challenge 165 – Scarlet Art Cards – results now in the Gallery.
The 9-part television documentary series, HMS Ark Royal, narrated by Richard and which aired in the UK from February until April last year, is airing on Sunday mornings at 12.30 am in Australia on the Discovery +2 Channel 620 and Austar Channel 608. (Thanks to Ariadne) You can listen to an excerpt from the series and find details on where to purchase copies of the dvd from our Career Voiceovers page.