11th January, 2012

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.”

10th January, 2012

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.

9th January, 2012

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.