The lucky blogger, RAFrenzy, has interviewed Todd Garner, producer of Richard’s new movie, Black Sky. He talks about Richard, his attitude to his work, what he’s like on the set, and his fans.
ComicBookMovie.com‘s posted some new character pics, tweeted by @JonasRJakobsen. It includes one group pics, of the entire Dwarf and Bilbo team. If you go to @JonasRJakobsen it will take you to a Flickr page with several character pics including the whole group and one of Thorin, Fili and Kili.
We have added a smaller version of the group pic of the whole team and of Thorin, Fili and Kili, to our Main Gallery, and a hi res version of the whole team and of Thorin, Fili and Kili to our Salon Hi Res Gallery.
Forum moderator, Suzi, met Richard today on the Black Sky filmset in Pontiac, Michigan. Details and pictures can be found HERE.
Ordeal by Innocence is airing in Oz on ABC1 on Sunday, 26th August at 8.30pm. (Thanks Peppin)
A new pic of Thorin with Orcrist has surfaced on a couple of sites. It’s been published on Comicbook.com with some background; it’s also been published by @Heirs_of_Durin and cbswords.com with pre-order details. We’ve added it to our Gallery.
We’ve added @TheHobbit and The Hobbit Facebook page hi res pic of Richard/Thorin to our Salon Hi Res Gallery.
The Black Sky producer, Todd Garner, has tweeted a pic of Richard which we have uploaded to our Gallery (@Todd Garner). There’s also a very nice comment from him, “I’m glad everyone likes the photo of RA. He has been awesome to work with. Stay tuned…” . (Thanks Monetsmum)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RICHARD!!
Mead has announced that its Hobbit wall calendar is out of stock and won’t be available online or in stores until Oct. 1. However, it is possible to pre-order it from Amazon (Thanks Monetsmum & Suzi12sq) –
The tornado thriller Richard is now filming in Michigan has been officially named, “Black Sky.” (Nickutopia.com)
ThorinOakenshield.net has information on a new Hobbit calendar to be released this autumn. “The wall calendar features images of the new version of the map of Thror, as well as all the dwarves (grouped in twos and threes, with the exception of Thorin), plus Elrond (looking phenomenal in armor, if I may say), Galadriel, Legolas, Gandalf, Bilbo, and last but not least, Radagast, who is holding an appropriately gnarly staff topped by a blue crystal! Each group seems to get their own personal logo (e.g. Bilbo’s is an acorn). There is also a link to a wallpaper download of the full Company.” If you live in the US, you can order it now from the manufacturer, Mead.
On Wednesday, August 15, RAlover/Deb4317 managed to meet Richard on the set of the Untitled Tornado Thriller (aka ‘Category Six’). This is her account of the meeting
I think this is one of the MOST EXCITING days of my ENTIRE LIFE!!!!
Last night my hubby said I should make up a sign to draw attention to myself….so I got a big piece of poster board and (crudely) wrote ‘Richard Armitage’ and he stapled a yardstick to the back of it and I took that to O Uni. I was waving that thing all over the place and making a general ass of myself! But it paid off!!!! That’s how much I wanted to see Richard!
To make a very long story short, I saw someone taking pics at the ‘used car lot’ and it was ItsJSforMe! We had a very nice chat and she told me where the trailers were and that she had talked to the stunt coordinator. So my hubby and I went there.
We walked down the hill (bold as brass!) to the trailers where there were some crew members standing around. The men didn’t know who RA was (yeah, sure!) but there was a woman there I chatted with. She told me to talk to this other woman (an assistant to RA I assumed) as she walked out of the nearest trailer. I explained to her why I was there and showed my sign and she laughed and said she loved it! Then she said she would text RA to see if he was available.
She walked away behind the bunch of trailers and a few minutes she CAME BACK WITH RICHARD!!!!!!! Just the two of them! I was dumbfounded! Couldn’t believe my eyes!!! He is the sweetest, kindest, most gracious, MOST HANDSOME man alive! More so than I could ever imagine!! He shook our hands and asked our names. I welcomed him to Michigan and he said he loves Detroit! (? Uh, OK!) LOL
As he walked up to us I held up my dumb sign and he laughed. He said “What is this?” I said it’s to get your attention! He said (laughing) “That’s a rubbish sign….throw it away!” So I tossed it to the ground. But, hey, the sign worked!
My hubby asked if he could take a pic of us and he said yes, then RA asked my hubby to join us for a photo and his ‘assistant’ took it. Then I wished him an early Happy Birthday and he said “Shhhh, don’t tell anyone!” Then he HUGGED ME!!!! MEGA-SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!
For the photos he had his arm around my shoulder and I had my hand around his waist! So slim and firm! I was dying to smell him! I can report he had on no cologne and smelled very clean. He had on a t-shirt and dirty jeans.
I phoned ItsJSforMe but she had already gone home. She later told me she went back but was unable to get past the guards. I hope she gives it another chance tomorrow.
So I had a private meeting with Mr. Armitage behind his trailer!!
God was smiling down on me today!!!
With kind permission, photos of her encounter with Richard are in our Gallery – HERE
On Thursday, August 16, ItsJSforMe met Richard on the set of Black Sky. She details her meeting and posted pictures on her BLOG.
The Wrap lists Richard as one of its “5 Break Out Movie Stars for Fall”.