Guylty’s back at it again, she’s set up a fun new Richard Armitage fan challenge! And yep, I’m in! Should anyone else wish to participate in (part of) this challenge but not have a place to publish their responses, feel free to contact me and I can set you up as a contributor on my blog.
So, I’ll just start now, shall I? 🙂 Here is part A – E
A. If you added up all the money you have spent on DVD’s, cinema tickets, accommodation, theatre tickets, fan art, audiobooks etc., how expensive has RA been so far?
Oh, gosh, hard to say! I’ve loved the man for a long time!
- I have bought (some) DVDs, The Crucible on Digital Theatre, and cinema tickets. What does that add up to over the years? €200,-? €250,-? Not that many cinema tickets, though. First time I ever saw him in the cinema was in The Hobbit at the end of 2012 and he doesn’t make that many movies that end up in the cinema…
- Audiobooks – not my thing so have barely spent anything on them, apart from The Martian Invasion of Earth, which was, what, about €12,-?
- Haven’t bought fan art although I did win a Richard III package in one of Guylty’s auctions, which I think cost me something around €50? Oh, and I bought a Hobbit poster that is still up on my bedroom wall for about €15,-. I also had a phone cover made for my phone (twice, as the phone I have now is a follow up to the phone I first had a cover made for). So, that’s €40,- in phone covers. Richard recently signed that phone cover for me. 🙂
Oh, and I have a Thorin action figurine to accompany my Aragorn figurine, which was also around €20,-.
- I have flown to London, together with Mr Esther, to see Richard in The Crucible. Accomodation was free of charge at my brother’s but two flights and two tickets to The Crucible would add up to about €300,-.
- Recently I had the Newcastle trip to see Richard at the Newcastle Film Festival. Flights, tickets and accomodation for one night added up to about €350,-.
I’m thinking I’ve probably spent more in 12 years of loving RA but can’t think of on what else. All of the above adds up to around €1000,- which is on average €83,50 a year (although most of it has been spent in the last few years). Maybe the more interesting question would be how expensive Richarding is calculated in hours spent on him… Not sure I’d be ready to answer that, though. 😉
B. Which of his chaRActers do you think RA is most like? Which is he most unlike?
He once said he was most like Harry Kennedy from The Vicar of Dibley and I can see that!
I think he’s probably quite unlike almost any other character he plays. The most unlike one that sprung to mind first was Francis Dolarhyde in Hannibal.
C. Name a book that you think RA should star in a film in.
I don’t have a preference for a book but I wouldn’t mind a sympathetic romantic lead for a change, or any sympathetic lead really, whether based on a book or not! For me the most perfect book adaptation (so far) was Richard as John Thornton in North & South.
D. Which of his selfies is your favourite?
I’m often not a huge fan of Richard’s selfies. He does something around the mouth, a smile, that always feels off to me, a little too posed when I look at it, like in these…
Having said that, I do quite like these…
E. Which of RA’s audio chaRActers do you think he should play in a film adaptation?
I’m really not an audiobook kinda girl. I’ve heard bits and pieces of RA’s audiowork but I just can’t listen to an audiobook all the way through. It’s not about him, his voice is gorgeous, it’s just that the voice of an audiobook seldom corresponds with the voice in my head, and so it gets annoying to me. Plus, I tend to zone out. Even as a kid, I much preferred reading myself to being read to. The only exception so far has been The Martian Invasion of Earth, which I did enjoy! That was more like an audio-play but I did like it. I think it had everything to do with him portraying only one character and interacting so well with Lucy Briggs-Owen. So, going by that, it would be Martian Invasion for me.