This…

… as shared on Richard’s Instagram today

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I have no words, just a couple of missed heartbeats and a loss of breath. I love the hair, the beard, the coat, the whole look. This is stunning.

Uncle Vanya is happenin’

So, it’s really happening, Richard will be on stage again in London at the beginning of next year for Uncle Vanya!

Saw this publicity picture for the production, which looks depressing but good:

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I think I read the Uncle Vanya play in high school (could also be mixing it up with The Cherry Orchard) but I remember nothing about it. So, I am looking forward to being re-educated. I also just found this short blurb of an article where Richard is interviewed and he says:

The 48-year-old said the role was one he long wanted to play, adding: “I’ve got quite a shortlist of roles that I want to tackle but this was just sort of co-ordinated with the production and that fact of me being interested.”

He said: “I lost my mum a year ago so I’ve never understood that deep, deep tragedy of this play until now. Astrov is about halfway through his life and I feel that. He is just starting to look back and think: Have I missed my chance at love? My chance to do something really significant with my life?”

I know that Toby Jones can do heartbreak really well and now with Richard’s added extra understanding of grief and his mid-life crisis thoughts, I think this can potentially reduce me to a puddle. Looking into tickets right now! 🙂

My kind of workspaces…

I woke up at 10.30 today (I’ve been sick and at home for the past two days) and when I checked my phone for messages and a quick glance at social media, I came across a few real gems. I mean, seriously, how beautiful is this? Richard Armitage posted this himself on Instagram.

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The beautiful church window, the look on Richard’s face, the hair and 3 day beard, the relaxed body, I just love love love this image. It’s instantly become a new favorite Richard image for me. He also shared the following image via a message on Twitter:

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He’s at the Innovation Cathedral in Newark, which is a Presbyterian church that was derelict and has now been refurbished as an Audible office / workspace. I only found that out after googling and reading this article and this info on Audible’s page which also includes a link to more interior pictures. I for one would love to work in such a space.

And then one of the actors I like in Hallmark movies, Paul Greene, posted this image via his instagram:

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He’s filming a Christmas movie now and this is a picture from the set. I love this image too with the messy desk and the globe and old books and the glasses and the closed laptop and then Paul’s pensive look.

These pictures are all very different from my ‘workspace’ now, which is on the couch in my living room. Is this the universe telling me to get back to work? I think I’d rather go and take a painkiller for the headache I feel instead and take it easy. 🙂

Fangirling more Richard @TIFF!

Finally, a week and a half after the fact, I am getting around to my more-fangirling-Richard-Armitage-at-TIFF post. I already fangirled a bit here, but more delights of Richard at the Toronto Film Festival came in after that and I’ve been clicking and saving images like mad. As always, you can click on the smaller images in this post to enlarge them.

There was an extra image I hadn’t seen yet of Richard in his first TIFF outfit. I didn’t think the yellow did anything for him but I was looking at his face mostly anyhow.

Then came pics or Richard in a second purple suit, my fave suit of the suits I saw him wear there.

I loved the background in this picture and the way Rich leans against that wall with hands in pockets.

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Nobody puts Richard in a corner? Yeah, little Dirty Dancing reference there, but apparently he does corners well!

Even Julie Delpy joined him in his corner. That smile in this following picture reminds me of the selfie-smiles he tweets out that always look a little off to me. Maybe it’s the way he looks into the camera?

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There was more posing with Julie:

Portraits with a dark background:

Portraits with a light background:

Portrait seduction is complete!

There were some images of an interview with Julie:

And final funky pics infront of a mirror. I really liked that solo one.

There’s a video interview: https://deadline.com/video/my-zoe-julie-delpy-interview-video-toronto/ and some screenshots from that:

Fellow fan Cyn over in Twitter was at TIFF and shared this video interview after the screening of My Zoe which, beware, contains spoilers:

And this video about the ending of the movie, which also contains spoilers!

Also this image:

Just before I wanted to hit post, I saw this video pop by which has Richard and Julie sitting on that couch as in the interview pics above, the Variety interview: https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/sports/my-zoe-variety-studio-at-tiff/vi-AAHrcIq

Couldn’t resist, took ‘a few’ screenshots:

And last but not least, these shots from the My Zoe movie (source) showed up:

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Oh man, Richard holding his movie daughter like that does all the right things to my heart! I’m really curious to see this movie.

All in all, not such a bad haul, right? 🙂


MTA: I just found the whole video of the Q&A after the screening. I’ve only watched bits and pieces but beware, there are major spoilers here!

Family over fandom

Yes, I’ve been seeing more Toronto pictures of our Richard in my alerts and feeds but it’s family (and friends) over fandom at my house and it’s been busy. We’ve been to a friend’s house for a high tea for her birthday (and yes, these are all self-made goodies, so we baked some cupcakes and sausage rolls)…

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With another friend of mine (once colleague) and an ex-colleague I went to see an Open Air Grease singalong, which was a lot of fun.

My daughter has taken up football (soccer to American readers), she just started training a few weeks ago and has games on Saturdays now which I go to. She has come a long way through some very difficult times and is in such a great place. It makes my heart burst with joy to see how much she enjoys football and she seems quite a natural at it as well. Team coaches are extremely pleased to have her, in any case.

My son has been playing handball from a young age. At 18 he now does his own thing  but we still like to go watch him play and cheer him on when he’s playing at home as he did last week on Sunday (in the white with number 10 on his back).

On Thursday evening my daughter and I went to the theater along with my mother, my older sister recently returned from Japan, my brother, his daughter, my younger sister and her girlfriend, some of her children and friends. The girlfriend, through contacts, had been able to score a load of free tickets to the Dutch version of the musical Anastasia. Musical was well-done but dragged a little sometimes. Still, great to have an evening out all together like that to a very well-staged show.

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Friday after work (yes, I had work going on as well, which has been busy too) we went to my mother’s again to see my younger brother who was visiting from abroad and today, Saturday, was filled with chores. So, as you can see, barely time to fangirl over Richard! However, a few hours ago fangirling was back on as we happend upon Richard Armitage on our TV screen!

So, while half watching that, I multi-tasked and collected all the remaining Armitage at TIFF images I could find. I’ll post those in another post as this one is long enough! In the meantime, I’ll just leave with this…

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… and fangirl more on blog hopefully tomorrow. 🙂