Richard in 2019 – my fave pictures

I was just going through some images I saved of Richard this year and thought I’d post my fave ones of 2019 here.

I’ll start with screenshots I took of him in Berlin Station, season 3. Techincally they are from 2018 but I only braved watching the first 2 episodes of season 3 at the beginning of this year (never bothered watching the rest) and I made these screenshots. I really liked domestic Daniel Miller in bed with Esther Krug (Mina Tander)…

… and this image was my favourite:

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Suffering Daniel looked good…

… as did party Daniel with Valerie Edwards (Michelle Forbes):

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But that’s pretty much all I enjoyed about Berlin Station season 3. On to other pictures…

At the end of January Richard was at the Sundance Film Festival for The Lodge (a movie I have yet to see, even though I’m not too keen on it or the genre). He didn’t look so comfortable with his co-star so I have no pictures with her that I liked, but I did like these:

He looked more at ease with Amy Ryan and Mindy Kaling, whom he had worked with before…

At the beginning of February he did the Hannibal Red Dragon Con in London, which gave us these lovely images that I really liked. He often looks best when he interacts with people (as opposed to just posing):

I saved this picture of him that I really liked in March, although I’m not sure anymore what the particulars were surrounding this image:


There was a lovely candid taken on a plane during the filming of The Stranger at the beginning of May:

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In August more lovely travel pictures of Richard arriving in Seoul were shared by fans. I, like many others, instantly thought, “ah, grown up Harry Potter!” and found them adorable:

There was a fun The Stranger wrap picture:

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And on his 48th birthday on August 22nd, Richard shared this sweet childhood picture:

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My brothers totally had that same haircut in the 1970s (yes, that’s me aged 3 on the right)!


In September, Richard was at the Toronto International Film Festival, premiering and promoting My Zoe with Julie Delpy. My fave images:

And these two daddy-Richard stills from My Zoe made my heart go pitter-patter:

I also liked this September image of Richard in New Jersey at the Audible office there:

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This image of Richard in October at a charity function with a guy called Jim Gibb had him looking so relaxed and happy:

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And most recently in December I enjoyed these images of Richard at a screening of The Stranger in London (I love that he is in this with Jennifer Saunders!):

I also quite liked his Christmas message photo:

RA Christmas 2019

But my absolute favourite 2019 photo of Richard, one of my fave ever of him, is this one from October taken by Dr Gotts:


This image I just can’t get enough of! Maybe I should have it signed at the stage door if I am fortunate enough to meet him there after the Uncle Vanya play next year? In any case, I adore the longer hair and beard, I think this is my fave Richard Armitage look. If he starts 2020 continuing to look like this, then maybe that is the sign of a good year coming up? 😉 I sure hope so, in any case! For him, for us, for everyone…

Catchin’ up with Rich

I’m way too late to the Richard Armitage Sundance film festival and Red Dragon convention parties but on this very rainy Sunday here in The Netherlands, I just need to share some of my fave images of the past weeks that I have just been reviewing in peace and quiet (instead of feverishly perusing on the go).

This one from the Sundance film festival has already become a fave. The look, the smile, the placing of the hand… all swoon worthy! He is almost inviting the viewer in.

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These were nice too:

And these (especially the second picture):

I liked that Richard reconnected with Mindy Kaling from Ocean’s Eight:

At Sundance I thought he looked most comfortable with Amy Ryan, his co-star in the Love Love Love play he did in the fall of 2017. For some reason, I wouldn’t mind seeing them together as a couple in a movie, they look really good together.

Although he did have some fun with his The Lodge people, the movie he had come to promote at Sundance…

… to me there wasn’t much magic with Riley Keough, his The Lodge co-star, at least not in the pictures I saw. They were nice but a little perfunctory to me…

However, this following one did seem quite sexy to me somehow… I think it’s the leaning in and the darkness surrounding the rest of the image that gives it some intimacy…

Richard+Armitage+Vulture+Spot+Sundance+DAY+GxehbkbbUcvl… and these have a fun, relaxed look…

Of course there were many many more images, but I won’t share them all here, these were just the stand out ones for me. As was this little film he shared of him skiing down a mountain while he was there, I just loved that!

Sundance was the last weekend in January and during the first weekend in February, Richard was in London. I happened to be in London as well that weekend for a last-minute visit to see my brother and niece but had totally not registered that I’d be in London on the same weekend as the Red Dragon convention that was being held near Heathrow airport. I didn’t have time to go there at the last minute, but did follow the goings on a bit on my phone. I got a huge kick out of the whole “Jills Gymkhana” tweets thing, all thanks to Kate who reports on it so beautifully here. In fact, read all four of Kate’s accounts of the weekend over on her blog, I promise it’s worth it. As is all that Armidreamer has reported about her visit to RDC as well, and of course Guylty has lovely reports too, the latest one as I type now is this one. Guylty also took loads of pictures, so be sure to check them out as well, for instance here.

Anyway, I was going to share my fave images that I came across, like this one by Guylty:

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I love the little shadow show that Richard is performing. I liked these images too (don’t know who took them, so if someone claims credit, please let me know)…

In fact, Richard’s outfit looked almost the same as what he had worn in Newcastle at the film festival last year. Same leather jacket and same (kind of) pants as at NIFF…

I also really liked these two images (again, let me know, don’t know who took these)…

… and these, taken by Guylty, with Richard trying to eat his fist…

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… and I love the profile shadows on these…

A fan book had been made for Richard by some fans, which he received and sweetly acknowledged

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… and the con organizers, Starfury, released some really lovely pictures too.

Yep, after seeing all these, and reading all the lovely accounts, I am on a bit of an Armitage-high right now.

I like that Richard showed his Equity card as a support for unions a little later on in February…

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And now it’s all about The Stranger, Richard’s newest project that he has started to film now in Manchester.

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It sounds good, the cast sounds great (if you read German, see the excellent cast recap here on Herba’s blog) and this is something new to look forward to after the disaster of Berlin Station season 3 (I quit watching after 2 episodes). With all this Rich-love there is also a little annoyance: I just hope that (preaching aside) he doesn’t use this emoji too much…

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I know someone in real life who uses the begging/praying hands all the time in text messages, most recent example being a text I sent saying “Happy Birthday to your son!” and she answered the message with that emoji (yet again)… a regular smiley or just ‘thank you’ would have sufficed. It always feels overly submissive and even insincere to me, which annoys me to no end.

But let me end on a positive fangirling image. This was shared by Mina Tander on her Instagram recently…

RA from MT's Insta

… and it gives me much joy! Being a Richard Armitage fan has been quite fun these days. 🙂