Rich is busy!

After a month or so of radio silence Richard Armitage is back and he’s busy! First, last week there were pictures of him filming scenes (in a supporting role, I gather) for his new project Ocean’s 8 with James Corden and some dogs in New York City…

I really like this look on Richard, with the comfy clothes and the slightly longer, scruffy hair. And the beard of course, the beard is back! This is a movie that I am sure will hit our screens sometime, so yay, finally some actual Richard-big-screen-time to look forward to! Although Sleepwalker seems to be finally getting some momentum as well, as it was screened at the Santa Barbara film festival this past weekend. The poster for that looks a little creepy..

I don’t do creepy films well, but Richard is in this, so I will go to see it if it ever hits screens over here. 🙂

Anyway, back to what Richard is doing now. I think he will be filming Berlin Station in the early spring (has he even been officially confirmed for that one yet, though? Time will tell!) and now there’s the scoop (thanks Servetus!) that he will next be filming a movie with Julie Delpy called My Zoe! According to this the movie is about…

“[…] the fascinating and confrontational story about the lengths to which a mother’s love goes for her child. […] Delpy plays Isabelle, a geneticist recovering from a toxic marriage and raising her daughter Zoe in conjunction with her ex-husband. Zoe means everything to her mother, but when tragedy strikes the fractured family, Isabelle takes matters into her own hands.”

Richard will be playing the ex husband! This sounds like something good for Richard to sink his teeth into and a nice cast as well. There’s Julie Delpy, from Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight fame and also creator of this new movie…

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Gemma Arterton, who I only just this past Sunday admired in Their Finest

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And Daniel Brühl, the German actor I loved in Goodbye, Lenin! and in Inglorious Basterds and I hope to also see him in the upcoming The Zookeeper’s Wife…

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Great cast will I am sure equal great acting in what sounds like a good story! Yes, I’m excited for this one!

Richard Armitage, my distraction…

Trying to distract myself today, but I guess I will end up watching Donald Trump’s inauguration after all – like watching a train wreck you just can’t turn away from… In the meantime, I am distracting myself with Richard Armitage. Servetus is trying to distract herself and us with Richard Armitage funny moments on her blog, so in that vein, I’d really like to share these from a few years ago. I just love giggly Richard Armitage in these (and Martin Freeman is a joy to watch as well!)…

Also, this past week the news emerged that Richard would be playing a role in the new Ocean’s 8 movie. Yay, something new that we might actually get to see! The Dutch print news also briefly reported this casting and one of the most popular entertainment news channels posted this on their enterainment news website… The text is very standard and short but look at the image they chose to go with that!

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I mean, really? Couldn’t they do better than posting a picture of Elijah Wood and Lee Pace? If it had to be from that event and with Lee Pace, they could have chosen this one…

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Or they could have just typed in “Richard Armitage acteur” in Google image search and would have had some nice and correct choices…

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Or if, as a news site, you can’t just pluck any old picture off the internet, they could have done a simple ‘Richard Armitage’ search on the Dutch Getty Images site to get acurate images…

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Anyway, I guess it’s clear how well known Richard is in The Netherlands: not well known at all! When I tell people I like Richard Armitage, everyone always says, ‘who?’ And if they haven’t even seen The Hobbit it’s even more difficult to explain… At least a popular gossip rag here did get the image right…

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I’m fine with not the whole world knowing him and I’m glad that at least I do! And it’s good too that this magazine, that mostly publishes rubbish, got it right this time.

OK, have I distracted myself enough? T minus how many minutes now till the end of the world? I’ll just keep on smiling and distracting myself… I have job applications to write but can’t concentrate on that right now… I could tidy the house… nah… ooh, wait, I think I will go shopping for new glasses now! I need a a new pair but have been putting off going to the store… Yes, that’s a useful way to spend my time! 🙂