Happy Birthday, Richard!
Countdown to the life-ruining dummy’s birthday (Aug. 22nd)
Day 5/7 → A habit of his that you love.
Tripping over his own tongue. *u*
Armitage Appreciation Week || 2 days until Richard’s Birthday
favorite role → Lucas North
Richard Armitage & Max Deacon - Interview ; “Into the Storm”
Day 1: Favourite scene
42 year old teenager Richard Armitage on receiving Orcrist at the end of filming The Hobbit
"The very first scene in the film is sort of a little flashback to when Thorin and Gandalf met. I’m really pleased that they decided to use that scene because it is in one of the appendices and it’s something that I used when I didn’t know it was going to be in the films. Gandalf and Thorin really do have a history and an understanding of what the quest means. It means something different to both of them. It really sets up the idea that the Arkenstone means kingship and without it he cannot rule and he cannot command armies. I think that becomes apparent by the end of the film, when they really need the Arkenstone. But from Gandalf’s perspective, it’s the greater political dynamic of Middle-earth and the rise of evil and that evil controlling the dragon, which ultimately is going to slingshot into the Battle of the Five Armies in movie three. It’s a really crucial scene. A still scene and a talking heads scene, it’s kind of brave. It was an incredibly exciting set because, of course, the Prancing Pony in Bree appeared in “Lord of the Rings,” so I got to go and be in that set that I’d loved so much. We sat opposite each other for two days and played a very long scene, which you rarely get to do. it was like a little play. It was a real privilege to shoot that with Ian."
Richard Armitage at the Into the Storm Red Carpet Premiere in NYC [x]