After seeing The Hobbit and being haunted by the eyes
I was curious to see what this actor looked like in real life. I had only seen random pictures of Mr. Thornton, and a few from Richard’s younger years. Then my friend posted the Glamour photo shoot.
At first I didn’t exactly turn into a pile of mush. I wasn’t feeling it. Although I definitely liked the debonair waistcoat and shoes, the style didn’t really seem like him.
I feel differently now, of course, I’ve seen the video photoshoot.
So I thought I’d do a little comparison of then vs. now
Then: Cary Grant, suave & sophisticated
Now: pretty much the same
Then: shadow on face, stiff pose
Now: all I see are legs & boots
(Edit: I now know this pic is from Robert Ashcroft and not the Glamour shoot but I’m keeping it here because, well, Legs & Boots! )
Then: wish I could see more of his hands
Now: unfortunate association of animated dwarf hands from video – positive association of hearing his voice in video
Then: forearm, hand, stare
Now: yep, still like this one.
All in all this just made me more curious. What type of man was this Richard Armitage? Is this how he normally dresses? What other film work has he done? I loved his accent and voice in The Hobbit, how much of that was his own? Looks like it’s time to IMDb!
Little did I know what was about to happen…