Did I say somewhere that I was going to spend all day today working on my tan, after finishing up that monster translation yesterday? Well, yeah… that was before an urgent proof-reading request for exam material came in. Luckily, it only took me 5 minutes to proof-read the corrections. And so I’ll quickly use my time on the laptop for a dip into the A to Z Challenge.
E – Which of RA’s audio chaRActers do you think he should play in a film adaptation?
Funnily enough, I came up with this question way before RA’s latest audio book launched. And now I somewhat unoriginally feel like many of you, including RA himself and author Joy Ellis, who are calling for Armitage to play DI Rowan Jackman in an adaptation for TV of Their Lost Daughters. Whether Ellis had him in mind when she wrote the character (I don’t think so) or not, but from the description in the book, he sure fits the bill: tall, dark. I had to laugh today, though, while listening to the audio book by the pool, when teenager Toni is asked to describe someone and quips to Jackman “tall like you, but more muscles”. Hehe, so RA would need to lose some of his hot looks for the role? Or maybe not – no matter what (main) characters are described in original works of fiction, when it comes to the adaptation for film they usually upgrade the characters’ looks. Well, no complaints here. I’d be happy with a fit and hot DI Jackman in the shape of Richard Armitage.
Right, but thinking back to pre-MLD times, my answer to this question would have been different. I would’ve called for a period piece in which RA could smoulder at his best again – Venetia by Georgette Heyer. The part of Lord Damerel sounds fun – rakish but honourable. At 38 a little bit younger than RA’s real years, but I think he could pull that off easily. Set in the early 19th century, I would call for a ban on breeches worn only with stockings… Riding boots compulsory at all times!
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What do you think? Any other suggestions for audio characters that fit the Armitage bill?