I take it you have heard all the good news? UV is apparently in the can and will be shown in cinemas and on the BBC at an undisclosed point in the future. Personally, I am not sure whether the cinema is currently the best place for a filmed piece of theatre. And the BBC is regionally restricted. So neither option really feels particularly accessible to *me*. The only advantage of a BBC transmission is, that there might be fans with access who also have some other technical knowledge… *say no more*. Not to put a dampener onto things – I am thrilled that they have decided to film the play, preserve it for posterity, and that way give the public a (second) chance of seeing
this particular interpretation of UV Richard Armitage strutting his stuff. But I am a little baffled that they are not thinking of any streaming options – *in this current situation that the world is in*. Is it because the recording was not organised through the theatre but through the producers? Because other theatres have proven that streamed plays are financially viable. Just a couple of days ago I watched the long-postponed play Three Kings with Andrew Scott in the Old Vic. It was so worth waiting for (after Scott had to cancel the original dates due to some minor but lengthy surgeries), and even though streaming does not even come close to the look and feel of sitting in a theatre, it was still a live performance. And it added some extra value in the sense that a filmed/streamed performance allows the cameras to come up so much closer than you would ever be able to see in a theatre. So it has its reason for being. (And in this case, Andrew Scott was of course absolutely stunning in a 1 hour monologue. A very Irish play, if you ask me, not just because the character is Irish and the actor speaks with his native Irish accent, but because the play was interwoven with moral themes of regret, forgiveness, guilt and love that struck me as particularly Catholic-Irish. The play was, of course, written specifically for Scott by his ex-partner, English actor/playwright Stephen Beresford.) Anyway, I am waffling on. Suffice to say I look forward to watching the play once again. If anything, it will finally provide a level playing field because frankly, it is getting a bit old, having to see the same people tweet their triumphant SD stories and selfies over and over.
Before we get to the round-up, though, I would like to welcome back my first love.
My first thought was – Keanu Reeves, ca. 25 years after this photo shoot:
I know. Keanu really was gorgeous. And had some nice flaws that made him look even better, like that massive scar from a ruptured spleen. Who would’ve thought that such a long middle-parting would come back in fashion? RA really rocks it, and while the thick mop wasn’t quite my cup of tea, I have to say I like this particular style. It looks really turn-of-the-century Russian to me, too, don’t ask me why. Something wild, romantic and full of pathos. I am wondering, though, whether the shrubbery and the hair were temporarily dyed? Looks very dark to me (although the Lo-Fi filter on Instagram tends to work wonders, too, right, Richard? 😉) Anyway, no complaint whatsoever. Perfect combo of early celebrity crush with current. I actually think that the #romanticherohair *needs* the shrubbery because otherwise that look on stubble would mass-destroy ovaries and curb birthrates for decades to come.
But I digress
again. Finally, the round-up:
- In case you wanted to know which scent RA has got on his dressing room table, astrovian has the answer
- Astrovian is dominating the Richard Armitage tag again, so here is a post with some moving images from MZ
- “Is there anything you’d like to tell me?” – um, if Guy asked me that, I’d probably have to confess my undying attraction to him. Gif set by riepu10
- And once again, with some bright smile Adam Price, riepu10 again
- The ultimate #romanticherohair gif set, compiled by mezzmerizedbyrichard. I can only say, watch at your own peril!
- Interesting quote by Richard on his face, illustrated by mezzmerizedbyrichard
- Missgraciemae with an audio book review that many of us would probably agree with
- LOL, I must try that. Suggestion by buildarocketboys
- You know those Getty Images of Richard that turned up last week and that we didn’t particularly like? Well, just in case I am linking here to richardarmitagefanpage who have got the images in larger format (than my mass screenshot) Warning – they don’t get any better just because of larger format… if anything, they get worse
- I bet you would love to see Guy of Gisborne taking a bath. Right? Here’s your chance, thanks to mininottingham
- And some What a Guy Wants by nfcomics
- This cartoon of Thorin really caused some visions of Mr Darcy in me
- Sorry, this is grossly outdated (March 2020), but I had to laugh out loud at it. Posted by vengealis. Gives new meaning to the term “King under the Mountain”
Lucky number 13. I’ll go back to staring at Keanu Armitage now.
Have a lovely weekend, all!