After yesterday’s wig wam bam, let’s continue with some notes of absolutely zero value and merit.
One of Mr Armitage’s greatest assets – imho – has always been his height. 6’2”, 6’2½”, 6’3” – his height has varied, even when announced from the horse’s mouth. For a person used to the metric system, those numbers do not mean that much, anyway. Converted into metric, the variety does not really look so stark, from 1.88m via 1.89m to 1.90m. But in any case an impressive height, considering that the average height for a man in Britain is 5’10” (1.77m).
Doesn’t look like much taller, but as you know, ladies, every inch counts! 😉 One consequence of Richard’s height was that Mr A is always easy to pick out in any ensemble. From the chorus line in Cats…
to the Hobbit promos and charity work
and photos off- and on-stage
Richard is always easy to pick out. Just look for the tallest guy in frame.
Except for when he makes himself deliberately smaller.
And so imagine my horror, when it recently appeared that Richard was *not* the tallest guy on set for SC. Exhibit 1:
And then this:
To add insult to injury, I was unfaithful and recently started listening to an audio book that was *not* read by Richard Armitage. In fact it is Clanlands, the audio book accompanying Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish’s – yes, he of the line of Durin – Scottish road trip. And to my horror, I had to listen to this snippet:
Has Richard already started shrinking???
Nice ribbing, McTavish! I wonder whether Richard has heard (of) this scandalous slander. Mind you, Richard *did* look rather short on the set of TH…
It’s time for Richard to go back to greater heights!!!