I’m re watching the Hollow Crown beach scene for reasons which should, by this point, be self explanatory.
I’m still disappointed that the bit where he writes “Richard” in the sand cuts off before he does the D, because swoopy mediaeval Ds are the coolest.
And the way he keeps fussing with his sleeves, I’m sure it’s cute or something, but I do Whishaw fannishness differently than most. So the way he keeps fussing with his sleeves while he’s practically drifting around the other characters in the beginning of the scene has so much of this otherworldliness stuff wrapped up in it. Clothes always look too big on Whishaw, and an actor fuddling with old fashioned clothes is common because they’re simply not used to wearing them. But in this case, it’s a character thing. Whishaw’s Richard wears kingship, it’s something separate from himself, but he doesn’t know it’s separate. The wearing kingship thing is most evident with the gold armour later, but it’s true through the whole production, and the more insecure his position as king is, the less naturally he wears his clothes.