“It was just heavy. It’s just heavy performing for people who really care about you, and you don’t really care that much about yourself sometimes. I thought it was sad…I thought it was sad, to be singing for people who really cared when I wasn’t sure if I did.“ - Lana Del Rey, Dublin (2013)
*hysterically, not histerically 😒
The Vicar in White joke (Part 2/2 - the response)
A boy is born with no body, no arms and no legs. He was just a head. On his 18th birthday, his father took him for his first pint and he took a sip and WHOOSH, out plops his torso! Everyone tells him to take another pint and he does and WHOOSH, out plop his two arms! His father, very excitable yells “take another sip!” and the boy takes a sip and WHOOSH, out plop his two legs! The boy was so excited that he runs into the road and into the path of an oncoming truck and gets killed instantly! A man turns to the boy’s father and says: “That boy should have quit while he was a-head.”
Harry : l’m rather pro women vicars, myself. There’s something quite sexyabout that white collar thing. Geraldine : Really ? Harry : Yeah, it’s a bit like nurses. Something about the uniform l just can’t resist. Geraldine : Really ? Harry : Stark, crisp exterior with the promise of softness beneath. Geraldine : OK ! not quite sure about the moral position there. Don’t think we need the parishioners thinking about knobbing the vicar.
What Richard Armitage movies/shows would you recommend?
I would recommend every single one :D
The first thing I watched him in was North and South (based on the novel by Elizabeth Gaskell). He is absolutely amazing as mill owner, John Thornton; I believe you can still watch it on Netflix.
After that, I would suggest Sparkhouse. The show itself is not the best, but Richard’s portrayal of John Standring is heartbreaking - and his first significant role. You may still be able to find this on YouTube.
I adored Richard as Harry Kennedy in The Vicar of Dibley (The Handsome Stranger / The Vicar in White). It’s one of his rare comedic performances and it’s a brilliant one.
He’s also fantastic in the BBC Mini-Series The Impressionists, as Claude Monet (though I can’t say the same for his wig ;)).
Of course, he slays as Lucas North in Series 7 through 9 of Spooks (aka MI-5). In fact, I am currently re-watching all 10 series of this, as every one has a great cast - it seems that every British actor was in this at one time or another (David Oyelowo, Matthew Macfadyen & Keeley Hawes are all in S1) :)
Richard as Guy of Gisborne in BBC’s version of Robin Hood is unmissable - regardless of whether you agree with the storyline - Richard’s acting is fab.
There is no sassier soldier than John Porter in Strike Back (based on the novel by former SAS soldier,Chris Ryan). Richard had to leave this successful show to take on the role of Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit.
I’m assuming you’ve seen Richard in Hannibal (his Francis Dolarhyde is riveting), and hope you’ve had a chance to watch The Crucible On Screen (if you saw it in person at The Old Vic, I am ENVIOUS x INFINITY), as Richard’s John Proctor is heart-breakingly moving.
As I originally said - for me, anything Richard is in is something I would recommend watching. Some are a little more enjoyable than others, perhaps - but the ones I’ve mentioned above are definitely worth your while, imho :)