What Can I Say? Seriously

Yes, I’m just full of questions today and ironically, I’ve been full of questions since the getgo of my Richard Armitage insanity. What is it about this guy that gets to all of us? Okay, some of you he doesn’t get to. Of course I’m not talking to you. Feel free to listen in (or look) as you might learn something, but having said that, I am wondering, “What is wrong with you?!” No, don’t answer that. It will keep us here too long. Send me an email if you’re really in earnest about Richard Armitage not moving you in any way.

Okay, where was I? Oh yeah, I was looking at this:

RichardArmitageinStaged 1999 DDenison work

This is a scene from Staged, written and produced by Darren Denison but never shown (“widely”). If you want more information on it, check out his Facebook page, and be sure to check out his interview at RichardArmitageNet.com

Yeah, it’s the eyes, and the head, and what’s in the head. He has a purity about him that makes no sense given his profession and experiences. But is he beautiful or what? Someone did an eyelash study but not a really serious one. We need a serious study done. I am not being snarky. Where are the analychicks with an examination of those lashes in action? (yep, I made up another word. :D Wait. Do I need to hyphenate?)

So when are we going to get more than this Staged Clip? (sorry, embed isn’t allowed). I know that’s the question.

Yeah, he doesn’t seem so pure in this, but when did that ever stop any of us from thinking it? I still believe Guy of Gisborne was just put upon. ;-)

I have other thoughts that I will leave for today since my jaundiced eye is trying to kick in about Denison. All I will say is it gives new meaning to found footage, and begs a question: what else is out there that we don’t know about? :D

edit: I have a feeling I’m going to get my hand slapped.


  1. I love that screencap/still. Already played with it in photo editing. The intensity. The intellect. The beauty. It’s all good. In the other one, I swear he looks like an angel. So incredibly young!!

    I have thought the same thing: what other goodies, video clips, stills, interviews, what have you, are out there waiting to be salivated over, squeed about and discussed?

  2. “I still believe Guy of Gisborne was just put upon. ;-)”

    So do I Frenz, which is why The Gisborne Saga exists as books. He’s so much better than just a ‘bad guy’… although at the point I’m at in writing Book Two, I’m wondering if Dominic Minghella’s writers are trying to channel! No, I say. No!

  3. Of course you knew I was going to say this was part of the phase before he turned into the beautiful swan. He needed time to grow into his distinctive features. Having said that, if I tilt my head to the right and squint, I can still see vestiges of the boy he was.

    Regarding Denison, my jaundiced eye kicked in on day one. But I shall be good and rein myself in until I see the entire film. Yes, I’m not well either. ;)

  4. Prue, LOL! Please don’t do it!

    Damn that cold medicine, Judi!

  5. “He has a purity about him that makes no sense given his profession and experiences.”

    The very last few seconds of this, when he turns to look off camera and asks…

    Ah, me.

    Or his earnest attempt to drive Martin back into PG territory over the prosthetics removal.

    No, no sense at all. And yet perfect sense for him, the whole person.

  6. Oh I do love those shorts. Best yet! Thanks Janine!

  7. He has obscenely long lashes for a guy. It’s not fair. Interesting to see how much his face has filled out in the 13+ years since this was shot. Wonder if Richard Taylor’s fix to his “wonky” nose had any effect? :)

  8. Always happy to share these. They were the icing on the cake and the cherry on top after the magical mystery world tour hoopla. He is priceless.

  9. It’s the voice, Deep, resonant and accented.

  10. First I didn’t really like the younger pictures because it didn’t look like him even if I clearly can see it’s him. He looks in staged are more exotic, not that british at al. But now when I have looked at that picture for some time I think that he really was beautiful, but it’s a different Richard than now. It’s strange that in those pictures he actually is a little older than I am now but the only thing I can see is a young boy. I’m little younger than he was 1999 but feel like I’m an elderly lady mutch older than he is on those pictures. That’s maybe why I like older men.

  11. The way he looked in his 20s, I wouldn’t spare him a look in the street. Completely unattractive. Somewhere between that and North&South a transformation to a hot man took place.
    He certainly matures well.

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