Stunning British actor Richard Armitage has starred in several Period Dramas. His rugged good looks, deep voice, charming personality and awesome acting ability have won him large numbers of fans (especially fangirls) over the last few years.
And today is his 40th birthday!
Take a look at some of his Period Drama roles:
John Thornton - North & South (2004)
His best role ever! I read the book before I watched the miniseries and he is the quintessential Mr. Thornton! And just look at that expression in the photo above!
Claude Monet in The Impressionists (2006)
This miniseries has a few inappropriate scenes and themes but Richard was good in it and the series depicts the lives of the Impressionist Painters fairly accurately.
Philip Durrant in Marple: Ordeal by Innocence (2007)
He was brilliant but after reading the book his character could have been so much better!
Guy of Gisborne in BBC TV series Robin Hood (2006-2009)
(I've never seen this series but some of my friends enjoy it)
Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit (filming)
I can't wait to see this!
Although I’m not a crazy fangirl, he does have a way of drawing the viewer in as they watch. I’d definitely be star struck if I saw him in real life! And after reading and loving North & South I was very pleased by his portrayal of hero John Thornton.
I really wish he could star as one of my favorite Jane Austen heroes but I can't think of an appropriate role for him right now.
Simply put, he is completely charming!
Which of Mr. Armitage's roles have you seen? Which is your favorite?
Can you think of a role in a Jane Austen story that would suit him?
Very Truly Your's,