1. Have been inspired to name my Top Five Favourite Richard Armitage characters… 

    1. John Thornton

    There’s nothing he could even begin to think of doing that could beat John Thornton… I adore that character and he gave him the very heart & soul he deserved. A heartbreaking, sophisticated and overwhelmingly attractive performance. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t thank the heavens this brilliant romance was written and I know Ms Gaskell would say; “Beautifully done Richard, beautifully.” That’s if she could stop crying from the joy of it all… 

    2. John Proctor

    Just absolutely staggering, mind-blowing, a superior performance fitting of such a fine character. I don’t think like Proctor, I don’t think like Miller but Richard clearly examined the very depths of this man’s soul and the result has me beaming with pride…….. and I don’t even know him personally! 

    3. Guy of Gisborne

    Honestly a lot of the series annoys me and they can’t even write Guy to his full potential BUT Richard gives Guy every possible chance to shine as a character as opposed to some paper thin villain. He can’t help the extreme sexiness he brings to the role but that wasn’t enough for Richard; he just had to go and give us a bad-ass intensity that could absolutely haunt you for the rest of your days. It’s all in those eyes. 

    4. Lucas North

    Fortunately Richard had some good writers on his side this time round and he well and truly stepped up to the pressure of what this series demanded of him. Richard really beautifully displays Lucas’ vulnerability from beginning to end and it’s just not possible to NOT adore him. A worthy character for the most worthy of actors.

    5. Harry Jasper Kennedy

    Gosh, you just have to love Harry! Richard could have quite easily slipped into the realm of sickly sweet here and all would have just been a bit too much. What I think he’s done best here is he’s really played it like he’s completely unaware that he’s the hero, that he’s Darcy and she’s Elizabeth, that he’s the heartthrob that nobody dares hope for in life! Geraldine shows up at his door and he’s in love at first sight; he continues to look at her as though there’s no one else in the world! Lovely.

    Richard Armitage, the very model of a superior actor! 

     
  2. Richard Armitage being Richard Armitage

     
  3. Natalie Dormer for Face Up 

    'Face Up' is part of the charity's global Because I Am A Girl campaign, which aims to champion girls' rights across the world. Through it, Plan hopes to ensure that all girls can live safe from violence, gain an education, marry who they wish and have their voices heard. The primary focus of the campaign is to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and prevent child marriage in a generation. Currently, more than 3.5 million girls are at risk from FGM across the globe, and a young girl is forced into marriage every two seconds. (x)  

    (Source: nataliedormersource, via imagine-who)

     
  4. Drowning… in the sea of love… where everyone would love to drown

    - Sara, Fleetwood Mac

     
  5. Guy of Gisborne

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