“Rom-com, rom-dram!?! RA: We don’t care, just give us some lovin’!”

Srsly, how can this talented man consider himself not the right kind of actor for a rom-com?

Srsly, how can this talented man consider himself not the right kind of actor for a rom-com?

On our Facebook page, we’ve just started a new album called “Rom-com, Rom-dram! RA: We don’t care, just give us some lovin’!” in reaction to a quote I read today (from The Independent), that I somehow missed in all the RA/GoT drama:

‘Fans are unlikely to catch him in a rom-com anytime soon, as the 42-year old believes he is not that “kind of actor.”

RA is very interested in comedy (excellent!): “I’d like a bit of a crack at some kind of anarchic comedy, but whether or not I’m skillful enough at it all, we’ll see,” he said. “I’ve definitely been trying; I’m chasing comedy like never before… My New Year’s resolution was to go and find something that’s funny, have more fun. We’ll see if it’s proving fruitful…maybe.”’

If this isn't the face of - and the actor who can play - a rom-COM lead, then millions of women all over the globe are DELUSIONAL!

If this isn’t the face of – and the actor who can play – a rom-COM lead, then millions of women all over the globe are DELUSIONAL!

Believe us, RA, when we tell you that you *can* have fun as a *romantic* lead… You’ve often spoken about how much fun you had working on with “Vicar of Dibley” (rom-com)  *and* “North & South” (rom-dram)???

If this isn't the face of - and the actor who can play - a rom-dram lead, then millions of women all over the world don't know what we're talking about!

If this isn’t the face of – and the actor who can play – a rom-dram lead, then millions of women all over the world don’t know what we’re talking about!

Playing comedy doesn’t have to be exclusive: you can also play a compelling romantic leading man… believe us, you can! Lucas, Guy, Alec Track, Monet, Porter (and others)… all have had their romantic side and you played them perfectly.

Just think about it... you and Emma Thompson in a  Richard Curtis grown-up rom-com???

Just think about it… you and Emma Thompson in a Richard Curtis grown-up rom-com???

We beg you, darlin’, just give it a shot! PLEASE!!!

There ya go... just think about it. And remember how much you laughed with Daniela on N&S and with *everyone* from start to finish on "Vicar." You can do it! We have total faith in you!

There ya go… just think about it. And remember how much you laughed with Daniela on N&S and with *everyone* from start to finish on “Vicar.” You can do it! We have total faith in you!

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About Richard Armitage US

Richard Armitage US is a respectful blog with a sense of humor (and a point of view) for fans of British-born actor Richard Crispin Armitage. Armitage is star of – among other productions – North & South, The Vicar of Dibley two-part series finale, Robin Hood, Spooks (MI-5 in the US), Chris Ryan’s Strike Back (Strike Back: Origins in the States),and his chilling portrayal of Francis Dolarhyde in Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal. Most recently, he has been seen in the popularly and critically acclaimed series Berlin Station, the second season of which is currently airing in the States on EPIX, with a slight delay in other international territories; it has not yet aired in the UK. His film appearances include starring roles in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, as Thorin Oakenshield; Into the Storm, as tornado-beleaguered Gary Fuller; and other films, including Urban and the Shed Crew (awaiting release), Sleepwalker (available on iTunes and Amazon Video in the States); Pilgrimage (available on DVD in the US and the UK), and Brain on Fire, based on Susannah Cahalan’s best-selling memoir, and to be seen on Netflix. He was nominated for the 2015 Best Actor Olivier Award for his portrayal of John Proctor in Arthur Miller’s classic play The Crucible, directed by Yael Farber at The Old Vic/London in-the-round. In 2016, he starred in Mike Bartlett's Love, Love, Love, directed by Michael Mayer, at New York's Roundabout Theatre. His next project is Julie Delpy’s My Zoe, in which he co-stars with Ms. Delpy, who also directs, and Daniel Brühl. His voice-performances of audiobooks are numerous, and range from Georgette Heyer to Charles Dickens, and characters ranging from Hamlet to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde... to name just a few. See Audible.com for more. Although this page is US-based, we welcome RA’s fans from across the globe to join us here, and on Facebook and Twitter.

10 responses to ““Rom-com, rom-dram!?! RA: We don’t care, just give us some lovin’!””

  1. Marie Astra says :

    OMG! Totally agree! This man can do whatever he wants. Whatever limitations he perceives are in his own mind. Or, perhaps, in the minds of small-minded Hollywood producers. :(((

  2. kelbel75 says :

    when he says he may not be skillful enough for a Rom-Com maybe he’s not referring to the romance/comedic elements but more the structure of a Rom-Com? There is a definitive formula to them that does not fit his use of the word “anarchic”, so maybe it’s a fear that he won’t be capable in a getting-inside-the-character’s-head kind of way. he thinks he has a face that is made for shadows, after all (silly, silly man!)

    • Richard Armitage US says :

      But Richard Curtis – who wrote Vicar – has said he would love to work with RA again. Can you imagine RA in a Richard Curtis rom-dram-com with fully evolved and mature characters… and with the perfect Emma Thompson (another Richard Curtis pal) as his leading lady? HEAVEN!

  3. Ellen says :

    I’m glad you mentioned the Vicar of Dibley. You can’t get more rom-com than that. That’s what makes RA such a great actor. Think of Harry Kennedy and Thorin. Worlds apart but both pure RA.

  4. PreferNot2 says :

    Of course he can! For instance, Nick Hornby is always a guarantee for witty-rom-com-a-little-dram-also: David of “How to be good” would surely be a challenge, or Tucker Crowe of “Juliette, Naked”.
    OMG Emma Thompson, ruler of the universe, great of the greatest! I just l-o-v-e her… these two working together… would my little heart resist? 🙂

  5. PreferNot2 says :

    Sorry for the double post but, although I have not had the chance yet to see the Vicar of Dibley I’ve just bought an audiobook read by Richard, Venetia by Georgette Heyer, and the voices he makes for the Denny family (lady Denny, Sir John and Oswald) are just hilarious! “Not skillful enough in comedy”???? Come on! 🙂

    • Richard Armitage US says :

      I BOUGHT VENETIA RECENTLY, TOO! And he said in the Cinemax “60 Seconds” interview “I can’t do voices,” so he told that lame blonde joke (because he also can’t tell a joke, apparently). The voices in Venetia are a stitch, and perfectly capture the personality of the character. I constantly wonder just how many other red herrings has this man thrown in our path?!?

      • PreferNot2 says :

        Latest news, Richard to play an Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible” in London, from June 24th to end Sept. I just can say that Im glaaaaaaad about it! (also for the thought that I’ll be in London from May 3rd to 5th… if the air is sweeter than the last time I was there is because he’s already rehearsing 😉 )

        Yes, that “I can’t do voices”, sure, yes, really, What about the T-Rex with Scottish accent of “Trouble at the Dinosaure Caffè”? 🙂

        • Richard Armitage US says :

          I’ve been following The Crucible non-announcement announcement since last night. I think he would be superb as John Proctor. And to work at the Old Vic, Kevin Spacey, and the director and designer he’s chosen. I really want this role for him. The number of doors (and eyes) his performance will open is infinite.

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