An Online Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Premiere of North & South… Interested? Read More Below…


Mr. Thorton is intrigued...

Mr. Thorton is intrigued…

SPEAKING ONLY ON BEHALF OF MEMBERS OF THE RICHARD ARMITAGE US FACEBOOK PAGE (carefully trying not to step on any toes, but truly hoping to lure others who might want to come out and and play…)

On the aforementioned Richard Armitage US Facebook page, our members (aka people who have “LIKE”d the page) have been playing around with ways to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the premiere of North & South this November.

Like most RA well-wisher groups, RA US has a diversity of members. Ours, for example, represent over 43 countries and 47 languages – including Pirate English, which will come in handy if ever RA should star in a remake of Pirates of Penzance or Captain Blood.

SO, N&S premiered on November 14, 2004. Here in the States, November 14, 2014 is a Friday.  I’m not good at any kind of math – especially global time/day conversion – so I talked with an Aussie member and she says it is also a Friday on her side of the world. (Our folks liked the idea of this event/celebration/par-tay happening on a weekend.)

Suddenly, RA US peeps are kinda getting jazzed about doing this online “North & South 10th Anniversary Worldwide Celebration” (aka Par-tay) with other RA well-wishers from other groups and individuals, and so are extending the invitation to everyone in the RA Universe to come out and play.

We’ve kept The <Proposed> Plan simple:

  1. Everyone (who can and wants to pparticipate) watches N&S wherever you live in the world on November 14, 2014 – the 10th anniversary of its premiere. THEN…  
  2. On Saturday, November 15, we gather electronically — all go to one place on the web — and talk about the film, RA, the impact it’s had and continues to have on us, RA, DANIELA, BRENDAN(!), RA, Sinéad, Tim, Anna, Jo, Pauline … Well, basically, all things North & South!

BUT, here’s the question  for everyone who thinks this might be fun:
Where should that one place BE????
The more the merrier, but what web venue would be most convenient to the most people?
Feel free to comment here! 

Right now, we’re thinkin’ it might be fun to do it on Twitter. We wonder if we could crash Twitter on November 15 with the #RANS hashtag…? Wouldn’t that be a HOOT!?!?!?!

Cheers, ever’body! Hope you’ll join us!

And 1,000 thanks to RA US Special Correspondent Chrissy Lampard, for reminding us that THIS is the YEAR!

Crashing Twitter would be a HOOT! Think we could do it?

Crashing Twitter would be a HOOT! Think we could do it?

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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 third season of which is currently being shot in Budapest and Berlin, and will air in the States on EPIX later this year, with a slight delay in other international territories. 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 now streaming on Netflix; and Urban and the Shed Crew, coming soon on DVD. 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 current film project is Julie Delpy’s My Zoe, in which he co-stars with Ms. Delpy, who also directs, and Daniel Brühl. It has been shooting in Berlin and Moscow. 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 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.

6 responses to “An Online Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Premiere of North & South… Interested? Read More Below…”

  1. Rebecca says :

    I’m in. Twitter works. Need to pick a time on the 15th that works around the globe.

    • Richard Armitage US says :

      I’m wondering if we have to all be online commenting at the same time, or can it be hemispheric? November’s long enough away, so I hope *all of us* have plenty of time to come to a consensus. Unless getting an agreement amongst RArmy members is like herding cats. This is my first real dip into the RArmy EVENT community pool. I’m also trying to enlist the fan groups of the other stars. I may go down in flames, but I won’t know if I don’t try! SO glad you’re on board, Rebecca!

  2. PreferNot2 says :

    I would be delighted to participate. When I first read the post I thought that twitter has the problem messages with limited characters, but we can always link to twitter wordpress, tumblr or facebook posts. I think it will be difficult to coordinate also “the hour”, not only the date. 🙂

    • Richard Armitage US says :

      I think – tho I may be wrong – that it’s do-able if we think of it in a global context, perhaps hemispherically. Not *everyone* has to be commenting at the same time, but it can still be a global/worldwide conversation spanning a day or 24 hours or whatever… The feedback I’m getting on Twitter as a place to talk hasn’t been positive – too few characters. So maybe a Facebook Event page? And everyone can chime in and respond to each other’s posts in their own time zones? If we all remember to use the same hashtag, Facebook will record the number of references… What do you think???

      • PreferNot2 says :

        Of course it can be done! Twitter has few characters but greater mediatic power, and you can link longer posts. I’m thinking for instance in “The Hollow Crown Fans” Shakespeare Sunday, which become regularly a trending topic every Sunday worldwide. Personally speaking I’m not very fond of facebook.

  3. AwkCelebEncounters (@AwkwardCeleb) says :

    My twitter is much more fan-oriented than my facebook. My friends and co-workers generally know about my fangirling in the abstract, but I hate to clog up facebook with that (and facebook posts EVERYTHING you do in that stupid timeline-within-a-timeline in the upper right corner, so it’s hard to keep activities from popping up there for all friends to see.)

    So I’d vote for twitter – maybe we can get the hashtag trending!

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