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Remembering Urban and the Shed Crew’s Urban – Lee Kirton – on the Anniversary of the Film’s World Premiere

Author Bernie Hare and Lee Kirton (Urban) enjoy a match of speed chess.

On November 7, 2015, at Chapel FM – in the Leeds neighborhood where Chop, Greta, Urban and his Shed Crew lived – a  feature film based on these lives made its world premiere to packed houses. In light of these two compelling, sold-out screenings, The Leeds International Film Festival added an extra screening of the film – directed by Candida Brady and based on Bernard Hare’s memoir – the next day, at a larger venue, the historic Hyde Park Picture House. Most of the cast, and many of the actual – now adult – Crew attended, including Lee Kirton, Urban himself.

But the journey of the members of the Shed Crew was never an easy one. And in June, Lee/Urban himself lost his nearly life-long battle with addiction. It happened as playwright Kevin Fegan finished his verse version of The Crew’s story, and staging was being prepped in Leeds.

Don’t mourn him too much. (Lee) did what he had to do and now he’s gone. “Deal with it,” to quote Kev. “We did.”‘ says Hare, who officially adopted Lee, and unofficially adopted the Crew and their families. ‘We’ve had to do a bit of speed-grieving around here because of the strange and unique circumstances. Still, I’ll never get used to losing my right arm.’

So the show – as it must – went on, and proved to be a powerful and emotional experience for all who knew, and who knew about, The Crew. With the permission of the playwright, here are his cathartic and striking Prologue and his final scene.

 

EXCERPTED FROM “THE SHED CREW” BY KEVIN FEGAN.

PROLOGUE

  1. A WAREHOUSE IN LEEDS. THE AUDIENCE ARE BROUGHT INTO A HOLDING BAY. URBAN IS ON HIGH. CHOP IS DOWN BELOW WITH THE AUDIENCE.

URBAN

Hey, Chop, it’s great up here –

come and see the sights.

CHOP

You know I’m feared of heights.

Who’s is this warehouse?

URBAN

Since when did we care?

We’re two infamous outlaws, us.

CHOP

Urban, come down will you, one last time?

URBAN

Why, what did you have in mind?

CHOP

Good place to tell our story?

I know it’s 2017

and things have changed –

URBAN

Never be the same again.

CHOP

I know what you mean.

URBAN

Who’s gunna start, me or you?

CHOP

You kick off, while we wait

for the rest of the Shed Crew.

URBAN

When we first met Chop, he became

some kind of fat bastard spirit guide:

some of us were ten, some of us were fifteen,

some of us were mental, some of us were mean;

we were walking on the wild side,

feral,

not like mowgli in the jungle

befriended by kindly animals,

more like Lord of the Flies,

abandoned on some desert island

in the inner city of Leeds.

We were totally off the lead,

we took care of our own needs

and we grew like rampant weeds

in the financial flower-bed of the North.

Yes, we were Thatcher’s illegitimate bastards

but we didn’t need saving,

we were children of the rave scene

and we knew how to party

in the graveyard of Leeds.

CHOP

They’re all my family.

URBAN

Yeah, dysfunctional.

CHOP

Especially Urban, who I adopted from day one.

URBAN

Why did you do that, Chop,

when I’ve been in and out of prison

since the day I was born?

CHOP

You’ve been like a son to me.

URBAN

Shut up, you nonce, you’re embarrassing me.

CHOP

Listen to me for once.

There’s something about you, Urban,

I knew it from the start.

URBAN

Told you before, Chop, you’re all heart,

it’ll get you nowhere.

CHOP

You were twelve years old in 1995,

a cheeky little gobshite,

who couldn’t read nor write –

THE SHUTTERS OPEN TO THE WAREHOUSE AND
CHOP LEADS THE AUDIENCE INTO THE MAIN SPACE.

One thing you should know

about the downtrodden and the poor:

in every slum, there’s a natural

conspiracy against law and order.

There’s give for those who can give

and there’s take for those who take.

You see, when the stakes are high

some people would rather turn to crime

than live with the leftovers of life.

As for me, I see every little crime as a dead rat

in the Tories’ water tank;

some of us are just waiting for a chance

to smash and grab, pillage and burn,

turn society upside down

and shake the coins from its pockets,

put a rocket under its arse

and shoot it to the moon

to the thumping beat of an old-school choon.

DANCE MUSIC.


SCENE 14 (Final Scene)

THEY ARRIVE AT THE LAKE DISTRICT IN THEIR STOLEN

CAR AND MAKE CAMP.

SHED CREW

They park up at Lake Windermere

and recky the lie of the land.

They camp in the woods nearby

and sit around a warm fire making plans.

The pitch has good voodoo.

CHOP

Right, you all know what we have to do.

THEY PUT ON BALACLAVAS AND GLOVES. URBAN

CARRIES EXCALIBUR, CHOP CARRIES THE

BOLT-CROPPERS, SAM A PETROL CAN AND PIXIE AN OLD

RAG AND MATCHES.

SHED CREW

At midnight, they return to the lake.

CHOP

Me and Urb will nick a rowing boat;

you guys be quick torching the car.

SAM POURS PETROL OVER THE CAR AND PIXIE LIGHTS

THE RAG AND THROWS IT IN. THERE IS A WHOOSH AS IT

CATCHES FIRE. CHOP CUTS THE CHAIN TO A ROWING

BOAT AND JUMPS IN WITH URBAN.

URBAN

Let’s row to the island

and watch the fire engines.

THEY ROW.

CHOP

It’s time, Urban: throw Excalibur

into the lake while the flames burn.

THE BOAT WOBBLES AS URBAN STANDS UP.

It’s a real shame, Urbie,

I was hoping you’d change the world for me.

URBAN THROWS THE MACHETE INTO THE WATER.

URBAN

Chop, man, that’s your job;

you’re the only one can read and write properly;

you’re the teacher, not me.

CHOP

What exactly have I showed you?

How to get locked-up and knocked-up?

How to get twatted on drugs?

Stuff like that?

URBAN

Yeah. And how to be decent

with each other, and kind;

how to chill out and not be

fucking lunatics all the time.

You have to tell our story:

get in touch with that Fergal Keane,

tell him how it is for real.

CHOP

Maybe I will; what the fuck,

maybe I’ll write him a letter,

maybe I’ll write him a book.

REST OF THE SHED CREW JOIN THEM.

SHED CREW

We lived it, we couldn’t care less;

most of us are still here to tell the tale:

some of us are addicts

and some run our own business,

some of us are in jail

and some are as straight as a vicar’s dick

and some are completely off the rails.

But look at us: we’re all in a book.

Deal with it, we did; this is for real.

A STORM BREAKS. THUNDER AND LIGHTNING.

URBAN

What about me, Chop? What became of me?

CHOP

What can I say? It’s 2017, Urbie,

you’ve left the scene.

URBAN

But we’ll always have our story.

CHOP

Some things can’t be undone;

I’m gunna miss you, son.

URBAN STARTS TO LEAVE.

All that energy has to go somewhere:

you’ll always be in the “ch’i” –

the energy blazing through every living thing.

I’ll not mourn;

but instead, when it thunders and lightning

and kicks up a storm,

I’ll think of you, Urban, kickin’-off up there

without a care in the world.

URBAN HAS GONE.

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Director Candida Brady is hoping to release her film of Urban and the Shed Crew globally online. At this point, nothing official has been announced. For updates, please check Ms. Brady’s Twitter account, as well as the Twitter and Facebook accounts for the film.

Chop (Richard Armitage) and Urban (Fraser Kelly) on the last day of filming 'Urban and the Shed Crew'.

Chop (Richard Armitage) and Urban (Fraser Kelly) on the last day of filming ‘Urban and the Shed Crew’.

 

2014: A Great Year and So Many Gifts from RA! Let’s Give Back & Say Thanks Through JustGiving!

RA as Swann in Pinter/PROUST, January, 2014. Photo by Chrissy Lampard.

RA as Swann in Pinter/PROUST, January, 2014.
Photo by Chrissy Lampard.

What a great year 2014 has been for RA (and for us): I think it ALL began with The Anglophile Channel 2013 British Artist of the Year Award! That was followed by Pinter/PROUST in NYC in January; the The Anglophile Channel interviews on its YouTube Channel in February; then Urban and The Shed Crew and its regular updates. In May, we had the audiobook (#1 for the year for Audible, by the way) Hamlet: The Novel that overlapped with The Old Vic’s advance promotion for The Crucible. Once The Crucible opened, we had RA updates every day for three months, as he took the time after each evening performance to meet his followers at the Stage Door. And in the middle of ALL The Crucible’s well-deserved accolades, Into the Storm opened, and RA joined social media. The Crucible wrapped up and RA seemed to be in LA almost immediately for Sleepwalker… and now we have The Hobbit: THORIN (aka #BOFTA)!

RA and all of his followers have been immensely blessed this year; RA has brought us so many gifts of phenomenal performances and delightful appearances. Thank you, RA!

In return, we believe we should give something back.
RA supports a number of charities doing superb,
much-needed good work.
Go to JustGiving for a list of them all,
and give as generously as you can afford.
We know these causes mean much to RA, and he might even prefer
that we spend our money there, rather than a Ferrari.

RA as Swann with Lara Hillier in Pinter/PROUST. January 2014. Screen-grab by Fernanda Matias from Chrissy Lampard video.

RA as Swann with Lara Hillier in Pinter/PROUST. January 2014.
Screen-grab by Fernanda Matias from Chrissy Lampard video.

RA kicked off 2014 in January, with Pinter/PROUST, a reading in NYC,  directed by Pinter directing partner Di Trevis. Look for Chrissy’s videos here: AND our album of her photos here

Marlise Boland of The Anglophile Channel presents RA with the British Artist of 2013 Award. The interviews were released in February.

Marlise Boland of The Anglophile Channel presents RA with the British Artist of 2013 Award. The interviews were released in February.

Marlise Boland of The Anglophile Channel interviews if RA in February were a tremendous hit with fans: RA as you’d never seen him before!
The interviews here: TeaserFirst Interview; Second interview; Third InterviewSilly bits

RA as Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew. Filmed Spring, 2014. Thanks to Urban and the Shed Crew for the photo.

RA as Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew. Filmed Spring, 2014.
Thanks to Urban and the Shed Crew for the photo.

“Urban and the Shed Crew,” based on a true story by Bernard Hale. IMDb’s description:  It’s been described as a tale of heroin and cement, set in Britain’s underclass in the 90s.

Twelve-year old Urban Grimshaw (Fraser Kelly) is Britain’s most runaway child, he’s even been on TVs Crimewatch. His mother is a junkie and his father might as well be dead. He can’t read or write, and he doesn’t go to school. His average day is spent sitting around a bonfire with his mates smoking drugs and stealing cars. When he meets his mother’s new friend Chop (RA), a 37 year old, disillusioned, ex-social worker also living on society’s margins, on one of Leeds roughest estates, the two become firm friends. But even Chop with his own penchant for drink, drugs and hard living is shocked by the state of Urban’s life. After much soul searching he resolves to clean up his own act and save the kid. But as their friendship deepens, Urban introduces him to the Shed Crew the anarchic gang of kids aged between ten and fourteen years who spend their time joy-riding, thieving, and engaging in drugs and sex. It is only then that we see exactly how long the road to civilization really is.

When ex-social worker Bernard Hare turned his startling experiences with a group of young delinquents into a novel it was described as one of the year’s most compelling and best selling books. Urban and the Shed Crew is a stunning piece of ethnography described by The Guardian as moving but never sanctimonious, another City of God, this time for Britain rather than Brazil.

Our album about the production – from photos to interviews with Author Bernard Hale and others – can be found here.

RA performs AJ Harley and David Hewson's Hamlet: A Novel. Released May, 2014.

RA performs AJ Harley and David Hewson’s Hamlet: A Novel.
Released May, 2014.

As Urban and the Shed Crew wrapped, RA released Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel, brilliantly written by AJ Hartley and David Hewson. Audible.com describes it as: “…a tale of ghosts, of madness, of revenge – of old alliances giving way to new intrigues. Denmark is changing, shaking off its medieval past. War with Norway is on the horizon. And Hamlet – son of the old king, nephew of the new – becomes increasingly entangled in a web of deception – and murder. Beautifully and compellingly performed by actor Richard Armitage  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark takes Shakespeare’s original into unexpected realms, reinventing a story we thought we knew.

For RA’s rendition, Audible named it its #1 Audiobook of the year! Listen and you’ll understand why!

RA and newcomer Samantha Colley rehearse Arthur Miller's The Crucible, directed by the great Yael Farber. Photo by Johan Persson.

RA and newcomer Samantha Colley rehearse Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, directed by the great Yael Farber.
Photo by Johan Persson.

RA signed on for an intense, “visceral” three-month gig on stage as John Proctor in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, directed by Yael Farber in-the-round at the Old Vic. Rehearsal photos began showing up early as part of the promotion. Then things got under way in June with the play’s previews, followed by Opening Night in July.

Richard Armitage in The Crucible. Photo by Jay Brooks.

Richard Armitage in The Crucible.
Photo by Jay Brooks.

The Crucible is powerful and complex – especially this interpretation – and received well-earned 5-star reviews across the board. Learn more about it on The Old Vic website and in our album here, and share your appreciation of RA and the The Crucible production on our Richard Armitage in THE CRUCIBLE Appreciation page.

RA behind-the-scenes in Into the Storm.

During alll the amazing publicity, accolades and sold-out shows of The Crucible, RA’s US film Into the Storm opened! Although it was, as RA called it, a “summer disaster film,” it performed well internationally. More here in our Into the Storm album. (RA US had a crew on the Black Carpet! What an honor!)

On August 22, 2014, Twiiterers awoke to discover RA had joined TWITTER!

On August 22, 2014, Twitterers awoke to discover RA had joined them!

AND, on his birthday – again, in the middle of The Crucible run – the very best thing of the 2014 happened: RA joined Twitter. For all his previous comments about not understanding social media (My Space, RA, really? ), he has taken to it like a pro, and seems to be enjoying himself (we certainly are!)! King of the Hashtags and Selfies! It is a welcome link to, and yet another gift to his fans!

Then, toward the end of the run of The Crucible came the news all those who hadn’t been able make the London trip – and, franly, all who’d seen it – had been hoping for: The Old Vic was allowing Digital Theatre to record the production! It would be released in theatres in the UK and Ireland in December, and then globally – except, due to copyright issues, in North America – in theaters in 2015. However, American and Canadian audiences will be able to download a production they never thought to see. What a lovely gift!

RA as John Proctor in the film version of The Crucible. Thanks to Digital Theatre Creative Director Robert Delamere for the screen-grab!

RA as John Proctor in the film version of The Crucible.
Thanks to Digital Theatre Creative Director Robert Delamere for the screen-grab!

So: 1980s poverty-stricken Leeds; 1300s-1400s Denmark; 17th century Salem, Massachusetts… what was next for RA?

RA is sleep therapist Dr. Scott White in Elliott Lester and Jack Olsen’s contemporary indie thriller.

The contemporary thriller Sleepwalker, with RA as Dr. Scott White. The Anglophile Channel blog describes it this way: “In a script written by Jack Olsen, Sleepwalker, centers around Sarah (Ahna O’Reilly, best known for her role in The Help) who’s trying to reconstruct her life following the apparent suicide of her novelist husband. After returning to university, to finish her dissertation, Sarah experiences frequent bouts of sleepwalking. She is sent to Dr. Scott White’s (Armitage) sleep research lab for treatment.  When Sarah’s life starts to alternate between her waking world and a nightmarish alternate reality, where no one recognizes that she has ever existed, she is plunged into chaos, confusion and terror.  The one constant in her shifting world is Scott, the man she’s been longing for all her life.  But does Sarah’s true love actually exist, or is it a figment of Sarah’s troubled imagination that derives from wishful thinking and longing? (I think I had a dream like this once…)”

Celebrating 10 years of N&S: To support Young Minds, you may go to RA’s Just Giving page here https://www.justgiving.com/Richard-Armitage13, and also send a note of thanks to RA and YM for all they do OR you may go directly to Young Minds’ donation page here: http://www.youngminds.org.uk/support_our_work/donate.

Celebrating 10 years of N&S: To support Young Minds, you may go to RA’s Just Giving page here https://www.justgiving.com/Richard-Armitage13, and also send a note of thanks to RA and YM for all they do OR you may go directly to Young Minds’ donation page here: http://www.youngminds.org.uk/support_our_work/donate.

And in November, RA celebrated the 10th anniversary of the iconic North & South, a role that really put him on (our) map, at least.

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!

RA in The Hobbit: THORIN, or BOTFA as some call it.

Already making its international box office power obvious, according to Deadline: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies continues to roll out overseas, planet Earth is becoming dominated by Middle-earth. The finale to Peter Jackson’s big-footed trilogy opened in 17 markets Thursday with No. 1s across the board. Grossing a total $13.7M in 28 markets, the cume at Thursday’s close was $26.6M.”

And it doesn’t even hit the STATES until next week!

I’ve left out other RA projects: his narration of a terrific documentary, not to mention his promotion of the DOS DVD and then the DOS EE DVD, his marathon Hobbit: THORIN promotional tour , and a much-longed for reunion interview with Marlise & The Anglophile Channel; here’s the tease …

Marlise (The Anglophile Channel) and RA REUNITE in a special interview to be aired later... something MORE to anticipate! Thanks, The Anglophile Channel, for the screen-grab!

Marlise (The Anglophile Channel) and RA REUNITE in a special interview to be aired later… something MORE to anticipate!
Thanks, The Anglophile Channel, for the screen-grab!

 And I’ve surely missed some other things as well. TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS!

So BLESS YOU, our incredibly hard-working RA! Congratulations on an astonishing year! We can’t wait to see what’s to come!

And remember: See all he’s done for us this year! SO much Access!

Again, one last call-to-action:
Please, everyone, let’s all determine to give something back.
RA supports a number of charities doing incredible work with few resources.
Go to JustGiving for a list of them – Shelter, YoungMinds,
The Salvation Army, Childline, Anthony Nolan
and Barbado’s – and give as generously as you can afford. 

And we wish RA and all or his colleagues a lovely, restful, renewing holiday season! Then on to 2015!

Rest well, have a lovely holiday season and vacation, and return to us SOON!

Rest well, have a lovely holiday season and vacation, and return to us SOON!

You may also follow Richard Armitage US
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About Representing and Lessons Learned…

Let's talk seriously for a moment...

Let’s talk seriously for a moment… Photo: Robert Ascroft

Troops, let’s talk seriously for a moment.

I feel the need to comment on our responsibilities as members of the RArmy, and the gift of virtual access that we have been given by the “Urban and the Shed Crew” producers.

I am privileged to be the admin of a FB page that has the most wonderful, generous, remarkable people as members that I have ever encountered. While we may tease each other (and RA), usually the person we laugh at the most is ourselves. And there is a lot of laughter and fun on our page. No discourtesy, much less viciousness. Everyone seems to enjoy everyone else’s comments, point of view and, of course, RA. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes we all indulge in a little of Alice Roosevelt Longworth’s “If you can’t say something nice, come sit next to me” attitude. But even then, the comments are based on humor, not spite. All in all, I can’t imagine any of the RA US members being unkind or disrespectful to each other, much less a stranger.

Yet some of the RArmy are being unkind to a stranger – in the form of the “Urban and the Shed Crew” project – that is just making our acquaintance.  We’re see far too many RArmy members being disrespectful to an entire production. I find this amazing and, frankly, appalling.

The people behind RA’s latest project are generously reaching out to us – fans of RA, fans of the book, fans of Bernie Hare and all the kids in the crew, fans of the other actors (yes, there are others in this film with followings) – every day. I use the word “generously” advisedly. I’m sure we remember the lack of similar communication from another recent RA film project.  But with “Urban and the Shed Crew,” we see regular tweets, and – so far – daily updates of the the Facebook page, usually with a photo.

All of these posts, tweets, photos – all of the information we’re seeing about this project – are gifts, not rights.  We didn’t earn this. We aren’t owed this. The people behind “Urban” could just as easily think of us as more trouble than we’re worth as a potential audience worth cultivating.  Because in the end, no matter how they treat us, we’ll go see their film.

So before we make another insolent comment or insulting post, please, let’s think twice. Not to be prosaic, but please be nice.  We’re representing RA as much as we are ourselves. And, to put it on a more pragmatic level, now the “Urban and the Shed Crew” producers are still choosing to include us in their project. Let’s not make them think twice.

Now, what is essentially an incident from Internet ancient history – i.e. yesterday:

Yesterday the RA Universe exploded with a snapshot from the “Urban” set of <correction> Fraser Kelly (Urban) and two older boys mugging for the camera; it was a cute photo. In the background – way, way back in the background – who could we spot? Waldo!  That is to say: RA. Within minutes of being posted, it was all over Facebook and Tumblr.  I’m not trying to sound or be sanctimonious – because I succumbed in the end – but I had a bad feeling about it. First, it featured a child; it is a movie about children, but still, child actors have specific rights. Second, it appeared to be someone’s personal Instagram page. In the end, I was also greedy for new content. Although I did ask the owner for permission to use it, I didn’t wait for the owner’s okay. I was impatient. After a couple of hours, I took the word of the original poster that it was public and then posted it.

Big mistake. What’s worse is that I knew it.

A fan site and blog have to have some boundaries and ethical standards. I have a journalism background and I try to run my sites using certain specific editorial integrity guidelines. But this time, I ignored not only my training, but also my instincts.

Big mistake.

So, what are the lessons?

  1. We cannot just purloin photos for our pages/blogs without the owners’ permission, particularly if the appear to be or are on an individual’s personal FB, Twitter or Instagram account (as has been the case before with RA content, and was in this the latest case).  And,
  2. Once the owner asks for the content to be removed, it must be removed immediately! No prevarications, no rationalizations. It has to come down. Further, if you are the fan site contacted, it is your responsibility to let others know of this request and urge them to comply.

RA is not the only private individual in the RA Universe. And if it’s one thing we can and should respect it’s privacy. In light of all RA gives us through his public appearances, or how generous a production may or may not be, he and his colleagues deserve our respect for their privacy!

What happened? The owner contacted me – I had left that information when I requested permission – told me that I did not have her permission, and asked that I take down. I did, and spread the word. The top admins immediately removed it. With others, there were some discussions about its public vs. private nature. In the end, I hope the RA Universe proves itself, and the photo disappears from every public site.  

As for me? I won’t make that mistake again. Any photos or content that have any appearance of personal or private nature will require the owners’ explicit permission to post. That will mean that here, our FB page, Tumblr and Twitter accounts will not have content you may see elsewhere.  I am not about to go through this kind of “photos used without the family/owner’s permission” situation again (especially when, in my heart and mind, I know better).

Personally, I hope this – and the previous situation – would be a lesson to all of us.

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Thanks to Emily’s Quotes for the image!

More Casting News for “Urban and the Shed Crew”: Neil Morrissey!

Will Chop be a scruffier, more dissipated version of this RA? Thanks to  "Mostly Richard Armitage" on Tumblr for the image.

Will Chop be a scruffier, more dissipated version of this RA?
Thanks to “Mostly Richard Armitage” on Tumblr for the image.

The Internet Movie Database (IMDB.com) page has been updated. RA has been added as Chop, and two more cast members have been named:

First we have the fabulous Neil Morrissey as Doc (his bio and credits are here), and Kathryn Drysdale as Madge (her bio and credits are here).

Interesting, isn’t it, that neither Anna Friel nor Nadine Mulkerrin – the other two cast members we’ve seen announced – are listed yet?

Neil Morrissey

Neil Morrissey

Kathryn Drysdale

Kathryn Drysdale

Anna Friel

Anna Friel

Nadine Mukerrin

Nadine Mukerrin

Thanks to RA US Special Correspondent Chrissy Lampard for the IMDB tip!

And – as always – we invite you to follow
Richard Armitage US on Facebook and Twitter!

SPOILER ALERT: Bernie Hare Talks About and Shows the Origins of “Urban and the Shed Crew”

Will this be RA's look as Chop in "Urban and the Shed Crew"? Photo by Sarah Dunn.

Will this be RA’s look as Chop in “Urban and the Shed Crew”?
Photo by Sarah Dunn.

TERRIFIC find about Urban and The Shed Crew by RA US Special Correspondent Chrissy Lampard!!! What an amazing and powerful story. RA is going to be terrific as Chop/Bernie. WARNING: the video includes key plot points of the book.

THANKS, Chrissy!!

Visit RA US on Facebook!

UPDATED! HUGE NEWS: RA’S GOT A BRAND NEW GIG & THERE ARE WOMEN IN THE CAST!

RA will play Chop’, a 37 year old, disillusioned, ex-social worker also living on society’s margins, on one of Leeds’ roughest estates.

RA will play Chop’, a 37 year old, disillusioned, ex-social worker also living on society’s margins, on one of Leeds’ roughest estates.

Thanks to Richard Armitage Net for this very welcome news item: Richard has been cast in Urban and the Shed Crew, a Blenheim Films production, which has just started filming in Leeds in the UK. The filming will take place over the next 6 weeks. This film is adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name, written by Bernard Hare. Richard will play ‘Chop’, an ex-social worker who befriends the eponymous character ‘Urban’.

Also, check out the film’s Facebook page, and the Urban and the Shed Crew website.

Read all about it on the Richard Armitage Net website!

AND there are women in the cast! Thanks to Armitage Army @ Richard Armitage Central for this casting news!

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