The “Richard III” Project


Please support Richard Armitage‘s dream project by signing this


Petition for the “Richard III” project.


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The Goals of the Petition


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We want to use the collective voice of the Richard Armitage fanbase to demonstrate to potential investors that there is already a global audience for this project. There is an active online community of bloggers and webmasters who will promote its launch and an ever-expanding loyal fanbase who will watch the series.


To revise this king’s negative and ill-deserved image in popular culture and pay tribute to his legacy, the famous British actor Richard Armitage has expressed interest in developing a major film/television project that is envisioned as a prequel to The Tudors, a television series that aired on Showtime and BBC. This project is a deeply personal one for Richard, who was born on the day that Richard III died (August 22) and named after the king by his father.


In his own words:

As an actor, it’s a project I would love to achieve. I believe it is a great story, a socio-political thriller, a love story and a dynastic tragedy. My challenge is to convince commercial producers to see beyond ‘history lesson’, but I strongly suspect that this will be a long way off, probably outside of my ability to play the role, but I wouldn’t rule out playing another role, I may even be producing by the time someone wakes up and realizes the potential for this project.


The literary character of Richard III in William Shakespeare’s play has long overshadowed the historical life and reign of King Richard III of England. He was a loving husband and father, a fierce soldier and fighter, a just governor of his people. As an effective and influential  government leader for change, Richard’s economic, legal, and social contributions to society continue to have an impact on England to this day.

Significant Accomplishments

  • the creation of the Court of Requests for the legal representation of the poor (in 1483)
  • the introduction of bail to protect suspects (in 1484)
  • the ban on restrictions for printing and book sale
  • the translation of the written Laws and Statutes from French into English



Petition - Status !

As of July
24th, 2014, 11 p.m. (CET)
we have 2214 signatures.

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July 24, 2014

King Richard III Visitor Centre: first look at a royal skeleton (by Sophie Campbell, The Telegraph)

July 23, 2014

Family days out: summer events at Britain’s best historical attractions (by Sophie Campbell, The Telegraph)

July 23, 2014

Richard III: A look inside Leicester’s new visitor centre (Leicester Mercury)

July 22, 2014

Richard III: Voyage of Discovery at king’s new visitor centre (by Dan Martin, Leicester Mercury)

July 22, 2014

Dr John Ashdown-Hill – Essex Honorary Graduate (by University of Essex, University of Essex (Vimeo-Channel))

July 22, 2014

Richard III visitor centre in Leicester opens its doors to the public (by Maev Kennedy, The Guardian)

July 22, 2014

Does Leicester’s Richard III centre live up to the hype? (by Greig Watson, BBC News)

July 2, 2014

Richard III, Leicester and THAT tomb… (by Helen Rae, Helen Rae Rants! (Blog))

June 30, 2014

Richard III: Peppercorn lease agreed for Leicester’s new visitor centre (Leicester Mercury)

June 30, 2014

Martin Freeman talks Richard III: “He assumes the world is his for the taking” (by Emma Daly, RadioTimes)


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