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

 

King Richard III

King Richard III (Source: Wikimedia.org)

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 September
10th, 2014, 4 p.m. (CET)
we have 2245 signatures.

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September 4, 2014

King Richard III coin set to fetch £5,000 at auction (by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury)


September 3, 2014

Richard III: Leicester Cathedral denies cashing in on the reinterment (by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury)


August 27, 2014

Richard III ‘worth £45m to Leicester economy’ (BBC News)


August 25, 2014

Richard III’s Rich Diet of Fish and Exotic Birds (by Douglas Quenqua, New York Times)


August 16, 2014

Recreating Richard III: Channel 4’s “New Evidence” (by Florence Waters, The Telegraph)


August 15, 2014

Richard III: King’s last moments relived at Bosworth this weekend (by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury)


August 14, 2014

Richard III reburial will include Bosworth return (by Karen Hambridge, The Hinckley Times)


August 12, 2014

First Mention by Richard Armitage of Something New on the Horizon? (by Perry, Armitage Agonistes (Blog))


August 10, 2014

Geoffrey Boycott claims Leicester wants Richard III to ‘make money’ (BBC News)


August 10, 2014

What makes the new Richard III Visitor Centre “insulting”? (by Mike Pitts, Mike Pitts – Digging Deeper (Blog))


 

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