Richard Armitage about the King

 
Richard Armitage mentions King Richard III and a new Channel 4 documentary about the king, coming out next year, in the new interview:
 
Sunday Times interview with Richard Armitage by Ed Potton (28.11.2014)
(Quote from the RichardArmitageUS-FacebookPage.)
 

[…] He’s [Richard Armitage] always been drawn to conflicted roles: Oakenshield, Proctor, Lucas North, his double (triple?) agent in Spooks. “I know,” he smiles. “I need to do some comedy, don’t I?” He doesn’t mean it, though: he knows he’s best at playing men who combine light and shade. That may go back again to Richard III, with whom he inherited an obsession from his father. Armitage was set to be called Russell until he was born on the anniversary of Richard’s death at the Battle of Bosworth. His dad took that as a sign: he was instead named Richard.
 
When the King’s remains were recently discovered under a car park in Leicester, down the road from where Armitage grew up, he was thrilled. He hopes to be involved in a documentary about it for Channel 4 next year. How about playing him? He’s not hopeful: “He was a young man when he died.” Don’t believe that one, either: Armitage could make a splendid crookback. Imagine the mixtape for that one. […]

 
 

2 Responses to Richard Armitage about the King

  • Sally Martin says:

    I don’t believe for one moment that RA is too old to play Richard III.
    Thirty years in the 15th century was far older than thirty years old in modern times.
    I know that his portrayal would be magnificent and dearly hope to see it one day!
    All the best to you, RA.

    • CDoart says:

      I fully agree with you, Sally Martin.
      RA would still make a splendid King Richard III and could give his character the right shades of a dark and bright hero/villain ambiguity.
      Thank you very much for commenting !

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