Apr 16, 2010

Photo Friday~ Richard at the "Strike Back" Premier


Here is Richard and co-star Orla Brady at the "Strike Back" premier on April 15th.
According to Richard Armitage Online, it was held at the Vue West End cinema in London.
Oooh... RA in a suit!  Is it just me, or does Richard look a bit mischievous here? :)
It is great to see pictures of Richard out and about, smiling and looking like he's having a good time.

Richard leaving his shirt unbuttoned a bit reminds me of cravatless Thornton!
To see more photos of RA and his cast mates at the "Strike Back" premier, check out these sites:
The Armitage Army @ Richard Armitage Central's facebook page has tons of premier photos HERE.
Richard Armitage Net has a few photos and several great links to photos HERE.

Thanks to RA Online, AA @ RAC and RA Net
for always having such great info, photos & links available!

22 comments:

Myrtle said...

Lovely, I agree Nat, he always looks so affectionate with his leading ladies. Both he and Orla look gorgeous.

bZirk said...

Love the suit!

But I have a question about Orla Brady. I was looking at her info on IMDb, and it says her birth year is 1961. No way she's that age. Anyone know how old she is? I wouldn't normally care, but when that date caught my eye, it surprised me.

MillyMe said...

I especially like the pics of the lovely lleading lads laughing! What a wonderful cast! I actually know all the actors apart from the tall Tunisian.

Agreed, bzirk, no way is Orla born in '61. I watched her in Mistresses. She must be about the same age as Sarah Parrish, perhaps early, mid-thirties.

Shelley's dress seems a little long, though she looks really good.

Wish I were there, hugging and kissing RA (as one does in the acting profession). They'd probably need some kind of slim-bladed instrument to pry me off! Hehe! Would of course blame it all on the champagne!

phylly3 said...

Great pictures and links! Thanks Nat!

@Rob said...

I like that RA in a suit is standing under his character in fatigues! Funny juxtaposition there. I hope SB is a huge success and gets rave reviews.

Whatever that actress is doing to look like that it should be bottled and sold to the masses!!!

flandersdreamer said...

Geez ... I am totally speechless!
This is going to be sooo awsome!
Now, I find him a little worn out. Not that he's not completely looking good as he always does but, you know, as if he could do with a little time off. And there's no sign of the bulking-up, is there? He's as lean as he ever was. Thanks for the lovely pics, Nat!

BETH said...

He really looks great, and the way it takes the actress waist ah ah! ! I would take his place for a while nothing else. I envy for her ha ha

Twinkling Moon said...

Nat, you rock! Thanks so much for posting links to all the great pics and showcasing one yourself on this blog :)

In some of the pics, RA looks relaxed and happy. And when he smiles I just want to pinch his cheeks, he looks like a little kid to me :)

I agree with Flandersdreamer, he looks really slim. Definitely no sign of the bulked up frame. I wonder if he lost the weight to go back to shooting Spooks or if it was just a return to his natural weight and build?

As for Orla Brady, I actually think she does look to be in her 40s, if I had to guess I would say 45 or 46 so she very well could be 49, but definitely a young 49. Also, does anyone know how tall Orla is? I always thought she was tall, but now I wonder if it is just her slim build that gives that illusion because when she stands next to RA in that pic she looks quite a bit shorter than him to me and he is only 6'2" I think and she looks like she is wearing heels. I thought she was 5'10" or so but now I'm thinking she must be several inches shorter than that. Anybody know?

tyme_4_t said...

...I'm sorry there is a girl in the picture with RA...didn't notice while I was gazing at him in his pin-stripes...makes my day!

bZirk said...

As for him being slimmed down from filming, clothes can hide a lot or accentuate a lot depending on the cut. That's my long way of saying, that I'm not so sure he's all that different from when he was filming this.

I think there might also be ways to temporarily bulk up. I'm not thinking of steroid use but of working out near the shooting of a scene to get muscles to be more in sharp relief. Anyone here know?

judith said...

ONLY 6 ft. 2? From my eye level, that's like being lost in Sherwood Forest...

Guess is that she's about the height of Lucy Griffiths (5"6), maybe less without heels.

Yes, RA a bit mischievous there. How long can you hold smiles on the red carpet?

judith said...

btw: checked Wiki on Orla Brady. If they have it right, they say she was 26 in 1986. So, if my arithmetic is accurate, she's a lovely 40. And could be 30 or less....

bZirk said...

Thanks, Judith!

Twinkling Moon said...

Thanks Judith! strange how her age can be reported differently in different places but I think that is not unusual (for Hollywood actresses at least. Don't they say they tend to under report their age if possible to give longevity to their careers? don't know if there is any truth to that or not.)

As for RA being "only 6'2" " I just meant that when I see RA on screen with other male actors he seems to be towering over them, but he isn't exactly a giant who would stick out in an odd way due to his height, standing out due to his looks though is entirely another matter ;)

Anonymous said...

26 in 1986 makes 49/50 in 2010... ;-)

tyme_4_t said...

6'2" works for me!

Avalon said...

Wow! He looks great!

judith said...

Told you I can't do arithmetic without a pencil!! Thanks, Anonymous!

6"2 works for me as well; except it's a very long way to look up.

I think it's true that Mr. A could
walk "anonymously" in a London crowd. There's a chameleon-like quality to the appearence - viz. our conflicts about how thin, or not, he appears from different angles....

Debra said...

Nat, Sky TV now has 45 PROMO pictures posted on their web site.

***squeee**

bZirk said...

RE: Orla Brady

Several places I've looked say 1961. Maybe they're all wrong, but it looks like she is 49/40. Dang! She looks good. :D

@Twinkling Moon,

I agree that he towers over everyone or seems to. It does make you wonder if he's taller until you realize that a lot of actors are shorties. I think a bunch of them fudge about their height or their agents do it for them or somethin'. LOL!

Twinkling Moon said...

@Bzirk, I think you are right about alot of actors being shorties if RA looks so tall comparatively. I don't think in the US 6'2" is considered abnormally tall, which is why it surprises me that he literally looks like he is a head taller than everyone else on screen. But hey, it works for him!

Sue said...

If anyone wants to listen to Richard's dulcet tones here's an audio interview on Twitter:

http://twaud.io/TtY