Saturday 4 August 2012

A birthday countdown in pictures (#4)

This is day 4 of my countdown to 22 August. Can you believe that it's almost 1 year ago that we celebrated Richard Armitage's milestone 40th birthday? Phew, time flies!!

For some weekend fun, I would like to present a picture that I personally think is absolutely hilarious! I only discovered it today, but otherwise I would have added it to my previous post about Richard's height.

Here's Richard Armitage in the BBC's Robin Hood, episode 2 of season 2.

As always, a big THANK YOU to for the picture

Richard plays Sir Guy of Gisborne, the very tall, dark and handsome Black Knight.
Very tall indeed, 6'2.5'' to be exact. That's 189.25cm.
Next to him is Dexter Fletcher who played Count Friedrich in the episode 'Booby and the Beast'. 
Dexter is 5'6'', that's 168cm.

The camera angle of this picture captures the difference perfectly and shows off Richard's incredible physical presence. That physical presence is exactly one of the reasons why I'm eagerly looking forward to The Hobbit: his regal elegance combined which a deep, velvet voice and brooding, sorrowful blue eyes will capture the attention of audiences all over the world. And from that moment on, they will love him just as much as we already do... well, maybe not quite as much ;-)

What's a birthday without a birthday present? But what do you get the man who's living his dream?
This year, consider donating to one of Richard's selected charities (Shelter, The Salvation Army, Childline and Barnardo's) - visit his
Just Giving page. Thank you!


  1. The first time I saw this photo I had to laugh. RA is soooo much taller! However, the angle of the shot seems to make Dexter appear even shorter. I would think Dexter's head would at least reach Richard's chin but I could be wrong. :)

    1. Well, the difference is almost 22 cm, so it looks pretty accurate, although the fact that RA is in black, his long sword and those high boots probably also help to make him look taller.
      Thanks for your comment!

  2. I'm looking forward to his presence on stage as he makes his acceptance speech @ The Oscars.

    1. Yes indeed, Kitty, that would be wonderful!

  3. With the height difference here, it occurs to me that it is rather prescient--with regard to RA's "taller" role of Thorin to MF's Bilbo. Ha!

    1. Maybe someone showed this picture to Peter Jackson and it convinced him that he had indeed found his tallest dwarf... :-)