Note: Perry is expressing no opinion in this post as to whether Richard Armitage should or should not play Poldark. She leaves these decisions up to him.
In May,2013, The Mirror reported that BBC’s six part Poldark miniseries is in fact going to be filmed in Cornwall “this year.” I’ve heard from some readers that Cornwall would be quite inhospitable weather-wise for fall or winter filming, and “this year” leaves only three more months. ( BTW, the finished product is scheduled to be released in 2015 to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the first series’ premiere, which means we in the US and perhaps other non UK fans won’t be seeing it until 2016).
While it makes perfect sense that Richard Armitage is growing his locks long to reach a length long enough to tie it into a ponytail with a ribbon, or at least he needs enough length for some Guy-like extensions – what if it’s not for Poldark at all?
What other period drama do we know about that’s on the verge of starting filming ( or staging)? (I mean, how long can this man go without a haircut?) A pirate? a Samauri? a Viking? a Game of Thrones character? A Shakespearean character?
If not a a period drama, than what modern role might require Brad Pitt style long hair on Richard Armitage? Hell’s Angel? Aging rock star? Hippie? Eskimo?
What film, TV show, miniseries or play is currently or very shortly busting out the cameras, building the sets, and is just about ready to roll?
Are we where we were a week ago, watching Richard Armitage’s hair grow? The question is not really what roles that we know about do we want him to be cast as – but rather- why the long hair?