here. There are four parts, so keep scrolling.
ARMITAGE: Fans didn’t like [the Lucas North/John Bateman twist]. They were very upset about that turnaround. I feel like they felt like the rug was being pulled out from under their feet. But I remember sitting down with (producer) Andrew Woodhead before we went into series nine and he said, “We’ve got this crazy idea for the character, what do you think?” and I said, “Yeah, do it!”
Can’t help thinking I wish he’d said ” no way!.” But maybe he did.
Thanks to Micra for sending this.
4 thoughts on “Four-Part Empire Special on The History of Spooks- Richard Armitage Speaks”
Spot on, Armitage!!! And do we believe that he was enthusiastic about Lucas being turned into John??? 😉
Personally, I don’t believe it for one minute. But as usual, he supports his employers, past and present.
Couldn’t agree with you more. He’s such a graceful gentleman.
I can’t help but remember what Nicola said in the DVD extras of Series 9- how painful it’d been to see him having to undo the painstaking work he’d done with Lucas, including the detailed backstory he’d written for the character.