Pithy New Den of Geek #RichardArmitage Interview


Lots of new take-aways from this interview.

While the interview was a promo for Dr. Jekel and Mr. Hyde, the conversation touched a number of subjects and projects.

Of interest to me was the hint that Richard Armitage might have a substantial role in promoting Ocean’s 8 along with the all star female cast.It was also good to hear ( even if not completely true) that he has learned to enjoy the promotional aspects of a big film.


 I worked on Ocean’s 8 at the beginning of this year, which will be premiering in June next year, so I’ll be back in that cycle of a big movie junket. It’s interesting because you put as much effort in to working a film, as you do making a film and I used to really dislike that side of it, but I actually love it now, because the time when you actually get out and come face to face with the fans – sometimes with independent movies they go to festivals and they get a limited release and you don’t always get to sort of meet people and talk about the project as much, so in that respect I could talk about The Hobbit for the rest of my life because I had such a good time doing it.

Also, it looks as if Macbeth with Yaël Farber is no longer a consideration because of the swell of Macbeth productions, so, good news ( I think) they are back to considering something based on an ancient Greek play. While working with Farber again seems like a definite plan, details seem vague and unformed as yet.

Also the news that he was seriously up for a role in Peter Jackson’s  production of Mortal Engines.

  I was  very close to working with Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh this year on Christian Rivers’ latest movie (Mortal Engines), but I couldn’t quite make it work, because of Berlin Station, but I know that I’ll work with them again in the future and I’ll be back in New Zealand at some point, so The Hobbit has left such a legacy with me, that it’s sort of a little beating heart that I’ll always be grateful for.

Unfortunately ( very) Berlin Station got in the way.

It seems like his Bridget Cleary project is still just a future dream. He also says he’ll be filming in Moscow, though I couldn’t figure out which project to which this referred.

I also wonder whether another Mike Bartlett piece might be in the works. By all accounts, it seems to me that the two have developed a friendship and they have the success of Love,Love,Love to ground them.

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here    My Zoe description is a little puzzling at this point. Not sure if the word fiction after science was omitted by accident, but we’ve heard a few different plots at this point. He sure likes his exclamation points!!!!

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In Newstalk – The Picture Show. I hope someone tapes it. Here’s the original link

He talks about motivation for Raymond deMerville,  ( questionable, in my view), but also enjoying working on  Ocean’s 8 as a “bull shit artist” villain who’s fun to play. He worked with all the women on the film, and a little bit about My Zoe  where he doesn’t say too muc, except a few words about the failed marriage.

Said he was setting himself up for old age when his face and body goes, with voice work, and also mentioned Love, Love, Love.

All around  good interview that touched on almost all of his recent works.

Oops – fear of water comes up. Hope someone uploads this for all of us.


Busy Boy! Another New Project for #RichardArmitage


According to Deadline, this film is being shopped at the EFM ( Where Pilgrimage  is finally set to be screened twice ( see link below)

Another Dad role about a broken marriage – but not likely a comedy.

He’ll join Daniel Brühl, Lior Ashkenazy and child actor Sophia Ally in the pic, which is written and directed by Delpy and produced by Philomena and The Invisible Woman producer Gabrielle Tana.

Armitage, who’s renowned for playing Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, will play the role of James, the ex-husband of Delpy’s character Isabelle. Their toxic marriage may be over but they are still in contact with each other as they co-parent their daughter Zoe. But when tragedy strikes this fractured family, Isabelle takes matters into her own hands.

My Zoe marks Delpy’s sixth feature as a director. The French multi-hyphenate has two Oscar nominations under her belt for co-writing Before Sunset and Before Midnight with Richard Linklater and Ethan Hawke.

Armitage plays the lead role in the Epix thriller series Berlin Station. He will also star alongside Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in Warner Bros/Village Roadshow’s female-led caper Ocean’s 8. Further credits include Alice Through the Looking Glass, Brain on Fire and upcoming projects Sleepwalker and Pilgrimage.

He’s repped by WME, Management 360 and Sloane Offer in the U.S. and United Agents in the UK.

 Here’s some info on the screening of Pilgrimage at EFM, and thanks to @Chrissynwm and others for finding it. There’s another one with the dates, but my Twitter is down now – check out Chrissy’s twitter for the dates of the screenings in Berlin.