Yayyyyy! “Strike Back Origin”--a six part miniseries originally titled Chris Ryan’s Strike Back that aired on Sky1 in 2010--with British actor Richard Armitage starring as SAS Agent John Porter is finally showing in the U.S.
Strike Back Origins Starring Richard Armitage as John Porter Begins Showing in the U.S., October 19, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #459)
I met Anna P from NZ on twitter at least over a year ago. We probably chatted over a certain chap, cue gorgeous picture :
this latest picture directly inspired by Swooning Maruca’s post
with Andrew Buchan, which I had recently discovered and was watching with friends on twitter. She even managed to join us virtually for watching several episode, not easy with the time difference!
Because I’m pretty sure this would make her smile I can’t resist adding this fanvid about the series!
As fate will have it I discovered via an Andrew fansite which Anna had introduced me too, that Andrew together with Jenny Agutter just did a Word and Music episode as Richard Armitage fans we’re familiar with his episode
With that in mind I thought it worth sharing, this episode is entirely different as the description tells you. Enjoy!
Ave Maria: Music and texts inspired by the Blessed Virgin Mary with Jenny Agutter and Andrew Buchan.
Jenny Agutter can currently be seen starring as Sister Julienne in the hit BBC TV series “Call the Midwife”, and Andrew Buchan is currently playing the part of the father of a murdered boy in the ITV drama “Broadchurch”.
The Virgin Mary has inspired perhaps more writing and music than any other historical or Biblical figure and this edition of Words and Music attempts to dip a small toe in the ocean of material available. Following the Biblical narrative from the Annunciation, the birth and life of her son Jesus Christ and his death on the cross, the story goes beyond the New Testament into Catholic traditions concerning the Assumption of Mary into Heaven, her crowning and, back on earth, the numerous visions and miracles that have been reported in her name over the centuries.
The programme includes poems, prose and texts by a wide variety of authors including Thomas Hardy, Rupert Brooke, Dorothy Parker, W.B. Yeats, Marina Warner and Carol Ann Duffy, as well as extracts from the Gospels.
An eclectic selection of music includes works by Bach, Messiaen, Rautavaara, Robert Parsons, James MacMillan, Massenet and Jacqui Dankworth.
UPDATE : demurely1 responded after she was informed about Anna, recalling a post she had contributed and including a response from Anna’s husband : http://andrew-buchan-fansite.tumblr.com/post/50009766284/demurely1-andrew-buchan-fansite-jody-id#
I believe I speak for many Richard Armitage fans that we are all happy and proud for him.
The Hobbit premiere has launched his career with a bash and I love the idea of giftbombing his charities. Click on the widget for Richard’s page on JustGiving to choose your charity of choice, you have a choice of leaving a message or not and remember what’s most important isn’t the amount but the thought that counts. click & shARe your RA love
Happy fangurling and giftbombing!
EDIT: Can’t leave with some silly pun:
He’s sure now on people’s RADAR (that’s cause there isn’t a celebRAtion fanvid to my knowledge, YET)
Organizing my thoughts don’t come naturally and writing them down is even harder; as I tend to overthink it. I had a great blogpost in the shower one morning which I intended to finally whip up .. and Oops I published my rambling notes from the past week.
I’m the last leg of a blog chain following a conversation about voting traditions around the globe. Heidi, a natural
instigator, kicked this off here from an American perspective, and then Katie posted her Australian perspective here, followed by another American perspective here and now it’s my turn in this round robin.
First i should note if you haven’t added your vote in support of fellow FanstRA blogger Melanie do so! Be sure to vote everyday, I won a give-away from her blog awhile back and if I remember correctly its via her N&S blog event we all got to know Heidi.
I also can’t pass up to mention a story of how a little town rallied to win the title of Ultimate Fishing town in America.
Let me add a disclaimer I’m not the most politically informed person, besides I feel it’s a discussion I don’t feel comforable with on social media. Hence my thought to post this outside of this blog but there is no denying that if it wasn’t for Richard Armitage being the common denominator I would possibly never have bumped into you gals in cyberspace.
I was born and raised in one of the few countries; Belgium where the vote is compulsory versus voluntary. What was interesting is that I always assumed it was because of its smallness in size. My father knew to tell me that years ago the socialist party initiated the compolsory vote with the purpose to increase voters in their favor, according to him it did not pan out that way. In theory NOT voting is punishable by law but these days it’s enforced, my father remembers differently though. As an expat I’ve only voted by mail for national elections and its only in recent years that the government made an effort in collecting those votes.
According to this Elecoral Voting Comission document from 2006 “Compulsory voting has been introduced for a number of reasons and often at times of constitutional and political change, but thedesire to maximise turnout among all sections of society seems to have been a commonobjective. It has often been implemented as a result of wider political reform such as a change in a country’s political system, as in Chile, or alongside the introduction of universal suffrage, as in Belgium and Luxembourg.
Interesting it mentions later on: “The only obvious example where an established democracy appears to have introduced compulsory voting solely in response to low voter turnouts is Australia.”
Personally I have no problem to have it compulsory. As citizen we have to pay taxes, why shouldn’t we vote and be forced to consider our choices? We are LUCKY that we can!
I know that would be unthinkable with this recent ID issue in the States, I find that a hard one to graple, how do people have bank accounts, pay bills?
But most importantly this post is meant to be anecdotal and about my impressions. People’s response to my status change from resident to citizen has been most enjoyable to observe.
Last Friday I had a dinner date with 3 other Belgian girlfriends at a French restaurant. All of us are from the Flanders (for those who are reading The Sunne In Splendour; Burgundy) We met here, two of us recently got our citizenship, one still has to, the other made sure her vote counted last election. I’ve been here more than 20 yrs, 17 as a resident and when the votes got recounted is when I wished for the first time I could vote. As a resident I receive all the benefits of a citizen except I can’t vote & I would have to pay inheritance tax, but there are lawyer ways around that.
I’d like to close this post with two songs from a Belgian artist who made an album recently called North and South referring to the complex conflict in Belgium.
I had to link this song if only in tribute to Frenz’s Ukelele love – the link here is its filming location : Hellend vlak van Ronquièrs it just doesn’t sound as nice translated in English: Ronquières inclined plane
Milow – you don’t know – Ukelele version -
Because I can’t resist linking this to something Armitage this song reminds me how some fans fear sharing our idol.
Milow – you and me :
You've probably heard about Sharon Kay Penman's The Sunne in Splendour.
It's the book Richard Armitage mentions in the Vulpes Libris interview as one of his favorites.
This autumn and winter Fanny/iz4blue over at DistRActed musings of one ReAlity is organising a collective read of this historical fiction novel.
The group read will be accompanied by Richard III Bloggers and their '