For our friends across the pond -- what's the take on that raven-haired hunk Richard Armitage? Just discovered him on a marathon of Spooks/MI-5. Considered a good actor - and a possible movie star -- or just another handsome tv man?
Actor Richard Armitage
|by Hermione Norris||reply 116||05/25/2013|
I read somewhere he was def straight but a bit weird.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 1||09/05/2011|
He stikes me as kind of dull
|by Hermione Norris||reply 2||09/05/2011|
Gorgeous guy. He caused something of a national sensation in the UK when he starred in the BBC adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's "North & South" a few years back--it was the biggest thing of that sort since Colin Firth became so popular as Mr. Darcy in "Pride and Prejudice" in the mid 90s. Armitage is very cool--quite humble, in fact.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 3||09/05/2011|
Supposedly linked to Luke Evans - remember him?
|by Hermione Norris||reply 4||09/05/2011|
I remember reading something about him living with an air steward/flight attendant. Note: steward, not stewardess. I think it was from popbitch.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 5||09/05/2011|
His speedo pix are out there.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 6||09/05/2011|
Please. please tell me he is suerly gay. What are the hard facts ? I am very upset he is allegedly with Luke Evans. I am more viking type, does it mean I have no chance, even in my imagination ?
|by Hermione Norris||reply 7||09/08/2011|
Here's his speedo! Nothing is left to the imagination!!
|by Hermione Norris||reply 8||09/08/2011|
|by Hermione Norris||reply 9||09/08/2011|
I believe he is straight and has a longtime live-in girlfriend, a certain Annabel Capper. If you google them, you can find photos of them together. %0D %0D He used to send regular personal messages and updates for the webmistresses of his fan websites to post, which I thought was very sweet of him to do. He was really good about keeping in touch with his fan base. He seems like a very nice guy, actually.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 10||09/08/2011|
R10 I read about that live-in gf as well, I was wondering where the hell did some posters get this Luke Evans rumour from.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 11||09/08/2011|
Richard Armitage has a particularly rabid fan base - one is called called Armitage's Army. He excites strong passions it seems among certain female fans. Perhaps r10 might know of it?%0D %0D If you search out the thread on Luke Evans which ran here recently there are several posts linking the two. Whether it's a current relationship or past I don't know.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 12||09/09/2011|
Annabel Capper is his beard.%0D %0D He's gay, gay, gay and deeply in the closet.%0D %0D %0D %0D %0D
|by Hermione Norris||reply 13||09/09/2011|
DAMN he's hot.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 14||09/09/2011|
Average actor but who cares? He's gorgeous and gay.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 15||09/09/2011|
R12 I don't particularly care whether he is gay or not but the 'link' you talk about was nothing more than one poster wondering if they ever got it on since they are acting together in the hobbit, some other poster agreed that would be hot and thus the rumours started.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 16||09/09/2011|
R16%0D %0D Hello fangurl. Sorry, but he's gay and very, very clever.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 17||09/09/2011|
I have read several blogs on him and been outraged by so called Armitage Army. It is over done and the fangirls sound like middle aged women with no private life themelves.%0D %0D Richaaard is soooo sweeeet !!!%0D %0D Nevertheless, he is hot and I would do him.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 18||09/09/2011|
Armitage has a beautiful womanly butt and child-bearing hips. Hot as hell!
|by Hermione Norris||reply 19||09/09/2011|
|by Hermione Norris||reply 20||09/09/2011|
He was great as Guy of Gisburne in Robin Hood tv series recently. %0D %0D There was a poster here who claimed to have slept with him some time ago (male) but others claim he has a girlfriend called Amy or something but rarely divulges his private life. %0D %0D Whatever he is he is very lowkey about it.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 21||09/09/2011|
Rep 20: yes, in his hit North and South he is quit wooden. I find his audio books great, esp.Lords of the North. It is real art. Deep, flexible voice, he speaks for many male and female characters.%0D Although I would not probably listen if I have not seen him on screen before. I am into looks and would not let him go from a gay bar if I met him there.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 22||09/09/2011|
He's gay and closeted.%0D I read on TheOneRing.net forum that he has some seriously scary hormonal fangroups. I think that's why he's so low key.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 23||09/09/2011|
This fanbase woulds shoot anybody who dears to suppose Armitage is gay or not saint. Stupid from him to support them ,if he does, because it makes him looking even more gay and needy.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 24||09/09/2011|
Richard Armitage is beautiful on the inside & out so hot an handsome!!
|by Hermione Norris||reply 25||09/11/2011|
He's no Michael Fassbender.%0D Boring and average actor but definitely gorgeous.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 26||09/11/2011|
This is exactly what I mean by DL's violent misogyny, and if you don't intervene against it, you are acting in favor of it:
"Ann Coulter is responsible for that horrible stench that emanates from her dried up gash wherever she goes."
Your violence against women helps kill queer teens.
Ann Coulter's stupidity has nothing to do with her body parts.
Stop the violence.
Stop the hate.
It's killing us.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 27||09/11/2011|
Gay and gorgeous. I love him.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 28||09/11/2011|
He's a method actor, very good at brooding, scowling and raging. The problem is he keeps on repeating the same stuff and I fear his "Thorin" won't be different. (Maybe a bit of singing) For many his major appeal is the way he looks in leather trousers: definitely beautiful and sexy.%0D Allegedly gay.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 29||09/14/2011|
He's not hot, gay, a bit stupid and a dull actor. Take it from me - I know.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 30||03/25/2012|
I feel sorry if RA is not straight and kissing women, like in NORTh and South! All women he has kissed should be tested quickly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Loving his acting and and looks are not enough when it might cause another human being harm. Signed, Educated Highly on this subject, 4 Universities.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 31||03/26/2012|
Definitely straight. Charming and sweet, but not very interesting.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 32||03/26/2012|
This is maybe the most erotic thing ever posted on the web
|by Hermione Norris||reply 33||03/26/2012|
How much make-up does this guy have to wear, in an attempt to look good.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 34||04/06/2012|
There was a story (also Popbitch, I believe) that after Lenny Henry was exposed as having had an affair, Dawn French tried it on with Richard, during the final Dibley episodes, but was taken aback to know he lived with an air steward.
I remember an interview when he talked about his private life being private. No denials, no pretense, just private.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 35||04/06/2012|
Another example of a boring guy of average looks that has a certain fanbase having fits over him because they're convinced he's gay. Or straight.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 36||04/06/2012|
I've also seen him in that shitty Robin Hood show. He is gorgeous and had so much chemistry with everyone - both genders. His career could definitely go places based on that. (not Fassbender places likely, I agree)
|by Hermione Norris||reply 37||04/06/2012|
Gay and gorgeous.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 38||04/06/2012|
|by Hermione Norris||reply 39||04/07/2012|
Great article in The Guardian about actors in the closet.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 40||04/07/2012|
Wow! It seems that someone on DL was right about a love affair between Lee Pace and Richard Armitage.
"Sooo, Richard Armitage and Lee Pace went to see Prometheus together in Welly last night. I was not there."
|by Hermione Norris||reply 41||06/11/2012|
Poor Luke Evans. He must be devastated.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 42||06/11/2012|
I think LL (liar luke) had his share of fun with Richard Armitage before Lee Pace arrived on The Hobbit set. And maybe sometimes still has.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 43||06/11/2012|
Nice, friendly, average to poor actor, thick as two short planks and straight. Stories about him being gay come from online gossip columns reading cabin crew and purser as air steward.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 44||06/11/2012|
So the Welly girlfriend is ... Lee Pace. I love them. Sexiest couple ever.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 45||06/11/2012|
PR and fangurls stay away from DL, please.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 46||06/11/2012|
Maybe r44 is the famous "neighbour"
|by Hermione Norris||reply 47||06/11/2012|
More likely a middle-aged fangurl.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 48||06/11/2012|
Charlie Condou outed him. More or less.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 49||06/11/2012|
Not exactly. He might be but there's no name.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 50||06/11/2012|
Is it true that Richard Armitage dated Jonathan Groff when he was in London?
|by Hermione Norris||reply 51||06/11/2012|
No idea but someone said on DL that Jon dumped his London lover because he didn't want to come out.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 52||06/11/2012|
At least Zachary had the balls to come out. He really cares for Jon. I love them.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 53||06/11/2012|
In Charlie Condou's article there are no names, we can only guess. Let's see.
"I've witnessed it first hand. Years ago I had a brief relationship with an actor
(Richard and Charlie worked together in France for "The Impressionists")
who told me he'd never actually lied about his sexuality, more that he just avoided talking about it. Later on I heard him on the radio discussing a fictional girlfriend and how one day he'd like to have children with her.
(I don't know about any radio interview but in this 2010 article Richard Armitage stated:
Speaking of which, howâs your love life? RA: Unfortunately, my love life is nil. Iâm not in a relationship any longer â Iâm working too much â but I would like to settle down at some point. Thatâs probably why Iâm going to LA soon, when Iâm not tied down. I feel like if you donât try LA, then people will think youâve failed.
Do you want a family? RA: Yes, Iâd like a wife and family. I spend so much time with my brotherâs little boy, Abe, whoâs coming up to five, and heâs so hilarious. Playing a father in Strike Back has really resonated with me, although I canât believe Iâm starting to get cast with teenage daughters! Iâm quite relieved I donât have that responsibility in real life, but I look around and my fellow actors are having babies and Iâm envious. One day, one day.
But youâll turn 40 next year. Isnât about time you gave it some thought? RA: Yes. Thatâs part of the problem, isnât it, because I still feel like Iâm 25 in my head. I always thought when I got to 40 it would be OK because Iâd feel 40, but I donât.
What type of girl would you go for? RA: Someone a bit naughty. And who likes food â because I really do â and who doesnât take life too seriously and has a sense of humour. I could never go out with another actor, Iâd find that hard â the stresses of the job, they just pull people in different directions.)
It was painful, and he was mortified after. (Armitage is very private, read very hypocrite)
But now he's in Hollywood (Wellywood?) working on a huge film. (The Hobbit?) Personally, I doubt whether being frank about who he really was would have changed that."
My opinion is that Richard Armitage might well be the actor Charlie is referring to. What do you think?
|by Hermione Norris||reply 54||06/12/2012|
Armitage is a fucking liar.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 55||06/12/2012|
I despise closeted actors.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 56||06/12/2012|
Lee Pace went to the theatre with Billy Connolly.
Are they in a relationship too?
|by Hermione Norris||reply 57||06/12/2012|
I love Richard armitage I would love to make passionate love to him yum!!
|by Hermione Norris||reply 58||06/12/2012|
R57 is another thick fangurl
|by Hermione Norris||reply 59||06/12/2012|
Armitage is a lucky fellow. I adore Calpernia.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 60||06/12/2012|
Armitage Army would follow him regardless of his sexuality. This place is obsessed with it, however.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 61||01/10/2013|
Gay / straight ? Who cares after all? I do not understand why so much secrecy. If indeed he is gay, sooner or later the truth will come out, and that's when he will loose his credibility. Look at Ricki Martin, he pretended for many years he was straight; even in a relationship with a journalist. At the end he did his come out. Nothing happened. So people, my advice: say the truth from the beginning we are in the 21st century!!!!!
|by Hermione Norris||reply 62||01/24/2013|
Aww, look at poor Richard playing the pronoun game all the way back in 2005 when none of you bitches knew he existed:
(copy pasted from an interview) Is there anyone in his life? "Not really. Nobody serious. Yet. Dating." Has there ever been anyone special? "I guess if there had been I would have married them. No." Has he ever been in love? "Yeah. I think so. I don't know. It's hard to say, isn't it? Is it love or maybe infatuation? I did date someone when I was at drama school but it was on and off. That's the weird thing because what you're doing at drama school is quite revealing, you're quite vulnerable. We've remained friends, I guess because you've been so open to someone."
|by Hermione Norris||reply 63||03/01/2013|
His beard was Annabel Capper.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 64||03/01/2013|
What's the evidence that's he was ever with Luke Evans? (I had to google that one. Who?) I don't see any reason given in any thread there to even assume some kind of relationship, let alone wail like a teenage Twihard "Poor Luke Evans. He must be devastated"
Also saw someone reference a rumour about telling Dawn French he was gay after Lenny Henry had an affair and she tried to start up with him. Uh, I remember this bit: Lenny H's affair was in 1999. Also can't find any trace of the rumour on popbitch, popwatch or anypace else.
And before anyone goes off on me for fangurl or frau, I'd like to point out that I'm just asking for details.
Also - there are Ponies on this thread: r63! (Does anyone else actually talk about "Wellywood?" Can't find one other reference in all DL)
|by Hermione Norris||reply 65||03/04/2013|
Armitage's boyfriend is Lee Pace not Luke Evans.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 66||03/09/2013|
I met him when he was doing the press tour for "The Hobbit". He's a class act and nice to fans. There were screaming fangirls (and a few fanboys!) practically climbing all over him, and he took the time to sign autographs and take pics with those who wanted them. He told one girl she was beautiful, and I thought she'd require medical attention.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 67||03/09/2013|
That's a nice fantasy, r66, but there's nothing that could lead anyone to believe that what you say is the case.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 68||03/09/2013|
I think he's straight. It's really hard to tell with the Brits. For years everyone on DL thought and swore that John Hurt was gay but no. He's been with a female for years. Armitage is most likely straight, like Bradley James, some of the most beautiful Brit men are straight.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 69||03/09/2013|
Armitage is gay while Bradley Cooper is straight.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 70||03/09/2013|
How about some proof he's with Lee Pace? All I find are comments from the same guy on different forums posting over and over without proof.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 71||03/31/2013|
R71 That "same guy" is a girl, a straight girl. She seemed so unhappy with these two, or with one of them.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 72||04/01/2013|
Carter Smith and Lee Pace split last year. Carter has a new boyfriend: Helio Santos. Sheer coincidence? I don't think so.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 73||04/11/2013|
my friend and i were trying to figure out if he's a potential sub or not. He comes across so quiet and meek at times but I think that's an act or something he does so he doesn't seem imposing with his height and build.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 74||04/19/2013|
For the fraus/spinsters:
Lee and Armitage (and PJ) spotted at a concert in Wellington:
|by Hermione Norris||reply 75||05/23/2013|
If indeed true they're a couple then they make the most handsome one.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 76||05/23/2013|
[quote]Armitage Army would follow him regardless of his sexuality. This place is obsessed with it, however
This is the meanest shit that hurting some peeps here more than it hurting some fangurls.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 77||05/23/2013|
|by Hermione Norris||reply 78||05/23/2013|
R78 When you call'em "fraus" or "fangurls" it shows.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 79||05/23/2013|
Ok, now I get it, you're a frau.(not an intelligent woman)
|by Hermione Norris||reply 80||05/23/2013|
There are intelligent people in here?
|by Hermione Norris||reply 81||05/23/2013|
Maybe one of them is dating Jackson -- they weren't even walking together in r75's photo.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 82||05/23/2013|
R81 Not as unlikely as you think.
It's really hard for you to accept the idea he's gay and has been fooling you from the very beginning, isn't it?
|by Hermione Norris||reply 83||05/23/2013|
R83 I have nothing to loose. I enjoy talking.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 84||05/23/2013|
You didn't answer: why you can't admit/accept he's gay and he's been exploiting women for the sake of his career (fraus go repeatedly to see his movies, buy dvds, gadgets...)
|by Hermione Norris||reply 85||05/24/2013|
R85 No need to admit anything. People are still buying his stuff if they just want to regardless of what they heard. Openly gay actors are still exploiting boys and girls with their good looks and six pack abs, so what?
|by Hermione Norris||reply 86||05/24/2013|
But at least they are being honest to other gays and women, don't you see the difference that this makes for the gay cause?
|by Hermione Norris||reply 87||05/24/2013|
R87 You have no interest in stuff that contains unattractive but openly honest gay actors/actress, unless they look like Matt Bomer or Zac Quinto. This gossip site is exploiting you in many ways, you are exploiting gay issues...If you're not an Amish, makes you a hypocrite.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 88||05/24/2013|
Gay people on a gay gossip site are exploiting gay issues? You're completly deranged. Get help.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 89||05/24/2013|
R89 So to you this gossip site is your activist battle ground. If so, how do we know that you are truly gay? Care to expose yourself here for the sake of the gay cause? Anonymousity won't help the cause you know.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 90||05/24/2013|
And why a frau comes here to defend a closeted coward instead of supporting the gay cause?
|by Hermione Norris||reply 91||05/24/2013|
R91 If you're brave enough to make these guys to reveal their sexuality, maybe meet them and talk to them, then I WILL be supporting your fucking cause, fulltime!
|by Hermione Norris||reply 92||05/24/2013|
That's the problem with fraus - and I mean fraus not women - they PRETEND to support the gay cause but truth is they don't give a damn.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 93||05/24/2013|
I know you're actually an unintelligent frau/fangurl too R93, you just don't like these men that's all. Real gays here are smart enough to not repeat the same crap only to sound phony.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 94||05/24/2013|
You're so delusional and deranged that I really pity fraus like you. Get a life.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 95||05/24/2013|
R84, 86, 88, 90 etc. is a well-known and vile presence in the Armitage internet following. She always screams at people to expose their true identity. She claims to be protecting Armitage's privacy and tries to censor everything that is posted about him anywhere. Once she even foiled one poor woman's attempt to conduct an interview with Armitage, accusing her of being a stalker.
There's no point in responding to her posts. She is deranged.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 96||05/24/2013|
You don't have to pity anyone if you just sit there gossiping without helping anyone who need real help.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 97||05/24/2013|
R96 You did exactly the same thing. Yawn.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 98||05/24/2013|
This frau is even worse than I thought. Could you tell us something more about this "vile presence"? What did she do to the journalist?
|by Hermione Norris||reply 99||05/24/2013|
R99 So now you know that Richard Armitage fan are not like Robert Pattinson's or Justin Bieber fangirls. Good.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 100||05/24/2013|
R99 I became interested in Armitage only after the Hobbit was released and after I realized he was probably another closeted actor. I Googled basically everything that is Google-able about his relationships (very little). On the topic of him being gay - well, I don't see how this conversation can move on without any actual new gossip because mostly it's just people bickering about general themes.
Anyway, everywhere you go (imdb, topix), there is this one woman that always emerges with her holier than thou attitude and starts bullying everyone. If you're interested, you can search for her yourself, the link I'm sending is just the beginning. Hopefully, you'll see that it's pointless to engage her directly.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 101||05/24/2013|
Here's an ass pic with a glimpse of balls. Yummmmmm.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 102||05/24/2013|
R100 Your mental issues are really serious if you don't understand how deranged your behaviour is. Get help.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 103||05/24/2013|
R102 Thanks, your post is the best thing that happened to this thred in a while :D
|by Hermione Norris||reply 104||05/24/2013|
R101 I get your point but at the same time I wonder if it's fair to allow deranged people - like this one - to impose their "rules" on our forum.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 105||05/24/2013|
Well, if you liked that R104, you're gonna love this. Here's his ass in ACTION!
|by Hermione Norris||reply 106||05/24/2013|
First of all, I'm deeply impressed with the level of detective work some people are willing to do on topics like this.
Second, I think it is very hasty and premature to call Richard Armitage a "liar" based on specious inferences form a a vaguely worded article.
That being said, the vitriol level of some of these posts is such that I could actually believe an angry, jilted Charlie Condou wrote them, so I'm somewhat inclined to believe that Armitage is/was involved.
Now I'm curious, though, about who else CC could have meant, so I will waste a little time and look into it.
And before you call me a fangirl or a frau, just consider I could be a closeted soap actor with an axe to grind
|by Hermione Norris||reply 107||05/24/2013|
He looks like the British porn star Ross Hurston.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 108||05/24/2013|
Obsessed fans should be a specific disorder in the DSM.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 109||05/24/2013|
Thorin is HAWT. He is matched in hawtness only by Kili.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 110||05/24/2013|
I wonder if he got an erection din the scene @ r106's link.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 111||05/24/2013|
OK so I read the original Condou column and did a little searching.
I have to say, the argument made here that Condou may have been referring to Armitage. What I wonder though, Condou says the unamed actor was devastated after the interview in which he claimed he wanted to have kids wth a fictional girlfriend. Someone cited RA's 2010 interview as an example of this. The problem however, is that RA hs done that before and since the 2010 interview.
If it were devastating, wouldn't he stop doing it?
|by Hermione Norris||reply 112||05/24/2013|
He stopped doing it in 2010. No more bearding and since then he's been maintaining an ironclad silence about his personal life. Yet, he still subtly encourages his fandom to believe he's interested in women.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 113||05/24/2013|
I have some issues with the time line here. The RA interview in question occurred in 2010. Yet Charlie Condou has been dating his cuurent partner for 7 1/2 years (this article is from 2012):
"They have been dating for seven-and-a-half years and have daughter Georgia, two, and son Hal, who’ll be one year old in January."
That would put the start of their relationship near 2005. Now if Charlie was dating RA at some point just prior to 2010 or during 2010 he'd have been cheating on his then boyfriend Cameron. In fact, based on the ages given, I think his first child would actually have been born in 2010. The idea that he would be in a vaguely serious relationship with Richard while he was having an child via IVF is absurd to me
Methinks this is all a load of bollocks
|by Hermione Norris||reply 114||05/25/2013|
R114 You're wrong, because Armitage is gay.
IF Condou and Armitage had a brief story, it was while they were shooting "The Impressionists" and that dates back to 2005/2006. Not so absurd, after all.
Just two words about Charlie Condou, R107: Charlie is one of the most amiable, honest and committed man in the showbiz. Google his articles on the Gardian. Wonderful man unlike these closeted liars.
|by Hermione Norris||reply 115||05/25/2013|
Here's a question for you. Thorin Oakenshield is at the front door, Kili's at the side door. King Thranduil is at the back door.
Which do you open first?
|by Hermione Norris||reply 116||05/25/2013|