I am assuming that you are now stunned by the passion and beauty of that final proposal scene. And need some more Richard Armitage.
Do watch select Robin Hood clips featuring RA in black leather and eyeliner scowling after Maid Marian and repeatedly proposing to her (Netflix streaming! also on YouTube). This show is pretty cheesy and Robin Hood and Marian look incredibly underage compared to RA. But RA plays Guy with such nuance and conviction that it is worth checking out.
And then watch Spooks (seasons 7-9) featuring RA as a spy in constant danger and in awkward relationships with women who have unconvincing accents and limited facial expressions (Netflix streaming!). Check out this glorious Spooks fanvideo here.
And then pore over this impressive blog that deconstructs RA’s work.
And then wait in anticipation for RA’s breakthrough film performance this year in Captain America (watch trailer) and updates on The Hobbit where he will play Thorin, king of the dwarves, making him destined for international glory and fame (see press conference remarks here).
His only other major film role was as a “bravo pilot” in one of the unfortunate Star Wars prequels. But Star Wars, Marvel, and Tolkien? That’s tapping in to some major geek fanbase.
More evidence that he is a gentleman: RA receives the Maori blessing of The Hobbit soundstage and eloquently speaks in Maori and English here.
The voice. The tortured look. The look of desire. The fierce look. The “hands on face” in moments of stress. The smirk. The awkward stance with hands in his pockets. The grace of his spy movements. The laugh. The nose.
Other impressive attributes: bow-and-arrow, sword fighting, cello, flute, dancing (!!)
And he is single.
Welcome to the Armitage Army.