Armitage + Radiohead = Tudor Romance

[Our first Tumblr shout-out—sophieroe! The Tumblr army has begun.]

After finding so many lovely Armitage + Keane videos, I was looking for Armitage + Radiohead videos and I discovered this cache of gorgeous videos by summersparkle2 featuring Guy of Gisborne + Anne Boleyn from The Tudors!

Richard III for Richard Armitage gold!

The editing and lighting manipulation is superb; her videos have exceptionally convincing portrayals of crossover romance and she showcases beautifully expressive moments by Guy and Anne.

And we shall see the two of them together! Natalie Dormer, who plays Anne, co-stars with Armitage in Captain America.

I also bloody love summersparkle2’s taste in music. “All I Need” is one of my favorite Radiohead  songs.

The dialogue at the end of this video ramps up the intensity.

Here’s a passionate one featuring Florence + the Machine.

A quieter take on the romance featuring a track by Safety Suit.

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5 thoughts on “Armitage + Radiohead = Tudor Romance

  1. Thank you for sharing the wonderful video (I can only see the first, Germany is a bit cut off), but even from 1 out of 3, it is really beautiful. Thank you, Darlingdarling.

  2. It’s too bad there are such strong restrictions in Germany. The first one is the best though.

    I thought that perhaps RIII would not have the romantic drama of The Tudors, but then I read that RIII had two acknowledged illegitimate children so maybe not!

  3. What also is interesting to me is, that his later wife was married before. He still loved her dearly and is thought to have loved her from childhood on.
    He must have been devastated when she and their son died.
    That is an aspect I admire in his character. The illegitimate children, I think, might be a result of no way of ‘birth control’ during that time. Still research has it, that he cared for mother and child and did not abandon his children or the mothers. That is very honorable in a time, where it would have been easy to evade responsibility. But he took his responsibilites serious. Really an interesting character and Shakespeare did a much too shortsighted characterisation of him, even if he killed the two nephews, which I doubt with the child mortality of that time. And as far as I know, one of the last reports about them is of one child being ill and keeping to their rooms in the Tower. In a time only one of four, sometimes even only one of six children reached nearly adulthood, I even think it likely, that nobody held a blade to their throat.

    • That is intriguing and quite moving—I am glad to hear that the “true” story is about devotion. How maligned his character has been because of the Shakespeare depiction. And how marvelous it would be to see the shifting dynamics of Armitage in a leading role with such rich emotional content.

  4. Pingback: King Richard Armitage Week: (Wrap-Up) Hooray! | darlingdarling blog

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