some Richard Armitage eye candy for ya

Because after my terrible day, I need to cheer myself up…

I recently reviewed, for, a new box set of a British cop series called George Gently. (I’m kinda’s go-to girl for British TV.) It’s good stuff if you like British TV cop dramas. But I’m kinda limited, word-count-wise, as to how long I can blather on at, so I never got around to mentioning that the first story on the first of the three discs in the set, “Gently Go Man,” features the utterly scrumptious Richard Armitage in a prominent guest role. You know, the lovely Northerner who plays Sir Guy of Gisbourne in the current BBC production of Robin Hood. You know: the only thing worth watching in that Robin Hood. (I reviewed Season One a while back. I downloaded Season Two from iTunes but haven’t had a chance to watch it yet.)

Three words sum up Armitage in Gently: leather biker gear. And maybe two more words: homoerotic awesomeness.


George Gently: Series 1 is now available in Region 1; the Region 2 version will be released on June 1, 2009, and is now available for preorder.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2008 11:03pm

Even after a good day, he’s lovely to look at. You need to see him shirtless in Robin Hood series 2 and somehow get your hands on Spooks (MI-5) Season 7. He looks amazing.

Tue, Nov 25, 2008 11:25pm

Oooh, thanks for the eye candy. I’m sure the C19 girls will be here shortly.

But…let us know when you’re done watching RH S2, cuz I would be very interested to hear your take on it.

Tue, Nov 25, 2008 11:35pm

And they say Hugh Jackman is the Sexiest Man Alive *sighs*

(Of course David Tennant is number 1, so Sir Guyliner can only be 2…)

Wed, Nov 26, 2008 3:52am

Oh yes he certainly is fantastic as Ricky Deeming this is a man who carries off leather so beautifully.

I too recommend him as Lucas North in Spooks; and who could fail to fall for him as John Thornton in North and South.
May I also suggest as contrast to Guy his lovely gentle characters John Standring ( Sparkhouse ) and Harry Kennedy in the Vicar of Dibley Finale episodes.

All that gorgeousness combined with such talent.

Laura Essendine
Wed, Nov 26, 2008 7:13am

Beg, steal or borrow a copy of North and South for the weekend. Watch it all in one go, without interuptions and with lots of chocolate and tissues. Be prepared to watch the ending at least five times.


Laura Essendine

Wed, Nov 26, 2008 1:40pm

I’ve seen *North & South* (and owe a copy too!). Yes, he’s wonderful in that one…

Rev Stan
Wed, Nov 26, 2008 5:06pm

Thanks. Needed that. Have just bought the Robin Hood series 1 box set so am loving anything Armitage at the mo.

Wed, Nov 26, 2008 9:01pm

And you own North & South! Taste, MAJ, you’ve got taste.

Wed, Nov 26, 2008 9:18pm

If you liked George Gently, you’ll be pleased to know they’re making another 4 films for broadcast next year

Thu, Nov 27, 2008 1:47am

To paraphrase Foghorn Leghorn: I-I-I-I SAY, DIDDLY DANGLY!

Joyce Kinton
Joyce Kinton
Fri, Dec 26, 2008 3:21pm

HI Guys, Ive only just found this delicious man !!
Wheres he been all my life ??
I admit to only seeing him in “The Vicar of Dibley” but I will def be getting the other dvs’s hes made….
Gorgeous sex on legs !! Joyce xx

Joyce Kinton
Joyce Kinton
Fri, Dec 26, 2008 3:26pm

thanks for the pics with Richard in leather….
Ive not seen leather that looks so comfortable on a guy !!!! Bring it on.. JOyce xx

sue lowe
sue lowe
Mon, Jun 01, 2009 3:28pm

Hi everyone, yes he does look great in leather, i love him as guy of gisborne, so dark and brooding, sigh

Tue, Aug 17, 2010 10:48pm

Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus! I was just idly scanning the boyfriend file, which I hadn’t noticed before, and here’s the dish from MI5! And somebody IDs him as the guy who marries Geraldine on the Vicar of Dibley and my head swims, I hadn’t recognized him, who knew?


(now scrutinizing the rest of the early entries…)

Tue, Aug 17, 2010 10:59pm

RA is on MI-5????? i’ve never seen him on there… only rupert penry-jones…

Wed, Aug 18, 2010 11:18am

Bronxbee, you gotta catch up! Penry-Jones…uh-oh, better not spoil…