Where on the Web is the Armitage Army?

Richard Armitage,  photo shoot by Leslie Hassler, Oct. 2013. Image courtesy of richardarmitagenet.com
Richard Armitage, photo shoot by Leslie Hassler, Oct. 2013. Image courtesy of richardarmitagenet.com | Source

If you have just discovered actor Richard Armitage, you probably want to know more about him.

Richard has become known to audiences around the world through his compelling work as the majestic Thorin Oakenshield in “The Hobbit” trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. He also gained many fans through his earlier roles, which include the enigmatic spy Lucas North in the acclaimed British TV series “Spooks” (called MI-5 in the US), the gorgeous villain Guy of Gisborne in BBC’s 2006 “Robin Hood” series, and the brooding mill-owner John Thornton in BBC’s “North and South” miniseries.

Richard Armitage’s fans gather in many places on the Internet. Here is a listing of only some of the discussion boards, blogs, and sites devoted to Richard Armitage.

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Fan Web Sites

RichardArmitageNet http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/ An unofficial website dedicated to the work of the British actor Richard Armitage. Contains up-to-date news about Richard's career, interviews, pictures, information about filming locations and much more.

RichardArmitageOnline http://richardarmitageonline.com/ An unofficial website about Richard Armitage, with information about Richard's television, film and theatre work up to December 2013, including pictures and video clips of many of his TV and film roles. Please note that as from 1st January 2014, the site will no longer be updated.

Richard Armitage Central http://richardarmitagecentral.co.uk/ Richard Armitage Central is an unofficial website for the oldest, dedicated Richard Armitage fan forum, the Armitage Army @ Richard Armitage Central. Here we celebrate the work and talent of the English actor, Richard Armitage, and the members of the fan forum his work inspires.

Dutch site http://www.richardarmitage.nl/

Russian site http://armitage-online.ru/

Japanese blog http://ympetre.asablo.jp/blog/

French site http://richardarmitagefrance.eklablog.com/

Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisborne in BBC's "Robin Hood," series 3 (2006).  Image courtesy of richardarmitagenet.com
Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisborne in BBC's "Robin Hood," series 3 (2006). Image courtesy of richardarmitagenet.com

Fan Forums

There are also many fan forums in which Richard Armitage is discussed. Membership is sometimes required.

The Armitage Army @ Richard Armitage Central. http://richardarmitage.proboards.com/

C. 19 http://c19.proboards.com/
(Dedicated to period drama, but also contains sections for writers, general discussion, quizzes, and a large section on Richard Armitage)

Armitage Army Forum http://armitagearmy.proboards.com/

French Richard Armitage Forum http://richard-armitage.forumactif.com/

French “Inn at Lambton” forum http://the-inn-at-lambton.cultureforum.net/
(dedicated mostly to period drama)

German Fans of Richard Armitage http://armitage.iphpbb3.com/forum/index.php?nxu=66380294nx22390

Spanish Fans of Richard Armitage http://richardarmitage.mforos.com/

Polish Fans of Richard Armitage http://forum.northandsouth.info/

Hungarian Fans of Richard Armitage http://z8.invisionfree.com/Richard_Armitage/index.php

Italian Fans of Richard Armitage (registration required) http://richardarmitageitalianblog.blogfree.net/?act=Reg

Chinese Richard Armitage Discussion Board http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kw=richardarmitage

Richard Armitage as agent Lucas North, in BBC's "Spooks" (aka "MI-5" in the United States). Image courtesy of richardarmitagenet.com
Richard Armitage as agent Lucas North, in BBC's "Spooks" (aka "MI-5" in the United States). Image courtesy of richardarmitagenet.com

Personal Blogs - Writing, Videos, Graphics, etc.

I've listed these blogs in alphabetial order. They belong to individual fans, and represent the fan's own viewpoint. These blogs are mostly in English.

All Things R Armitage http://allthingsrarmitage.blogspot.com/

An RA Viewer’s Perspective http://mulubinba.typepad.com/an_ra_viewers_perspective/

Armitage Agonistes http://armitageagonistes.wordpress.com/

Bccmee’s Richard Armitage Vids and Graphics http://fanvideos.wordpress.com/

Cdoart http://cdoart.blogspot.com/

Confessions of a Watcher http://www.jagrant.com/watcher/

Fellowship of the Beard http://violetsframework.wix.com/rafellowshipofthebeard

Jonia’s Cut http://joniascut.blogspot.com/

Me and Richard http://meandrichard.wordpress.com/

Me, My Thoughts, and Richard Armitage http://memythoughtsandwhoknows.wordpress.com/

Phylly’s Faves http://phyllysfaves.blogspot.com/

RA Frenzy http://rafrenzy.com/

Richard Armitage Fan Blog http://armitagefanblog.blogspot.com/

Richard Armitage Fanfiction Archiv (in German) http://rafanfiction.janeites.net/index.php

Richard Armitage Feed on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBCVE3XCGIvTToEHUt-n9Pg

Richard Armitage on Reddit http://en.reddit.com/r/RichardArmitage

The Armitage Effect http://thearmitageeffect.wordpress.com/

Richard Armitage as mill-owner John Thornton in BBC miniseries "North and South."  Image courtesy of richardarmitagenet.com
Richard Armitage as mill-owner John Thornton in BBC miniseries "North and South." Image courtesy of richardarmitagenet.com

I am certain that there are many more blogs and websites on the Internet dedicated in whole or in part to Richard Armitage and his work. However, I hope that this brief listing will serve as an introduction to his new fans.

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