I’ve been thinking about Thorin‘s pelt today. So I looked for some pictures of it. There are a lot of them! I was looking for the pelt, but what really struck me was Richard Armitage‘s face. What a beautiful face he has as Thorin! His spirit just shines through. Everyone else looks dull and uninteresting next to him.
Thorin was not a favorite character of mine from The Hobbit (book). What I remember best about him was the end of his story, his madness and his ending with Bilbo. I remember being very sad when I read that part. I can’t imagine how sad it will be with Richard Armitage as Thorin! Because now Thorin IS my favorite character in The Hobbit (movie)!
One of the best aspects of Richard Armitage as Thorin is something you can’t see in pictures. It’s his voice. Mr. Armitage says he worked to deepen his tones, so Thorin’s voice would be different from his voice. When I saw An Unexpected Journey for the first time I was struck by the voice before I even registered what he looked like. “Gandalf”. Just the way he said that made me sit up and take notice.
Even wet he looks good!
Thanks to RichardArmitage.net for the photos!