Mr. Percy Courtney, suitor of music hall star Miss Marie Lloyd
Richard Armitage was Percy Courtney in 2007 in the BBC4 production of Miss Marie Lloyd: Queen of the Music Hall. I watched this on YouTube and was struck by Richard Armitage’s eyebrows. In almost every scene, he expressed his emotions through his eyebrows.
Okay, the last two aren’t eyebrow shots. But I just added them anyway.
Miss Marie Lloyd reminded me a lot of Barbra Streisand’s Funny Girl. Where she becomes a big star of vaudeville and marries a beautiful gambler. Sort of like Marie Lloyd who marries a rich man who gambles his fortune away and spends his wife’s money in gambling and orgies.
This was not a great acting role for Richard Armitage. He waggles his eyebrows a lot, and gets angry in a way that is very recognizable from his later roles. But he is not the main event of this show, and disappears without much notice.