Richard Armitage 40th Birthday Fan Video

Today is Richard Armitage’s 40th birthday. Here is my first-ever birthday fanvideo in tribute to the actor. It’s best viewed on a full screen for reasons which will be apparent. I think of it as a “sampler.”

As usual I had too many ideas for my video which made it difficult to focus. Luckily I had a dream the other night which gave me this concept. Hope you enjoy! I literally dream in layers.

Here’s a screencap from my fanvid:

bccmee's Richard Armitage tribute video
Comments are always welcome. In fact, they’re treasured. 🙂

Thank you for all your support!

Here’s the fanvideo on YouTube:

A friend requested I make this available for download, so here’s the link if you would like to save it:

Now that I have obtained all of Richard Armitage’s work and converted everything for editing, I can make fanvideos more quickly!

Talk to you soon.  😀

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124 Responses to Richard Armitage 40th Birthday Fan Video

  1. Dhana says:

    Most excellent, bccmee!!! You’ve outdone yourself. I love the opening, the themes, the collage…heck! I love everything about it. Well done!

  2. Nat says:

    Fabulous! Loved it. Keep up the good work, b. 🙂

  3. Phylly3 says:

    OMG! So good! Loved it all but the end had me LMAO!

  4. smitkit says:

    Thanks B, that was wonderful, from start to finish! Just what I needed after watching the first episode of SB2 last night *sniff*!

    • bccmee says:

      Look at the bright side, smitkit: Richard Armitage is so talented that he makes his characters real! I actually liked Strike Back 2 despite there being very little John Porter. Thanks so much for your kind comment! 🙂

  5. Teuchter says:

    Absolutely fabulous from start to finish – and what a finish!! Kudos to you and thank you bccmee! You did this multi-talented and amazing man proud! 😀

  6. Carolyn says:

    You have done it again, Bcc! This had me smiling all the way through it! And the end with Guy had me laughing out loud. Thank you so much for the download link as this is a keeper, as all your videos are!

  7. Kathryn Gaul says:

    I’ve just watched some birthday tributes on YouTube from last year, too. I must say that yours today is the bestest (as my 3 year-old granddaughter says!). Thank you once again for your great vids.

  8. jos2507 says:

    Fantastic BCCMEE ! one of the best videos I’ve seen ! great one for this big day !!! thanks !

  9. CDoart says:

    Absolutely wonderful, fast paced and includes every lovely detail. I love your comparisons, your collages, the final line (I think I will not be able to stop smiling and sometimes breaking out laughing for the whole day today ;o)
    What a worthy tribute for the 40th birthday. It was certainly worth that you made your first birthday video. Thank you very much !!!

    • bccmee says:

      It was a lot of fun to make this video. It’s a good thing I had a deadline or else I never would have finished it because I kept thinking of more and more ideas. 🙂 Thanks for your comment. I look forward to your second Richard Armitage fanvideo!

      • CDoart says:

        Please don’t stop, bccmee. I would love to see more and more of your video ideas ;o)
        I started one new video, where I let RA say things he did not really say, at least not in the context I put it into ;o), but that one is on hold currently. I must redo it and work on it a bit more to make it fun to watch or I will start afresh? Not sure yet what best to do with it.

  10. hedgeypig says:

    Love all the juxtaposition. Made me giggle in places

    • bccmee says:

      Thanks, hedgeypig! I had a blast looking for the similarities. 🙂 I used screencaps for reference because I’ve only seen a handful of these shows.

  11. Smithylass says:

    That last line is going to replay in my head all day. Thank you for your talents – coupled with an amazing sense of humour = fantastic!

    • bccmee says:

      Hee hee, that line cracks me up too and I’m sure the writers were having a bit of fun, Smithylass. Thanks for your comment!

      • Smithylass says:

        And he manages to say it with a totally straight face! I wonder how many takes they did for that one line! I would love to see out-takes of RH if they exists, I’m sure they would be a hoot.

        • bccmee says:

          It’s been a long-term dream of mine to get ahold of the outtakes for fanvideos, but I doubt that will ever come true. 🙂

  12. Very good B! Really, really good! Love the music and the way you organized it: smirkles, laughing, kissing, naked (did I say naked? 😡 ) Love it !

  13. Karyn says:

    Just brilliant. What a sensational summary of all that magnificent Armitage talent. Thanks for all the work you clearly put into it.

  14. Mamma_T says:

    GREAT vid, I absolutely love it: thank you B!
    Thank you for the DL link: I can’t stop watching it 😀

  15. mersguy says:

    Oh bccmee that was an amazing and wonderful visual feast!! I have tears of joy! Split screen effect was to die for, loved the start with Richard speaking at The Hobbit press conference, gets me every time and the end just finished me off!! My God he has gotten better with age, if that is at all possible. Love him to bits and you too for being such a talent and willing to share with us.
    > Happy birthday Richard!

    • bccmee says:

      Wow thanks for your lovely thoughts, mersguy! It’s no secret that I “went off the deep end” as a result of the Hobbit press conference in February. RA has a way about him and I just can’t get enough. Of his characters, of course. 😉

  16. Kathleen Evans says:

    Thanks so much for making this video, lots of favorite moments in it. You did a great job, I loved it!

  17. Thank you bccmee! Fantastic video! Hope you don’t my sharing this wonderful video on my blog?

  18. Kitty says:

    You are a genius! Thanks! mpwahhhh

  19. Thaís says:

    Oh my, Bccmee!!! This is the best video ever!!! Great tribute!!! Love it!!! The chosen images are amazing!!! And the song’s perfect!!! Thanks a lot for sharing this video with us. Have a lovely weekend. Cheers from Brazil.

  20. mirella says:

    That is absolutely wonderful !! Beautiful tribute! A very original video, love it!! Adorable, thank you Bccmee 🙂

  21. Calexora says:

    That’s wonderful! You should send a copy to his parents!!!! What a tribute.

  22. GratianaDS90 says:

    Great video, Bcc Mee!
    I love it! It’s a wonderful retrospective of Richard’s impressive body of work. And the ending is priceless! Our Favorite kiss, slap,”Where do you want me to sleep then?” from Guy, and “Ovaries Exploded Worldwide”! Absolutely!
    Cheers! Grace ;->

    • bccmee says:

      Delighted that you enjoyed it, GratianaDS90! 🙂 Thanks so much for staying tuned till the very end. I almost added yet another surprise, but I’m saving that for a future fan video.

  23. Jael says:

    I totally ❤ this!!!! From the song to the clip choices this video is totally delicious. I love how you included all his "looks" from the wide smiles to the lip curls- all sexy in their own way. Great job!

    • bccmee says:

      Thanks, Jael! The song is really a lot of fun and so this is the video that came out of it. And Richard Armitage does have those trademark “looks” that we all know and love. 🙂

  24. Maria Grazia says:

    I’ve already commented on Youtube but wanted to tell you here too! THIS VID IS JUST BRILLIANT! Thanks a lot, bcc!

  25. Jody says:

    Waited all day yesterday for this. It was worth the wait. Thanks!!! Especially loved the end.

  26. fitzg says:

    Bccmee, a fan vid tour de force!

    So captures all the dimensions of Richard Armitage (NO pun intended), the versatility, the many faces, the pure acting talent. btw, I do love the royal blue and gold of the screencap frame.

    Many Happy Returns, Mr. Armitage. And many returns of bccmee vid.

    Now to read the 50 other comments….

  27. ayyp says:

    Love it!! Thank you!!

  28. Hainaut says:

    Like Harry said, “It’s one of those Big Days”.

    For Richard, of course, but I think for you too Bccmee because I’ve seen, well honestly I’ve lost count of how many fanvids I’ve seen now, and I certainly have some true favourites- but yours is FANtastic! I’m STILL grinning. Thank you so much for sharing and flexing those talent muscles again (your graphic-a-day series, well pretty much everything really). You must know that it brings so much joy.
    I too “went off the deep end” as you so aptly put it because of the conference. To think that might not have happened wihout your posting – it’s unthinkable! I’m not sure if it was the extra stimulus of the beard (thinking of some of Traxy’s comments here) or if it’s because it was the first time and I expect the last time too that the planets aligned so fortuitously that his wonderfulness spoke my name (my name!!! can you imagine the squee!!!) and in that voice on top of everything else. I don’t think I’ll ever truly recover!
    For me this is a Big Day because I promised myself that the Birthday would be when I finally find the courage to de-lurk and join the party. So, deep breath,
    Hope that’s O.K. to say a first hello to Armitage World/RARA Land this way and on your turf. It seemed appropriate as you were instrumental in bringing me the fun.
    Off to watch your vid again. Thanks.
    p.s. (Love the original ’68 Thomas Crown Affair split-screen).

    • bccmee says:

      Thanks for making your first post, Hainaut! I’m thrilled that you de-lurked. I love Harry Kennedy so I can really appreciate that sentiment. 🙂 Richard Armitage has a certain effect that is such a force for good. I never made graphics or videos before, but he is truly my muse. I’m so looking forward to seeing him more on the big screen even though that means longer waits between roles. RA is such a talent and I’m glad his work is immortalized on film for everyone to discover.

      Welcome aboard, Hainaut!

  29. servetus says:

    I so hear you on the “got all the videos and converted everything into the right format.” Congratulations — you are so talented!

  30. Alfie says:

    SQEEEEEE!!! Love it , love it, love it. Love the themes: telephone, glasses, drinking, KISSSING!

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent – Your vids really makes me smile.

    Happy Armitage day.

    • bccmee says:

      And a very Happy Armitage Day to you too, Alfie. 🙂 Yes, there were a lot of kissing scenes on the cutting room floor too! Couldn’t fit them all in even with four on the screen at the same time, LOL!

  31. jazzbaby1 says:

    Awesome as always, BccMee!

  32. Ana Cris says:

    Wow, Bccmee, that video awesome! The anniversary is him, but the party was also for us with all the creativity, talent and inspiration flowing from the Richard and the RA community.

  33. Ania says:

    Thanks Bccmee.
    I’m almost speechless with delight. The miraculous collage♥ Oh I can not stop to watch it again and again. I really admire your talent 🙂

  34. minnie in pdx says:

    Love it! Great work, Bccmee!

  35. Laure says:

    Bravo, bccmee, your video is great, it traces his career very well and is full of energy. You are very talented, do what I can post it on the French forum dedicated to Richard “Behind Blue Eyes”?
    Congratulations …!

  36. Lynn says:

    Absolutely fantastic, awesome!!!!!!!! I loved it. Smiled the whole time. LOL at end. Ovaries exploding. What great memories. 🙂 The music was perfect and the what more can I say about the editing. Great B’day present for RA and all of us.
    Thank you
    Lynn aka Yellow Rose

  37. Debra says:

    LOVED this video, bccmee! One of the very best birthday vids I’ve ever seen. BRILLIANT!!! A definite keeper!!! Although I don’t comment much, I’m a long time admirer of your work.

    Ovaries Explode Woldwide!! Ain’t that the truth! LOL

  38. You simply made my day, Bcc Mee!
    What a terrific video! Amusing and absolutely fabulous!
    You’re such a talented lady. Congratulations!
    I love everything, but that “Ovaries Explode Woldwide”, oh, that was just priceless!
    You can be sure that mine did explode hahahaha… 😉
    God, this man is so perfect. I sincerely hope that he feels all the love we’ve sent to him. 🙂

    • bccmee says:

      RA is truly a joy to watch, PoliCBA! I am so fascinated by his talent and dedication to the craft. And he’s nice to look at too, LOL! Thanks for our comment.

  39. IngeD3 says:

    Wow, B, what a great video – Thank you!!
    It had me laughing out loud and I’m still grinning!! 😀
    Hope you (and everyone else here) are having a wonderful Armitage Day!!

  40. fabi says:

    Hi Bccmee, you just outdone yourself this time…wonderful video! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us. And be sure: we will eagerly waiting for more! 😀

  41. Jacqui says:

    Coooooooooooooooool…. Lovely vid!

  42. Redlyn says:

    That made me grin like an idiot! Absolutely brilliant and the ending was great too.

  43. Riv says:

    Love it!! 😀

    Thank you, B!

  44. tyme4t says:

    BRAVO!!! That was wonderful! Loved the “glasses” montage & OMG the ending…”Where do you want me to sleep?” and ovaries exploding…..too funny!

    It is an extRAordinary video – thanks for sharing! 🙂

  45. Elaine Dale says:

    What a great job! Sweet and hilarious all at the same time.

  46. NovemberBride says:

    Oh B, I don’t even know where to begin…I’ve been waiting on pins and needles for this for WEEKS!! And now that it’s here, I’m speechless. (And we all know that in and of itself is weird!) Completely! The music=perfect, the timing of the words of the music w/the clips=perfect, the clips themselves-perfect, the themes re: glasses, kisses etc.=perfect, the intro and conclusion=perfect (did you have an outline?! LOL!!)

    I swear that during the kissing montage, my eyeballs literally crossed trying to keep up with all of that lip action!!!! And I froze completely during the SILENT N&S kiss! Accck/Squee/THUD!!!! And you just kept slamming us then w/the “slap” montage…I suppose that was to break us out of the total slobbering trance following the kissing montage??…and I knew to wait to the end cause you always end with a bang, and I’ll be durned if you didn’t do JUST that w/the Guy clip?! CocaCola is now the color of choice for my screen, walls and blinds thanksalot. Enough gushing?! Nah…I’ve said before and I’ll say it again…GIRL, YOU ARE GOOD!!!

    Happy Armitage Day to our dear B and to all of you. Trying to figure out how to decorate accordingly…black leather stars, camo dishes, Lucas blue tree lights, yellow roses for JT…oh the possibilities! Thanks B for the hilarious and wonderful entertainment!! Off to restart the Vicar…

    • bccmee says:

      I am bowled over by your comment, NovemberBride! Or should I say analysis, LOL? You saw so many touches that I had a great deal of fun putting together. Some of it was intentional, some accidental. No plan when I went in, except for the song. The dream got me started on the split screen, then the idea for the themes just “happened” as I was working on it.

      Perhaps I should have a link to screen cleaner on this video. Remember it was RA who did all the performances…I just loosely quilted them together, so the credit goes to him for creating such compelling characters.

      I do look forward to seeing your decorating efforts in your guest room…either through pictures or in person, LOL.

      Now I worry that I may need analysis of the psychotherapy type. 😉

  47. bccmee, great video! Thank you for putting in all the effort to acquire and prepare all his work for creating fanvids and then sharing with us!

  48. Eileen says:

    Marvelous tribute, B! You’ve outdone yourself with this one. I do hope that, somehow, Richard gets to see this. I’m sure he’d be grinning ear to ear through it all. I was!:) Thank you!!!

    • bccmee says:

      Not sure that I would feel comfortable with RA seeing this, Eileen! 🙂 He might get the wrong idea — and I might get a restraining order, LOL! Thanks bunches for your comment. I’m thrilled you enjoyed it. 🙂

  49. HellsBells says:

    Well, what can I say….just absolutely LOVED it !!! I’m practically speechless with admiration.

  50. Bunkie77 says:

    You made my WEEK!!! My birthday is Thursday and this is the best present I could ever inadvertently receive!!! LOVED your editing to the music, must have taken you 4ever and the ending subtitle made me laugh for five solid minutes!!! WOOHOO!!! Thanks so much!!

  51. alma says:

    nice one! thanks for posting!

  52. Elaine Dale says:

    Each time I view this I grin like and idiot all the way through it and then roar with laughter at “Ovaries Explode Worldwide”. Thank you so much for the most fun I’ve had in AGES!

    • bccmee says:

      @Elaine and @NovemberBride: I feel the same way when Geraldine rings the church bells in The Vicar of Dibley. No matter how many times I see that, I laugh uproariously! And whoever wrote “So where do you want me to sleep?” for Guy knew what he was doing, LOL!

  53. NovemberBride says:

    @Elaine…I know. I know. I knoooowwwww! All I can say is…we have astounding taste in fanvids, yes?! And we are easily entertained re: I know what’s coming as I’ve memorized the thing but I still break up at the end. Can’t help it!

  54. jules says:

    I watched so much RA on Monday I forgot to leave comments. This is brilliant, I was so sad on Sunday after watching the first episode of SB2 even though I had tried to prepare myself I still cried. Then I watched your vid on Monday and I cried with laughter this time. I wonder how many times he’s been slapped by the ladies. I think my favourite one was Geraldine punching Harry in the church…Poor Richard, hope there’s no lady dwarves in the Hobbit??? Thanks again Bccmee

  55. darlingdarling says:

    Ah mah zing! Well done—this is a classic. It’s so great to see the moments that echo in different performances. It was like watching fireworks—bondage explosion! Sunglasses hotness! KISSING BOMB!

    • bccmee says:

      @darlingdarling: The patterns were really fun to match up and I couldn’t fit them all in! Thanks for your delightful and witty comment! 😀

  56. LadyCassia says:

    You treasure comments, I treasure this video!!
    Thanks for the opportunity to download it.
    I love whatever you produce in video and graphics!

    • bccmee says:

      You’re very welcome for the download link, LadyCassia. Thank you for your lovely lively comment! We’re very fortunate to have discovered RA’s charms and talents. ♥

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  58. Tereza says:

    Hi,bccmee! I´ve just finished to see your RA 40th Birthday vid and I simply adored it.You´re very,very talented girl.I loved everything. I Imagine how hard it was to collect all these scenes.Thank you for sharing this with all us.

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