I’m delighted at the popularity of John Standring among the animated gif requests. Sparkhouse is a powerful mini-series and even as a supporting player, Richard Armitage really shines in his pivotal role. In an interview, he said it was the first time he had auditioned in character. It really paid off. I don’t believe he’s played a similar character before or since.
Today’s animated gif request comes to us at the request of antoniaromera. She is very active on twitter and is now a new blogger! Her posts are in Spanish, but with Google Translate, you can enjoy her thoughts. If you comment in English, she will respond in kind. 🙂 Here’s the link to her blog: http://yqueibayoacontar.wordpress.com. Antonia is also a big Jane Austen fan!
It pleases me a great deal that Richard Armitage became a leading man in television. I hope his career follows the same pattern in movies!
Antonia suggested the hug scene which was well-matched to her caption “Teddy Bear Standring.” How very apt! I’d never thought of it before but John Standring definitely brings to mind a teddy bear now that the idea has been planted in my head. 😉
Thank you ever so much for your participation in this project, Antonia. I feel very fortunate to have “met” you online even though we live on different continents!
Here is your animated gif:
I’m so glad I finally watched Sparkhouse so I could see first-hand what all the fuss was about! 🙂