The more astute among you will possibly realise I rather like Richard Armitage. Even the guy at work who transferred all my phone details to my new phone probably knows this, although he may not realise who it is.
So, recently RA did the voice for one of the characters on Castlevania
, an anime of a computer game thingy on Netflix. I do not like anime, I don't play computer games and I don't have Netflix. But ... It turned out with Netflix you get a one month free trial before having to start paying - so there was nothing lost. And there were only four episodes of about 20-25 minutes each, which meant I could space them out nicely over four days. Or in fact, watch all four in an evening. Much to my surprise I enjoyed it, and am now looking forward to the new season next year. Yes, there is a lot of swearing, and blood and gore (but if I can sit in the front row for Titus Andronicus
I can cope), but in fact it was fun.
RA has also been in a film called Pilgrimage
. At first I wasn't going to watch it (lots more violence and unpleasantness) but the premise sounded interesting, and the question of the role of religion in the lives of the people is one I'm interested in. So, when vix_spes
said she'd got a copy of the DVD for £7 from Sainsbury's I nipped into one on my way to work - and it went through the till for a fiver. It's an interesting film, which I might watch again. A proportion of the film is in Irish or French, and the subtitles weren't very easy to see - or at least not from my position behind the ironing board (no guilt whatsoever to watching a DVD during the day if I'm doing the ironing!) but I was taken with it. And not just because of Raymond de Merville.
And I'm still waiting for Berlin Station
to make it to Netflix UK!