The First Role You Saw Him In
As with most people. it seems, my introduction to Mr. Armitage was through BBC mini-series North and South. I actually didn’t watch it until late spring/early summer 2012 (so I am a young pup in the RA fandom world). Ironically, it had been in my instant queue on Netflix for quite some time (as well as almost every other British period drama ever made).
It wasn’t until I was jacking around on youtube one night that I came across THIS video. And this is what finally lit a fire under my butt to watch North and South. I ADORE this video.
I remember I started watching the first part around 7pm on a Sunday night. Initially, all I could think about was Abraham Lincoln. It was a combination of the hat, his height and his uber long legs. And now thinking about it, he also reminded me of Ichabod Crane from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (there was a version of it when I was a kid that starred Jeff Goldblum, but I digress). By the time I got into the 4th episode, it was after 10pm, but there was not stopping to go to bed! I had to see the end! And boy, was I glad I stayed up to watch it. The train scene definitely did not disappoint! 😉