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2009-09-10 19:12:27

British actors Richard Armitage and Andrew Lincoln have been cast in a six-part drama series based on Chris Ryan's novel Strike Back, The Guardian said. Armitage is best known for his roles in TV's The Vicar of Dibley, Robin Hood and Spooks. Lincoln stars in the series This Life. He also had a supporting role in the movie Love Actually. The Guardian said Strike Back has begun shooting on location in South Africa and is expected to air on Sky1 and Sky1 HD next spring. It is about two former...

2008-11-03 15:00:12

British actor Richard Armitage said a scene in which his "Spooks" character endures waterboarding was as difficult to shoot as it is disturbing to watch. The episode of the BBC's long-running spy series, featuring the controversial interrogation technique, is slated to air Monday night. The actor said that before he allowed himself to be subjected to waterboarding for the show he thought the technique was "a humane way of extracting information without hurting people." He admitted he...

2008-10-23 18:00:16

British actor Richard Armitage has joined the cast of the popular U.K. spy drama series "Spooks," known as "MI-5" when it airs on BBC America. Armitage is best known for playing Guy of Gisborne on the adventure series "Robin Hood," and for his portrayal of John Thornton in the BBC miniseries "North and South." He also had a recurring role on the comedy series "The Vicar of Dibley." The actor will appear in "Spooks's" seventh season, which is scheduled to premiere on BBC1 Monday. Asked...

2008-09-15 12:00:21

Kazakhstan broadcaster, the Khabar Agency, has bought the rights to air the award-winning, British sit-com "The Vicar of Dibley," the BBC said. The show is about Geraldine Granger, a vivacious vicar who shakes things up in a small British village. Starring Dawn French as the title character, who describes herself as a "babe with a bob cut and a magnificent bosom," as well as James Fleet, Emma Chambers and Gary Waldhorn as various local oddballs, the Richard Curtis-penned show was first...

2006-03-31 20:47:23

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil major ConocoPhillips said on Friday that former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, a likely witness in the CIA leak case, has joined its board. Armitage, former Secretary of State Colin Powell's deputy, has been under scrutiny in connection with the trial of ex-vice presidential aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby, over the leak of a CIA operative's name to the press. A filing by Libby's defense team this month asked Judge Reggie Walton to force prosecutors...

2006-03-18 17:54:27

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former top State Department official suspected of being the first person to discuss the identity of a CIA official with reporters is expected to testify in the perjury trial of ex-vice presidential aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a court motion says. The filing by Libby's defense team late on Friday asks Judge Reggie Walton to force prosecutors to turn over material they have about likely witnesses including former Deputy Secretary of State...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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