Monday, August 22, 2011

Happy Birthday, dear Richard!

For his 40th Birthday tribute, Richard is being serenaded by a blonde bombshell from the past.  Who could it be?

Let's see... there were quite a few good looking blonde castmates from his time on MI-5 / Spooks...

Perhaps Genevieve O'Reilly as Sarah Caulfield?
No. Definitely a bomb, even a shell, but not a bombshell.

What about Hermione Norris as Ros Meyers?
While we do like her, still not bombshelly enough.

I know! How about Miranda Raison as Jo Porter!
A bombshell yes, but no, it's not her!

Then it must be...Sophia Myles as Beth Bailey!
Lovely choice, but wrong again I'm afraid.

You are so close...  While she was not on the cast of Spooks, 
she could actually qualify as a Spook!

It is the beautiful,
but long gone
Marilyn Monroe!

How is this possible, you may well ask?  
Well, in the modern world of technology, nothing is impossible! 

August 22nd is an auspicious day in the world of RA fandom, but it is also famous for another reason.  It is the same date as King Richard III of England was killed in battle on Bosworth Field.  Perhaps because of this tie to such a famous namesake, Richard has always been keenly interested in this period of history.

If you would like to support Richard's goal of bringing to the screen a new biopic of  England's much maligned ruler King Richard III don't forget to sign this petition.


Mulubinba said...

Lovely post Phylly, but is that your voice?

(PS: Just watched a clip with a very blonde Daniela Denby-Ashe talking about how much she liked working with RA ... nice :) )

Phylly3 said...

@Mulubinba -- Yup. That's me alright! It was very difficult to get it in synch with the video, but I finally gave up. Oh well, I still don't really know what I am doing with vidding.
Oh please, send me the link for that interview -- sounds really good! :)

Prue Batten said...

I'm blonde, will i do?

CDoart said...

Wonderful birthday song, Phylly! You are great !!! You can easily replace Marilyn Monroe ;o)

bccmee said...

Haha, this really cracked me up! You're very creative and talented.

Faboamanto said...

I adore your video!The perfect birthday tribute for our RA!

You have a great voice!

Anonymous said...

Delightful - a perfect humourous birthday tribute. The RA supporters thank you!

The blonde Daniela clip is from a BBC presentation called "The Story of Costume Drama" (hope I have that accurately). And blonde DDA is adorable, nothing like her solemn Margaret persona.


Phylly3 said...

@Prue -- You certainly WOULD do! :) Thanks for visiting!
@CDoart -- Oh my! High praise indeed! My impression was a bit off in the singing department but as for the looks -- well... let's not go there! :S
@bccmee -- Wow! So glad you liked it! It WAS supposed to be funny. :D
@Faboamanto -- Thank you so much for the compliments! :)
@fitzg -- Happy that you liked it!
Oh yes, I remember that clip now. DDA really does seem like a sweetheart!

Anonymous said...

Sweet sweet vid - and yes she was a bombshell.

Happy Armitage day :-)

PoliCBA said...

Haha, that was great!
Love your tribute!
And you do have a great voice :)

Happy Armitage day!

Anonymous said...

Love it!

Your post reminds me of Lucas's comment in the first episode of season 9: "Don't even get me started on blondes!"

Phylly3 said...

@Alfie -- Thanks! Hope you had a great day too!
@PoliCBA -- Glad you liked it. Thanks very mucn. :)
@darlingdarling -- That is funny! I missed that. I would love to have the soundbite! :)

Jonia's cut said...

Wonderful Phylly :)
Blond... this reminds me about some quote from first episode of Spooks 9 ;D