Richard Armitage has found a role into which he can really sink his teeth.
in Season 3 in the terrifying role of Francis Dolarhyde (aka The Tooth Fairy). The main villian of Thomas Harris’
is based, the hulking Dolarhyde is a serial killer with a set of chompers that would make the Big Bad Wolf a little envious — and a penchant for targeting entire households for slaughter.
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Last month, the role of sociopathic Mason Verger was recast — with Joe Anderson (
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Excited about a visit from The Tooth Fairy? Is Armitage the right man for the job? Sound off in the comments!
Yes! I was kind of hoping for Lee Pace, but I absolutely adore Armitage and he’s going to be amazing.
Would love to see Lee Pace make an appearance on Hannibal.
Funny you should mention Lee Pace(who I adore); rumor is he and his Hobbit co-star Armitage are a couple in real life
yeah i know about those two but Lee worked wtih Fuller several times, the rumor had been that it would be he that played Dollarhyde. Oh well at least we get his boyfriend!
Gosh. That’s a bit of casting I wouldn’t have come up with in a hundred years. He’s a great actor though and I’m looking forward to seeing him playing against type.
All this Hannibal news always, but I just want NBC to schedule it already :(
Constantine only has 5 episodes left. It’ll take it’s spot when it ends
I love when one of my favorite shows surprises me with such amazing news!
I was hoping Dolarhyde would have had a gender change from the book as Fuller did with Alana and Feddie Lounds. Francis is a gender neutral name. Oh well, I’ll probably still enjoy it.
He is absolute perfection in anything he does. Can’t wait to see. This just boosted the ratings !
Most epic news i’ve ever heard😁
The Hobbit ruined several of my favorite tv series, the most significant “Being Human” I am glad to see these incredible actors, one by one, coming back to TV series. James Nesbitt has two new good miniseries under his belt. Now we can look forward to Richard returning to TV as well. Still waiting to see Aiden Turner.
Aidan Turner is actually returning to TV this year too! He’ll be starring in the re-vamp of the series Poldark (which is supposed to have a spring release) :-)
I hope this is just the first role in a long line of great TV and movie gigs now that The Hobbit is done. Guy’s a star.
I am so excited by this news, I can’t even deal with it!!! What a great casting choice! He is such an amazing actor!!!
WONDERFUL news…He is a great actor and I’m thrilled he’ll be in episodes of one of the best TV shows out there. Can’t wait!
This is brilliant casting, I wonder if his boyfriend Lee Pace got him the role? It was offered to Lee in the summer but he had to turn it down because hes in Halt and Catch Fire.
Don’t forget the Bryan Fuller connection cause Lee previously starred in Pushing Daisies
I haven’t read the books (yet) so whenever they introduce new characters, I’m unfamiliar with who they are in relation to the books. But I know who Richard Armitage is, and I’m thrilled he’s joining Hannibal. An already extremely talented and impeccably cast canvas will only be enriched by his presence on the show. Here’s to hoping the stint lasts longer than 6 episodes!
This season is already shaping up to be brilliant. Casting Francis Dolarhyde is exciting news! If Hannibal gets renewed (pleeeeeaaaase NBC), we might even see Clarice and Buffalo Bill in season 4. :O
a little confused; wasn’t Season 4 supposed to be Red Dragon, more or less?
Watch out Voldemort, Thorin is coming to rip your teeth out.
Great casting news. Looking forward to season 3 and I hope that this causes a rise in ratings.
From one Dragon Sickness to another. Well done, Armitage!
Exciting news!!! Loved him in The Hobbit. I hope this news brings in more viewers, because this is one of the best shows on TV, and I would love for it to get a 4th season.
Hannibal is one of the best shows out there , its a little too cerebral for the masses .The cinematography is fantastic the casting awesome. This guy is a great addition . He has the same bit as Bradley cooper .They must have the same dentist.
Richard Armitage is perfect for this role, he’s very diverse and intense with any of the characters he’s ever played. So a big yes on this one
Perfect casting: Armitage is breathtaking in every possible way.
This season is going to be AWESOME. (Although I will miss Michael Pitt)
What a perfect casting decision. Bryan Fuller is the only man other than my father that I truly trust, tbh. The man is a gift.
I am gutted about Michael Pitt leaving as he was just perfect as Mason but I’m really looking forward to the new season and new cast members, one of my fave shows ever!!
I really like him and love the show, so hopefully it works!
Looking forward to coming season of Hannibal….hands are sweaty already.
Richard will blow your socks off in this role. Ace casting …
Oh this will be fantastic! Can’t wait to watch.
Absolutely brilliant, wonderful amazing news!!! Richard is a perfect choice and I can’t wait to see him. Now fingers crossed for Lee Pace to also reunite with Fuller to join Hannibal.
l was thinking he should go in a totally different direction, and this is perfect. l read an interview where he said horror was not his first pick but l think he will bring something brilliant to this role. l currently don’t watch Hannibal but will start when he begins. looking forward to updates on Richard’s progress with the role.
I can’t wait to watch that..but I hope Mads as the Hannibal””’sorry
YES, YES, AND YES!!! Richard is perfect for the role. I’ve seen him do lots of different roles, and he does them all flawlessly! This will be awesome to watch! Thank you, can’t watch him enough!!
I just happened to be watching Hannibal, season 1 episode 1 as I came across this…
… The next James Bond (after Daniel Craig…) ….
OMG, I just died. I never would’ve though of him in context of this role, but it’s going to be AWESOME!!!
Love Richard! This is awesome news! Was shocked when i heard it because I am a BIG fan of Hannibal and Mads…and now my favourite amzing actor Richard will be joining the cast!? Its best news in 2015! Richard will rock it!! Cant freaking wait!! Thorin cant get rid of his dragon sickness after all.
Oh yes!!! The tooth fairy can come visit me anytime!!! Richard on my tv every week!!!??? YES!! LOVE RICHARD!!!
RA is a brilliant actor, and I know he’ll be amazing in this part. Good choice!
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