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Richard Armitage of "Hannibal". Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

Richard Armitage of “Hannibal”. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

 

“Hannibal” was a big draw at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con.  Fans of the NBC show, called “Fannibals”, spent hours waiting in lines for panels and signings to meet the shows creators and stars.  Even though NBC has announced that the current season will be the last for the drama, they are certainly going out with a bang.

 

Hugh Dancy of "Hannibal". Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

Hugh Dancy of “Hannibal”. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

Bryan Fuller of "Hannibal". photo copyright Suzanne Philips

Bryan Fuller of “Hannibal”. photo copyright Suzanne Philips

 

In addition to a completely full panel discussion and numerous parties and interviews throughout the weekend, a book signing was held on Sunday across from the San Diego Convention Center to promote the new book “The Art and Making of Hannibal: The Television Series” by Jesse McLean.  This beautiful coffee table book has behind the scenes photos, extracts of shooting scripts, and exclusive cast and crew interviews. The 176 page book is published by Titan Books and retails at Amazon.com for $16.98.

 

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Fans started lining up in the middle of the night for a chance to get their books signed and meet the stars.  Bryan Fuller and Hugh Dancy even stayed after the signing to walk through the line of remaining fans to sign their items.

 

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“Hannibal” airs on Thursdays on NBC.  Check your local listings for times.

 

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The Cybersmile Foundation welcomes Richard Armitage as an Official Ambassador.

Richard Armitage. Photo copyright Sarah Dunn

Richard Armitage. Photo copyright Sarah Dunn

Actor Richard Armitage will help raise awareness of cyberbullying and work with The Cybersmile Foundation to tackle digital abuse, and encourage positive digital citizenship among internet users.

Best known for playing the role of Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit franchise, Armitage has acted in major blockbuster movies such as ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’, featured in popular TV series including ‘Robin Hood’, and has also starred in theatre productions including ‘The Crucible’, Arthur Miller’s classic American drama playing the role of John Proctor, which earned him an Olivier Award nomination.

“I’m delighted to be assisting Cybersmile in the efforts to make the internet a more pleasant place to find friends, explore and have fun.” says Armitage. “I hope my thoughts and feelings connect with everyone, and that we can enjoy social media and online interaction without fear of bullying, and take the same feelings of goodwill into our real life social interactions as well.”
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“We are thrilled to have Richard’s support as an Official Cybersmile Ambassador. His activism will help inspire a generation of young people to think positively and encourage others to work together to stop cyberbullying” said Scott Freeman, CEO of The Cybersmile Foundation.

Armitage features in a brand new series of ‘Hannibal’, which premieres on NBC in the US this Thursday 4th June. Armitage will play Francis Dolarhyde (Red Dragon), alongside Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale), Caroline Dhavernas, Hugh Dancy, Gillian Anderson (X-Files) and Eddie Izzard.

For more information on The Cybersmile Foundation or to make a donation, visit https://www.cybersmile.org/.

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Richard Armitage, who can currently be seen as Thorin in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” will be joining the cast of NBC’s hit show ” Hannibal” for it’s third season.

Armitage will play Francis Dolarhyde, a serial killer whose habit of biting his victims has earned him the nick-name “The Tooth Fairy”.  Dolarhyde was the primary antagonist in Thomas Harris’ “Red Dragon” novel and subsequent film adaptation which had the character played by Ralph Fiennes .  Armitage will have a 6-episode arc, which begins with the season’s eight episode.

Richard Armitage at Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony for Peter Jackson.  Photo copyright Tafriha Ahmed

Richard Armitage at Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony for Peter Jackson. Photo copyright Tafriha Ahmed

 

Season 3 of “Hannibal” should premiere in late spring or early summer of 2015.  The show airs on the NBC network.