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Richard Armitage cast in ‘Hannibal’ as the Tooth Fairy Killer

January 14th, 2015 by Derek Robertson Comments

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The Hobbit alum Richard Armitage is set to sink his teeth into another meaty role as the voyeuristic schizoid Francis Dolarhyde a.k.a. The Tooth Fairy. Armitage is set to guest star in six episodes in the horror series, which is adapted from Thomas Harris’s popular novels “Hannibal,” “Hannibal Rising” and “The Red Dragon.”

The news was confirmed via a tweet by the network NBC:

One of the most famous killers in the books, next to The Silence of the Lambs’ “Buffalo ‘it-rubs- the-lotion-on-it’s-skin’ Bill,” Dolarhyde has been portrayed twice before on the big-screen by actors Tom Noonan (Michael Mann’s Manhunter), and Ralph Fiennes (Brett Ratner’s Red Dragon).

While season three isn’t expected to play out the “Red Dragon” storyline as that is expected to occur in season four according to creator Bryan Fuller’s plans, it is thought that Dolarhyde will merely be introduced into the TV serious this year (Fullar mentioned at the San Diego Comic-Con last year, that Dolarhyde would be coming to Season 3, with plans to debut in Episode 8).

Fuller also stated that the Marlowe murders Will Graham was using as a teaching tool in the pilot episode were actually the Dolarhyde home invasion murders. So bringing Dolarhyde back into the latter half of season 3 will reaffirm to viewers that the show is still sitting on that storyline and that it hasn’t been chucked.

What do you think of the casting choice? Do you think Armitage will be good in the role of the sadistic serial killer Francis Dolarhyde?

Source: IGN

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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.