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Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage was born and raised in Leicester, England. He attended Pattison College in Binley Road, Coventry, and studied at LAMDA (the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). His first appearance on the screen was in a small role in This Year's Love (1999), but it was Sparkhouse (2002) (TV) that gave him a break-through role as the charming but a bit odd character of John Standring opposite Sarah Smart. After two guest-roles in "Cold Feet" (1997) in 2003 and "Between the Sheets" (2003), he landed a role as Steven in Frozen (2005/I), which eventually led him to play the lead role in the big hit BBC drama "North & South" (2004). Other than appearing on screen, he has also appeared on stage--in, for example, Macbeth and Hamlet.

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Aug 22, 1971 In Leicester, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie M4's The Hobbit Fan Edit
Latest Project:
Movie Space Sweepers 2021-02-05
Known For
Poster of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Poster of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Poster of Captain America: The First Avenger
Poster of North & South
Movie M4's The Hobbit Fan Edit Thorin Oakenshield 2024
Movie Space Sweepers James Sullivan / The CEO of UTS 2021-02-05
Movie The Lodge Richard 2020-01-16
Series The Stranger Adam Price 2020-01-30
Movie Uncle Vanya Astrov 2020-10-27
Movie My Zoe James Lewis 2019-11-14
Movie Ocean's Eight Claude Becker 2018-06-07
Movie Brain on Fire Tom Cahalan 2017-02-22
Movie Sleepwalker Dr. Scott White 2017-10-10
Movie Pilgrimage Raymond De Merville 2017-04-23
Series Castlevania Trevor Belmont (voice) 2017-07-07
Series Berlin Station Daniel Miller 2016-10-16
Movie Alice Through the Looking Glass King Oleron 2016-05-25
Movie Urban & the Shed Crew Chop 2015-11-07
Movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Thorin Oakenshield 2014-12-10
Movie Into the Storm Gary Morris 2014-08-06
Movie The Crucible John Proctor 2014-12-04
Movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Thorin Oakenshield 2013-12-11
Series Hannibal Francis Dolarhyde 2013-04-04
Movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Thorin 2012-11-26
Movie Captain America: The First Avenger Heinz Kruger 2011-07-22
Series Strike Back John Porter 2010-05-05
Series Lost Land of the Tiger Self - Narrator 2010-09-21
Series Moving On John Mulligan 2009-05-18
Movie The Great Sperm Race Narrator (Voice) 2009-02-22
Movie Miss Marie Lloyd: Queen of the Music Hall Percy Courtenay 2007-05-09
Series Inspector George Gently Unknown 2007-04-08
Series The Impressionists Claude Monet 2006-04-30
Series Robin Hood Sir Guy of Gisbourne 2006-10-07
Movie Frozen Steven 2005-03-12
Series Malice Aforethought William Chatford 2005-04-10
Series The Golden Hour Dr. Alec Track 2005-09-14
Series ShakespeaRe-Told Unknown 2005-11-07
Movie Macbeth Peter Macduff 2005-11-14
Series North & South John Thornton 2004-11-14
Series Between The Sheets Paul Andrews 2003-11-17
Series The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Unknown 2002-04-08
Series Spooks Lucas North 2002-05-13
Series Sparkhouse John Standring 2002-09-01
Series Ultimate Force Unknown 2002-09-16
Movie Macbeth Angus 2001-01-01
Movie This Year's Love Smug Man at Party 1999-02-19
Series Cleopatra Epiphanes 1999-05-23
Movie Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Tonra 1999-05-19
Series Cold Feet Unknown 1998-11-15
Series The Vicar of Dibley Harry Kennedy 1994-11-10
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Series Natural World Narrator 1983-10-30