Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 43

Birthday 1971-08-22

Place of Birth Leicester, England, UK

Official Site http://www.richardarmitageonline.com/

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Golden Hour(4 episodes) as Dr. Alec Track
2019 The Lodge
2018 My Zoe as James
2018 Ocean's Eight as Claude Becker
2017 Sleepwalker as Dr. Scott White
2017 Pilgrimage as Raymond De Merville
2017 Castlevania(5 episodes) as Trevor Belmont
2017 Brain on Fire as Tom Cahalan
2016 Berlin Station(19 episodes) as Daniel Miller
2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass as King Oleron
2016 J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit as Thorin
2015 Urban & the Shed Crew as Chop
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies as Thorin Oakenshield
2014 The Crucible as John Proctor
2014 Into the Storm as Gary Morris
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as Thorin Oakenshield
2013 Hannibal(3 episodes) as Francis Dolarhyde
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as Thorin
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger as Heinz Kruger
2010 Strike Back(10 episodes) as John Porter
2009 Moving On(1 episode) as John Mulligan
2009 The Great Sperm Race as Narrator (Voice)
2008 Inspector George Gently(1 episode)
2007 Miss Marie Lloyd: Queen of the Music Hall as Percy Courtenay
2006 Robin Hood(50 episodes) as Sir Guy of Gisbourne
2006 The Impressionists(3 episodes) as Claude Monet
2005 ShakespeaRe-Told(1 episode)
2005 Malice Aforethought(2 episodes) as William Chatford
2005 Frozen as Steven
2004 North & South(4 episodes) as John Thornton
2003 Between The Sheets(6 episodes) as Paul Andrews
2002 Ultimate Force(2 episodes)
2002 Sparkhouse(3 episodes) as John Standring
2002 Spooks(24 episodes) as Lucas North
2002 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries(1 episode)
2001 Macbeth as Angus
1999 Cleopatra(2 episodes) as Epiphanes
1999 This Year's Love as Smug Man at Party
1998 Cold Feet(4 episodes)
1993 GMTV(1 episode)
1988 This Morning(1 episode)
1986 Casualty(1 episode) as Craig Parker
1967 Natural World(1 episode) as Narrator

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