Richard Armitage
Richard Armitage

Gender

Male

Known Credits

12

Richard Armitage

Date of Birth: Aug 22, 1971

Birthplace: Leicester, England, UK

 

 

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 Years 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.

Known For

Filmography

Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

as Raymond De Merville

2017

Castlevania

Castlevania

as Trevor Belmont

2017

Brain on Fire

Brain on Fire

as Tom Cahalan

2016

Berlin Station

Berlin Station

as Daniel Miller

2016

Into the Storm

Into the Storm

as Gary Morris

2014

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

as Thorin Oakenshield

2013

The Great Sperm Race

The Great Sperm Race

as Narrator (Voice)

2001