Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage

Age
42
Birthday
Aug. 22nd, 1971
Born in
Leicester, England, UK
Height
6' 2"

Richard Armitage's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Robin Hood (UK) TV Show
Robin Hood (UK)
Spooks (UK) TV Show
Spooks (UK)
Strike Back (UK) TV Show
Strike Back (UK)
Inspector George Gently (UK) TV Show
Inspector George Gently (UK)
The Vicar of Dibley (UK) TV Show
The Vicar of Dibley (UK)
Ultimate Force (UK) TV Show
Ultimate Force (UK)
North and South (UK) TV Show
North and South (UK)
ShakespeaRe-Told (UK) TV Show
ShakespeaRe-Told (UK)
Between the Sheets (UK) TV Show
Between the Sheets (UK)
The Impressionists (UK) TV Show
The Impressionists (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

1999 - Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Dr. Tom Steele
2
Narrator (Voiced)
1
John Mulligan
1
Craig Parker
1
Man in Pub
1
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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), 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.


TRIVIA:
  • Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company at age 28 for 18 months.
  • He plays the cello, guitar, and flute.
  • Previous jobs include packing boxes in a warehouse, worked at a laser gun place and took front-of-house jobs in the theatre but continued to go to drama classes.
  • At age 14, he persuaded his parents to send him to a vocational school in Coventry where he could develop his musical talents.
  • At 17, joined a circus in Budapest for six weeks to get his Equity card.
  • His parents are John, an engineer, and Margaret, a secretary. Ironically he played the character John Thornton in 'North & South', and his love interest was Margaret Hale.
  • To get into character as Lee, his role in _"Cold Feet" (1997)_ (qv), he took up aqua aerobics.
  • His older brother's name is Chris.


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