Richard Armitage



Place of birth:

Leicester, England, UK:


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.

Film Credits

Ocean's Eight (2018)
Pilgrimage (2017)
as Raymond De Merville
Brain on Fire (2017)
as Tom Cahalan
There and Back Again: The Composite Cut (Special Extended Edition) (2017)
as Thorin II Oakenshield
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
as King Oleron
The Appendices Part 11: The Gathering Storm (2015)
as Himself/Thorin Oakenshield
Urban & the Shed Crew (2015)
as Chop
There & Back Again: A Hobbit's Tale Recut (2015)
as Thorin
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
as Thorin Oakenshield
The Crucible (2014)
as John Proctor
Into the Storm (2014)
as Gary Morris
The Appendices: Part Nine - Into the Wilderland: The Chronicles of The Hobbit - Part 2 (2013)
as himself
The Appendices: Part Ten - The Journey to Erebor (2013)
as himself
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
as Thorin Oakenshield
The Appendices: Part Eight - Return to Middle-earth (2012)
as himself
The Appendices: Part Seven - A Long-Expected Journey: The Chronicles of The Hobbit - Part 1 (2012)
as himself
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
as Thorin
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
as Heinz Kruger
The Great Sperm Race (2009)
as Narrator (Voice)
Miss Marie Lloyd: Queen of the Music Hall (2007)
as Percy Courtenay
The Impressionists (2006)
as Young Claude Monet
ShakespeaRe-Told: Macbeth (2005)
as Peter Macduff
Frozen (2005)
as Steven
North & South (2004)
as John Thornton
Between the Sheets (2003)
as Paul Andrews
Sparkhouse (2002)
Macbeth (2001)
as Angus
Cleopatra (1999)
as Epiphanes
This Year's Love (1999)
as Smug Man at Party
Sleepwalker ()
as Dr. Scott White