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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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Andy Serkis

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Andy Serkis

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

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The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Ken Stott

The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Ken Stott

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

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Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  John Bell  •  Dean O'Gorman  •  Lee Pace  •  Martin Freeman

Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  John Bell  •  Dean O'Gorman  •  Lee Pace  •  Martin Freeman

Frozen (2005)

It's two years since the mysterious disappearance of Kath Swarbrick's older sister Annie, but Kath remains haunted by a need to know what happened. When police investigations wind down, Kath continues the search herself. She gets nowhere until she steals some CCTV ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juliet McKoen
CAST:  Shirley Henderson  •  Roshan Seth  •  Ger Ryan  •  Richard Armitage

It's two years since the mysterious disappearance of Kath Swarbrick's older sister Annie, but Kath remains haunted by a need to know what happened. When police investigations wind down, Kath continues the search herself. She gets nowhere until she steals some CCTV ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juliet McKoen
CAST:  Shirley Henderson  •  Roshan Seth  •  Ger Ryan  •  Richard Armitage

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Liam Neeson  •  Ian McDiarmid

Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Liam Neeson  •  Ian McDiarmid

Into the Storm (2014)

As a new day begins in the town of Silverton, its residents have little reason to believe it will be anything other than ordinary. Mother Nature, however has other plans. In the span of just a few hours, an unprecedented onslaught of powerful tornadoes ravages ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Quale
CAST:  Richard Armitage  •  Jeremy Sumpter  •  Sarah Wayne Callies  •  Nathan Kress

As a new day begins in the town of Silverton, its residents have little reason to believe it will be anything other than ordinary. Mother Nature, however has other plans. In the span of just a few hours, an unprecedented onslaught of powerful tornadoes ravages ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Quale
CAST:  Richard Armitage  •  Jeremy Sumpter  •  Sarah Wayne Callies  •  Nathan Kress

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

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Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Helena Bonham Carter

Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Helena Bonham Carter

The Great Sperm Race (2009)

'The Great Sperm Race' tells the story of human conception as it's never been told before. With 250 million competitors, it is the most extreme race on earth and there can only be one winner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Jones
CAST:  Richard Armitage  •  Richard Glover  •  Natasha Pring  •  Eric Twight

'The Great Sperm Race' tells the story of human conception as it's never been told before. With 250 million competitors, it is the most extreme race on earth and there can only be one winner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Jones
CAST:  Richard Armitage  •  Richard Glover  •  Natasha Pring  •  Eric Twight

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

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During World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who's transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull – Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, and the leader of an organization that intends ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston
CAST:  Chris Evans  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Hayley Atwell

During World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who's transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull – Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, and the leader of an organization that intends ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston
CAST:  Chris Evans  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Hayley Atwell

This Year's Love (1999)

The big-screen debut from Scottish stage director David Kane, This Year's Love is a comedy about the romantic misadventures of six young people in Camden, North London. The marriage of tattoo artist Danny (Douglas Hanshall) and dressmaker Hannah (Catherine ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Kane
CAST:  Kathy Burke  •  Jennifer Ehle  •  Ian Hart  •  Douglas Henshall

The big-screen debut from Scottish stage director David Kane, This Year's Love is a comedy about the romantic misadventures of six young people in Camden, North London. The marriage of tattoo artist Danny (Douglas Hanshall) and dressmaker Hannah (Catherine ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Kane
CAST:  Kathy Burke  •  Jennifer Ehle  •  Ian Hart  •  Douglas Henshall

Pilgrimage (2017)

In 13th century Ireland a group of monks must escort a sacred relic across a landscape fraught with peril.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brendan Muldowney
CAST:  Tom Holland  •  Richard Armitage  •  Jon Bernthal  •  Stanley Weber

In 13th century Ireland a group of monks must escort a sacred relic across a landscape fraught with peril.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brendan Muldowney
CAST:  Tom Holland  •  Richard Armitage  •  Jon Bernthal  •  Stanley Weber

Brain on Fire (2017)

Susannah Cahalan, an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post becomes plagued by voices in her head and seizures, causing a rapid descent into insanity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gerard Barrett
CAST:  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Thomas Mann  •  Richard Armitage  •  Tyler Perry

Susannah Cahalan, an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post becomes plagued by voices in her head and seizures, causing a rapid descent into insanity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gerard Barrett
CAST:  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Thomas Mann  •  Richard Armitage  •  Tyler Perry

Urban & the Shed Crew (2015)

A hard living, disillusioned, ex social worker becomes the unlikely savior to an anarchic gang of joy-riding, drug taking, thieving, out of control, care home runaway kids.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Candida Brady
CAST:  Fraser Kelly  •  Richard Armitage  •  Anna Friel  •  Charlie Heaton

A hard living, disillusioned, ex social worker becomes the unlikely savior to an anarchic gang of joy-riding, drug taking, thieving, out of control, care home runaway kids.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Candida Brady
CAST:  Fraser Kelly  •  Richard Armitage  •  Anna Friel  •  Charlie Heaton

The Crucible (2014)

Richard Armitage stars in Yael Farber's powerful production of Arthur Miller's timeless witch hunt parable.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yaël Farber
CAST:  Richard Armitage  •  Samantha Colley  •  Adrian Schiller  •  Anna Madeley

Richard Armitage stars in Yael Farber's powerful production of Arthur Miller's timeless witch hunt parable.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yaël Farber
CAST:  Richard Armitage  •  Samantha Colley  •  Adrian Schiller  •  Anna Madeley

Miss Marie Lloyd: Queen of the Music Hall (2007)

Jessie Wallace stars in this BBC drama based on the turbulent life and times of Marie Lloyd, known as the 'Queen of the Music Hall', who was famous at the turn of the 20th century not just for her performances on stage but also for her riotous behaviour off it. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Hawes
CAST:  Jessie Wallace  •  Richard Armitage  •  Shaun Parkes  •  Lee Williams

Jessie Wallace stars in this BBC drama based on the turbulent life and times of Marie Lloyd, known as the 'Queen of the Music Hall', who was famous at the turn of the 20th century not just for her performances on stage but also for her riotous behaviour off it. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Hawes
CAST:  Jessie Wallace  •  Richard Armitage  •  Shaun Parkes  •  Lee Williams

Macbeth (2001)

Anthony Sher and Harriet Walter star in a highly-acclaimed screen version of William Shakespeare's classic story of tyranny and ambition. On the stage this Royal Shakespeare Company presentation was universally lauded. Following sell-out seasons at Statford's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Doran
CAST:  Antony Sher  •  Harriet Walter  •  Joseph O'Conor  •  Nigel Cooke

Anthony Sher and Harriet Walter star in a highly-acclaimed screen version of William Shakespeare's classic story of tyranny and ambition. On the stage this Royal Shakespeare Company presentation was universally lauded. Following sell-out seasons at Statford's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Doran
CAST:  Antony Sher  •  Harriet Walter  •  Joseph O'Conor  •  Nigel Cooke

Sleepwalker (2017)

A young woman seeks help from a sleep clinic for her insomnia, but soon deals with her entire life being turned upside down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elliott Lester
CAST:  Ahna O'Reilly  •  Richard Armitage  •  Izabella Scorupco  •  Haley Joel Osment

A young woman seeks help from a sleep clinic for her insomnia, but soon deals with her entire life being turned upside down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elliott Lester
CAST:  Ahna O'Reilly  •  Richard Armitage  •  Izabella Scorupco  •  Haley Joel Osment

Ocean's Eight (2018)

Debbie Ocean, a criminal mastermind, gathers a crew of female thieves to pull off the heist of the century at New York's annual Met Gala.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Ross
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Anne Hathaway

Debbie Ocean, a criminal mastermind, gathers a crew of female thieves to pull off the heist of the century at New York's annual Met Gala.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Ross
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Anne Hathaway

My Zoe (2019)

Isabelle, a geneticist recovering from a toxic marriage, is raising her only daughter, Zoe, with her contentious ex-husband. Zoe means everything to her mother and so when tragedy strikes the fractured family, Isabelle travels to Russia in seeking the help of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Delpy
CAST:  Julie Delpy  •  Gemma Arterton  •  Richard Armitage  •  Daniel Brühl

Isabelle, a geneticist recovering from a toxic marriage, is raising her only daughter, Zoe, with her contentious ex-husband. Zoe means everything to her mother and so when tragedy strikes the fractured family, Isabelle travels to Russia in seeking the help of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Delpy
CAST:  Julie Delpy  •  Gemma Arterton  •  Richard Armitage  •  Daniel Brühl

The Lodge (2020)

When a father is forced to abruptly depart for work, he leaves his children, Aidan and Mia, at their holiday home in the care of his new girlfriend, Grace. Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon specters from Grace's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Severin Fiala  •  Veronika Franz
CAST:  Riley Keough  •  Jaeden Martell  •  Lia McHugh  •  Richard Armitage

When a father is forced to abruptly depart for work, he leaves his children, Aidan and Mia, at their holiday home in the care of his new girlfriend, Grace. Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon specters from Grace's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Severin Fiala  •  Veronika Franz
CAST:  Riley Keough  •  Jaeden Martell  •  Lia McHugh  •  Richard Armitage
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