Richard Armitage Bio Details

Full name

Richard Crispin Armitage





Date of birth

22 Aug 1971

Birth place

Huncote, Leicestershire, England




Brockington College, Enderby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

Pattison College, Coventry, England, United Kingdom

LAMDA: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London, England, United Kingdom (1995)

Christmas Ratings Romance

On 25th of December 2006 Richard's character Harry Kennedy proposed to Dibley vicar Geraldine Granger (played by Dawn French).  That episode of 'The Vicar Of Dibley' had the highest Christmas Day audience numbers for that year.

Using The Force

During his final year at LAMDA, Richard got a small job speaking a single line the the film Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.  Although he was unidentifiable in the film due to the character being a computer graphic, he was still recognised by fans after the film was released.


When he was a child Richard fell into a pond while still in his pushchair, which has led to a fear of water and drowning. 

Richard Armitage

Thorin Oakenshield in 'The Hobbit' series of films
Richard Armitage

Relationship History

Richard Armitage Siblings

Christopher Armitage


Richard Armitage Family

Richard Armitage's parents:

Richard Armitage's father is John Armitage Richard Armitage's mother is Margaret Armitage

Richard Armitage's siblings:

Richard Armitage's brother is Christopher Armitage

Richard Armitage FameChain Links

Star Wars

Other people in this association:

Sir Christopher Lee, CBE 2002 - 2005

Harrison Ford 1977

Keira Knightley 1999


The Marvel 'Avengers' Universe

Other people in this association:

Gwyneth Paltrow

Ben Kingsley CBE

Scarlett Johansson


The Hobbit series of films

Other people in this association:

Sir Christopher Lee, CBE

Orlando Bloom

Sir Ian McKellen