Richard Crispin Armitage is an English actor and writer born on August 22, 1971. His debut leading role in the British television series North & South (2004) as John Thornton brought him recognition in the country. He came in International recognition for his role as dwarf king and leader Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit in three films.

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In 2014, Armitage made his stage comeback after a twelve-year break, securing that reputation by playing the lead in a significant production. He was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor for his role as John Proctor in The Crucible. The Crucible was a critically and commercially successful production of The Old Vic.

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REAL NAME Richard Crispin Armitage
NICKNAMERichard Armitage
BORNAugust 22, 1971
AGE52 years old (2023)
BIRTHPLACEHuncote, Leicestershire
NET WORTH$25 Million
HEIGHT6 feet 2 inches (189cm)

How was the early life of Richard Armitage?

The younger son of engineer John Armitage and secretary Margaret Armitage, Armitage was born in Leicester, England. He also has an elder brother named Chris Armitage. After studying elementary school at Huncote Community Primary School in Huncote, Blaby District, Leicestershire. Later, he enrolled in Brockington College, an Enderby comprehensive school, for his secondary schooling.

Armitage followed his passion for music at Brockington, participating in local orchestras and playing the cello in school. By the time he was 14, he had convinced his mother to let him go to an independent boarding school in Coventry called Pattison College, which specialized in the performing arts, so that he could focus on dance and drama. He had done this by obtaining a grant from the Leicestershire Authority.

He had performed in amateur and professional local productions including Showboat, Half a Sixpence, Orpheus and the Underworld (as Bacchus), and The Hobbit (as an elf) at the New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham. By the time he graduated from high school. He had also earned A Levels in music and English.

Richard Armitage career

In his early career, Armitage performed with the Nachtcircus in Budapest for six months to get his Equity Card, which at the time was necessary for performers to work in the UK. He pursued a career in musical theater after returning to the UK, working as an assistant choreographer and appearing in many shows, such as the ensembles of 42nd Street, My One and Only, Nine, Annie Get Your Gun, and as Admetus.

In the NBC TV series Hannibal, Armitage played Francis Dolarhyde in 2015. He was nominated for an Emmy in the drama series for Outstanding Supporting Actor. He joined as Claude Becker when he was cast in Ocean’s Eight in 2017.

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Armitage joined the cast of Julie Delpy’s film My Zoe, which was announced in February 2017. Armitage became a member of The Lodge’s cast in February 2018, when filming began. Based on Harlan Coben’s novel, Armitage plays the lead character of Adam Price in Netflix’s 2020 mystery thriller miniseries The Stranger. Rotten Tomatoes gives the critically acclaimed series an 83% rating.

His personal life

Regarding his sexual orientation, Armitage announced in 2023 that he came out to his family when he was just 19. However, he recently felt confident enough to come out to the public openly.

In 2022, Armitage made his video game debut as the Daemon Prince Be’lakor in Creative Assembly’s real-time strategy game Total War: Warhammer III. Audible published Armitage’s thriller debut, Geneva, in October of that same year. The audiobook was narrated by Armitage and former co-star Nicola Walker of Spooks.

How much is Richard Armitage worth?

Richard Armitage is a British actor most known for his parts in the Hobbit trilogy and the television series Spooks. Armitage has an estimated net worth of $25 million US dollars. He is among the wealthiest and most successful actors in the entertainment industry today.

Richard Armitage has a lot of income sources aside from acting, such as real estate in Los Angeles and London. This also has probably contributed quite a bit to his wealth. He is the owner of several vehicles, such as the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster.

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