Richard Armitage (actor)

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Richard Armitage (actor)

English actor famous for his roles as John Thornton in North amp add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1971.

Countries: Canada (29%), United States (14%), South Africa (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Strike Back (TV series), Lee Ingleby, Toronto International Film Festival

Linked to: Brockington College, Huncote Community Primary School, Pattison College, Royal Shakespeare Company




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Richard Armitage was born in 1971 add something


In 2004, he appeared in his first leading role, as John Thornton in the BBC adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's "North and South" add something


In 2005, he played Peter MacDuff in "Macbeth" in the BBC's "ShakespeaRe-Told" series and appeared one episode of "Inspector Lynley Mysteries" called "In Divine Proportion" as a recovering gambling addict, Phillip Turner add something


In 2006, Armitage took on the major role of Guy of Gisborne in the BBC series "Robin Hood" add something


He reprised the role in 2007 for Red Nose Day add something


On 8 April 2007, he starred in "George Gently", a detective drama, with Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby add something


On 9 May 2007, he appeared in the BBC Four production of "Miss Marie Lloyd - Queen of The Music Hall" playing Marie Lloyd's first husband, Percy Courtenay add something


Armitage joined the cast of "Spooks" for series 7 which began on 27 October 2008, in the UK, as the character Lucas North add something


The third and final series of Robin Hood started on 28 March 2009 add something


On 20 May 2009, Armitage appeared in the BBC1 drama "Moving On" as John Mulligan add something


In July 2010, Armitage completed filming of series 9, his final series add something


Sky1 commissioned a second series of "Strike Back", which began broadcasting in August 2011 add something


On July 11th, 2012 it was announced that Armitage had been cast in "Black Sky" from New Line about a tornado, with shooting scheduled to begin later that month add something


He has been cast as Thorin Oakenshield for the upcoming production of "The Hobbit", the 1st film of which is scheduled for release in December 2012 add something


Armitage was cast in "Into the Storm" from New Line in 2012 add something


In March 2014, he began filming an adaptation of Bernard Hare's "Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew" add something


New Line has announced the film will be released in August 2014 add something


The run is scheduled from 21 June to 13 September 2014 add something


In October 2014, Armitage began filming "Sleepwalker", a psychological thriller from writer Jack Olsen and director Elliott Lester add something


It was screened at cinemas on 4 and 7 December 2014 in the UK and Ireland, with further screenings in other selected territories in February 2015 add something


Immediately after wrapping on "Hannibal" in late April 2015, Armitage joined his fellow "Pilgrimage" castmates who had already begun filming in Ireland two weeks prior add something


On 13 May 2015, news broke that Armitage is to star in "Clearance", the first English language film by Finnish director Aku Louhimies and set to film in South Africa in November 2015 add something


On 12 July 2015, Armitage revealed he was about to start filming "Brain on Fire" in Vancouver, Canada add something


Filmed in Berlin from November 2015 to April 2016, with some additional filming in the Canary Islands, the series premieres on Epix in the fall of 2016 add something


On 13 July 2016, Roundabout Theatre Company announced Armitage was cast as Kenneth in the American premiere of "Love, Love, Love" by Olivier-award winning playwright Mike Bartlett add something


Toronto International Film Festival - "Brain on Fire" premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 14 September 2016 add something


The off-Broadway play runs from 22 September to 18 December 2016 at the intimate Laura Pels Theater in New York City add something


In January 2017, Armitage joined the cast of "Ocean's Eight" add something


In February 2018, Armitage joined the cast of The Lodge, which began filming in early February add something