Forty four years old Richard Crispin Armitage is one of the best-known English film, theatre, television and voice actor born on twenty two March, 1971. He was born in Leicester, England. He is best recognized worldwide for his characters as Dwarf prince and lead Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson’s movie series version of The Hobbit and Francis Dolarhyde in Hannibal.
Armitage is one of the good-looking people in Hollywood having huge follower following with his natural acting and dedication. This brilliant actor has long way to go with his acting talents and friendly nature. He was born as the son of John Armitage, an engineer and Margaret Armitage, a secretary with white ethnicity. He belongs to British nationality. He completed his education from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Armitage pursued a career in musical theatre – working as a subordinate choreographer to Kenn Oldfield and acting in different productions, containing the ensembles of Nine, Annie Get Your Gun, 42nd Street, and as Admetus and Macavity in Cats and My One and Only. Armitage was also chasing acting in dramatic theatre productions, counting Six Degrees of Separation, Death of a Salesman and The Real Thing. Similarly, he was seen in many films and TV series with remarkable roles.
In spring 2004, Armitage landed his first foremost character as textile mill owner John Thornton in the BBC version of Elizabeth Gaskell’s North & South. In 2005, he played Peter Macduff in Macbeth in the BBC’s Shakespeare-Told sequence and seemed as an improving gambling addict in one episode of Inspector Lynley Mysteries.
On 21 October 2010, Peter Jackson declared Armitage was cast as Thorin Oakenshield in the three-film creation of The Hobbit. Unexpectedly, one of his main stage characters was playing an elf in a creation of The Hobbit at the “Alex” Theatre in Birmingham. He defines the personality of Thorin as being complex and imperfect, “somebody that had fears and that had worries, and there was a gentle side to him and a very possibly lonely side to him.”
Armitage was first presented to voice work while functioning on the TV drama Robin Hood in 2006. The BBC was distributing novels of the first four episodes of sequence one and asked Armitage to record the audiobook varieties.
Talking about his personal life, he has preserved a lot of privacy in his dating and affairs. According to some sources he is said to married with her girlfriend. But no one knows about his wife. It is also heard that he is happy with his partner. In the meantime, there were some gossips saying him to be gay which was not true at all. Richard Crispin Armitage is very conscious about his health. He has good presence with a good height of 6 feet 2 inches it is around 1.89m. Due to balance diet and regular workout, he has good physique, which can be easily seen, in his shirtless photos.
His biography is followed a huge number of people. Thousands of people shower their love for him in his twitter account whereas he also uploads his sexy shirtless pictures for his fans and followers. He is not available in Instagram. With his successful wiki filled with movies, he has earned a net worth of $13 million dolalrs. His eye color is blue, which is considered as attractive eye color.