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Richard Armitage is a Actor British born on 22 august 1971

Richard Armitage

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Birth name Richard Crispin Armitage
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 22 august 1971 (49 years)

Richard Crispin Armitage (born 22 August 1971) is an English film, television, theatre and voice actor. He is best known internationally for his role as dwarf prince and leader Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson's film trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit. However, Armitage first gained fame in Britain for his portrayal of John Thornton in the British television programme North & South (2004). He is also known for his roles as John Standring in the TV film Sparkhouse, Guy of Gisborne in the TV drama Robin Hood, Harry Kennedy in the TV comedy The Vicar of Dibley, Lucas North in the TV drama Spooks, John Porter in the TV drama Strike Back, and Francis Dolarhyde in the TV drama Hannibal.

After graduating from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), Armitage initially sought theatre work and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). But he turned to film and television roles when he noticed that leading stage roles went to actors with name recognition who could bring in patrons to fill venues. After twelve years away and having earned that name recognition, Armitage returned to the stage in 2014 taking his first leading role in a major production. He played John Proctor in the highly successful and critically acclaimed production of The Crucible at The Old Vic, and earned an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor.

One of Armitage's trademarks is his baritone voice, which he has employed as a voice actor since 2006. While working on the TV series Robin Hood, he was asked to record audiobooks for the first season of that series. Since then, Armitage has recorded many notable audiobooks as well as worked as a narrator on many TV and radio shows and adverts. His flair for speaking in a multitude of dialects, accents and voices has garnered Armitage numerous accolades for his narration skills, including the 2014 Best Audiobook of the Year Award from Audible.com for his recording of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel.

Biography

Jeunesse et formation
Richard Armitage est né et a été élevé à Huncote, un petit village près de Leicester. Son père John, est ingénieur, sa mère Margaret est secrétaire, et il a un frère aîné nommé Chris. Très jeune, il apprend à jouer du violoncelle, mais aussi de la guitare et de la flûte. Il a fait des études à Brockington College à Enderby, avant d'obtenir, à l'âge de 14 ans, une bourse pour le Pattison College à Coventry qui enseigne le théâtre, la musique et la danse. À 17 ans, il fait partie d'une petite troupe nommée Nachtcircus à Budapest pendant six semaines, ce qui lui permet d'obtenir son Equity card (inscription au syndicat des acteurs).

Armitage a ensuite commencé sa carrière en Angleterre, dans des comédies musicales (par exemple Cats), mais sa grande taille l'éloigne souvent au fond de la scène. À l'âge de 22 ans, il se tourne vers le théâtre et s'inscrit à l'université Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). À 28 ans, il passe dix-huit mois dans la Royal Shakespeare Company.

Très impliqué dans son travail, l’acteur a l’habitude, pour ses rôles, de faire des recherches et de voyager : il fut agriculteur, a visité des usines, a appris à jouer au rugby et a suivi un entrainement avec le SAS (Special Air Service). Il a observé une équipe HEMS (helicopter emergency medical service) et a passé du temps en compagnie d’un maître d’hôtel. Armitage est aussi un grand lecteur ; pour North and South, il s'est plongé dans la lecture du roman d'Elizabeth Gaskell, cela lui a rappelé des souvenirs familiaux car sa grand-mère avait travaillé dans une usine de tissage.


Carrière

Après trois ans d'études au London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), il a fait sa première apparition en 1999 à la télévision dans un petit rôle dans Mariage à l'anglaise de David Kane, mais c'est Sparkhouse de Robin Shepperd qui l'a véritablement révélé en 2002. Par la suite, il devient le charismatique John Thornton dans la production de la BBC North and South en 2004.

En 2006, il a participé à la série télévisée britannique Robin des Bois où il interprète Guy de Gisborne, le bras droit du shérif de Nottingham. Il intègre en 2008 le casting de MI-5 (Saison 7 de Spooks en anglais) pour le rôle de Lucas North, série où il avait joué un tout petit rôle d'agent de police dans la saison 1 (4e épisode). Le tournage de la saison 9 a commencé en février 2010.

En mai 2009, il joue John Mulligan dans Moving On, tournée à Liverpool et début 2010, il interprète le soldat John Porter dans la mini série en 6 épisodes Strike Back, tournée en Afrique du Sud. Le 20 septembre 2010, débute sur BBC One la saison 9 de Spooks où il intègre toujours le même rôle.

De 2011 à 2013, il incarne le rôle de Thorin dans la trilogie de films Le Hobbit.

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Filmography of Richard Armitage (15 films)

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Actor

Ocean's Eight, 1h50
Directed by Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson
Roles Claude Becker
Rating69% 3.451573.451573.451573.451573.45157
Debbie (Sandra Bullock), la sœur de Daniel Ocean qui vient de mourir, sort de prison après cinq ans de détention. Elle a passé tout ce temps à préparer un projet particulièrement ambitieux : il s'agit de dérober le Toussaint, un collier de diamants de Cartier estimé à 150 millions de dollars, lors du gala au Metropolitan Museum of Art de New York, qui est organisé dans le cadre d'une exposition de bijoux royaux.
Brain on Fire, 1h35
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities
Actors Chloë Grace Moretz, Jenny Slate, Thomas Mann, Tyler Perry, Carrie-Anne Moss, Richard Armitage
Roles Tom Cahalan
Rating66% 3.3128053.3128053.3128053.3128053.312805
A journalist at the New York Post named Susannah Cahalan starts having serious health issues, including seizures and hearing voices. As weeks pass, her condition worsens and she quickly moves from violence to catatonia. After numerous misdiagnoses and a hospitalization, one doctor finally gives her a diagnosis and hope to rebuild her life. One day Cahalan wakes up in the hospital with no memory at all of her previous month.
Pilgrimage
Pilgrimage (2017)

Directed by Brendan Muldowney
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Actors Richard Armitage, Tom Holland, Jon Bernthal, John Lynch, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Hugh O'Conor
Roles Raymond De Merville
Rating58% 2.9026252.9026252.9026252.9026252.902625
A group of monks who undertake a pilgrimage to transport their monastery's holiest relic to Rome. When the true significance of the relic is revealed, the journey becomes much more treacherous, and the group's faith and loyalty to one another are tested.
Pilgrimage
Pilgrimage (2017)
, 1h36
Directed by Brendan Muldowney
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about religion
Actors Tom Holland, Richard Armitage, Jon Bernthal, John Lynch, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Hugh O'Conor
Roles Raymond De Merville
Rating58% 2.9026252.9026252.9026252.9026252.902625
Au XIIIème siècle en Irlande, on suit un groupe de moines entreprenant un pélerinage, et l'escorte de leur relique la plus précieuse vers Rome. La foi qui les relie va bientôt devenir, face aux dangers du voyage, l'élément qui va les séparer.
Alice Through the Looking Glass, 1h53
Directed by James Bobin
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Time travel films, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alan Rickman
Roles King Oleron
Rating62% 3.107583.107583.107583.107583.10758
Cela fait trois ans qu'Alice Kingsleigh suit les traces de son père et navigue dans les hautes mers. En revenant à Londres après un voyage en Chine, elle apprend que Hamish Ascot, son ex-fiancé, a repris la compagnie de son père et veut qu'Alice vende le bateau de son père en échange de sa maison familiale. Alice suit un papillon qu'elle reconnaît comme étant Absolem et, en passant à travers un miroir, retourne au Pays des Merveilles.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, 2h24
Directed by Andy Serkis, Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Dean O'Gorman, Lee Pace, Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom
Roles Thorin Oakenshield
Rating73% 3.6988653.6988653.6988653.6988653.698865
Bilbo and the Dwarves watch from the Lonely Mountain as the dragon Smaug sets Laketown ablaze, and its people flee. Bard the Bowman breaks out of prison, and eventually kills Smaug with the black arrow brought to him by his son Bain. Smaug's falling body crushes the fleeing Master of Laketown, who was escaping Laketown on a boat laden with the town's gold. Bard reluctantly becomes the new leader of the Laketown people as they seek refuge in the ruins of Dale, while Legolas travels to investigate Mount Gundabad with Tauriel. Thorin, now struck with "dragon sickness" over the vast treasure in the mountain, searches obsessively for the Arkenstone, which Bilbo had previously found but kept hidden. Thorin, hearing that people have come to Dale, orders the entrance of the Lonely Mountain sealed off.
Into the storm, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Météorologie, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Richard Armitage, Jeremy Sumpter, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Nathan Karl Kress, Kyle Davis
Roles Gary Morris
Rating58% 2.90242.90242.90242.90242.9024
A group of high school students are in a car together in the night as a storm is brewing. When the storm gets worse, they look up ahead and see a tornado approaching. A girl begs for them to go, but the boy recording on a camera gets out to video tape the tornado. He gets back in the car, but the tornado picks them up before they can escape, killing them all.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 2h41
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Lee Pace
Roles Thorin Oakenshield
Rating77% 3.8983653.8983653.8983653.8983653.898365
Thorin and his company are being pursued by Azog and his Orc party following the events of the previous film. They are ushered along by Gandalf to the nearby home of Beorn, a skin-changer who can take the form of the bear. That night, Azog is summoned to Dol Guldur by the Necromancer, who commands him to marshal his forces for war. Azog then delegates the hunt for Thorin to his son Bolg. The following day, Beorn escorts the company to the borders of Mirkwood, where Gandalf discovers Black Speech imprinted on an old ruin. This coincides with a telepathic message from Galadriel urging him to investigate the tombs of the Nazgûl. He warns the company to remain on the path and leaves them. Upon entering the forest they lose their way and are ensnared by giant spiders. Bilbo then sets about freeing the dwarves with the help of his recently acquired invisibility ring. He subsequently drops the Ring and first begins to understand its dark influence after he brutally kills a centipede-like creature to retrieve it.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 2h49
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Stephen Fry, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott
Roles Thorin
Rating77% 3.8952553.8952553.8952553.8952553.895255
Approaching his 111th birthday, the hobbit Bilbo Baggins begins writing down the full story of his adventure 60 years earlier for the benefit of his nephew Frodo. This connects The Hobbit with The Lord of the Rings movie 10 years earlier which had a similar scene. Long before Bilbo's involvement, the Dwarf king Thrór brings an era of prosperity for his kin under the Lonely Mountain, far to the East, until the arrival of the dragon Smaug. Destroying the nearby town of Dale, Smaug drives the Dwarves out of their mountain and takes their hoard of gold. Thrór's grandson Thorin sees King Thranduil and his Wood-elves on a nearby hillside, and is dismayed when they take their leave rather than aid his people, resulting in Thorin's everlasting hatred of Elves.
Captain America: The First Avenger, 2h4
Directed by Joe Johnston
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Political films, Alternate history films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper
Roles Heinz Kruger
Rating69% 3.4510753.4510753.4510753.4510753.451075
In the present day, scientists in the Arctic uncover a frozen circular object with a red, white, and blue motif in the cockpit of a derelict aircraft.
Frozen
Frozen (2005)
, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller
Actors Shirley Henderson, Roshan Seth, Richard Armitage, Sean Harris, Jamie Sives, Ralf Little
Roles Steven
Rating56% 2.8089352.8089352.8089352.8089352.808935
The film is set two years after the disappearance of Kath Swarbrick's older sister, Annie. Kath is haunted by Annie's disappearance and continues to investigate herself. On the discovery of some strange CCTV footage she appears to lose her grip on reality. Friends and colleagues are concerned for her sanity and beg her to stop.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, 2h16
Directed by George Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Space adventure films, Seafaring films, Monde imaginaire, Transport films, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, Terence Stamp
Roles Tonra
Rating64% 3.2499953.2499953.2499953.2499953.249995
In response to taxation on trade routes in the Galactic Republic, the Trade Federation organizes a blockade of battleships around the planet Naboo. Supreme Chancellor Valorum dispatches Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi to negotiate with the Trade Federation leadership to end the blockade. Darth Sidious, a Sith Lord and the Trade Federation's secret adviser, orders Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray to kill the Jedi and invade Naboo with an army of battle droids. The Jedi flee to Naboo, where Qui-Gon saves Gungan outcast Jar Jar Binks from being killed during the invasion. Indebted to the Jedi, Jar Jar leads them to an underwater Gungan city. There the Jedi try but fail to persuade the Gungan leader, Boss Nass into helping the people of Naboo, though they are able to obtain transportation to Theed, the capital city on the surface. They rescue Queen Amidala, the ruler of the Naboo people, and escape the planet on her royal starship, which is damaged as they pass the Federation blockade.
This Year's Love, 1h48
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Dougray Scott, Jennifer Ehle, Ian Hart, Sophie Okonedo, Douglas Henshall, Emily Woof
Roles Smug Man at Party
Rating62% 3.1487353.1487353.1487353.1487353.148735
Dans le nord de Londres, la vie de six personnes issues de classes sociales différents, qui vont se croiser pendant trois ans et ayant pour souhait de trouver la personne qui les comblera.
Cleopatra (miniseries), 2h57
Directed by Franc Roddam
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Leonor Varela, Timothy Dalton, Billy Zane, Rupert Graves, Sean Pertwee, John Bowe
Roles Epiphanes
Rating65% 3.2993.2993.2993.2993.299
The film begins in Alexandria with Cleopatra VII, Egypt's rightful Queen, in exile, while her sister Arsinoe and brother, Ptolemy have stolen the throne. Roman general Julius Caesar comes to collect Egypt's tax debt. After conversing with a courtesan, Cleopatra smuggles herself into the palace wrapped in a carpet; a gift from her to Caesar. He accepts the gift and the young queen is revealed to Caesar. The two spend the night together, and the next morning, Cleopatra and Ptolemy are betrothed to marry by Caesar. Shortly after the siblings are wed, Cleopatra is proclaimed Queen of Egypt, forcing Ptolemy to join forces with Arsinoe and drive their sister out of Alexandria.