Richard Armitage

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Birthday
22, 1971
Birthplace
Huncote, England
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
22, 1971 (age 45)
Birthplace
Huncote, England

About

English actor who was introduced to international audiences as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, in 2012. Prior to this role, he was known for playing John Thorton on North & South.

Before Fame

He played the cello and flute in school orchestras as a teen. After graduating Brockington College in Enderby, he attended Pattison College and studied acting.

Trivia

He had his breakout television role as Guy of Gisborne on the UK's Robin Hood.

Family Life

He has an older brother named Chris. His mother Margaret was a secretary and his father John was an engineer.

Associated With

He had a supporting role opposite Chris Evans in the 2011 hit action film, Captain America: The First Avenger.

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