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Richard Armitage

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22, 1971
Huncote, England
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22, 1971 (age 46)
Huncote, England


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.


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. In 2016, he got engaged to Samantha Colley

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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