Richard C. Armitage

Richard ArmitageRichard Armitage is an English actor. This blue eyed actor was born and bought up in England. He attended LAMDA. He was seen first time on the screen in This Year’s Love (1999). However he got noticed in the Sparkhouse. He also made some guest appearances. He was casted in BBC Drama North & South in the lead role. He has also done several stage shows. He was nominated for an Olivier Best Actor Award for the role he played in the Crucible. His baritone voice has made his popular as a voice over artist. He has also recorded audiobooks for the series Robin Hood.  He has also done voiceover work for  documentaries.
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Full Name: Richard Crispin Armitage
Nationality: British
Born: 22 August 1971, Huncote, Leicestershire, England
Height: 6' 2½" (1.89 m)
Education: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Occupation: Actor
Birth Sign: Leo

You fight for certain roles, and you realise they're being filled by television and film actors, because theatre is constantly fighting for survival and they need names and faces and ticket sales.

Tolkien was, I believe, writing about his experience in the First and Second World Wars, where he would have spent a lot of time without any female contact. He was part of the fellowship of men who went to war, and I think, really, that's what he's writing about.

The scariest stunt I've ever done was on 'Captain America.' We were doing some underwater sequence. I was in a submarine, and Chris Evans had to break the glass, and the water had to fill up quickly in the submarine.

The narrative that Peter Jackson has put into 'The Battle of the Five Armies,' it stands alone as a film. Rather than just finishing off the story, it's like a whole new adventure all of its own. I'm very excited about it.

People like continuity, and the good old cliffhanger every week is something they enjoy. I enjoy it - I don't want to dip into just one episode when I turn on the TV.

My instruction to my parents is that I would rather they enjoy their retirement than leave me anything when they go. I am much happier watching them enjoying life.

It's bloody annoying being shy. I'll spend a whole evening at a party asking everyone else about themselves. I'm not being self-deprecating; it's because I'm too shy to talk about myself. So people come away from the evening actually having learnt nothing about me.

It fills me with dismay sometimes when you look at the scripts that do come to you that are primarily focused on violence. There are so many other things to play around with.

I've done an awful lot of skiing all over Europe: I've done Italy, Austria, France. I skied loads in New Zealand - I did pretty much every ski slope I could find.


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