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Richard Armitage Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Richard Armitage Quick Info
Height 6 ft 2½ in
Weight 93 kg
Date of Birth August 22, 1971
Zodiac Sign Leo
Eye Color Blue

Richard Armitage is an English actor who is best known for portraying roles such as John Thornton in North & South, Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit trilogy, Francis Dolarhyde in Hannibal, John Porter in Strike Back, Lucas North in Spooks, Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood, and Daniel Miller in Berlin Station. He has also appeared in a variety of other TV shows and films such as Captain America: The First Avenger, This Year’s Love, Into the Storm, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Sleepwalker, Ocean’s 8, Casualty, Ultimate Force, The Impressionists, The Vicar of Dibley, Berlin Station, and many more. His theatre credits include plays like The Long and the Short and the Tall, Death of a Salesman, and The Crucible. For his acting skills, Richard has been honored with numerous awards such as the Broadway World: UK Award and Saturn Award.

Born Name

Richard Crispin Armitage

Nick Name

Ra, Rca

Richard Armitage on the premiere of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” in Hollywood
Richard Armitage on the premiere of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” in Hollywood

Sun Sign


Born Place

Huncote, Leicestershire, England, UK




Armitage went to Huncote Community Primary School in Huncote, Blaby District.

After finishing primary school, Richard continued his schooling at the middle school Brockington College in Enderby. There Richard played cello and performed in orchestras.

At the age of 14, he transferred to Pattison College after he got a grant from the Leicestershire Authority and majored in Performing Arts (Drama and dance).

Richard graduated from Pattison College and achieved A Levels in both English and Music and also performed as an amateur actor in Half a Sixpence, Showboat, Orpheus and the Underworld and others.

In 1993, he joined a three-year program at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).


Actor, Narrator


  • Father – John Armitage (Engineer)
  • Mother – Margaret Armitage (Secretary)
  • Siblings – Chris Armitage (Older Brother)


Richard has been signed with United Agents Ltd.




6 ft 2½ in or 189 cm


93 kg or 205 lbs

Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse

Richard Armitage dated –

  1. Daniela Denby-Ashe (2004-2007) – Richard met the British actress Daniela Denby-Ashe on the set of the television drama North & South in 2004. They were RUMORed to be dating for several years until 2007.
  2. Lee Pace (2012) – RUMOR
  3. Annabel Capper (2013) – In the period from January 2013 until October 2013, Richard briefly dated another British actress Annabel Capper.
  4. Samantha Colley (2014-Present) – Armitage met actress Samantha Colley on the set of the theater play The Crucible (2014). Both actors dated for 2 years until June 16, 2016, when they got engaged.
Richard Armitage and Samantha Colley
Richard Armitage and Samantha Colley

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Baritone voice
  • Blue-grey eyes
  • Muscular body
Richard Armitage shirtless body
Richard Armitage’s shirtless body

Brand Endorsements

Richard has voiced a commercial about Pure New Zealand.



Best Known For

His acts in numerous movies and TV series such as North & South (2004), The Hobbit film series (2012, 2013, 2014), Hannibal (2015), Spooks (2008-2010), Strike Back (2011), Robin Hood (2006-2009) and others.

First Film

Richard first performed as Naboo fighter pilot in the 1999 epic space opera film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom MenaceIt was an uncredited role.

However, he had his debut in a featured role in the thriller movie Frozen (2005) as Steven.

First TV Show

In 1992, Armitage played the role as Man in pub in the episode 6 of 7th season of the TV series Boon.

First Theater Show

In 1995, Richard acted as Macliesh in the theater show The Long and the Short and the Tall. His character role was written by the British playwright, radio and television writer Willis Hall.

First Narration

Richard had his debut narration in the TV series titled Robin Hood: Will You Tolerate This? (2006).

Personal Trainer

Despite Armitage has a muscular body and it is obvious that he spends time in the gym, we have no clue about his workout regime and what he goes through in one training session.

Richard Armitage Favorite Things

  • Band – Bastille
  • Musician – Sam Smith
  • Book – The Lord of the Rings, The Goldfinch
  • Star Wars Movie – The Phantom Menace (1999)
  • Movie – La Reine Margot (1994)
  • Fictional Character – Gollum
  • French Food – Sugar pancakes with a glass of red wine
  • Weapon to fight in a movie – Orcrist
  • TV Show – Fargo

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Richard Armitage on the premiere of “The Hobbit of the Five Armies” in Hollywood in 2014
Richard Armitage on the premiere of “The Hobbit of the Five Armies” in Hollywood in 2014

Richard Armitage Facts

  1. Armitage ca play guitar, flute, and cello.
  2. For his role as Lee in the TV series Cold Feet in 2003, Richard underwent an aqua aerobic training.
  3. When Armitage was 17, he went to a circus for six straight weeks in order to earn an Equity card.
  4. Before Richard became a professional actor, he worked in a warehouse packing boxes, at a laser gun place, and at the local theater.
  5. His acting career began with musical theater.
  6. At the age of 24, he enrolled himself into the Royal Shakespeare Company for 18 months.
  7. He was given the name after King Richard III.
  8. Armitage is a fan of the TV series Damages (2007-2012).
  9. He really admires Michael Fassbender as an actor.
  10. He fears deep water and Japanese horror films.
  11. For his role in the movie The Crucible (2014) as John Proctor, he was nominated for the Olivier Best Actor Award in 2015.
  12. In 2016, he won the Saturn Award for his acts as Francis Dolarhyde in the TV series Hannibal (2015).

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