Most recently, Armitage wrapped production on the upcoming tornado disaster film BLACK SKY, in which he stars opposite Sarah Wayne Callies. The Steven Quale-directed feature is due out in 2013. He also reprises the role of Thorin Oakenshield in the second and third installments of the trilogy, THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG and THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN.
For his first U.S. film, Armitage appeared in 2011's CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, directed by Joe Johnston. Armitage played Heinz Kruger, Captain America's nemesis, alongside Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci and Hayley Atwell.
Armitage also has also appeared in numerous theatre productions, including HAMLET, THE FOUR ALICE BAKERS, MACBETH and THE DUCHESS OF MALFI.
Born and raised in Leicester, England, Armitage was classically trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
Richard Armitage Facts
|Birth Name||Richard Crispin Armitage|
|Birthday||August 22, 1971 (47)|
|Birthplace||Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom|
|Height||6' 2" (1m88) How tall is Richard Armitage compared to you?|
|The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies|
|The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey|
|The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug|
|Alice Through the Looking Glass|
|The Hobbit Trilogy|
|Captain America: The First Avenger|