For me it was a bit too theatrical and all about standing on stage and showing off.I was looking for something else, so that’s why I went back to drama school.”After 3 years programme at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he returned to the stage as a supporting player with the Royal Shakespeare Company’s productions.
He has a trademark voice which he has lent in several movies and series as well.
There were rumors that the actor was gay and was dating The Hobbit costar Lee Pace.
Richard Armitage is a multitalented English film, television, theatre and voice actor.
His breakthrough role in the UK was as John Thornton in the British television programme North & South. He was born on 22 August 1971 in Huncote, Leicestershire, England.
He wanted to specialize in Performing Arts so that he could focus on drama and dance.
His ethnicity is Caucasian and nationality is British.After dating for some time, he and girlfriend Samantha Colley got engaged 16 June 2016.The lovebirds first met on the set of The Crucible in 2014. Richard Armitage has a net worth of 13 million dollars but his salary is not revealed yet.Richard Armitage arrives in the tiny, cluttered stage manager’s office of The Old Vic straight from rehearsals for Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.He’s bearded and dressed in thick shapeless trousers, heavy boots, and a rough collarless cotton shirt open at the neck to reveal a broad chest. Anyone who knew the 42 year-old only as the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit films might have quite a shock.Can it escape that allegory and find another, I ask him.