Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage

Highest Rated: 80% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Lowest Rated: 13% Brain on Fire (2016)

Birthday: Aug 22, 1971

Birthplace: Leicester, England, UK

British actor Richard Armitage was a television star in his native country, playing complicated men of action on series like "Spooks" (BBC One/Three, 2001-2011) and "Strike Back" "(Sky 1/Cinemax, 2010- ) before leaping to international attention in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" (2012-2014) film trilogy. Like Hugh Jackman before him, Armitage began his career in musical theater before finding fame on British television, playing dark, dashing anti-heroes on "North and South" (BBC, 2004) and "Robin Hood" (BBC One, 2007-09). His growing popularity, especially among female viewers, led to a starring role on "Spooks" as a one-time terrorist masquerading as a spy, as well as voiceover work on numerous TV commercials and in documentaries. He then segued into another action series, "Strike Back," before landing a central role in "The Hobbit," which necessitated his leaving the series for what would most likely be a star-making turn not unlike Viggo Mortensen's career-transforming appearance in Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" (2001-2003) trilogy. Having already conquered British television, Richard Armitage's ascension to worldwide stardom in films seemed a foregone conclusion.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
79% No Score Yet My Zoe James (Character) - 2019
73% 51% The Lodge Richard (Character) $2.1M 2019
69% 45% Ocean's 8 Claude Becker (Character) $139.4M 2018
69% 40% Pilgrimage Raymond De Merville (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 31% Sleepwalker Dr. Scott White (Character) - 2017
13% 67% Brain on Fire Tom Cahalan (Character) - 2016
21% 42% Into the Storm Gary (Character) $47.6M 2014
59% 74% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Thorin Oakenshield (Character) $255.1M 2014
73% 85% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Thorin Oakenshield (Character) $258.4M 2013
64% 83% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Thorin Oakenshield (Character) $303M 2012
80% 74% Captain America: The First Avenger Heinz Kruger (Character) $176.6M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marple: Ordeal by Innocence Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Macbeth Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 56% Frozen Steven (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 85% Sparkhouse John Standring (Character) - 2002

TV

Credit
93% 88% Castlevania Trevor Belmont (Voice) 2020 2017-2018
83% 73% The Stranger Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 90% Berlin Station Daniel Miller (Character) 2016-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016
92% 94% Hannibal Francis Dolarhyde (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Guest 2012
85% 76% Strike Back: Origins John Porter (Character) 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spooks Unknown (Character) 2008-2010
No Score Yet 82% Robin Hood Sir Guy of Gisborne (Character) 2009 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robin Hood Unknown (Character) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Marple Unknown (Character) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inspector George Gently Unknown (Character) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South John Thornton (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet North & South John Thornton (Character) 2004

QUOTES FROM Richard Armitage CHARACTERS

Thorin Oakenshield says: If more people valued home above gold, this world would be a merrier place

Thorin Oakenshield says: If more people valued home above gold, this world would be a merrier place.

Thorin Oakenshield says: I am sorry that I made you a part of my perils...

Bilbo Baggins says: No! I am glad to have shared in your perils - that is more than any Baggins deserves!

Bilbo Baggins says: You've won the mountain, is that not enough?

Thorin Oakenshield says: Now...we defend it.

Gary says: Why didn't he just tell me?

Trey says: I don't know Dad. You're so easy to talk to.

Thorin Oakenshield says: Will you follow me one last time.

Gary says: Why didn't he just tell me?

Trey says: I don't know Dad. You're so easy to talk to.

Thorin Oakenshield says: I would have war.

Bard the Bowman says: Will you have peace, or war?

Thorin Oakenshield says: I will have war!

Thorin Oakenshield says: You have keen eyes, master Baggins.

Balin says: Well, that bargain was our only hope.

Thorin Oakenshield says: Not our only hope...

Thorin Oakenshield says: We're being watched!

Thorin Oakenshield says: "If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together."

Thorin Oakenshield says: If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together.

Bard the Bowman says: You have no right to enter that mountain!

Thorin Oakenshield says: I have the only right!

Thorin Oakenshield says: I'm sorry I doubted you

Bilbo Baggins says: No, I would have doubted me too

Thorin says: Loyalty, honor, a willing heart, I can ask for no more than that.

Thorin says: Where did you go, if I may ask?

Gandalf says: To look ahead.

Thorin says: and what brought you back?

Gandalf says: Looking behind.

Elrond says: So this is your purpose; to enter the mountain.

Thorin Oakenshield says: What of it?

Elrond says: There are some who would not deem it wise.

Elrond says: "So that is your purpose? To enter the Mountain?

Elrond says: So that is your purpose? To enter the Mountain?

Thorin Oakenshield says: "What of it?"

Thorin Oakenshield says: What of it?

Elrond says: "There are some who would not deem it wise.."

Elrond says: There are some who would not deem it wise..

Thorin Oakenshield says: Have you done much fighting?

Thorin Oakenshield says: We will seize this chance to TAKE BACK EREBOR!

Thorin Oakenshield says: Loyalty, honor, and a willing heart. I can ask no more than that.

Thorin Oakenshield says: So this is the hobbit ..

Thorin Oakenshield says: So this is the hobbit .

Gandalf says: You asked me to find the 14 member of the company and have elected Mr. Baggins.

Bilbo Baggins says: Me? no, no, no ...

Bilbo Baggins says: Me? No, no, no...

Thorin Oakenshield says: I can not guarantee his safety.

Gandalf says: Understood.

Thorin Oakenshield says: Nor will I be responsible for his fate.

Thorin Oakenshield says: "I can not guarantee his safety."

Thorin Oakenshield says: I can not guarantee his safety.

Gandalf says: "Understood."

Gandalf says: Understood.

Thorin Oakenshield says: "Nor will I be responsible for his fate."

Thorin Oakenshield says: Nor will I be responsible for his fate.