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.

Highest rated movies

Captain America: The First Avenger The Lodge
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
My Zoe Ocean's 8 Pilgrimage
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
71% No Score Yet My Zoe James (Character) $52.7K 2019
74% 51% The Lodge Richard (Character) $2.1M 2019
69% 45% Ocean's 8 Claude Becker (Character) $139.4M 2018
68% 43% Pilgrimage Raymond De Merville (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 29% Sleepwalker Dr. Scott White (Character) - 2017
13% 67% Brain on Fire Tom Cahalan (Character) - 2016
59% 74% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Thorin Oakenshield (Character) $255.1M 2014
21% 41% Into the Storm Gary (Character) $47.6M 2014
74% 85% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Thorin Oakenshield (Character) $258.4M 2013
64% 83% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Thorin Oakenshield (Character) $303.0M 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
94% 89% Castlevania Trevor Belmont (Voice) 2017-2018 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Unknown (Character) 2021
83% 73% The Stranger Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 89% 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 8% The View Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Guest 2012
85% 86% Strike Back: Origins John Porter (Character) 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet HMS Ark Royal Narrator 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spooks Unknown (Character) 2008-2010
No Score Yet 82% Robin Hood Sir Guy of Gisborne (Character) 2006-2007 2009
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 79% 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 & South John Thornton (Character) 2004
No Score Yet 89% North and South John Thornton (Character) 2004