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



62% 50% My Zoe James (Character) $33.2K 2019
74% 51% The Lodge Richard (Character) $2.1M 2019
69% 45% Ocean's 8 Claude Becker (Character) $139.4M 2018
69% 41% 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
59% 74% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Thorin Oakenshield (Character) $255.1M 2014
21% 42% 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) $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


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 & South John Thornton (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South John Thornton (Character) 2004


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