49 years old (Born on August 22, 1971)
English actor; He is famous from North and South, Robin Hood, Spooks, The Impressionist. And soon Hobbit..At 17, joined a circus in Budapest for six weeks to get his Equity card. He plays the cello, guitar, and flute. His older brother's name is Chris. His parents are John, an engineer, and Margaret, a secretary. Ironically he played the character John Thornton in 'North & South', and his love interest was Margaret Hale. Started acting career in musical theatre.
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Fun Facts About Richard Armitage
At age 14, he persuaded his parents to send him to a vocational school in Coventry where he could develop his musical talents.
Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company at age 28 for 18 months.
Previous jobs include packing boxes in a warehouse, worked at a laser gun place and took front-of-house jobs in the theatre but continued to go to drama classes.
To get into character as Lee, his role in "Cold Feet" (1997), he took up aqua aerobics.