Caption: Still of Richard Armitage in Hanibalas (2013)
Born: August 22, 1971
Star sign: Leo
Height: 6' 2½" (1.89 m)
Known for: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Richard Crispin Armitage was born and raised in Leicester, England, to Margaret (Hendey), a secretary, and John Armitage, an engineer. He attended Pattison College in Binley Road, Coventry, and studied at LAMDA (the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). His first appearance on the screen was in a small role in This Year's Love (1999), but it ...