Popular for roles like Thorin in the Hobbit and Adam Price on the Netflix series The Stranger, Richard Armitage is a bona fide legend in the British movie scene. In addition to being an on-screen actor, he is also a thespian with a degree in theater.
He also worked in the MCU, appearing on Captain America: The First Avenger. As a Nazi spy named Heinz Kruger.
Armitage is not married as of February 2020, but he is engaged to Solo: A Star Wars Story actor, Samantha Colley. They started dating in 2014 and dated for over two years before getting engaged.
They are yet to tie the knot in February 2020, but fans and the media have speculated that the pair will get married soon.
Richard Armitage stars as Thorin in the iconic fantasy film series, The Hobbit. He was cast in the role on 21 October 2010. He played the main role in the film and got worldwide fame.
The trilogy made him a superstar overnight, and Armitage has said that he loved the opportunity as he was a fanboy himself.
Although Armitage played the role of a dwarf in The Hobbit trilogy, he is in real life very tall. The actor stands at 6 feet 2 inches (189 cm).
Similarly, he weighs 85 kg (187 lbs.) as per data from Starsunfolded and has 14-inch biceps.
Armitage has 121k followers on Instagram as of February 2020. According to Influencermarketinghub, he earns from $368.25 - $613.75 per post on the platform.
The star also has scores of followers on Twitter with over a million followers in February 2020. As per data from Webfluential, he earns $695 to $850 per tweet on the platform.
After growing up in Leicester, England, he joined his local school before graduating high school and joining Pattison College. Then he graduated with a degree in performing arts.
He also joined the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. After he graduated from the institution, he started working in theater and started doing musicals.
Richard Armitage was born Richard Crispin Armitage on 22 August 1971 in Huncote, Leicestershire, England, to Margaret Armitage and John Armitage.
He was named after King Richard III as his birthday falls on the same day that the King was killed in battle.
Before Ben Affleck was cast in the 2016 film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Armitage was also considered for the role.
He was set to star alongside The Witcher actor Henry Cavil on the movie, but later Affleck was chosen.