Richard Armitage was born on August 22, 1971 in Huncote, Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He attended Pattison College in Coventry where he studied music, dancing and acting.
After joining a circus in Budapest for six weeks, he returned to England where he performed in multiple productions. He then enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to further study acting.
In 2002, he appeared in his first major television role in Sparkhouse. He then gained further attention for his role in Captain America: The First Avenger. In 2012, he played Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Age in 2014: 43 (22 August 1971)
Height in Meters: 1.89m
Height in Centimeters: 189cm
Height in Feet: 6 Feet 2 Inches
Weight in Kilograms: 75kg
Weight in Pounds: 165lbs
Chest in Inches: 40 Inches
Waist in Inches: 32 Inches
Biceps in Inches: 15 Inches
Eye Color: Blue