Richard Armitage is an actor by profession. He was born on August 22, 1971 at Leicester, England. His birth name is Richard Crispin Armitage as he was born on the death anniversary of King Richard III, so he was named after him. His age is forty one and height 1.87 meter.Armitage father name is John who was an engineer and Margaret his mother was a secretary. He went to Huncote Community Primary School which is at Huncote of Blaby District of Leicestershire. He attended Brockington College at Enderby where he took music as a shift subject and played cello and flute. To learn more about music he enrolled in Pattison college where he also learned acting and dance later he completed his studies there with A levels in English and music.

Armitage first started his career in acting by working in a circus at Budapest, he was seventeen at that time and he was there for six week before he got himself an equity card. Than after he went back to England and started appearing for many theater production belonging to music and drama genre. Although he was doing well in theatre he felt that he was not on the right path so he attended London Academy of Music and Dramatis Art (KAMMDA) to learn more about acting and took three year course. After his return he was back on stage and appeared in Royal Shakespeare, the Duchess of Malfi, Hamlet and Four Alice Bakers. He debuted in film industry through This Year’s love, a romantic comedy film of 1999 where he appeared for a small role but her gained popularity only after landing a role in 2002’s TV drama for BBC which was titled Sparkhouse. He is well-known for the character he played in films like North & South, Robinhood and Spooks. He is currently busy filming for a movie sequel of The Hobbit.    

Armitage does not talk much about his personal life in the media and like to keep it a secret. He is not married so this means that he does not have a wife. Many people say that he is gay but he is not because it has been said that he is dating a women and his girlfriend name is Annabel Capper who is also a British actress. He has got huge fan following and his fans are updated about his life through his official twitter and facebook account and also from his blog. His TV and movie appearances can be obtained from wiki and other websites.