- "I didn't want to command respect, I wanted to earn loyalty."
- —Richard Armitage on playing his character Thorin Oakenshield
Born in Leicester, England, Richard Armitage attended Huncote Community Primary School in Huncote, Blaby District, Leicestershire. Later at Brockington College in Enderby he studied music, playing the cello in school and local orchestras as well as learning how to play the flute. He pursued this interest to Pattison College in Coventry, where his education expanded to include dance and acting. He gained A Levels in music and English.
Behind the ScenesEdit
Armitage previously co-starred alongside Hugo Weaving, who plays Elrond, in the film Captain America: The First Avenger. In that film, Weaving portrayed the main antagonist, while Armitage had a small role as an assasin working for him.