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Richard Armitage
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Date of Birth
22 August, 1971
Place of Birth
England, United Kngdom
Date of Death

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"I didn't want to command respect, I wanted to earn loyalty."
Richard Armitage on playing his character Thorin Oakenshield

Richard Armitage was born on August 22, 1971, in England and plays Thorin II Oakenshield in Peter Jackson's film trilogy adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.


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 assassin working for him.

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