Richard Armitage is an English actor who was born on 22 August, 1971 in Leicester ,England .He is popularly known by his character of John Thornton in Robin Hood. In childhood he attended Huncote Community Primary School and later at Brockington College where he studied music. At the beginning of his career he did several performances in musical theatre including 42nd Street ,Annie Get Your Gun and many others. He also appeared in dramatic theatre such as Six Degrees of Separation, Death of a Salesman and The Real Thing .Richard didn’t satisfy with his musical career so later he changed his field and got admitted at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to go ahead in acting .He finished three years of study from LAMDA and began to work in the stage performance with the Royal Shakespeare Company’s productions ,Birmingham Repertory Theatre as well as with The Duchess of Malfi .
After several stage performances he was offered a role of John Standring in BBC drama Sparkhouse in 2002. After a couple of years of television roles , he appeared as a leading role in the BBC . Likewise ,in 2005 he played a role of Peter MacDuff in Macbeth in the ShakespearRe-Told series . In the same way he also appeared in The Impressionists,as a role of young Claude Monet .In addition to these, he also played a character of Dr Alec Track in ITV’s The Golden hour which was based on the London Air Ambulance a medical series. The movie which he played asa substantial character was Frozen . In the BBC series Robin Hood he was seen in major role of Guy of Gisborne in 2006. He also starred in George Gently on April 8, 2007. He appeared as a Marie Lloyd’s first husband in the BBC fourth production of Miss Marie Lloyd ,similarly in the Granada TV he played a role of Philip Durrant . In October 27, 2008 Richard was included in the cast of Spooks series as a role of Lucas North . Richard began to appear in the BBC 1 drama Moving On as a character of John Mulligan on 20 May, 2009. He also starred in Strike Back as a former SAS tropper as John Porter on May 2010.In 2011 July Richard played a role of Nazi in the popular movie Captain America :The First Avenger .In 2010 October he was cast as Thorin Oakenshield in the production of The Hobbit based in three –film production.
Richard Armitage is at his 40’s and still unmarried. He is present in the industry since 1988 . It is said that he is in connection with Annabel Capper ,an English actress who played in films such as Brahms and Mystery of Chopin and the rumors are there as well. He has tattoos in body when he is shirtless. Sources said that both of them are so close and aften seen together .In coming days we probably hear and know about Richard Armitage personal life ,even though it is not disclosed at the moment .