Richard Armitage

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Richard Crispin Armitage
  • Birth Place: Leicester, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/22/1971, Leo
  • Profession: Actor
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Richard Armitage Fast Facts:
  • Learned to tap dance at age 4 in order to correct pigeon toes.
  • Played cello with a youth orchestra.
  • Ran away to join a Budapest circus at age 17 in order to obtain his Equity Card. He stayed for six months, working with the jugglers and trapeze artists.
  • Studied musical theater as a young man; appeared in the stage productions Cats, 42nd Street and Annie Get Your Gun before attending drama school.
  • Acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company for a year and a half after drama school, appearing in such plays as Macbeth and The Duchess of Malfi
  • Worked an array of jobs before his acting career took off, including as an estate agent and a theatre usher.
  • Underwent actual waterboarding (a form of torture) for a scene in the British spy series Spooks (known as MI-5 in the U.S.).
  • Was named the Romantic Novelists' Association's 2009 Sexiest Thing on Two Legs, beating out such stars as Johnny Depp and Daniel Craig.
  • Richard Armitage Relationships:
  • John Armitage - Father
  • Margaret Armitage - Mother
  • Christopher Armitage - Brother
  • College:
  • London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London, England (1998)

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