Richard Crispin Armitage (born 22 August 1971) is an English actor known for his roles as John Thornton on the British television programme North & South, Guy of Gisborne in the TV drama Robin Hood, Lucas North in the TV drama Spooks, John Porter in the TV drama Strike Back and as Thorin Oakenshield in the feature film trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit.
"Live acting is a kind of adventure sport. I don't go abseiling or snowboarding, but I sometimes think that stepping out on stage can have the same kind of adrenaline rush."
"You can spend a bit of yourself when you give yourself to a character. At the end of a job, you have to remind yourself who and what you are."
"I try to be quite a detailed actor. People were really picking up on that. Even if it was just a flicker of the eye or something, they got it."
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|Misty Mountains (Album Version)||-|
|The Proposal Scene||-|
|The Welder, Wilfred Gibson||-|
|Over The Misty Mountains Cold||-|
|The Viscount, Having Received In Rome....||-|
|There Was An Uncomfortable Silence.||-|
|Full Name at Birth||Richard Crispin Armitage|
|Other Names||Dj Pakito|
|Date of Birth||August 22, 1971|
|Height||6' 2" (188 cm)|
|Hair Color||Brown - Dark|
|Claim to Fame||North and South, Robin Hood, Spooks and The Hobbit.|