Richard Armitage Net Worth

Richard Armitage Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Richard Crispin Armitage net worth is
$2 Million

Richard Crispin Armitage Wiki Biography

Richard Crispin Armitage was born on 22 August 1971, in Huncote, Leicestershire, England, and is an actor, known for working in television, theatre, film, and voice acting. He was part of “The Hobbit” film trilogy adaptation as the dwarf prince Thorin Oakenshield. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Richard Armitage? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $2 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting which began in the late 1980s. Other projects he’s been a part of include “The Crucible”, “Hannibal”, “Spooks” and “Robin Hood”. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will continue to increase.

Richard Armitage Net Worth $2 million

Richard attended Brockington College, and during his time there, started pursuing an interest in music. He played the cello with local orchestras, and also learned to play the flute. He eventually transferred to Pattison College and there focused on drama. He graduated with A Levels in Music and English, having also performed in various productions such as “Half a Sixpence”, “The Hobbit”, and “Showboat” at The Alex in Birmingham.

In 1988, he earned his Equity Card with Nachtcircus in Budapest before returning to England to pursue a career in theatre. He appeared in various productions, such as “42nd Street”, “My One and Only”, “Cats”, “Six Degrees of Separation” and “Death of a Salesman”. In 1992, he enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) to continue his acting studies. He stayed there for three years and then returned to theatre in a production of “Macbeth”, and he also started taking small roles in film and television. One of his first major television roles was the drama “Sparkhouse”, which led him to pursue more television projects. He would then become a part of “Ultimate Force”, “Between the Sheets”, and “Cold Feet”.

In 2004, Armitage got his first leading role in “North & South”, playing John Thornton the textile mill owner, which became very successful and led to him increasing his net worth. He became very popular, and would then be cast in the BBC series “ShakespeaRe-Told”. Other work he’s done includes “The Impressionists” and “The Golden Hour”, and in 2006 he was cast in “Robin Hood” as Guy of Gisborne, staying with the show until the final series in 2009. Around this time, he appeared in other projects such as “Ordeal by Innocence” and “Spooks” in which he played Lucas North, remaining in the show until series nine. In 2010, he then starred in “Strike Back” as John Porter, a role which would lead him to be cast in “Captain America: The First Avenger” – his net worth was rising steadily.

In 2010, he got one of his biggest roles as Thorin Oakenshield in the three part film series, “The Hobbit”, released in 2012 to 2014. During this time, he also became part of the film “Into the Storm”, and was cast in “Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew”. His next project would be the play “The Crucible”, for which he received an Olivier Award nomination. In 2015, he was cast in “Hannibal’ and appeared in six episodes, continuing to earn critical acclaim. One of his latest projects is “Ocean’s Eight” which is in production in 2017.

Aside from acting, Armitage has also done voice work; he’s recorded 11 audio books including “The Lords of the North”, “The Convenient Marriage”, and “Venetia”.

For his personal life, it is known that Richard is now engaged to Samantha Colley. In interviews, he refused to describe himself as a method actor; according to him it’s easy to believe you are the character rather than pretending to be it, so he takes the term “concentrating actor”. He also enjoys looking for dualism in the characters he plays.

Full NameRichard Armitage
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 22, 1971
DiedJanuary 24, 1376, Sussex, United Kingdom
Place Of BirthHuncote, United Kingdom
Height6' 2½" (1.89 m)
EducationPattison College, Brockington College, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
SpouseEleanor of Lancaster, Isabel le Despenser, Countess of Arundel
ChildrenAlice FitzAlan, Countess of Kent, Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel, John FitzAlan, 1st Baron Arundel, Joan Fitzalan, Countess of Hereford
ParentsMargaret Armitage, John Armitage
SiblingsChris Armitage
NominationsLaurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, Empire Award for Best Supporting Actor, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor in a Play, Empire Award for Best Actor
MoviesThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Into the Storm, Captain America: The First Avenger, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Brain on Fire, Malice Aforethought, Ordeal by Innocence, Miss Marie Lloyd – Queen of The Music Hal...
TV ShowsStrike Back, Spooks, Robin Hood, Malice Aforethought, North & South, Between the Sheets, Sparkhouse, Moving On, The Golden Hour, Berlin Station
1Blue-grey eyes
2His baritone voice
1[on his professional quandary, as a six-foot-two actor, in playing Thorin, the Dwarf King] I think the biggest challenge for me is that when I walk into a room they think the wrong guy has come to the audition. It's a compliment, but on a business level it's difficult because it's hard to convince people it was really me playing the role.
2[on suffering an injury on the set of Spooks before his first audition for Thorin Oakenshield] I had taken so many painkillers that I hobbled into the room, sat on my hands and the whole meeting passed in a bit of a blur. If nothing else, I think, with my audition I may have succeeded in showing my ability to convey pain!
3I don't think actors need to go on pedestals. I don't buy it. I think it's a weird thing. It's like you become someone else, like stepping into another universe.
4Live 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.
5You 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.
6I 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.
1He won the Saturn Award 2016 for his role as Francis Dolarhyde in 'Hannibal'.
2His role in Hannibal: The Great Red Dragon (2015) is almost entirely silent.
3Suffers from aquaphobia (specifically, fear of drowning) stemming from an incident in which his stroller fell into a neighbor's pond when he was a toddler. This has not stopped him from taking aqua aerobics classes to prepare for the role of Lee in Cold Feet, allowing himself to be water-boarded twice (In Spooks and Strike Back), swimming at least 50 laps a day to prepare for the role of Heinz Kruger in Captain America, and allowing himself to be submerged in a well for a considerable length of time while shooting an episode of Robin Hood.
4Nominated for an Olivier Best Actor Award for his role in The Crucible.
5Nominated for WhatsOnStage Best Actor in a Play Award - for his role in The Crucible.
6Is a fan of Damages (2007).
7Was the youngest actor to audition for the role of Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit.
8Shot the 7th series of Spooks in London. [February 2008]
9Shot the BBC comedy, The Vicar of Dibley Christmas Special 2006 as Harry, Geraldine's love interest. These were the last two episodes of this popular series. [October 2006]
10Shot series 9 of Spooks (MI5). [February 2010]
11Shot series 8 of Spooks (MI5). [July 2009]
12Filmed some scenes of Spooks Series 7 in Moscow. [August 2008]
13Shot the third series of Robin Hood in Hungary. [July 2008]
14Shot Miss Marple and then returned to shooting Guy of Gisbourne in the second series of Robin Hood. [February 2007]
15Filmed series 8 of "Spooks" in London. [April 2009]
16Filmed the BBC Drama, Robin Hood, in Hungary, where he played Guy of Gisborne, the Sheriff of Nottingham's evil henchman. [May 2006]
17Filmed the Hobbit - 1 and 2 in New Zealand. [March 2011]
18Shot Sky1 6-part series "Strike Back" in South Africa. [August 2009]
19Filmed new Jimmy McGovern's project "Moving On" (working title) in Liverpool. [December 2008]
20Shot "Marie Lloyd" in the role of her first husband Percy Courtenay. [February 2007]
21Shot the 7th series of Spooks in London. [March 2008]
22Completed filming the first episode of _"Inspector George Gently" (2007)_ qv. In "Gently Go Man" he played the character of Ricky, a Geordie biker. [December 2006]
23Shot the second series of Robin Hood, reprising his role as Guy of Gisbourne. [April 2007]
24Completed filming a two-part series called "Malice Aforethought" set in 1920s, where he played misogynist Bill Chatford. [November 2004]
25Was named after King Richard III, as he was born on the anniversary of the day the King was killed in battle.
26His older brother's name is Chris.
27Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company at age 28 for 18 months.
28At age 14, he persuaded his parents to send him to a vocational school in Coventry where he could develop his musical talents.
29Started acting career in musical theatre.
30Previous jobs include packing boxes in a warehouse, worked at a laser gun place and took front-of-house jobs in the theatre but continued to go to drama classes.
31At 17, joined a circus in Budapest for six weeks to get his Equity card.
32His parents are John, an engineer, and Margaret, a secretary. Coincidentally, he played the character John Thornton in 'North & South', and his love interest was Margaret Hale.
33He plays the cello, guitar, and flute.
34To get into character as Lee, his role in Cold Feet (1997), he took up aqua aerobics.


Pilgrimage2016/Ipost-productionRaymond De Merville
Sleepwalker2015/IcompletedDr. Scott White
Brain on Fire2016Tom Cahalan
Alice Through the Looking Glass2016King Oleron
Berlin Station2016TV SeriesDaniel Miller
Urban & the Shed Crew2015Chop
Hannibal2015TV SeriesFrancis Dolarhyde
The Crucible2014TV MovieJohn Proctor
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies2014Thorin
Into the Storm2014Gary
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug2013Thorin
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2012Thorin
Strike Back2010-2011TV SeriesJohn Porter Sgt. John Porter
Captain America: The First Avenger2011Heinz Kruger
North & South: Deleted Scenes2011Video shortJohn Thornton (uncredited)
MI-52002-2010TV SeriesLucas North / Armed Police Officer
Robin Hood2006-2009TV SeriesGuy of Gisborne
Moving On2009TV SeriesJohn Mulligan
Agatha Christie's Marple2007TV SeriesPhilip Durrant
Miss Marie Lloyd2007TV MoviePercy Courtney
Inspector George Gently2007TV SeriesRicky Deeming
The Vicar of Dibley2006-2007TV SeriesHarry Kennedy
The Impressionists2006TV Mini-SeriesYoung Claude Monet
ShakespeaRe-Told2005TV Mini-SeriesPeter Macduff
The Golden Hour2005TV SeriesDr. Alec Track
Malice Aforethought2005TV MovieWilliam Chatford
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries2005TV SeriesPhilip Turner
North & South2004TV Mini-SeriesJohn Thornton
Between the Sheets2003TV Mini-SeriesPaul Andrews
Ultimate Force2003TV SeriesCapt. Ian Macalwain
Cold Feet2003TV SeriesLee
Sparkhouse2002TV Mini-SeriesJohn Standring
Macbeth2001TV MovieAngus
Casualty2001TV SeriesCraig Parker
Doctors2001TV SeriesDr. Tom Steele
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace1999Naboo Fighter Pilot (uncredited)
This Year's Love1999Smug Man at Party
Cleopatra1999TV Mini-SeriesEpiphanes
Boon1992TV SeriesMan in Pub


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2012performer: "Misty Mountains"


Hannibal: Season Three - Getting the Old Scent Again: Re-imagining Red Dragon2015Video documentaryHimself - 'Francis Dolarhyde'
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies - Completing Middle-earth: A Six-Part Saga2015Video documentary shortHimself
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies - New Zealand: Home of Middle-Earth - Part 32015Video shortHimself
Backstage with the Anglophile2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
Middle-earth: There and Back Again2014TV MovieHimself
The View2014TV SeriesHimself - The Hobbit
Rencontres de cinéma2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Janela Indiscreta2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Fast Lane2013TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2012TV SeriesHimself
The Hour2012TV SeriesHimself
125 Years of Wimbledon: You Cannot Be Serious2011TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Natural World2011TV Series documentaryNarrator
North & South: Interview with Richard Armitage2011Video shortHimself / John Thornton
Lost Land of the Tiger2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Cutting Edge2010TV Series documentaryNarrator
The Great Sperm Race2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
The Story of the Costume Drama2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Children in Need2007TV SeriesGuy of Gisborne
Empire's Children2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
The National Television Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
World of Robin Hood2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
GMTV2004TV SeriesHimself
RI:SE2003TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

LEGO the Hobbit: The Video Game2014Video GameThorin Oakenshield
Movie Guide2013TV SeriesThorin Oakenshield
The Story of Dibley2007TV Movie documentaryHarry Kennedy (uncredited)

Won Awards

2016Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actor on TelevisionHannibal (2013)
2016Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest TV Supporting ActorHannibal (2013)
2015Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Nominated Awards

2016Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Guest Actor/Actress in a Drama SeriesHannibal (2013)
2016Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActorHannibal (2013)
2015Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActorThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
2014Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest Supporting ActorThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
2013OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
2009Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor - Drama SeriesSpooks (2002)
2009TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest ActorSpooks (2002)

2nd Place Awards

2013SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest ActorThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Known for movies

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