Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage at the 2010 BAFTA TV Awards.

Richard Crispin Armitage (born August 22, 1971) is an English actor who was best 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 The Hobbit film trilogy.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • This was the second time Richard Armitage and Christopher Lee had appeared in a prequel trilogy since the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Armitage played an uncredited role in The Phantom Menace and Lee portrayed as Count Dooku in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.