While working on the TV show Robin Hood, he was asked to record audiobooks for the first season of that series.
Since then, Armitage has recorded many notable audiobooks as well as worked as a narrator on many TV and radio shows and adverts.
Date of Birth 22 August 1971, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK Birth Name Richard Crispin Armitage Height 6′ 2½” (1,89 m) He is best known internationally for his role as dwarf prince and leader Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson’s film trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit.
However, Armitage first gained fame in Britain for his portrayal of John Thornton in the British television programme North & South (2004).
Richard is famous both through his movies and TV series.
Armitage formerly also was involved in various theatrical performances.
Accounting his personal life, he is yet a bachelor as he hasn't found that special person in his life with whom he can trust blindly and live rest of his life with happiness and joy.
It's not like he hasn't dated anyone till date, as he was once in a relationship with a gorgeous British actress in 2013. We can stay connected and know him better by simply following him on Twitter @rcarmitage.
Use it as fun information for a birthday party or a game at another type of celebration.But he turned to film and television roles when he noticed that leading stage roles went to actors with name recognition who could bring in patrons to fill venues.