Richard Armitage Biography & Movies

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Born: August 22, 1971

RICHARD ARMITAGE Date of Birth: August 22, 1971 Born and raised in Leicester, England, Richard Armitage is most famous for his role as Thorin Oakenshield in the three-film adaptation of The Hobbit. Richard attended Huncote Community Primary School in Huncote, Blaby District, Leicestershire. He later attended Brockington College in Enderby, where he studied music while playing the cello in school and in local orchestras as well as learning how to play the flute. At Pattison College in Coventry,... See All


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