About This Page and RA

Richard Armitage, Berlin premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 2013.

Richard Armitage, Berlin premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 2013.

Richard Armitage US  is a respectful blog with a sense of humor (and a point of view) for fans of British-born actor Richard Crispin Armitage.

Armitage is star of – among other productions – North & South, The Vicar of Dibley two-part series finale, Robin Hood, Spooks (MI-5 in the US), Chris Ryan’s Strike Back (Strike Back: Origins in the States), his chilling portrayal of Francis Dolarhyde in Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal, and – most recently, for the popularly and critically acclaimed series Berlin Station, the second season of which is currently airing in the States on EPIX, with a slight delay in other international territories; it has not yet aired in the UK

His film appearances include starring roles in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, as Thorin Oakenshield; Into the Storm, as tornado-beleaguered Gary Fuller; and other films, including  Urban and the Shed Crew (to be released), Sleepwalker (available on iTunes and Amazon Video in the States);  Pilgrimage (available on DVD in the US and the UK). and Brain on Fire, based on Susannah Cahalan’s best-selling memoir, and to be seen on Netflix.

He was nominated for a Best Actor Olivier Award for his portrayal of John Proctor in Arthur Miller’s classic play The Crucible, directed by Yael Farber at The Old Vic/London in-the-round. In 2016, he starred in Mike Bartlett’s Love, Love, Love, directed by Michael Mayer, at New York’s Roundabout Theatre.

His next project is Julie Delpy’s My Zoe, and he co-stars with Ms. Delpy, who also directs, and Daniel Brühl.

His voice-performances of audiobooks are numerous, and range from Georgette Heyer to Charles Dickens and characters from Hamlet to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde… and more. See Audible.com for details on his audiobooks.

Although this page is US-based, we welcome RA’s fans from across the globe to join us here, Facebook and Twitter.

Richard Armitage as John Thornton in 2004's

Armitage as John Thornton in 2004’s “North & South,” based on Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel.

Richard Armitage as Lucas North in Spooks (UK) aka MI5 (US).

Armitage as Lucas North in Spooks (UK) aka MI5 (US).

Richard Armitage as John Porter in Chris Ryan's Strike Back (UK), aka Strike Back: Origins (US).

Armitage as John Porter in Chris Ryan’s Strike Back (UK), aka Strike Back: Origins (US).

Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit Trilogy.

Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy.

Armitage as John Proctor in Arthur Miller's The Crucible.

Armitage as John Proctor in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Photo by Jay Brooks.

Armitage as Francis Dolarhyde, aka the Red Dragon, in Hannibal.

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