Richard contributed a Doodle to the National Doodle Campaign, which auctions off celebrity doodles for charity (The Neurofibromatosis Association).
Richard briefly appeared in the movie Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace as fighter pilot
Richard once appeared in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats.
Apart from speaking in his native Northern accent, as heard in North & South, Richard can also do the Midlands accent.
Richard is currently represented by the following agency:
c/o Dallas Smith,
34-43 Russell Street,
London WC2B 5HA
For an autograph send a stamped (or IRC for outside of the UK) self addressed envelope. Please allow about 3 months for a reply.
Besides TV and film, Richard has also starred in two commercials; one for Kitkat and one for Ryanair.
Richard has trained in Advanced Stage Combat.
Richard has blue/grey eyes and black hair.
Richard originally intended to be an architect.
Richard has an older brother called Christopher.
Richard is 6' 2" tall.
One of Richard's favourite TV programs is "Six Feet Under".
Richard's favourite drink is vodka.
In order for Richard to get into the role of Lee on "Cold Feet", he took up aqua aerobics.
In order for Richard to qualify for an Equity Card, he temporarily joined a circus.
Richard studied at the LAMDA.
Richard attended Pattison College in Coventry, UK.
Richard can play the cello, flute and guitar.
Richard: (on his Spooks character, Lucas): He used to work for MI5. He was a predecessor of Tom Quinn and was Harry's protégé, the best in his field. He went to Russia and got caught and banged up for eight years. He's tortured, interrogated and broken and then he mysteriously finds his way back. It's cultivated by MI5 to get him back and no one knows why. He comes back with dirt on his feet from Russia and spreads it around a bit. They're suspicious that he's a double agent so that [plotline] goes through the series.
(On finding out Sir Guy was to kill Marion)
Richard Armitage: It gave me sleepless nights. I just didn't know how I was going to play that scene. I didn't want him to want to kill her. I wanted him to kill the thing that was coming out of her mouth - the thing that she was at that moment. All of his hope for his future was absolutely exploding into nothing. I think that just completely destroys somebody in a moment.
Richard Armitage: You 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.