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Richard Crispin Armitage was born and raised in Leicester, England, to Margaret (Hendey), a secretary, and John Armitage, an engineer. He attended Pattison College in Binley Road, Coventry, and studied at LAMDA (the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). His first appearance on the screen was in a small role in This Year's Love (1999), but it ... See full bio »
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 2002-2010 MI-5 (TV Series)
Lucas North / Armed Police Officer
- Episode #9.8 (2010) ... Lucas North
- Episode #9.7 (2010) ... Lucas North
- Episode #9.6 (2010) ... Lucas North
- Episode #9.5 (2010) ... Lucas North
- Episode #9.4 (2010) ... Lucas North
 2009 Moving On (TV Series)
John Mulligan
- Drowning Not Waving (2009) ... John Mulligan
 2007 Miss Marie Lloyd (TV Movie)
Percy Courtney
 2007 Inspector George Gently (TV Series)
Ricky Deeming
- Gently Go Man (2007) ... Ricky Deeming
 2005 ShakespeaRe-Told (TV Mini-Series)
Peter Macduff
- Macbeth (2005) ... Peter Macduff
 2005 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
Philip Turner
- In Divine Proportion (2005) ... Philip Turner
 2004 North & South (TV Mini-Series)
John Thornton
 2003 Between the Sheets (TV Mini-Series)
Paul Andrews
 2003 Cold Feet (TV Series)
- Episode #5.4 (2003) ... Lee
- Episode #5.3 (2003) ... Lee
- Episode #5.2 (2003) ... Lee
- Episode #5.1 (2003) ... Lee
 2002 Sparkhouse (TV Series)
John Standring
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... John Standring
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... John Standring
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... John Standring
 2001 Macbeth (TV Movie)
 2001 Casualty (TV Series)
Craig Parker
- Playing with Fire (2001) ... Craig Parker
 1999 Cleopatra (TV Mini-Series)
 1992 Boon (TV Series)
Man in Pub
- Message in a Bottle (1992) ... Man in Pub (uncredited)
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Audiobook: Robin Hood, Episode Three: Who Shot the Sheriff?, produced by BBC Audiobooks See more »

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6' 2½" (1.89 m)

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I try to be quite a detailed actor. People were really picking up on that. Even if it was just a flicker of the eye or something, they got it. See more »


Previous jobs include packing boxes in a warehouse, worked at a laser gun place and took front-of-house jobs in the theatre but continued to go to drama classes. See more »


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