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Richard Armitage

Occupation: Actor

Nationality: British

Born: August 22, 1971 (44)

Despite his theatrical background, Richard Armitage has now become associated with TV tough guy roles or for popping up as the dashing leading man. His first major parts cropped up in 2006, when he appeared as the shady Guy Of Gisborne in BBC series Robin Hood, before showing his softer side as Dawn French's lover in the final episodes of The Vicar Of Dibley. In 2008 he became the lead in spy thriller Spooks and two years later starred as SAS soldier Chris Ryan in Sky's Strike Back. Armitage has since achieved success in Hollywood, starring in blockbusters such as Captain America: The First Avenger and The Hobbit trilogy.

He returned to the London stage in 2014, starring in a critically-acclaimed production of The Crucible at The Old Vic.
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