Richard Armitage wife, net worth, career, personal life and biography

Profession: actors
Date of birth: Aug 22, 1971
Age: 50
Net worth: 13 Million
Birth Place: Huncote, Leicester
Height (m): 1.88
Religion: Christianity
Relationship Status: Married

Richard Armitage is an English film, television, theatre actor as well as voice artist. He is most famously known for his role as a dwarf in the hit film trilogy adaptation of “The Hobbit”. Apart from that, he has also appeared in many TV shows and series including the American TV series Hannibal.

Prior to his acting career, he also worked as a member of the  Royal Shakespeare Company which he left because of some issues. Let’s find out more about Richard Armitage wife, net worth, and more in detail.

Richard Armitage: early life, and nationality

Richard Armitage was born on  22 August 1971 in Huncote, Leicestershire which makes his nationality an English. Armitage was born to parents, Margaret, a secretary, and John Armitage who was an engineer. Armitage went to Huncote Community Primary School in Huncote. Later he began his secondary schooling at the local comprehensive school, Brockington College in Enderby.

As he was interested in the arts from his early teens, he pursued Performing Arts in Pattison College. During his college years, Armitage started gaining acting experience in acting through some local and professional productions like Orpheus, Showboat, Half a Sixpence, and the Underworld. He also appeared in Hobbit during the time.

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Richard Armitage: Career

Richard joined the Nachtcircus in Budapest to gain an equity card after finishing the college. Later he went back to England and started pursuing musical theatre first where he performed and choreographed several theatre productions. Taking part in several productions, he later became a part of dramatic theatre productions as well whereby he did several renowned productions pieces like Six Degrees of Separation, Death of a Salesman and more. As he doubted a musical career as the right choice, he shifted his focus towards acting, therefore, he enrolled at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to further study acting. Similarly, his theatre career restarted meanwhile he also did some minor roles in TV and films.

The first major TV break came with Elizabeth Gaskell’s North & South where he played the role of textile mill owner John Thornton. The role gave him recognition throughout and the show became a hit. Post the success of the show, Armitage appeared in many other TV shows in titular roles and appearances. Later, the American filmmakers who were unknown about the actor initially cast him in the movie Captain America: The First Avenger giving his debut in the American movie industry. The actor has since appeared in many successful English TV shows and movies. Richard was also cast in the serial productions of the fantasy movie, The Hobbit. 

Richard Armitage: wife and personal life

While Richard’s professional life is full of accomplishments and plenty of works, his private life, on the other hand, is a comparatively less discussed topic. Most of his fans are eager to know the actor beyond his on-screen presence. Similarly, his female fans especially are curious about Richard Armitage wife. So, does this good-looking actor already have a wife?

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Well here’s the answer. The actor was previously rumored to be gay as he was constantly linked to his The Hobbit male co-star. Richard never confirmed about the rumors neither he denied it which led to further confusions. However, later the news of the engagement to his girlfriend Samantha Colley rubbished all the rumors about him being gay. So far, Samantha and Richard haven’t talked about the details of their relationship and they also haven’t spoken if there is a marriage happening anytime sooner. Well, though some sources claim that the couple secretly married one another there is no strong evidence to prove the theory.

Richard Armitage: net worth

Richard Armitage is also a voice artist who has narrated in many movies and some books as well. The actor describes himself to be a method actor. After playing in some superhits and spending most of his life into acting, Richard has accumulated a net worth estimation of $13 million. Though his income and salary are still not available we can guess that he receives a good sum from the movies.


For the Richard Armitage fans, he is active on social media accounts like Instagram where he has around 74k followers.

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