Richard Armitage, an English film and television actor, rose to prominence as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. He also appears in Captain America: The First Avenger as Heinz Kruger, a supporting character. Richard was nominated for a Saturn Award in 2016 for his performance in the film Hannibal.
Quick Facts of Richard Armitage
Following his role in The Hobbit, there have been rumors that he is gay.
Following their portrayal of a gay role in the film Hobbit, Richard and his cast mate Lee Pace were speculated to be gay. In a 2012 interview with Brash, actor Ian McKellan stated that the two actors who played the dwarves in the Hobbit trilogy, Richard and Lee, were openly gay in real life. Since then, the two have been the subject of LGBT rumors.
Richard further sparked internet speculation after the couple was allegedly seen driving a golf cart with four children. Richard had previously hinted that he is straight in an interview with Mirror in May 2010. He expressed his desire to marry and start a family. He went on to say that he prefers a free-spirited girl with a good sense of humor who enjoys cooking. Nonetheless, Lee, who had been suspected of being gay, revealed his sexuality in a June 2018 interview with The New York Times.
Is Richard Secretly Married? Who Is Richard’s Girlfriend?
Richard surprised the audience by announcing his engagement to his girlfriend. He married Samantha Colley on June 16, 2016. The duo has reportedly been dating since 2014. They made their first public appearance in 2014 during an after-party for The Crucible.
Despite the fact that they are engaged, the couple kept their relationship quiet. With their relationship becoming more intimate, the couple decided to tie the knot at the end of 2018. Samantha, his fiancee, announced the joyous news of their wedding to their Instagram followers on December 24, 2018, by posting a snapshot from their wedding. ‘Jingle Wedding Bells,’ she said in the caption.
Richard and Samantha tied the wedding knots in front of the priest at the chapel only one day before Christmas. Also, as shown in the photos, it appears that the couple married secretly because there were no witnesses to their union. Richard and his wife are currently enjoying a nice marital relationship and desire to maintain a private lifestyle. In 2013, Richard Armitage was linked to actress Annabel Capper.
Richard’s Net Worth: How Much Is He Worth?
Richard Armitage has a net worth of $2 million dollars. His fortune came from his roles in films, television programs, and stage productions. He gave an amazing performance in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, among his many film roles. The film cost $115 million to make and grossed more than $1.027 billion. As a result of the film, he amassed a large wealth. Richard has a recurrent role in the Marvel film Captain America: The First Avenger, which has enabled him to amass a substantial sum of money.
Richard has appeared in a number of TV shows and plays in addition to the big screen. Cold Feet, Robin Hood, Spooks, and a few others are among his long-running television shows. He made a lot of money through his acting roles in the above-mentioned series. Richard has also appeared in plays such as Hamlet, The Crucible, and Love, Love, Love.
Richard is well renowned for his role as Daniel Miler in the television series Berlin Station. According to Variety, the TV series’ third season is presently in production in Budapest, Hungary, under the direction of new showrunner Jason Horwitch.
He’s also working on Ocean’s 8, The Lodge, and My Zoe, which are all in post-production. Similarly, Richard will star in a new crime thriller titled “It’s like Whitechapel, with a dash of Nordic Noir,” according to DS Breaking News on June 7, 2018.
In addition, fans want Richard Armitage to star in the new fantasy drama TV series The Witcher, which will be aired on Netflix.
Biography of Richard Armitage
Richard Crispin Armitage was born on August 22, 1971, in Huncote, England, as Richard Crispin Armitage. Along with his brother, he was reared by his parents, Margaret, a secretary, and John, an engineer. He has a close relationship with his older brother, Chris.
Richard is of British nationality and of English heritage, standing at 1.89 meters (6′ 212″) tall. He attended Pattison College in Binley Road, Coventry, and received his diploma there. The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art educated the Hobbit actor.