Pretty fly… for a Dwarf

If The Hobbit was the last piece of work I ever do, I would be happy.  I still feel that if I never work again, I have had the most fulfilling experience an actor could ever have with this role. I’ve never been challenged in the way this role challenged me. 

-Richard Armitage

He’s got real depth, genuinely, as an actor. He’s just going to keep getting better and better.

-Phillipa Boyens


As Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

I got this idea of literally having an open shield so I drew it for him and they [Weta Workshop] came up with this design.  It’s the same piece of branch he used to defend himself years earlier and it’s hardened with age. 

On the TODAY Show (w/ Hoda & Kathie Lee)

Glamour (UK) mag’s bethind the scenes video


Hobbit star Armitage finds a wee bit of fame

Fun & informative interview w/ Richard & co-star Martin Freeman



 As John Thornton on North & South (2004)

An in-depth article on his Hobbit role

Peter Jackson (director) & actors on shooting in New Zealand


As Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood (2006-2009) – one of my fave pics

I think I’ve just got a face that suits half shadow rather than full daylight.

The Marilyn Denis Show (Canada)

TV3 (Ireland) Interview

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