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[March 2011] Filmed the BBC Drama, Robin Hood, in Hungary, where he played Guy of Gisborne, the Sheriff of Nottingham’s evil henchman. [April 2009] Shot Miss Marple and then returned to shooting Guy of Gisbourne in the second series of Robin Hood.
[August 2009] Filmed the Hobbit – 1 and 2 in New Zealand.
Richard Crispin Armitage (born 22 August 1971) is an English film, television, theatre and voice actor.
He became an overnight sensation in his native England with his first leading role as John Thornton in the British television programme North & South (2004). Other notable roles include John Proctor in Yaël Farber’s stage production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Francis Dolarhyde in the American TV series Hannibal, After graduating from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), Armitage initially sought theatre work and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).
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. At age 14, he persuaded his parents to send him to a vocational school in Coventry where he could develop his musical talents.
Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company at age 28 for 18 months. Was named after King Richard III, as he was born on the anniversary of the day the King was killed in battle.