Richard Armitage Career Timeline








1999 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Naboo fighter pilot
1999 Staged Daryl Newman Short film
1999 This Year’s Love Smug Man at Party
2005 Frozen Steven
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Heinz Kruger
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Thorin Oakenshield
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Thorin Oakenshield
2014 Into the Storm Gary Fuller
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Thorin Oakenshield Win—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a film
2014 The Crucible John Proctor Film capturing live stage performance of the production at The Old Vic
2015 Urban and the Shed Crew Chop
2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass King Oleron
2016 Brain on Fire Tom Cahalan
2017 Sleepwalker Dr. Scott White
2017 Pilgrimage Sir Raymond De Merville
2018 My Zoe James unknown production date
2018 Ocean’s 8 Claude Becker Post-production
2019 The Lodge  Richard


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Boon Man in pub Series 7, Episode 6: “Message in a Bottle”; uncredited
1999 Cleopatra Epiphanes Television miniseries
2001 Macbeth Angus Television film
2001 Doctors Dr. Tom Steele Series 4, Episodes 58 & 59: “Good Companions” & “Cat’s Out of the Bag”
2001 Casualty Craig Parker Series 16, Episode 17: “Playing with Fire”
2002 Spooks Armed police officer Series 1, Episode 4: “Traitor’s Gate”
2002 Sparkhouse John Standring BBC drama, television film
2003 Cold Feet Lee Preston Series 5, Episodes 1–6
2003 Ultimate Force Capt. Ian Macalwain Series 2, Episodes 2–6
2003 Between the Sheets Paul Andrews ITV miniseries
2004 North & South John Thornton BBC miniseries
2005 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Philip Turner Series 4, Episode 1: “In Divine Proportion”
2005 Malice Aforethought William Chatford ITV drama, television film
2005 The Golden Hour Dr. Alec Track Series 1 (4 episodes)
2005 ShakespeaRe-Told Peter Macduff Episode 2: “Macbeth”
2006 The Impressionists Young Claude Monet BBC docudrama, miniseries
2006 CBeebies: Bedtime Hour Himself/Storyteller BBC children’s series, 5 episodes
2006–2009 Robin Hood Guy of Gisborne Series 1, 2 & 3 (37 episodes)
2006–2007 The Vicar of Dibley Harry Kennedy Christmas Special: “The Handsome Stranger”
Christmas Special: “The Vicar in White”
Comic Relief Special: “Wife Swap”
2007 Inspector George Gently Ricky Deeming Pilot episode: “Gently Go Man”
2007 Miss Marie Lloyd – Queen of The Music Hall Percy Courtenay BBC drama, television film
2007 Agatha Christie’s Marple Philip Durrant Series 3, Episode 2: “Ordeal by Innocence”
2008–2010 Spooks Lucas North Series 7–9 (25 episodes)
2010 Chris Ryan’s Strike Back John Porter Series 1 (6 episodes)
2009 Moving On John Mulligan Series 1, Episode 3: “Drowning not Waving”
2011 Strike Back: Project Dawn John Porter Series 2, Episode 1
2015 Hannibal Francis Dolarhyde Season 3, Episodes 8–13  Win—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on a television series and Fangoria Chainsaw Awards for Best TV Supporting Actor
2016–present Berlin Station Daniel Miller Main role

Anime / Voice

2017 Castlevania Trevor Belmont Main role; voice role


 “Live acting is a kind of adventure sport. I don’t go abseiling or snowboarding, but I sometimes think that stepping out on stage can have the same kind of adrenaline rush.”   Richard Armitage began his career in musical theatre, spending several years in West End and touring productions in his late teens and early twenties.  (Dates and roles are given where known.)
Year Title Role Playwright Venue
1990-1991 42nd Street Ensemble Member Dominion Theater
1991 My One and Only London Palladium
1992 Mr. Wonderful Theater Royal, Drury Lane
1992 Nine Royal Festival Hall
1992-1993 Annie Get Your Gun Ensemble Member / understudy Prince of Wales and tour
19, 1994,1995 non-contiguous Cats Macavity / Admetus UK Tour
1995 The Long and the Short and the Tall Macliesh Willis Hall Actors’ Centre’s Tristram Bates Theatre
1995 The Real Thing Henry Tom Stoppard Old School Manchester
1995 Six Degrees of Separation Flan John Guare Old School Manchester
1995 Death of a Salesman Biff Loman Arthur Miller Old School Manchester
1998 The Woolgatherer Cliff Edinburgh Festival,
1998 Hamlet Bernardo William Shakespeare Birmingham Repertory Theatre
1998 A Light Swell Dylan Ritson Bridewell Theater, London
1999 The Four Alice Bakers Young Richie Baker Fay Weldon Birmingham Repertory Theatre
1999–2000 Macbeth Angus William Shakespeare Swan Theatre (Stratford); Theatre Royal, Brighton; Theatre Royal, Bath; The Globe Tokyo; Young Vic; Long Wharf Theatre
2000–2001 The Duchess of Malfi Delio John Webster Barbican Theatre; various UK theatres; Royal Shakespeare Theatre
2002 Use Me As Your Cardigan Jez Samantha Ellis Jacksons Lane
2010 The Twenty Four Hour Plays Celebrity Gala: The Third Wish Dennis/Himself Stephen Beresford The Old Vic
2014 Pinter/PROUST: Remembrance of Things Past Swann, Journalist, Brothel Patron Harold Pinter and Marcel Proust 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center
2014 The Crucible John Proctor Arthur Miller The Old Vic
2016 Love, Love, Love Kenneth Mike Bartlett Laura Pels Theater

Audio Books

Year Title Role Author Notes
2006 Robin Hood: Will You Tolerate This? Narrator Kristy Neale First published 13 October 2006 by BBC Audiobooks
2006 Robin Hood: Sheriff Got Your Tongue? Narrator Kay Woodward First published 6 November 2006 by BBC Audiobooks
2006 Robin Hood: Who Shot The Sheriff? Narrator Jacqueline Rayner First published 6 November 2006 by BBC Audiobooks
2006 Robin Hood: Parent Hood Narrator Mandy Archer First published 6 November 2006 by BBC Audiobooks
2007 The Lords of the North Narrator Bernard Cornwell First published July 2007 by Chivers Audiobooks
2009 Robin Hood: The Witch Finders Narrator Rebecca Levene First published April 2009 by Big Finish Productions
2009 Robin Hood: The Siege Narrator Simon Guerrier First published 30 June 2009 by Big Finish Productions
2009 Sylvester Narrator Georgette Heyer First published 1 July 2009 by Naxos Audiobooks
2010 Venetia Narrator Georgette Heyer First published 1 April 2010 by Naxos Audiobooks
2010 The Convenient Marriage Narrator Georgette Heyer First published 2 August 2010 by Naxos Audiobooks
2014 Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel Narrator A. J. Hartley and David Hewson First released 20 May 2014 by
Win—Audible Award for Best Audiobook of the Year
2015 Classic Love Poems Narrator William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and more 02/09/15
2015 The Chimes Narrator Charles Dickens  12/11/15
2016 David Copperfield Narrator Charles Dickens  02/09/16
2016 Introduction to The Turn of the Screw Co-narrator Henry James  03/15 16
2016 Romeo and Juliet: A Novel Narrator David Hewson 12/06/16
2018 The Tattooist of Auschwitz Narrator Heather Morrise
2018 Wanderlust Narrator Lauren Blakely
2018  The Bloody Chamber  Narrator  Angela Carter
2018 Their Lost Daughters Narrator Joy Ellis  05/29/18
 2018 The Man from St. Petersburg Narrator Ken Folliet 08/23/18


2007: BBC Radio 4: The Ted Hughes Letters, as Ted Hughes (29 October 2007)
2007: BBC Radio 2: A War Less Ordinary, narrator (10 November 2007)
2010: BBC Radio 4: Clarissa: The History of a Young Lady, as Robert Lovelace (14 March 2010)
2010: BBC Radio 3: Words and Music: Symphony of a City as narrator (12 September 2010)


2007: Channel 4: Empire’s Children, as narrator (2 July 2007)
2009: ITV1: Homes from Hell, as narrator (3 March 2009)
2009: Channel 4: The Great Sperm Race, as narrator (23 March 2009)
2010–11: Voice-over for Santander TV and radio adverts
2010: BBC 2: The Natural World, Forest Elephants: Rumbles in the Jungle, as narrator
2010–2011: Voice-over for Sky Sports HD TV and radio adverts
2010: Voice-over for General Election 2010 Leaders’ Debates radio adverts
2010: Voice-over for BBC Winter Olympics TV and radio adverts
2010: Voice-over for Alfa Romeo Mito TV advert
2010: Voice-over for John Bull Jewelers radio adverts
2010: ITV: Surgery School, as narrator
2010: Voice-over for Hyundai ix20 TV advert
2010: BBC: Lost Land of the Tiger, as narrator
2011: BBC: Elsa: The Lioness That eChanged the World, as narrator
2010: Voice-over for ActionAidUK TV advert
2011: Voice-over for Pilsner Urquell TV advert
2011: Discovery Channel UK: HMS Ark Royal, as narrator
2011: Eden Channel: Trouble in Lemur Land: Phantoms of the Forest, as narrator
2011: BBC2: 125 Years of Wimbledon: You Cannot Be Serious, as narrator
2011: Voice-over for LG Optimus 3D Smartphone TV advert
2011: ITV: Fraud Squad, as narrator
2011: National Geographic Wild: Leopards of Dead Tree island, as narrator
2012: ITV: Fraud Squad, series two, as narrator

Podcast shows

 Wolverine: The Long Night, series regular, as James “Logan” Howlett/Wolverine

Awards and nominations






2009 Spooks Golden Nymph Awards Outstanding Actor – Drama Series Nominated
2009 Spooks TV Quick Awards Best Actor Nominated
2011 Venetia Audie Awards Best Audiobook Adaptation Nominated
2013 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey SFX Awards Best Actor Nominated
2014 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Empire Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2014 Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel Audible Best of 2014 Audiobook of the Year Won
2014 The Crucible Broadway World: UK Awards Best Leading Actor in a New Production of a Play Won
2015 The Crucible What’s On Stage Awards Best Actor in a Play Nominated
2015 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies SFX Awards Best Actor Nominated
2015 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Empire Awards Best Actor Nominated
2015 Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel Audie Awards Best Solo Narration – Male Nominated
2015 The Crucible Olivier Awards Best Actor Nominated
2015 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor in a film Won
2016 Hannibal Critics’ Choice Awards Best Guest Actor/Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2016 Hannibal Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best TV Supporting Actor Won
2016 Classic Love Poems Audie Awards Best Male Narrator Nominated
2016 Hannibal Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor on a television series Won

Agent: United Artists