He was destined to Margaret, a secretary, and John Armitage, a designer.
Armitage went to Huncote , he joined a bazaar in Budapest for six weeks to increase his Equity Card.
"I required doing something some more truthful than musical theater.
For me, it was a bit excessively showy and about remaining in front of an audience and appearing.
Aged 14 he attended Pattison College, an independent school in Coventry specialising in the performing arts.
After leaving school he went to Budapest for 6 months to work in a circus in order to obtain his Equity card. Returning to the UK he took work as an assistant choreographer and appeared in musical theatre in shows such as .
Richard Armitage, however, could hardly have looked more comfortable with his water at our nearly empty meeting spot. I think you should throw out there a little mini competition of ‘Make a Thorin cocktail’,” he offered. Richard Armitage sat down with me as part of his press rounds for the December 18th release of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug.
…you walk into a restaurant and it’s not full of people silently sitting in front of each other like it can be in England; it’s full of people pointing fingers in each other’s faces having a really good political debate, or whatever.” In addition, “London and New York are sort of unique in that they are not really representative of the rest of the country that they exist in.
London doesn’t really represent England–it’s so multicultural and cosmopolitan that it’s its own entity.
He came back to England and sought after a vocation in musical theater, performing in different creations, including the outfits of .
Disappointed with his vocation way, he selected at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) to further study acting.