Not since Colin Firth's Mr Darcy emerged from that lake in a drip-dry white shirt has British womanhood fallen into such a deep collective swoon. When he looks at me, those pale blue eyes are glinting with merriment. For this new series of Spooks, he has put some of the weight back on.
He never feels awkward to show off his physique in movies and hence has gone shirtless in many of those.A website was set up in his honour by entranced females who were nicknamed the Armitage Army by one neglected husband. You know, I wonder if being a late starter isn't the key to Armitage's vast appeal.Richard's fans have remained deeply, in some cases quite barmily, loyal. By the time we first clapped eyes on him as John Thornton, he was already a proper grown man, in sharp contrast to all those snub-nosed pretty boys who pass for movie stars these days.Richard Crispin Armitage was born on 22 August 1971 (his age is 45 years old) in Leicestershire, England, UK.He was destined to Margaret, a secretary, and John Armitage, a designer.