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.
Disappointed with his vocation way, he selected at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) to further study acting.
"I required doing something some more truthful than musical theater.
So, Mr Love God, how would you describe your own romantic history? What, he asks me helplessly, is he supposed to do when a woman sends him a snap of herself in a bikini with a phone number?
After the final scene of Spooks is in the can, he's off to South Africa to film Strike Back, a six-part SAS drama for Sky, in which he will play a traumatised soldier returning from Iraq.
'For me, his voice is like Bournville chocolate', sighed one correspondent. One lady confessed she had got a dog just so she could exercise it in the park where she thought she had spotted Richard Armitage jogging. And there was me thinking he was mine, and mine alone. Last Valentine's Day, Richard Armitage beat international stars such as Johnny Depp and Daniel Craig to become the winner of the Romantic Novelists' Sexiest Thing on Two Legs award. With his chiselled profile, manly intensity and velvety Northern baritone, the man is a god. It was back in November 2004, that a relatively unknown 34-year-old from Leicester appeared on our screens as the tall, dark and thrillingly proud Victorian mill-owner John Thornton in Elizabeth Gaskell's North And South. 'No, it's just quite old-fashioned, that's all,' he says. Sitting opposite me in the lunchtime sunshine, with the film crew moving gear around us, he wears a black, close-fitting shirt over dark jeans.
Within hours, the BBC's message board collapsed under the crush of breathless admirers. The stone he shed to play the part of Lucas North, recently returned from eight years in a Russian prison, made that imposing face appear more aquiline than ever. Half the women in the country probably wanted to reach inside the telly and pull him out to give him a hotpot.
He doesn’t speak much about his past in his interviews as well.It can't be easy for this faintly old-fashioned Northern bloke to find he is male totty.Status based on good looks feels undeserved, and Armitage is big on needing to earn what you get.Forbes magazine announced him to be the highest-paid actor in the world in 2013.That year, his net worth was estimated to be somewhat about 185 million US dollars.