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This is an unofficial website about the work of the British actor Richard Armitage, star of The Hobbit, Strike Back, Spooks, Robin Hood, North and South and The Vicar of Dibley.
There's information here about his television, film and theatre work, including pictures and video clips of many of his TV and film roles. You can also read his comments about his characters, taken from published interviews.
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Articles and interviews : 2013 Added several interviews that Richard gave while visiting Australia recently to promote the release there of the DVD of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. They include video interviews with CNET Australia, GO POP on SFTVau, and Mornings on Channel 9, and a radio interview with Dan &Maz on 2day FM. Also Q&As with Popcorn Taxi at a special showing of the film, and with Warner Bros Australia, as well as interviews with The Vine and MMGN (9th May).
Articles and interviews : 2013 Added links to a radio interview with Steve Wright, a video of a radio interview with Sarah-Jane Crawford, and an interview in the Independent on Sunday (9th April). Also added a link to a radio interview with Dino and Pete of Capital East Midlands, and replaced the link to the Steve Wright interview on iPlayer with a downloadable MP3 clip (10th April).
Added a link to a fascinating discussion between Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage and James Nesbitt for iTunes Germany; also some comments by them about Smaug for IGN, for Digital Spy and for Yahoo Movies. Also added a radio interview with Rick Astley for Magic 105.4, and interviews with DIY, SFX and HeyUGuys (14th April).
Added an interview with BBC Radio Leicester about Richard's reactions to the recent discovery of the bones of Richard III in Leicester. Nb This complete recording of the interview, broadcast on The Jim Davis Show, replaces the excerpt broadcast earlier on Talking History (13th March).
Added a copy of the Lorraine Kelly interview hosted on this site (16th March).
Added a link to a video interview that Richard gave to TheOneRing.net (24th March).
Added an interview with Total Film, May 2013, which is currently on sale in the UK (30th March).
The Hobbit : Miscellany Added a note about the recent Twitter session in which Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis and James Nesbitt answered questions from fans. Includes a link to a screen shot of the conversation (9th March).
Also added a link to the film for Tourism New Zealand in which Richard and other cast and crew speak about working in New Zealand (24th March).
The Hobbit Updated with the new release date for the final film of the trilogy, 17th December 2014. It had previously been scheduled to be released in July 2014 (3rd March).
The Hobbit : Production Details, DVDs etc Updated with the US and UK release dates of the DVD and Blu-Ray discs of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and the new release date for the The Hobbit : There and Back Again (3rd March).
Articles and interviews : 2013 Added an interview in Glamour magazine (1st January), and a link to a video on the Glamour magazine website of the photoshoot for it (3rd January). Also added an interview in Nylon Guys - many thanks to Valerie Cross for the images. The magazine is available from Zinio (4th January).
Added a fascinating interview with Richard Crouse in Canada about The Hobbit, a video of Richard Armitage appearing on The Marilyn Denis Show, and an interview with journalists in Toronto (4th December). Added his interview on Today, and an interview on the FlicksAndBits website (5th December). Also interviews with Damnit Laurie and TheOneRing.net (6th December).
Also interviews with the Wall St Journal, Monsters and Critics, Cineplex, Today and Cinema.de (8th December), and with USA Today and Jake Hamilton (9th December). Interviews with GQ, George Stroumboulopoulos, The Telegraph, Huffington Post, and New York Daily News (15th December). Interviews with USA Today, Hollywood.com (a second page related to this interview shows a picture of him in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace), The Tribute, Collider. Also added an extra video of unbroadcast footage from the George Stroumboulopoulos interview (16th December).
Added a video interview with City, a Canadian TV station, and an extensive interview with the Leicester Mercury. Also a pair of delightfully funny interviews for Cinemax in which Richard Armitage and Martin Freeman ask each other questions (18th December). Added video interviews with Digital Spy, Entertainment.ie and The Record, interviews with Metro News and MSN Movies, and the second part of TheOneRing.net's interview (19th December).
The Hobbit Added an extra section about the film's reception - its record-breaking first weekend at the box-office, and the reviews of the film, including praise for Richard Armitage's Thorin Oakenshield (18th December).
The Hobbit : Premieres Added links to videos of the Japanese premiere, including quotes from the press conference beforehand. Also added links to two more interviews on the red carpet at the New Zealand premiere, and two more pre-premiere cast interviews (2nd December). Updated with information about the Toronto and New York premieres (8th December). Added information about the London premiere (16th December).
The Hobbit : Videos Added a link to Return to Middle Earth, a 13 minute ENTV special about the filming, and several more TV spots (8th December). Added the tenth production video, which covers the world premiere in Wellington (15th December).
Richard's latest appearance is in the first of Peter Jackson's three films of The Hobbit, based on the novel by JRR Tolkien. The remaining two parts will be released in December 2013 and December 2014. Some further filming is scheduled for May, June and July 2013.
He has also been shooting Black Sky, a film for New Line about a tornado, which is due for release in 2013.
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