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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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The Hobbit Added a summary of the - generally very positive - reviews of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (8th December).
The Hobbit : Premieres Added information about the world premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in Los Angeles, with links to a recroding of a live-stream, and interviews and reports (8th December).
The Hobbit : Videos Added a link to the thirteenth production blog for The Hobbit (8th December).
The Hobbit : Videos Added a link to the twelfth production blog for The Hobbit (10th November).
The Hobbit : Miscellany Added information about the new commemorative stamps and coins being released by New Zealand Post (27th October).
The Hobbit Added a note about the international release dates for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (20th October).
Articles and interviews : 2013 Added a short interview about filming the barrel scene (20th October).
The Hobbit : Pictures Added a new banner that was released today for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (1st October), and a still of Thorin Oakenshield (3rd October). Also a super-horizontal banner for the film (20th October).
The Hobbit : Production details, DVDs etc Updated with information about the release of the Extended Edition of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and a number of tie-in books for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (19th October).
The Hobbit : Videos Updated to include a link to the trailer released today for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (1st October).
About RichardArmitageOnline.com Added details of three donations to charity of commission earned by this site from Amazon.co.uk and BookDepository.co.uk: £89.97 to Shelter, £93.78 to the NSPCC (Childline) and £73.46 to Crisis. Many thanks to all who have bought from Amazon UK and the Book Depository via this website to raise this money (24th September).
Into the Storm Updated to reflect the change of name for this film, from Black Sky to Into the Storm (24th September). Updated to include the release date, now announced by Warner Bros as 8th August 2014 (25th September).
Fraud Squad Addded a clip from the recently broadcast episode (18th August).
The Hobbit : Videos Added a link to Peter Jackson's eleventh video blog, which covers the pick-up shooting on The Hobbit.
The Hobbit : Videos Added a link to the first trailer of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which was released today (11th June).
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).
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 other two parts will be released in December 2013 and December 2014. Earlier this year he was in New Zealand completing pick-up shooting on the remaining two films.
Into the Storm, a film for New Line about a tornado, is due for release in 2014.
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