English movie and television actor Richard Armitage came to limelight as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. He also appeared on Captain America: The First Avenger portraying the supporting role of Heinz Kruger. Richard with his acting expertise won the Saturn Award in 2016 for his portrayal in movie Hannibal.
Gay Rumors After Role In Hobbit
Richard and his cast member, Lee Pace was rumored to be gay after they portrayed the gay role in the movie Hobbit. In an interview with Brash in 2012, actor Ian McKellan confirmed that the two actors, Richard and Lee, who played the dwarves role in the Hobbit trilogy, were openly gay in real life as well. Since then, the two were surrounded by gay rumors.
Richard Armitage with his castmate Lee has a gay role in the movie Hobbit (Photo: queerty.com)
Richard further created a buzz on the internet after the pair was supposedly spotted driving a golf cart with four children. Prior to that, in an interview with Mirror in May 2010 Richard did hint that he is straight. He said that he would love to have a wife and start a family. He further added that he likes a free-flowing girl with a sense of humor and someone who loves food. Nevertheless, Lee, who was speculated to be gay, confirmed about his sexuality in an interview with The NewYork Times in June 2018.
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Who Is Richard's Girlfriend; Is He Secretly Married?
Richard surprised audiences when he came up with an announcement about his engagement with his girlfriend. On 16 June 2016, he engaged Samantha Colley. The couple is reportedly dating the beauty since 2014. They first gave their public appearances when they attended The Crucible after party in 2014.
Richard Armitage with Samantha Colley attends The Crucible after party in 2014 (Photo: wooller.com)
Though the couple is engaged, they were maintaining their love relationship a low key. With intimacy in the relationship, the pair decided to walk down the aisle at the end of the year 2018. On 24 December 2018, his fiancee Samantha spilled the happy news of their wedding with Instagram followers uploading the photograph from their wedding. In the caption, she wrote, ' Jingle Wedding Bells.'
Richard Armitage finally married with Samantha Colley (Photo: Instagram)
On the nuptial held just a day before Christmas, Richard and Samantha tied the wedding knots in front of the priest at the chapel. Also, as seen in the pictures, it seems like the pair got married secretly as there were no attendees in their wedlock. As of now, Richard and his wife indeed are savoring a warm married relationship and prefers to keep thing secretive lifestyle. Richard Armitage was previously linked to actress Annabel Capper in 2013.
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How Much Is Richard's Net Worth?
Richard Armitage has garnered a net worth of $2 Million. He derived his wealth from his involvement in movies, TV series and theatre shows. Among his numerous movie stints, he gave outstanding performance in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. The film was made in a budget of $115 million and collected over $1.027 billion. Thus, he gathered lavish fortune from the movie. Richard has a recurring role in Marvel movie Captain America: The First Avenger which helped him to summon a considerable amount of money.
Alongside big screen, Richard has performed on numerous TV series and Theatres. His long-running TV series include Cold Feet, Robin Hood, Spooks, and few more. With his acting stints in mentioned series, he earned mouth-watering revenue. Richard also performed on popular Theatre production like Hamlet, The Crucible, and Love, Love, Love.
Richard is also known for portraying the lead character of Daniel Miler in TV series Berlin Station. As per Variety, the third season of the TV series is currently in under production in Budapest, Hungary, under new showrunner Jason Horwitch.
Also, he is working on his post-production movies: Ocean's 8, The Lodge, and My Zoe. Similarly, Richard is giving his voice to a new crime thriller, ''It's like Whitechapel, with a bit of Nordic Noir,' which is confirmed by DS Breaking News on 7 June 2018.
Further, fans prefer Richard Armitage as the actor to be included in the upcoming fantasy drama TV series The Witcher, which will be released in the Netflix.
Richard Armitage was born as Richard Crispin Armitage on 22 August 1971 in Huncote, England. His parents, a mother Margaret, a secretary, and a father John, an engineer raised him along with his brother. He has an affectionate bond with his older brother named Chris.
Richard, who stands at a height of 1.89 meters (6' 2½"), is of British nationality and belongs to English ethnicity. He went to Pattison College in Binley Road, Coventry ans completed his graduation from there. Hobbit actor studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.