Richard Armitage Personal Life & The Reason Why He Is & Isn't Gay

By Staff Writer | On: 30 Jan, 2019
Richard Armitage Personal Life & The Reason Why He Is & Isn't Gay

Quick Summary

Date of BirthAugust 22 ,1971
Age48 Years 6 Month(s)
Birth PlaceHuncote, United Kingdom
Birth NameRichard Crispin Armitage
Career 1988–present
Relationship StatusSingle(2019)
Divorce/SplitNot Yet
Ex-GirlfriendSamantha Colley (2014- 2017), Annabel Capper (2013)
Net Worth$2 Million
AwardsNewcastle International Film Festival (2018), Saturn Awards (2016 & 2015), Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (2016)
NomineesAudie Awards (2016), Critics' Choice Awards (2016), Olivier Awards (2015)
FatherJohn Armitage
MotherMargaret Armitage
Brother/sChris Armitage
High SchoolHuncote Community Primary School, Brockington College, Pattison College
CollegeLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Height/ How Tall?6' 2½" (1.89 m)
Weight 93 kg (205 lbs)
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorBlue
Children/KidsNot Yet

Richard Crispin Armitage is a film, television, theatre and voice actor who received recognition with his first leading role as John Thornton in the British television programme, North & South. Meanwhile, in the year 2012, he got international recognition after working in Peter Jackson’s film trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

He had his breakout television role as Guy of Gisborne on the UK's Robin Hood. Since 1999, he had started working in cinema with some small parts in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Cleopatra and This Year's Love. Plus, he has narrated several audio books with Audible, for which he has received two nominations for an Audie Award. 

Some of his professional productions are Showboat, Half a Sixpence, Orpheus and the Underworld and The Hobbit(as an elf) at the New Alexandra Theatre.

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Richard Armitage's Personal Life (Age)

Actor Richard Armitage was born on August 22, 1971, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, the UK to mother Margaret, a secretary and father John, an engineer. He grew up along with his older brother named Chris. At the age of 14, he persuaded his parents to send him to a vocational school in Coventry where he could develop his musical talents.

The 47 years of age Richard with a height of 6 feet and 2 inches attended Huncote Community Primary School following with Brockington College as his secondary school. After graduating from high school, his love for acting and music made him attend Pattison College and studied acting.

Is Richard Armitage Secretly Gay Or Is Bisexual?

Talking about his personal life, back in 2014, Richard and his The Hobbit co-actor, Lee Pace was rumored to be an item together. Together both of them were seen hanging out and attending red carpet.

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Gay Couple? Richard Armitage and his co-actor, Lee Pace posing at an event function. (Picture:

Although it is common for co-actors to hang out and attend red carpets together, rumors of Richard and Lee being a gay couple circulated only after a very suspicious picture of them surfaced on the internet. The image where Richard and Lee were seen very close to each other in public created all of the gay rumors between them.

However, the gay rumors were only just speculation cause Richard has had a long-term relationship with his girlfriend, Annabel Capper in the past. He was so severe in that relationship that after dating his girlfriend for some time, he had even declared he wanted to start a family of his own with his girlfriend. But due to some reason, they broke up.

Similarly, another serious relationship Richard had was with his ex-fiance, Samantha Colley which also did not work out although they were very close to getting married after getting engaged.

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Meanwhile, after seeing Richard’s relationship matter with both the gender, people have concluded that he might be bisexual. But Richard has never commented in any of the matters.