|Date of Birth||August 22, 1971|
|Place of Birth||Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK|
|Height||6' 2½" (1.89 m)|
|Richard Armitage gallery|
Richard Crispin Armitage was born and raised in Leicester, England, to Margaret (Hendey), a secretary, and John Armitage, an engineer. He attended Pattison College in Binley Road, Coventry, and studied at LAMDA (the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art).