Happy 41st Birthday Richard

22nd August 2012

For the last year Richard has been in New Zealand filming The Hobbit. Fans have labelled this period 'RA drought',

BUT there has been some news in the last 12 months. Here is a summary...


New photoshoot images of Richard. These images released Sept 2011, Nov 2011 and Feb 2012:


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Richard's Christmas message 24 December 2011

New documentaries broadcast on TV:

  • Leopards of Dead Tree Island broadcast August 2011 (USA), October 2011 (UK)
  • Fraud Squad series 1 broadcast in the UK August - September 2011
  • Fraud Squad series 2 broadcast in the UK April 2012


Print Interviews

Total Film Summer 2012 issue

'The Future 100'

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Online article here or click image below.

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Five Hobbit Production Videos since August 2011


4th Production Video

4 November 2011

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5th Production Video

23 December 2011

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6th Production Video

1 March 2012

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7th Production Video

6 June 2012

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8th Production Video

23 July 2012

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Hobbit trailer released 21 December 2011

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New images of Thorin Oakenshield

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Hobbit cast appear at Sir Ian McKellen's show in Wellington, NZ on 23 June 2012

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The Hobbit Scroll on Entertainment Weekly 9 July 2012

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Hobbit Merchandise at San Diego Comic-Con 12-15 July 2012

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Richard appears at Comic-Con with Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens and
Sir Ian McKellen 14 July 2012

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Several videos showing Richard at SDCC are on the news page.


Richard on the film set of Black Sky in Michigan August 2012

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If you would like to leave a birthday message on this website,

please enter your comment in the box below.

Thank you.

Richard has suggested in the past that gifts could be made to his favoured charities rather than to himself.

If you wish to donate to his four chosen charities on Just Giving, click the links below.

Childline      Barnardos      Salvation Army      Shelter


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Comments (435)
  • Ali  - Happy Birthday!

    Dear Richard

    Wishing you a wonderful birthday in Michigan and I hope you find time to celebrate this evening.

    I hope you enjoy reading these messages from your admirers around the world.

    If like me you're in denial about your 41st year, then just start counting backwards. You don't look a day over 39! ;)

    Ali x

  • Bouncergirl2  - Happy Birthday Richard - Con muchas carinos


    Dear Richard

    Hope you are having a Brilliant birthday and get all that you wish for. Relax and enjoy yourself, you deserve it after the busy year you've had (which is good of course).

    Take Care of yourself - con muchas carinos

  • Lynne - NJ  - A Year You'll Never Forget!

    Enjoy your special day with good company and plenty of cheer and prepare for another amazing year.

    Lastly thank you for being the man that you are - you make the world a little better place to pass the time.

    Cheers :cheer:

  • Stefanie

    Happy birthday,

    Mr. Armitage from two great Robin Hood fans in Germany (the series is on German TV now). Hope you had a great and delightful day. We wish you all the best for your present work and for all your future projects as well.

    Stefanie M.and Susanne U. from Bavaria

  • linda60

    Happy birthday Mr. Armitage and many happy returns! Thanks for the amazing work you keep on doing.It's wonderful to see how many people get inspired by the way you seem to be or how you come across!!
    Looking forward to watch all the new stories you are going to tell us.....
    Take care! Vielen Dank, viel Spaß und alles Gute weiterhin!

  • XinBo  - Happy birthday,Richard!生日快乐!

    Dear Richard,

    Happy birthday!生日快乐!

    You're my favorite actor. Thank you for your amazing work.

    May all your wishes and dreams you dream today turn to reality.

    XinBo from China

  • Helena Gr  - Joyful Birthday

    Mr. Armitage,

    I wish you all the best for your birthday.
    May good health, happiness and the fulfillment of your dreams follow your whole life.

    Thank you indeed for the marvellous interpretations you always offer us through your talent and your charisma.

    I send my sincere greetings for you!

    Helena from Greece

  • Anonymous

    Happy birthday,

    Mr. Armitage, from two great Robin Hood- Fans in Germany. We wish you good luck for your present work and for all your further projects as well. Hope you had a delightful and great birthday.

    Stefanie Metzger
    Susanne Unverzagt from Bavaria

  • Squid  - Happy 41st Birthday

    I'll bet this is the first birthday you've ever spent in Michigan. Enjoy it and the rest of your filming, have a great year!

    love, Squid (Carol) from California

  • Katie  - Happy birthday

    Hooray! Woo hoo! *cheers*
    Happy birthday, have a wonderful day!
    Thanks for all your performances - I've become a great fan.

  • Luciana  - Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday from Brazil!!

  • Sabine  - Alles Liebe

    Happy Birthday, my dear!
    Ich hoffe du bist zufrieden und glücklich.

  • Bethan

    Happy Birthday x

  • Lady T  - Happy birthday Richard

    I think this year will be amazing for you and I wish you as very happy birthday and good luck and all the rewards you deserve! :woohoo:

    Maybe we'll see you in stage in 2013!

  • Clare Aldous  - Happy Birthday

    Dear Richard,

    Happy Birthday. I hope you are having a wonderful day and been relaxing not working. I am one of your biggest fans and hope to see you on our screens soon.
    Lots of Love Clare xxxxxxxxxxx

  • lisa Smith

    Hope you're having a happy & healthy birthday! Can't wait until The Hobbitt, 'Tornado' & hopefully meeting you one day:). Loads of love & hugs, Lisa Smith xxx

  • Fuzz  - Bday

    Happy Birthday Rchard. Hope u have a fun filled day and night. Wishing you continued success in your career and long may it last x :P

  • Olga  - Have a great Birthday

    Dear Richard,
    Happy birthday!
    May you have the very best in life!
    Thank you very much for imaginary world you created with the incredible talent, intelligence, insight and wisdom.

  • Allison Adler  - Happy birthday!

    Happy birthday from a fellow Wars of the Roses enthusiast!!! Many happy returns xx p.s. hope The Rover still happens!

  • Laurent DEMONTOUX  - HB !!!

    Happy 41st birthday Richard from a 8 month older french fan (12/23/70)
    Lookink forward to Watchmen tournés movie.

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