Photos: Sirius XM radio and Mitchell Nguyen McCormack for DA MAN magazine

These past 12 months Richard played John Proctor in The Crucible at the Old Vic theatre in London, he appeared at premieres for Into the Storm and The Hobbit, and he has just started appearing on our TV screens in Hannibal.

He has also been very busy filming lots of new is the body of work lining up for 2016:


Post production. Release date tba.


Photo: Hollywood Reporter


Urban and the Shed Crew

Post production. Release date tba.


 Photo: Alistair Morrison



Post production. Release date tba.


Photo: Elliott Lester


Brain on Fire

Picture of cast and producer Charlize Theron.
Filming finished 7 Aug in Vancouver, CA.


 Photo: Jenn MacLean-Angus

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Richard has an unknown cameo role.
Released 27 May 2016 (UK and USA)





Filming begins in South Africa in November 2015.

No images yet.


Unconfirmed projects:

Bridget Cleary (starring and producing)

Edith Wharton's Summer

 I always summarise the last 12 months on his birthday page, so...WHAT HAS RICHARD BEEN UP TO?

August 2014:

The Crucible runs from 24 June - 13 Sep.
Into the Storm premiere in NYC.
Richard joins twitter on his birthday.
Richard takes the Ice Bucket challenge for, and

September 2014:

"Richard Armitage In Conversation" at the Old Vic.
The Crucible
is filmed by Digital Theatre during the last week of its run (9 Sep).
The last performance of The Crucible takes place on 13 Sep.

October 2014: Sleepwalker filming 6 Oct - 30 Oct.
DA MAN photoshoot on 30 Oct.
November 2014:

Hobbit promotion begins in earnest.
Pictures from the DA MAN photoshoot are released and images from Sarah Dunn's Hobbit cast photoshoot start appearing in the press.

December 2014:

The Hobbit World Premiere date takes place in London on 1 Dec. Other premieres take place in Paris, São Paulo and Los Angeles.
Richard attends the Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in São Paulo, Brazil.
Richard and other cast members attend the ceremony to watch Peter Jackson receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Richard sends a Christmas message via twitter (part one and two) on 23 Dec.

January 2015:

Hannibal filming Jan - Apr 2015.
Richard and Peter Jackson go to Chinese premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in Beijing.
Richard joins Weibo on 29 Jan.

February 2015:

Classic Love Poems is released by Audible.

March 2015:

Richard is nominated for an Olivier award.
The Crucible becomes available to download worldwide from Digital Theatre.
Pilgrimage announced.

April 2015:

Fraud Squad series 3 narration for ITV.

May 2015:

Pilgrimage filming 25 Apr - 23 May.
Richard draws another doodle for Doodle 4 NF auction - it is the largest earner out of all other submitted doodles ($4350.00).
First pictures of Francis Dolarhyde released and Hannibal promotion begins in the press.

June 2015:

Richard becomes an ambassador for the Cybersmile Foundation.
Richard confirms future projects in an interview: Edith Wharton's Summer and possibly a true Irish period tragic drama (Bridget Cleary).
First picture of Raymond De Merville released (Pilgrimage).
Richard wins the Saturn Awards Best Actor for his role as Thorin Oakenshield.

July 2015:

Brain on Fire begins shooting 13 July- 7 Aug.
panel at SDCC and first footage of the Red Dragon is shown.
Richard's first Hannibal appearance on 25 July (US), 29 July (UK).
Lots of interviews are released to promote RA's appearance in Hannibal.

For full details of all the above events, see the News pages.


Many happy returns Richard!
Thank you so much for another entertaining year.
We are all going to spend a lot of time at the cinema in the next 12 months and I, for one, cannot wait.
Have a wonderful birthday and on behalf of everyone who visits this site we wish you well for another
very exciting and productive year!

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

If you wish to donate to his six chosen charities via Just Giving, click on these links.

Childline     Barnardo's     The Salvation Army     Shelter     Anthony Nolan Trust    Young Minds

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Comments (281)
  • Kelly  - Happy Birthday RA!

    Happy Birthday Richard!!! What an incredible year this has been. I cannot wait to see the results of all your hard work this year. :)

  • Kaitlyn  - Happy 44th Birthday!!!!

    Happy Birthday Richard!
    I sincerely hope you have a wonderful day, you deserve it! You've been working so hard this year, and thank you for helping me smile each day when I see your face on my newsfeed :) You're the light of thousands of your fans lives, and I'm so so glad I went to watch the Hobbit and saw what a talented, gorgeous human being you are. Have a lovely day :)


  • The RAFan Page

    What an amazing year it has been. Your dedication and accomplishments are awe inspiring! We are so proud to be part of your journey. Thank you for bringing us all together. I have made some amazing friends because of you. You are an inspiration and I can't wait to see what this next year brings. Happy Birthday to one of the most amazing men God has ever created. ❤❤

  • Mari  - A Birthday Wish

    Dear Richard,

    I want to wish you a very happy birthday... in Finnish: Hyvää syntymäpäivää! Since you'll be working with Aku later on this year I'm sure he'll be able to help you with the pronounciation. In English I wish you all the best and happiness for the future and thank you for keeping us all entertained.

    Kind Regards,


  • Anna Hurst  - Happy birthday!


    Happy birthday to the most interesting and amazing man in the entire world!

    Anna Hurst

    Saint Louis, Missouri

  • Beate Heinze  - Happy Birthday from Bielefeld / Germany

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday. :D :D
    Lot's of Love from Beate, Thomas and Oliver xxxxx

  • Natalya  - Happy Birthday!

    I am very pleased to congratulate you happy birthday. The Internet is cool thing that makes closer many people in the world! I wish you happiness and love! warm greetings from Russia! :)

  • Kamilla  - Wszystkiego najlepszego!!!

    Richard I wish you the Best Birthday in your whole life :-).

  • Crystal

    Happy Birthday, Richard! Thank you for sharing your year with us, and we wish you another splendid one!

  • Lily

    Happy Birthday, sweet lovely Richard! Lots and lots of love, always!

  • Laurène  - Happy Birthday Mr Armitage

    "Hello Richard,
    I just wanna wish you a very good birthday, a lot of happiness in your life and success in your projects. Thanks for all.
    Lots of love,
    One of your biggest fan, Laurène
    Kiss from France

  • Audrey  - Birthday Greetings from Canada

    Dear Richard. It's hard to believe another year has passed - and what a busy year you have had. I hope it has been as fulfilling for you as is has been pleasurable for us, your well-wishers seeing you in various roles.

    I've had a difficult year health-wise but you have no idea how listening to the audiobooks you have performed enabled me to get through those nights (and days) in hospital. I was sad that you were in my neck of the woods (Vancouver) but wasn't able to even catch a glimpse of you :( So near but yet so far ;)

    I hope you have a fabulous birthday with friends if not family. Looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future. Not as scarey as FD I hope!! :shock:

    God bless.

  • Anaïs  - HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!

    Happy birthday for yours 44 years !!!

    You are a great actor, I love you and your movies ! :)
    I wish you the best in your life !

  • Gunnhildur  - BIRTHDAAAYYY!!

    Have a wonderful birthday, RIchard! Enjoy your day!

    Birthday hugs from Iceland!

    Best wishes,

  • Eliza  - Happy Birthday

    Dear Richard,

    You truly are an amazing man. Have lot's of fun on your special day. And Thank you for being you :kiss:


  • Denise J Hale  - Happy Birthday

    When suggestion was made that as a birthday appreciation we should carry out random acts of kindness, I thought challenge would be easy. But seeking out extra ways to be kind to people wasn't as easy as I thought, instead I became more aware of kindness bestowed on me, which in itself was a good experience. Here's blog of my journey,

    I hope you have a great forty-fourth birthday and encounter lots of kind people.
    Best wishes Denise x

  • Pretty thought  - Merry Christmas!!!

    A year ago, I had the great luck to meet you on the stage door after your extraordinary performance as John Proctor. When I think to it, I have goose bumps. I was so filled with emotion that I wished you a merry Christmas instead of birthday!!

    So once again, I wish you a merry Christmas. I wish you all the best, all you deserve.

    Kiss from France

  • Annette  - Happy Birthday

    Dear Richard,
    Whatever I write it has probably been done already. Still for tomorrow: 'Tillykke med Fødselsdagen'. If you require further Danish lessons come to me; I would not trust Mads Mikkelsen!
    Enjoy some good wine and food (not a shred of paper in sight!) and may you carry on doing such great work as an actor and a human being.

    Kærlige hilsner Annette

  • Holly Holt  - Happy Birthday!

    Brightest blessings to you on your birthday. Thank you for the passion you bring to the screen and your roles.
    Sincerely, Holly Holt

  • Vanni  - Happy Birthday beautiful man

    Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Richard. Happy Birthday to you. =)

    Happy Birthday best looking man in the whole world

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