Richard Armitage stars in BERLIN STATION as “Daniel Miller,” the cerebral, newly anointed CIA officer who goes from being an analyst in Panama to an undercover officer in Berlin tasked with finding a leak.
Richard Armitage has been a favourite of critics and audiences alike for several years. He is best known for his role as the heroic Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson’s film trilogy The Hobbit, alongside Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis and Cate Blanchett. He recently appeared in a dramatic arc as the serial killer “The Great Red Dragon” on the popular television drama “Hannibal,” and also starred last year in a new production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible at The Old Vic Theatre, a performance for which he was nominated for “Best Actor” at the 2015 Olivier Awards.
Next year he will star opposite Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway and Cate Blanchett in “Oceans 8” for Warner Bros, and opposite Julie Delpy in “My Zoë”.
Previous high-profile TV work in “North and South”, “Spooks (US title: MI-5)”, “Robin Hood” and “Strike Back” established him as one of the most popular actors in the UK, with a massive fan following, while in the United States, Armitage rose quickly as a leading man in films. In 2014, he starred in New Line Cinema’s tornado disaster film, Into the Storm, and he has two movies in the can due for release in the coming year, “Brain on Fire,” a portrait of a young woman’s descent into madness with Chloe Grace Moretz, and the gritty period adventure “Pilgrimage” with Tom Holland.
For his first US film, Armitage appeared in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, directed by Joe Johnston. Armitage played Heinz Kruger, Captain America’s nemesis, alongside Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci and Hayley Atwell. Other British TV projects include BBC’s “Macbeth”, opposite James McAvoy and Keeley Hawes, and appearances in “Sparkhouse”, “Cold Feet”, “Ultimate Force”, “Between the Sheets” and as ‘The King of the Underland’ in Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass. Armitage also has appeared in numerous theater productions, including Hamlet, The Four Alice Bakers, Macbeth and The Duchess of Malfi.
Born and raised in Leicester, England, Armitage was classically trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).