Sunday February 23, 2020

Firstperson: Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage. Actor, 42, New York

15th December, 2013
Richard Armitage. Picture: Getty

The casting process for The Hobbit was possibly the simplest one I've been through. It was a case of going in and meeting [director] Peter Jackson, then sitting down and reading some scenes.

When you're six foot two and asked to cast for a dwarf, you have really low expectations. I just thought: Go in and have a good time and experiment', but don't hold out much hope.

I never had a single doubt in...

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