Richard Armitage looks back on The Hobbit and forward to Hannibal

“The undisputed standout in Peter Jackson’s sixth and final Middle-earth movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was Richard Armitage, whose rigorous performance as the increasingly deranged Thorin lent psychological weight to what was otherwise an action-heavy final chapter.”

Richard talks about filming The Hobbit and Hannibal as well as performing in The Crucible and gives us a little more detail about his character, Raymond de Merville, in his latest project, Pilgrimage –

” … kind of a 12th century road movie about a relic which is making its way back to Rome with a group of monks, and I play a French Norman who has a personal agenda to corrupt this little journey. It’s interesting, and most of my character’s dialogue is in French, so I’ve been having to buff up my French.”

Vodzilla review of The Crucible has given The Crucible on Screen 10/10 and says of Richard:

The cast heat things up quickly, led by a fiery performance from Richard Armitage. He throws himself into the middle of the auditorium as John Proctor, beginning the play commanding and confident.

Above the din rises Richard’s innocent man, sporting a ragged beard and dishevelled outfit that seems to fall apart in front of us. “What is John Proctor?” he cries to the heavens, his voice hoarse from the strain. It’s a colossal performance in a towering, timeless play that, thanks to Farber’s lack of fuss, feels even more relevant today. At three and half hours, The Crucible is a monumental piece of theatre. It’s a fortress – and there’s isn’t a single crack in it.

Interview on has announced that there will be an exclusive interview with Richard released on March 17 to celebrate the release of The Crucible download.  This 45 minute interview was the one conducted in front of a live audience in September, 2014. The interview will be available to rent for £1.99 or buy in HD for £4.99.