‘Force of Hobbit’ – Richard Armitage enters the ring with a larger-than-life performance

Interview for Nylon Guys - Jan 2013

‘Is your first question going to be, ‘You’re very tall for a dwarf’?”
Sitting down to lunch at Pastis with Richard Armitage, it’s instantly evident why this query has been dogging the British actor lately. A lanky, handsome guy whose looks recall a wilier, more aerodynamic Hugh Jackman, Armitage is quite the physical opposite of Thorin Oakenshield, the dwarf leader he portrays in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson’s soon-to-be-blockbuster prequel to his Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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