Richard Armitage (born August 22, 1971) is an English actor, writer, and composer who portrayed a Naboo starfighter pilot in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. It was one of Armitage's first forays into cinema and like co-stars Dominic West and Christian Simpson, Armitage found himself being inquired about his early role in the film.

Armitage is well known for his recurring roles on television shows such as "Ultimate Force", "Spooks" (A.K.A. "MI-5"), "Strike Back", the 2006 "Robin Hood" series and "North & South".

Armitage's film roles include Heinz Kruger, a Hydra Agent in Captain America: The First Avenger and the lead role of the disaster film Into the Storm. He is probably best known as the Dwarf King Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit film trilogy, co-starring Sir Christopher Lee.

In 2019, the character he played in The Phantom Menace was identified as Tonra in E. K. Johnston's novel Queen's Shadow.

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