Shooting wraps on 'The Hobbit'

Shooting wraps on 'The Hobbit'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 6 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Peter Jackson announced in a blog post Friday he has completed principal photography on the two-part epic "The Hobbit" in New Zealand.

Commentary: Saudi nuclear option?

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- If Iran goes nuclear, so will Saudi Arabia. That was the warning from a long-time Saudi spy chief.

Armitage set for miniseries 'Strike Back'

LONDON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- British actors Richard Armitage and Andrew Lincoln have been cast in a six-part drama series based on Chris Ryan's novel "Strike Back," The Guardian said.

Actor sleepless over 'killing' Lady Marian

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- British actor Richard Armitage admits he lost some sleep when he heard his character was going to kill Lady Marian on the TV series, "Robin Hood."

Bolton: Pakistan nuke security top concern

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton says ensuring the safety of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal ought to be a priority, CNN reports.

Rice, 14 others, face subpoenas

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge ruled two ex-lobbyists who allegedly disclosed defense information can subpoena U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other officials.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 7, 2007.
By United Press International

Bush on CIA leak: 'Let's move on'

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush Thursday said it's time to forget about the leaking of a CIA operative's name and move on.

Juror: Libby administration's 'fall guy'

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- A member of the Washington jury that convicted I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby said members of the panel believe Libby was set up as the administration's "fall guy."

Jury thought Libby was 'fall guy'

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- Jurors in Washington who convicted I. Lewis Libby of perjury Tuesday believed that he was the "fall guy" for others in the Bush administration, one said.

Cheney won't testify for Libby

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Neither Vice President Dick Cheney nor I. Lewis Libby will testify at Libby's perjury trial in Washington, his lawyers said Tuesday.

India says it warned Pakistan of attack

MUMBAI, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- India knew of a 2003 assassination attempt on Pakistan's president and warned him two days before it took place, a former Indian defense minister says.

Pakistan: U.S. threatened in 2001

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- President Pervez Musharraf refused to comment further Friday on his claim that Pakistan was threatened with bombing, saying he has to honor his book deal.

Novak, Armitage dispute Plame leak

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Washington columnist Robert Novak says the primary source in his column exposing CIA agent Valerie Plame is misrepresenting their conversation.

Armitage confirms Plame leak

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage has confirmed he revealed the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame to columnist Robert Novak.
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Richard Armitage
WAP2003020407 - WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Comm. on Feb. 4, 2003, in Washington as Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ill, left, and Sen. Chuck Hagel, right, D-Neb., listen. Armitage voiced his concerns that North Korea was reinstituting their nuclear program but underscored the difference between that country and Iraq. mk/Michael Kleinfeld UPI

Richard Crispin Armitage (born 22 August 1971) is an English actor famous for his roles as John Thornton in North and South, Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood, and Lucas North in Spooks. He is currently cast as Thorin Oakenshield in the two-film adaptation of The Hobbit.

Born in Leicester, England, Richard Armitage attended Huncote Primary School in Huncote, Leicestershire. Later at Brockington College in Enderby he studied music, performing cello in school and local orchestras as well as learning how to play flute. He pursued this interest to Pattison College in Coventry, where his education expanded to include dance and acting. He gained A Levels in music and English.

At 17, he joined a circus in Budapest for six weeks to gain his Equity Card. After returning to England, he pursued a career in musical theatre, performing in various productions including Cats as Admetus and Macavity.

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