Birthday Messages 2010 Print


Happy 39th Birthday Richard

22nd August 2010

What has Richard been up to in the last 12 months? Not much really...*cough*


Returning as Lucas in Spooks series 8:
Gaining a new jacket, reliving scenes of prison torture, gaining a girlfriend, losing three trusted colleagues (Malcolm, Jo, Ros), losing the girlfriend

Sending us all a Christmas message in December 2009

Providing voiceovers for various adverts (January to present):
Santander, Alfa Romeo Mito Air, BBC Olympics coverage, jewellery radio ads, Sky's Election coverage, Sky Sports HD coverage

Snapped on a Spooks location shoot in Surrey in March

Starring as Robert Lovelace in Radio 4's Clarissa in March

Narrating a Forest Elephants documentary for the BBC Natural World series

Narrating Channel 4's documentary Too Poor for Posh School

Reading Georgette Heyer's Venetia, released in April

Attending the Strike Back Premiere in London's Leicester Square in April

Glaring moodily from billboards around the UK as John Porter in May and snapped travelling to and from radio station interviews wearing Porter's leather jacket

Thrilling us all as said John Porter in Chris Ryan's Strike Back in May

Signing autographs on the red carpet and presenting an award at the 2010 BAFTA Television Awards in June

Narrating Homes from Hell in July

Snapped on a Spooks location shoot in London in July

Reading Georgette Heyer's The Convenient Marriage, released in August

Plus a multitude of radio, television and print interviews throughout the year





As Richard creeps ever nearer the big four-O (well...not quite yet), we thought you might like to leave some birthday messages to commiserate celebrate. 

Our poll has been asking which of Richard's characters is your favourite, but we thought this was a good opportunity to explain your choice.

Which of Richard's characters is your favourite, and more importantly, WHY?

Are you stuck between a couple of favourite characters or has your opinion changed from when you first encountered him?

Do you prefer one of his audiobook characters instead, such as Uthred from Bernard Cornwell's Lords of the North or Damerel from Georgette Heyer's Venetia?

Please fill in the comment form below and let us know.




Thank you!



If you wish to donate to Richard's chosen charities on Just Giving, click the links below

Childline      Barnardos      Salvation Army      Shelter


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Comments (201)
  • RAfandreamer  - Happy Birthday Richard!!!

    Wishing you a wonderful birthday!! I hope you're having a great celebration! Thank you so much for all your outstanding performances!!

  • Claire Barlow  - Happy Birthday

    Hi Richard. Hope you have a fabulous birthday. Thanks for all the fantastic work this year. Claire xx

  • Kimberly Foro  - Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday to the man who inspires my writing, my poetry and the will to change my life. I hope the coming year brings you great success and happiness. It is a pleasure to watch you shine.

    Have a wonderful day... :kiss:

    Kim xx

  • Andrea Puig  - Happy birthday from Mexico Mr Armitage

    Dear Richard!

    I hope you are having the best of years, and that you are having a lot of new opportunities!!

    Thanks for you work, thanks for the entertainment, but thanks because of joining us! because of you, many of us have met!

    Thanks for being so humble with you fans and thank you because your work is making us think about our lifes, and our way of acting!

    And because of this, perhaps we are better persons.
    We all love you from all the parts of the world!!

    Kisses and blessings from Mexico:
    Andrea :kiss:

  • Mo Brander  - Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday Richard. Thank You for another year of stunning work, may your success continue in the year to come. Hope you are able to spend your day with family and friends have a wonderful day.

    Mo xx

  • Nic Dean  - Happy Birthday


    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday. I hope you are able to relax and enjoy your day with your family and friends.

    Really enjoyed watching Lucas develop in Spooks 8 and cannot wait to see how his character develops in Spooks 9.

    Many Happy Returns

    Nic x x

  • Renate  - Happy Birthday

    Dear Richard, just a little note to say "Happy Birthday". :kiss: Enjoy it with a lot of presents and your loved ones.

    Thank care!!!


  • Julie  - Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday Richard, may your next year be even better than your last. :kiss:

  • Kay H

    Happy Birthday. Also remembering today Richard III and hoping that one day you will be able to portray him in a kindly light.

  • RAFrenzy

    I wish you all the best.

  • Ayako  - Happy Birthday

    Wishing you a wounderful birthday, Mr Armitage.
    I was glad that I could see your works, such as Robin Hood or MacBeth on TV in Japan.

    I'm looking forward to see your "Real" Richard III", which is you and Ricardian's dream.

  • Christine  - Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Armitage!
    Thank you very much for all you are doing. Especially thanks for your exciting and amazing voice works.
    Be happy and successful!

  • Alaina

    happy brithday richard! :D i am ur bigest fan ever i love every thing you are in
    love Alaina :kiss:

  • Anonymous

    Happy birthday Richard
    Once again, thank you for a year of really great performances - also really enjoy the audio books you are doing for Naxos and hope there will be many more. Great fun too to suddenly hear your voice overs on the tv! Have a wonderful day with your loved ones. Lots of luck for the future year.... you will soon be 40 - wow!
    Love Penny x

  • Christine from Malta  - Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday

    May your star keep rising and shining, and lighting up our skies. I wish you health, happiness and serenity.

    Discovering you as an actor when I bought the North and South dvd, thinking it was about the american civil war...was the best mistake in my life!! :)

    Have a wonderful day!

  • Sabine  - Dear Mr.Armitage

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY and the best wishes from Berlin
    thank you for all wonderful entertainment,I love Mr.Thornton and Ilove Guy of Gisborne
    Thank you! Have a wonderful Birthday and a wonderful new year.

    God Bless You


  • amy montico  - Happy Birthday

    As an American living in the UK, I have had the joy of getting to know your work, your an amazing actor!
    I hope you have a brilliant birthday Mr. Armitage spent with family and friends..
    All the best in the coming year! May God bless you with good friends and more great scripts so that we all can have the pleasure of enjoying more of your work.. Your an amazing actor!
    :P Amy
    ps.. stay in the UK.. hollywood is just so fake! lol

  • Elisa  - Happy Birthday!

    Dear Richard,
    I really love your style of acting and your characters, I hope to see you more often on tv with a new drama.Keep up the good work!
    I wish you a wonderful birthday with your loved ones.
    All the best,
    Ciao, Elisa

  • Gianfranca  - Happy birthday

    Happy birthday Richard....Have a wonderful day with your are great..!!! kisses and wishes from Italy :D

  • Helen Wheeldon  - HAPPY BIRTHDAY from Helen in Wakefield

    Have a Wonderful Birthday Richard darling ,I went to Keighley and ingrow for a ride on the Worth valley railway the other day, it made me think about how handsome you looked when you got out of that carriage,your even more so now.Youve been so busy this year, I hope your Birthday gives you chance to relax a little and get spoilt with lots of TLC.If I had someone in my life right now,Id wish them to be like you,tall,careing, warm and incredibly sexy .Sending you lots of Love and a Big Cuddle xXKISSXx Helen C Wheeldon

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