Spooks' Richard: 'I'm king of the dwarves!'
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Richard Armitage has spilled the beans on his new role, as a dwarf in The Hobbit.
Richard Armitage has spilled the beans on his new role, as a dwarf in The Hobbit.The 39-year-old Spooks star has decamped to New Zealand for 18 months to play Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson's film."I play king of the dwarves, so it's the first time I get to be smaller than other people," the 6ft 2in tall actor joked."It's going really well, they're doing a great adaptation of the novel, we're getting new actors every week signing up to play cameos."It's going to be awesome."Richard was speaking at the world premiere of Captain America: The First Avenger, in Hollywood.He plays Nazi spy Heinz Kruger in the movie, which also stars Chris Evans and fellow Brits Hayley Atwell and Dominic Cooper.