See Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit

Check out the actor in full warrior garb

The Hobbit has celebrated Richard Armitage’s 41st birthday today by Tweeting a picture of the actor in warrior regalia as Thorin Oakenshield.

Featuring a shaggy ‘do that would put Pat Sharp to shame, and fully attired in his warrior get-up, it’s an impressive, striking image that is unmistakably Middle-earthian.

Check it out below…

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Thorin Oakenshield appears in The Hobbit as the leader of a company of thirteen travelling dwarves.

A legendary champion, Thorin helps Bilbo (Martin Freeman) along on his quest to the Smoky Mountains.

With that stern to-camera stare, Armitage definitely seems to have captured the authority and menace of the company’s leader.

We can’t wait to see him in action when The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in cinemas on 14 December 2012.

And happy birthday Mr Armitage from Total Film!

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    • Hadouken76

      Aug 23rd 2012, 12:28


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    • scotthillier

      Aug 23rd 2012, 14:45

      Interesting - in the first pics we saw of him, holding his sword horizontally in front his face (think theres a link just above) he appeared to have a prosthetic nose and didn't look quite like himself, however in the picture above he has his own nose. I wonder if PJ changed his mind ?

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 23rd 2012, 15:05

      I like Richard and I do think he looks badass but does anyone else feel he's not very Dwarf like ? I mean Thorin looks an Adonis compared to Gimli.

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    • tinadee

      Aug 23rd 2012, 15:16

      yeah richard!

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    • McSerious

      Aug 23rd 2012, 17:30

      I'm pretty sure with no Aragorn (and thusly no hot men) they're trying to make dwarfs sexy haha!

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    • FBRMilhem

      Aug 23rd 2012, 18:52

      Unmistakably Klingon

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    • davead82

      Aug 24th 2012, 2:55

      Wonderful. Share a website with you , ( ) Believe you will love it. We accept any form of payment.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 24th 2012, 16:56

      He does have dreamy eyes though.

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