Born in Leicester, England on August 22, 1971, Richard Armitage is a juicy hunk of all-natural, Grade-A British beefcake. Richard initially set out to study music, and after training in cello and flute eventually expanded his repertoire to include dance and acting. After graduating from Pattison College, Richard spent six weeks working for a circus in Budapest before breaking into musical theater on London's West End stage. After several years performing on stage (including a run with the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company), Richard scored his first major TV role on the BBC drama Sparkhouse (2002). He appeared in many BBC productions over the next few years, including as Harry Kennedy in Vicar of Dibley (2006-2007) and Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood (2006-2009). Richard played Thoren Oakenshield in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, but Mr. Man prefers his glistening, shirtless chest tied to a St. Andrew's Cross on the SkyTV/Cinemax co-production Strike Back, his perfect ass as the Red Dragon in the TV series Hannibal and Berlin during two changing scenes, and plenty of looks at his rump (and one of his balls) in the British miniseries Between the Sheets. Now that's some sizzling sirloin!