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Early Armitage: Handsome Man (with Too Much Hair Product?)

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Richard in a guest spot as Craig Parker in “Casualty.”¬† He really seemed to love the gel back in the day, which was 2001, by the way.

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Also in 2001, Richard played a doctor for the first time–Dr. Tom Steele–in the BBC daytime drama “Doctors.” This physician was a far cry from the dedicated Dr. Track from 2005’s “The Golden Hour.”

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The next year, Richard would go into an audition as the character and win the role of the painfully shy and awkward Yorkshire¬†sheep farmer John Standring in “Sparkhouse”–and more than prove he wasn’t just another “pretty face.” This fella had beauty AND talent. And a whole lot more . . .