Petition for “Richard III”


For several years, Richard Armitage, the famous British actor and star of “North and South,” “Robin Hood,” “Spooks,” “Strike Back,” and the upcoming “The Hobbit” films has been seeking financing to make a film or television series exploring a more historically accurate portrayal of King Richard III of England.



Please support Richard Armitage’s effort by signing this petition and encouraging potential financiers and production investors to support the “Richard III” project.



Thank you for your help and support!



Richard III. for Richard Armitage

Dear Supporter,

Richard Armitage, the famous British actor and star of "Spooks", "Strike Back" and soon to be of "The Hobbit" as Thorin Oakenshield, for years has plans to re-do the historically inaccurate Shakespeare-version and make a film about a more historically accurate figure King Richard III. of England.

Please support this far grown effort by Richard Armitage by signing this petition
and giving potential financiers and production investors
a further good reason to support this "Richard III."-film project.

Thank you for your help and support!


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The only persons who may gain access to verify the signature list for leverage with potential investors are the administrators of this website, Richard Armitage himself or his agent, certified to work on his behalf.

The only aim of the collection of this signature list is to support the creation of the film “Richard III”. The list in its entirety and also individual signatures will not be used in any other way.

Every step forward will be publicised on this website, so you will always be kept up to date on the newest developments concerning the petition.

Petition - Status !

As of July
22nd 2022, 6 p.m. (CET)
we have 2482 signatures.

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February 20, 2019

Richard III: Leicester Cathedral £11.3m plans approved (by BBC East Midlands, BBC News)

October 4, 2018

The battle for Bosworth field: Historians react to decision to build on battlefield where Richard III died (by Rachel Dinning, BBC History Extra)

May 23, 2018

Richard III find historian John Ashdown-Hill dies (BBC News)

April 9, 2018

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