On Shakespeare anniversary weekend, Richard Armitage in Macbeth (1999-2000)
There’s an excellent documentation of the details around this production — which I assume took Richard Armitage to Japan for the first time, to find himself approached at the stage door for signatures on Star Wars items — at Richard Armitage Online. I don’t have any additional information.
However, what I find myself thinking every time I rewatch Armitage’s scenes from this film is how energetic he is. He’s a background character but the thrill of acting seems to burst out of him. His voice is higher than normal, and the filming style contributes to the feeling, at times, that he just can’t hold still.