He turned to film and television roles when he noticed that leading stage roles went to actors with name recognition who could bring in patrons to fill venues.
After twelve years away and having earned that name recognition, Armitage returned to the stage in 2014 taking his first leading role in a major production.
He played John Proctor in the highly successful and critically acclaimed production of The Crucible at The Old Vic, which he has employed as a voice actor since 2006.
While working on the TV series Robin Hood, he was asked to record audiobooks for the first season of that series.
Than after he went back to England and started appearing for many theater production belonging to music and drama genre.