The Cybersmile Foundation welcomes Richard Armitage as an Official Ambassador.

Richard Armitage. Photo copyright Sarah Dunn

Richard Armitage. Photo copyright Sarah Dunn

Actor Richard Armitage will help raise awareness of cyberbullying and work with The Cybersmile Foundation to tackle digital abuse, and encourage positive digital citizenship among internet users.

Best known for playing the role of Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit franchise, Armitage has acted in major blockbuster movies such as ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’, featured in popular TV series including ‘Robin Hood’, and has also starred in theatre productions including ‘The Crucible’, Arthur Miller’s classic American drama playing the role of John Proctor, which earned him an Olivier Award nomination.

“I’m delighted to be assisting Cybersmile in the efforts to make the internet a more pleasant place to find friends, explore and have fun.” says Armitage. “I hope my thoughts and feelings connect with everyone, and that we can enjoy social media and online interaction without fear of bullying, and take the same feelings of goodwill into our real life social interactions as well.”
Copyright The Cybersmile Foundation.

Copyright The Cybersmile Foundation.

“We are thrilled to have Richard’s support as an Official Cybersmile Ambassador. His activism will help inspire a generation of young people to think positively and encourage others to work together to stop cyberbullying” said Scott Freeman, CEO of The Cybersmile Foundation.

Armitage features in a brand new series of ‘Hannibal’, which premieres on NBC in the US this Thursday 4th June. Armitage will play Francis Dolarhyde (Red Dragon), alongside Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale), Caroline Dhavernas, Hugh Dancy, Gillian Anderson (X-Files) and Eddie Izzard.

For more information on The Cybersmile Foundation or to make a donation, visit https://www.cybersmile.org/.