Richard Armitage is Currently Reading a Book About Cadavers

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Richard Armitage is Currently Reading a Book About Cadavers
We asked, he answered

When we asked our readers what they wanted to know about Richard Armitage, it wasn't so much about his upcoming return to the role of Thorin Oakenshield. It was more about whether he liked dogs or cats - a question he graciously answered when we met him for a chat last week.

Another very popular question was about his choice in reading material, so we kicked off by asking about his favourite book ever - something which stumped the actor for a few moments. It's a big question for a fan of literature.

So we made it easier for the 42 year old British star, asking what he was reading right now. The answer was an unusual one.

"I’m reading a book called Stiff. It's non-fiction and it’s about our modern perception of cadavers. How they’re used and abused compared to the Victorian use of cadavers." He continued by assuring us with a horrifying fact: "It’s a really interesting book actually – plastic surgeons practise on dead human heads!"

The book is by Mary Roach and you can grab it on your Amazon right here. It's subtitled 'The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers' and is apparently a thoroughly hilarious look at the use of dead human bits over the centuries, including their contributions to every kinds of science you can think of.

Better yet, it comes with a real stamp of approval from none other than Richard Armitage himself!

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is in cinemas from the 13th of December 2013. Stay tuned for our full interview with Richard Armitage.

Catch up with more words from Richard and Lee Pace here.



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