With a prosperous television career already under his belt by age 9, Armitage made his big screen debut in 2017—three times over.
The child star portrayed Youngest Brian in the Brie Larson-led family drama The Glass Castle. The film boasts an all-star cast that includes Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts. Armitage also appears in I’m Not Here, starring J.K. Simmons and Sebastian Stan. But the young thespian was most excited about his work on Our Souls at Night, a Netflix film produced by and starring Jane Fonda, who plays his grandmother. “I get so happy just saying her name,” Armitage told The New York Times. The movie also stars Robert Redford. Armitage told the Los Angeles Times that working with these Oscar-winning legends was an “incredible experience.”
When Entertainment Tonight jokingly asked, “Is that in your contracts? ‘I only work with Oscar winners and big time actors?,’” Armitage quipped, “Yeah, it’s actually on page 29, section B. No, I’m just kidding. I’ve just gotten really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really lucky.”