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Alun Armstrong

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Alun Armstrong (born 17 July 1946) is a prolific English character actor. Armstrong grew up in County Durham in North East England. He first became interested in acting through Shakespeare productions at his grammar school. Since his career began in the early 1970s, he has played, in his words, "the full spectrum of characters from the grotesque to musicals... I always play very colourful characters, often a bit crazy, despotic, psychotic." His numerous credits include six different Dickens adaptations and seven series as eccentric ex-detective Brian Lane in New Tricks. Armstrong is also an accomplished stage actor who spent nine years with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He originated the role of Thénardier in the London production of Les Misérables and he won an Olivier Award for playing the title role in Sweeney Todd. Description above from the Wikipedia article Alun Armstrong (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jul 17, 1946 In Annfield Plain, County Durham, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
99
First Appeared:
In the series Goodbye Cruel World
Latest Project:
Movie Funny Cow 2018-04-20
Known For
Poster of Van Helsing
Poster of The 14
Poster of Play for Today
Poster of Play of the Month
Filmography
Series Goodbye Cruel World Unknown 2019
Movie Funny Cow Lenny 2018-04-20
Series Prime Suspect 1973 Clifford Bentley 2017-03-02
Series When I'm 64 Unknown 2016
Series The Stars Look Down Unknown 2016
Movie Golden Years Sid 2016-04-29
Series Dark Angel George Stot 2016-10-31
Series Frontier Lord Benton 2016-11-06
Series Penny Dreadful Vincent Brand 2014-05-11
Movie The Hollow Crown: Henry IV - Part 2 Northumberland 2012-07-14
Movie The Hollow Crown: Henry IV - Part 1 Northumberland 2012-07-07
Movie A Passionate Woman Donald 2010-04-11
Series A Passionate Woman 2010-04-11
Series Garrow's Law John Southouse 2009-11-01
Movie Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story Ernest Whitehouse 2008-05-27
Movie Little Dorrit Flintwinch 2008-10-26
Series Little Dorrit Ephraim Flintwinch 2008-10-26
Movie The Dinner Party Jim 2007-09-09
Movie Eragon Uncle Garrow 2006-12-14
Series Bleak House Unknown 2005-10-27
Movie Millions Saint Peter 2005-04-08
Movie Oliver Twist Magistrate Fang 2005-09-23
Series Carries War 2004-01-01
Movie Carrie's War Mr. Samuel Evans 2004-01-01
Movie When I'm Sixty-four Jim 2004-08-04
Movie Van Helsing: The London Assignment Cardinal Jinetta ( voice ) 2004-05-11
Movie Van Helsing Cardinal Jinette 2004-05-05
Movie Paradise Found Camille Pissarro 2003-01-01
Movie It's All About Love David 2003-01-10
Series Between The Sheets Peter Delany 2003-11-17
Series New Tricks Unknown 2003-03-27
Movie Between the Sheets Peter Delany 2003-11-17
Series Sparkhouse Richard Bolton 2002-09-01
Movie Sparkhouse 2002-08-31
Series Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years 2001-02-02
Movie The Mummy Returns Baltus Hafez 2001-04-28
Series Bedtime 2001-08-28
Movie Strictly Sinatra Bill 2001-06-29
Series Messiah Unknown 2001-05-26
Movie This Is Personal: The Hunt For The Yorkshire Ripper Asst. Chief Const. George Oldfield 2000-01-26
Series This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper Asst. Chief Const. George Oldfield 2000-01-26
Movie Harrison's Flowers Samuel Brubeck 2000-09-23
Movie With or Without You Sammy 1999-09-10
Movie G:MT Greenwich Mean Time Uncle Henry 1999-10-01
Series Oliver Twist Mr. Fleming 1999-11-28
Movie Sleepy Hollow High Constable 1999-11-18
Movie Oliver Twist Mr. Fleming 1999-11-28
Movie David Copperfield Dan Peggotty 1999-12-25
Movie Les Misérables: The Dream Cast in Concert Thénardier 1998-11-17
Movie The Saint Inspector Teal 1997-04-03
Series Underworld 1997-11-04
Movie Underworld 1997-11-04
Movie Breaking the Code Mick Ross 1996-09-17
Movie Our Friends in the North Austin Donohue 1996-01-13
Series Our Friends in the North Austin Donohue 1996-01-15
Movie An Awfully Big Adventure Vernon 1995-07-21
Movie Braveheart Mornay 1995-05-24
Movie Sorry About Last Night Mickey 1995-12-27
Movie Les Misérables: 10th Anniversary Concert at the Royal Albert Hall Thenardier 1995-10-14
Movie Black Beauty Reuben Smith 1994-07-29
Movie MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday Capshaw 1994-11-24
Movie Doggin' Around Charlie Foster 1994-10-16
Movie Goggle Eyes Gerald 'Goggle Eyes' Faulkner 1993-03-24
Movie Split Second Thrasher 1992-05-01
Movie Blue Ice 1992-10-09
Movie Patriot Games Owens 1992-06-04
Movie Murder in Eden Sgt. McGing 1991-07-19
Series Murder in Eden Sgt. McGing 1991-07-19
Movie White Hunter Black Heart Ralph Lockhart 1990-09-14
Movie The Widowmaker Dad 1990-01-01
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Movie That Summer of White Roses 1989-01-01
Series The Storyteller Unknown 1988-05-15
Series Inspector Morse Unknown 1987-01-06
Movie Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire 1987-01-02
Movie Number One 1985-03-01
Movie Krull Torquil 1983-07-29
Series The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby 1982-11-07
Movie The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby 1982-01-01
Series Get Lost! 1981-06-12
Movie Get Lost! Neville Keaton 1981-06-11
Movie Fear of God Trahearne 1980-02-26
Movie All Day on the Sands 1979-02-24
Series BBC Television Shakespeare Unknown 1978-12-01
Movie A Bridge Too Far Cpl. Davies 1977-06-15
Series A Sharp Intake of Breath 1977-07-28
Movie The Duellists Lacourbe 1977-08-31
Movie Our Day Out Mr. Briggs 1977-12-12
Series The New Avengers Unknown 1976-10-22
Movie The Likely Lads 1976-02-01
Movie Days of Hope Billy Shepherd 1975-09-11
Series The Sweeney Unknown 1975-01-02
Series Father Brown Unknown 1974-09-26
Series Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? Unknown 1973-01-09
Series Thriller Unknown 1973-03-14
Movie The 14 Tommy 1973-06-15
Movie Get Carter Keith 1971-03-03
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19