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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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Jul 17, 1946 In Annfield Plain, County Durham, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Goodbye Cruel World
Latest Project:
Series Year of the Rabbit 2019-06-10
Known For
Poster of A Passionate Woman
Poster of Little Dorrit
Poster of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Poster of Get Lost!
Series Goodbye Cruel World Unknown 2022
Series Year of the Rabbit Chief Inspector Hugh Wisbech 2019-06-10
Movie Out of Innocence Detective Callaghan 2019-04-12
Movie Possum Maurice 2018-10-26
Movie Funny Cow Lenny 2018-04-20
Series The Stars Look Down Unknown 2017
Series Prime Suspect 1973 Clifford Bentley 2017-03-02
Series Frontier Lord Benton 2016-11-06
Movie Golden Years Sid 2016-04-29
Series Dark Angel George Stot 2016-10-31
Series Penny Dreadful Vincent Brand 2014-05-11
Series A Passionate Woman Donald (1980s) 2010-04-11
Series Garrow's Law John Southouse 2009-11-01
Movie Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story Ernest Whitehouse 2008-05-27
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 Oliver Twist Magistrate Fang 2005-09-23
Movie Carrie's War Mr. Samuel Evans 2004-01-01
Movie Millions Saint Peter 2004-04-29
Series Carries War 2004-01-01
Movie When I'm Sixty-Four Jim 2004-08-04
Movie Van Helsing Cardinal Jinette 2004-05-05
Movie Van Helsing: The London Assignment Cardinal Jinetta (voice) 2004-05-11
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
Series Sparkhouse Richard Bolton 2002-09-01
Movie The Mummy Returns Mr. Hafez 2001-05-04
Series Messiah DCI Charlie McIntyre 2001-05-26
Series Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years George Mole 2001-02-02
Series Bedtime 2001-08-28
Movie Score George 2001-06-05
Movie Strictly Sinatra Bill 2001-06-29
Series This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper Asst. Chief Const. George Oldfield 2000-01-26
Movie 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 Proof of Life Wyatt 2000-12-08
Movie With or Without You Sammy 1999-09-10
Movie Aristocrats Lord Holland 1999-06-20
Movie G:MT Greenwich Mean Time Uncle Henry 1999-10-01
Movie Onegin 1999-12-22
Series David Copperfield Dan Peggotty 1999-12-25
Series Oliver Twist Mr. Fleming 1999-11-28
Movie Sleepy Hollow High Constable 1999-11-18
Series In the Red DCI Frank Jefferson 1998-05-26
Series Underworld 1997-11-04
Movie The Saint Inspector Teal 1997-04-03
Movie Brazen Hussies Jimmy Hardcastle 1996-11-30
Series Our Friends in the North Austin Donohue 1996-01-15
Movie Breaking the Code Mick Ross 1996-09-17
Movie Braveheart Mornay 1995-05-24
Movie An Awfully Big Adventure Uncle Vernon 1995-07-21
Movie Les Misérables: 10th Anniversary Concert at the Royal Albert Hall Thenardier 1995-10-14
Movie Sorry About Last Night Mickey 1995-12-27
Movie Black Beauty Reuben Smith 1994-07-29
Movie Doggin' Around Charlie Foster 1994-10-16
Movie MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday Capshaw 1994-11-24
Movie Split Second Thrasher 1992-05-01
Movie Patriot Games Owens 1992-06-04
Movie Blue Ice Osgood 1992-10-09
Movie American Friends Dr. Weeks 1991-03-22
Series Murder in Eden Sgt. McGing 1991-07-19
Series Stanley and the Women Rufus Hilton 1991-11-28
Movie The Widowmaker Dad 1990-01-01
Movie White Hunter, Black Heart Ralph Lockhart 1990-05-24
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 Number One Blackpool Police Sergeant 1985-03-01
Movie Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire Maxwell Randall, The Green Baize Vampire 1985-11-25
Movie Krull Torquil 1983-07-29
Series The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby 1982-11-07
Movie The French Lieutenant's Woman Grimes 1981-08-28
Series Get Lost! Neville Keaton 1981-06-12
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 Tommy 1976-02-01
Series 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 1971-02-03
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19