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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.

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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.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 95

Birthday 1946-07-17

Place of Birth Annfield Plain, County Durham, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Possum as Maurice
2018 Funny Cow as Lenny
2017 Prime Suspect 1973(6 episodes) as Clifford Bentley
2016 Frontier(12 episodes) as Lord Benton
2016 Dark Angel(2 episodes) as George Stot
2016 Golden Years as Sid
2014 Penny Dreadful(1 episode) as Vincent Brand
2012 The Hollow Crown(2 episodes) as Northumberland
2010 A Passionate Woman(2 episodes)
2010 A Passionate Woman as Donald
2009 Garrow's Law(12 episodes) as John Southouse
2008 Little Dorrit(14 episodes) as Ephraim Flintwinch
2008 Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story as Ernest Whitehouse
2007 The Dinner Party as Jim
2006 Eragon as Uncle Garrow
2005 Bleak House(9 episodes)
2005 Oliver Twist as Magistrate Fang
2005 Millions as Saint Peter
2004 When I'm Sixty-four as Jim
2004 Van Helsing: The London Assignment as Cardinal Jinetta ( voice )
2004 Van Helsing as Cardinal Jinette
2004 Carries War(1 episode)
2004 Carrie's War as Mr. Samuel Evans
2003 Between The Sheets(6 episodes) as Peter Delany
2003 New Tricks(91 episodes)
2003 It's All About Love as David
2003 Paradise Found as Camille Pissarro
2002 Inquisition as Martin
2002 Sparkhouse(3 episodes) as Richard Bolton
2001 Bedtime(15 episodes)
2001 Strictly Sinatra as Bill
2001 Score as George
2001 Messiah(2 episodes) as DCI Charlie McIntyre
2001 Messiah(2 episodes)
2001 The Mummy Returns as Baltus Hafez
2001 Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years(6 episodes)
2001 Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years as George Mole
2000 Harrison's Flowers as Samuel Brubeck
2000 7 Up 2000 as Himself - Narrator
2000 This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper(2 episodes) as Asst. Chief Const. George Oldfield
2000 This Is Personal: The Hunt For The Yorkshire Ripper as Asst. Chief Const. George Oldfield
1999 David Copperfield(2 episodes) as Dan Peggotty
1999 Oliver Twist(4 episodes) as Mr. Fleming
1999 Sleepy Hollow as High Constable
1999 G:MT Greenwich Mean Time as Uncle Henry
1999 With or Without You as Sammy
1998 Les Misérables: The Dream Cast in Concert as Thénardier
1998 In the Red(3 episodes)
1997 Underworld(6 episodes)
1997 The Saint as Inspector Teal
1996 Brazen Hussies as Jimmy Hardcastle
1996 Breaking the Code as Mick Ross
1996 Our Friends in the North(10 episodes) as Austin Donohue
1995 Sorry About Last Night as Mickey
1995 Les Misérables: 10th Anniversary Concert at the Royal Albert Hall as Thenardier
1995 An Awfully Big Adventure as Vernon
1995 Braveheart as Mornay
1994 MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday as Capshaw
1994 Doggin' Around as Charlie Foster
1994 Black Beauty as Reuben Smith
1993 Goggle Eyes(4 episodes) as Gerald 'Goggle Eyes' Faulkner
1992 Blue Ice
1992 Patriot Games as Owens
1992 Split Second as Thrasher
1991 Stanley and the Women(4 episodes) as Rufus Hilton
1991 Murder in Eden(3 episodes) as Sgt. McGing
1990 White Hunter Black Heart as Ralph Lockhart
1990 The Widowmaker as Dad
1989 Tales from the Crypt(1 episode)
1989 That Summer of White Roses
1988 The Storyteller(1 episode)
1987 Inspector Morse(1 episode)
1986 Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire
1985 Number One
1983 Krull as Torquil
1982 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby(10 episodes)
1981 Get Lost!(4 episodes) as Neville Keaton
1980 Fear of God as Trahearne
1979 All Day on the Sands
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare(1 episode)
1978 Enemy at the Door(1 episode)
1977 Our Day Out as Mr. Briggs
1977 The Duellists as Lacourbe
1977 A Sharp Intake of Breath(12 episodes)
1977 A Bridge Too Far as Cpl. Davies
1976 The New Avengers(1 episode)
1976 The Likely Lads
1975 Days of Hope(4 episodes) as Billy Shepherd
1975 The Sweeney(1 episode)
1974 Father Brown(1 episode)
1973 The 14 as Tommy
1973 Thriller(1 episode)
1973 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?(1 episode)
1971 Get Carter as Keith
1970 Play for Today(1 episode)
1965 Play of the Month(1 episode)

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