Alun Armstrong

17 Jul 1946

Actor

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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Filmography (31 titles)

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Biography
Role: Actor (as Ernest Whitehouse)
(movie, 2006)
···Eragon
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Morbror Garrow)
Genre: Action, Animation, Fantasy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Cardinal Jinetta ( voice ))
(movie, 2004)
6.8Van Helsing
Genre: Horror, Adventure, Action
Role: Actor (as Cardinal Jinette)
(movie, 2004)
···When I'm Sixty-Four
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jim)
(movie, 2003)
···It's All About Love
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as David)
(mini-series, 2003)
···Between the Sheets
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Peter Delany)
(movie, 2003)
···Paradise Found
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Camille Pissarro)
(movie, 2002)
···Inquisition
Role: Actor (as Martin)
(mini-series, 2002)
···Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as DCI Charlie Macintyre)
(movie, 2002)
···Sparkhouse
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Richard Bolton)
(movie, 2001)
···The Mummy Returns
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Baltus Hafez)
(mini-series, 2001)
···Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as George Mole)
(movie, 2001)
···Score
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as George)
(movie, 2001)
···Strictly Sinatra
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Bill)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Asst. Chief Const. George Oldfield)
(movie, 1999)
···Sleepy Hollow
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as High Constable)
(movie, 1997)
···The Saint
Genre: Thriller, Action, Romance, Science Fiction, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Inspector Teal)
(movie, 1996)
···Brazen Hussies
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Jimmy Hardcastle)
(movie, 1996)
···Breaking the Code
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Actor (as Mick Ross)
(movie, 1995)
···Braveheart
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Mornay)
(movie, 1995)
···An Awfully Big Adventure
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Uncle Vernon)
(movie, 1994)
···MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday
Genre: Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Capshaw)
(movie, 1994)
···Black Beauty
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Reuben Smith)
(movie, 1994)
···Doggin' Around
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Charlie Foster)
(movie, 1992)
···Blue Ice
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor
(movie, 1992)
···Patriot Games
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Owens)
(movie, 1992)
···Split Second
Genre: Action, Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Thrasher)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Musical
Role: Actor (as Maxwell Randall)
(movie, 1983)
···Krull
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Torquil)
(movie, 1977)
···The Duellists
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Lacourbe)