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Encyclopedia > Alun Armstrong (actor)
Alun Armstrong
Born July 17, 1946 (1946-07-17) (age 61)
Annfield Plain, Co Durham, England

Alun Armstrong (born July 17, 1946) is an English actor. is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Annfield Plain is a village in County Durham, in England. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Languages English Religions Christianity (Anglicanism, Roman Catholicism and other minority denominations), and other faiths. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...


Armstrong made his debut in the 1971 film Get Carter, and has since worked regularly in British stage and television productions, often playing leading characters. Armstrong has also appeared in several films, although in this medium he has usually played supporting or minor rôles. Recently, he has appeared in the films Sleepy Hollow, The Mummy Returns and Van Helsing. On television, Armstrong has played the character Brian Lane in the highly popular BBC drama New Tricks. He also played Austin Donohue in the 1996 BBC drama series Our Friends in the North, a character based on the politician T. Dan Smith, Inspector Bucket in the 2005 BBC adaptation of Bleak House and Mr Evans in Carrie's War. For the 2000 remake with Sylvester Stallone see Get Carter (2000 film) Get Carter is a 1971 British crime film, directed by Mike Hodges and starring Michael Caine as Jack Carter, a gangster who sets out to avenge the death of his brother. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sleepy Hollow (1999; see also 1999 in film) is a historical fantasy film interpreting the legend of the Headless Horseman and based loosely around the Washington Irving story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. ... The Mummy Returns is a 2001 movie starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and Arnold Vosloo, and is directed by Stephen Sommers. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... New Tricks is a BBC television drama series which follows the work of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... The opening titles sequence of Our Friends in the North. ... Thomas Daniel Smith (May 11, 1915 - July 27, 1993) was a British politician who was Leader of Newcastle upon Tyne City Council from 1960 to 1965 and a prominent figure in the Labour Party in the north-east of England, such that he was nicknamed Mr. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... Sleeve for 2005 tie-in book edition of Bleak House Bleak House is a fifteen-part BBC television drama serial adaptation of Charles Dickens novel Bleak House, which was originally published in 1852–53. ... Carries War is a 1973 book by Nina Bawden about the experiences of a girl named Carrie and her brother Nick, who are evacuated to Wales during World War II. Carrie had often dreamed about coming back. ...


Armstrong spent nine years with the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford upon Avon and London, including the rôles of Mr Squeers in Nicholas Nickleby, Petruchio in The Taming of The Shrew and Monsieur Thénardier in the original cast of Les Miserables. In 2006, he returned to the London stage to star in Trevor Nunn's new production of The Royal Hunt of the Sun at the National Theatre. Later in 2006 he starred as Uncle Garrow in the film Eragon. He has been nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award six times and won in 1994, for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance of Sweeney Todd in the musical of the same name. Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is a British theatre company. ... Stratford-upon-Avon Historic map from 1908 New Place today Shakespeares birthplace Halls Croft Anne Hathaways Cottage Royal Shakespeare Theatre The River Avon and the side of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Stratford-upon-Avon is a small market town in south Warwickshire in England in the United... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, (or Nicholas Nickleby for short) is a comic novel of Charles Dickens. ... Taming of the Shrew by Augustus Egg The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare. ... Les Misérables programme from Palace Theatre purchased for £3 in July 2003. ... Sir Trevor King (born 14 January 1940) is a loser and film director. ... Original London production at the National Theatre The Royal Hunt of the Sun is a 1964 play by Peter Shaffer that portrays the destruction of the Inca empire by conquistador Francisco Pizarro. ... Several countries have a National Theatre. ... Garrow is a fictional supporting character in Christopher Paolinis Inheritance trilogy. ... Eragon is a 2006 fantasy-adventure film based on the novel of the same name by author Christopher Paolini. ... The Laurence Olivier Awards, previously known as The Society of West End Theatre Awards, were renamed in honour of British actor Laurence Olivier, Baron Olivier in 1984, having first been established in 1976. ... Sweeney Todd is a fictional villain/antihero. ... The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in history Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ...


Armstrong is perhaps best known for his ingenious[citation needed] performance as Thénardier in the original London production of Les Miserables in October 1985 with Sue Jane Tanner along side him as Mme. Thénardier, for which he was also nominated for a Laurence Oliver Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He reprised this rôle in Les Miserables - The Dream Cast in Concert, at the Royal Albert Hall in October 1995. In 2005 he was unofficially voted the greatest ever London Thénardier, winning 40% of the votes.[citation needed] The Thénardiers (commonly referred to as Thénardier and Madame Thénardier) are two of the primary villains in Victor Hugos novel Les Misérables and the musical inspired by it. ... Les Misérables is an 1862 novel by the famous French novelist Victor Hugo, set in the Parisian underworld. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Les Miserables - The Dream Cast in Concert aka Les Miserables in Concert is a film adaptation of the theatre play based upon the Victor Hugo novel, Les Miserables. ... “Albert Hall” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 2003, Armstrong starred alongside his son, Joe Armstrong, in the ITV1 drama Between the Sheets. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the English television actor. ... ITV1 is the name, in England, Wales and the Scottish borders, for a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel, broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ... In scuba diving, the word cocktail also means a hazard with diving with some rebreathers: it means a caustic solution resulting from water reaching and dissolving the absorbent. ...


Filmography

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A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... Les Misérables (pronunciation ), colloquially known as Les Mis, is a musical composed in 1980 by French composer Claude-Michel Schönberg on a libretto by Alain Boublil. ... A classical music concert in the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2005 Kasia Kowalska concert in Warsaw A concert is a live performance, usually of music, before an audience. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1995. ... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ... 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See also: 1970 in film 1971 1972 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ...

See also

Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a musical with a book by Hugh Wheeler and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. ...

External links

BFI - http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/individual/5132 The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...


 
 

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