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Alun Armstrong


Alun Armstrong was born on July 17, 1946 in Annfield Plain, County Durham, England as Robert Alun Armstrong. He is an actor, known for Krull (1983), The Mummy Returns (2001) and Sleepy Hollow (1999). He has been married to Susan J Bairstow since 1977. They have three children. See full bio »

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Known For

Krull
Krull Torquil
(1983)
The Mummy Returns
The Mummy Returns Mr. Hafez
(2001)
Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow High Constable
(1999)
Eragon
Eragon Uncle Garrow
(2006)

Filmography

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  Possum (post-production)
Maurice
 2016-2017 Frontier (TV Series)
Lord Benton
- Cannonball (2017) ... Lord Benton
- Mutiny (2017) ... Lord Benton
- The Wolf and the Bear (2017) ... Lord Benton
- Wanted (2017) ... Lord Benton
 2017 Funny Cow
Lenny
 2017 Prime Suspect 1973 (TV Mini-Series)
Clifford Bentley
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... Clifford Bentley
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... Clifford Bentley
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Clifford Bentley
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Clifford Bentley
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Clifford Bentley
 2016 Dark Angel (TV Mini-Series)
George Stott
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... George Stott
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... George Stott
 2016 Out of Innocence
Detective Callaghan
 2016/I Golden Years
Sid
 2016 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Roger
- Broken Biscuits (2016) ... Roger
 2014 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Stowell
- A Moorland Holiday (2014) ... Stowell
 2014 Penny Dreadful (TV Series)
Vincent Brand
- Grand Guignol (2014) ... Vincent Brand
- Demimonde (2014) ... Vincent Brand
- Resurrection (2014) ... Vincent Brand
 2003-2013 New Tricks (TV Series)
Brian Lane
- The Little Brother (2013) ... Brian Lane
- The Sins of the Father (2013) ... Brian Lane
- The Rock: Part Two (2013) ... Brian Lane
- The Rock: Part One (2013) ... Brian Lane
- Part of a Whole (2012) ... Brian Lane
 2012 Lost Buoys (Video short)
Man
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Series)
Northumberland
- Henry IV, Part 2 (2012) ... Northumberland
- Henry IV, Part 1 (2012) ... Northumberland
 2012 The Mystery of Edwin Drood (TV Mini-Series)
Hiram Grewgious
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Hiram Grewgious
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Hiram Grewgious
 2009-2011 Garrow's Law (TV Series)
John Southouse / Southouse
- Episode #3.3 (2011) ... John Southouse
- Episode #3.2 (2011) ... John Southouse
- Episode #3.1 (2011) ... John Southouse
- Episode #2.4 (2010) ... Southouse
- Episode #2.3 (2010) ... Southouse
 2010 Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary
Monsieur Thenardier - 1985 Cast
 2010 A Passionate Woman (TV Series)
Donald
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Donald
 2008 Little Dorrit (TV Mini-Series)
Flintwinch / Ephraim Flintwinch / Jeremiah Flintwinch
- Episode #1.14 (2008) ... Flintwinch
- Episode #1.13 (2008) ... Flintwinch
- Episode #1.12 (2008) ... Flintwinch
- Episode #1.11 (2008) ... Flintwinch
- Episode #1.10 (2008) ... Flintwinch
 2008 Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story (TV Movie)
Ernest Whitehouse
 2007 The Dinner Party (TV Movie)
Jim
 2006 Eragon
Uncle Garrow
 2006 A Ticket Too Far (Short)
Dad
 2006 The Girls Who Came to Stay (TV Movie)
Bob Jenkins
 2005 Bleak House (TV Mini-Series)
Bucket
- Episode #1.15 (2005) ... Bucket
- Episode #1.14 (2005) ... Bucket
- Episode #1.13 (2005) ... Bucket
- Episode #1.12 (2005) ... Bucket
- Episode #1.10 (2005) ... Bucket
 2005 Oliver Twist
Magistrate Fang
 2004 Millions
St Peter
 2004 When I'm Sixty-Four (TV Movie)
Jim
 2004 Van Helsing (Video Game)
Cardinal Jinette (voice)
 2004 Van Helsing
Cardinal Jinette
 2004 Van Helsing: The London Assignment (Video short)
Cardinal Jinette (voice)
 2004 Carrie's War (TV Movie)
Mr. Samuel Evans
 2003 Between the Sheets (TV Mini-Series)
Peter Delany
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Peter Delany
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... Peter Delany
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Peter Delany
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Peter Delany
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Peter Delany
 2003 Paradise Found
Camille Pissaro
 2003 Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (TV Mini-Series)
DCI Charlie MacIntyre
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... DCI Charlie MacIntyre
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... DCI Charlie MacIntyre
 2003 It's All About Love
David
 2002 Inquisition (TV Movie)
Martin
 2002 Sparkhouse (TV Mini-Series)
Richard Bolton
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Richard Bolton
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Richard Bolton
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Richard Bolton
 2002 Bedtime (TV Series)
Neil Henshaw
- Episode #2.6 (2002) ... Neil Henshaw
- Episode #2.5 (2002) ... Neil Henshaw
- Episode #2.4 (2002) ... Neil Henshaw
- Episode #2.3 (2002) ... Neil Henshaw
- Episode #2.2 (2002) ... Neil Henshaw
 2001 Strictly Sinatra
Bill
 2001 Score (TV Movie)
George
 2001 The Mummy Returns
Mr. Hafez
 2001 Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years (TV Series)
George Mole
- Episode #1.6 (2001) ... George Mole
- Episode #1.5 (2001) ... George Mole
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... George Mole
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... George Mole
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... George Mole
 2000 Proof of Life
Wyatt
 2000 Harrison's Flowers
Samuel Brubeck
 2000 This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (TV Mini-Series)
Asst. Chief Const. George Oldfield
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Asst. Chief Const. George Oldfield
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Asst. Chief Const. George Oldfield
 2000 Challenger: Go for Launch (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator
 1999 David Copperfield (TV Mini-Series)
Dan Peggotty
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Dan Peggotty
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Dan Peggotty
 1999 Sleepy Hollow
High Constable
 1999 G:MT Greenwich Mean Time
Uncle Henry
 1999 Onegin
Zaretsky
 1999 With or Without You
Sammy
 1999 Aristocrats (TV Mini-Series)
Henry Fox
- Episode #1.5 (1999) ... Henry Fox
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... Henry Fox
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Henry Fox
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Henry Fox
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Henry Fox
 1998 Alas Smith & Jones (TV Series)
- Episode #10.3 (1998)
 1998 In the Red (TV Series)
D.C.I. Frank Jefferson / DCI Frank Jefferson
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... D.C.I. Frank Jefferson
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... D.C.I. Frank Jefferson
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... DCI Frank Jefferson
 1997 Underworld (TV Mini-Series)
Teddy Middlemass
- Episode #1.6 (1997) ... Teddy Middlemass
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... Teddy Middlemass
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Teddy Middlemass
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Teddy Middlemass
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Teddy Middlemass
 1997 The Saint
Inspector Teal
 1996 Brazen Hussies (TV Movie)
Jimmy Hardcastle
 1996 Breaking the Code (TV Movie)
Mick Ross
 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Inspector Herbert
- Confession (1996) ... Inspector Herbert
 1996 Witness Against Hitler (TV Movie)
Pastor Harold Poelchau
 1996 Our Friends in the North (TV Mini-Series)
Austin Donohue
- 1974 (1996) ... Austin Donohue
- 1970 (1996) ... Austin Donohue
- 1967 (1996) ... Austin Donohue
- 1966 (1996) ... Austin Donohue
- 1964 (1996) ... Austin Donohue
 1995 Sorry About Last Night (TV Movie)
Mikey
 1995 The Haunting of Helen Walker (TV Movie)
The Butler (uncredited)
 1995 Braveheart
Mornay
 1995 An Awfully Big Adventure
Uncle Vernon
 1994 MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday (TV Movie)
Chief Superintendent Capshaw
 1989-1994 Screen One (TV Series)
Charlie Foster / Evans / Det Supt Frank Burroughs
- Doggin' Around (1994) ... Charlie Foster
- Sticky Wickets (1990) ... Evans
- 1996 (1989) ... Det Supt Frank Burroughs
 1994 Black Beauty
Reuben Smith
 1993 Goggle Eyes (TV Mini-Series)
Gerald Faulkner
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Gerald Faulkner
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Gerald Faulkner
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Gerald Faulkner
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Gerald Faulkner
 1992 The Life and Times of Henry Pratt (TV Mini-Series)
Uncle Teddy
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Uncle Teddy
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Uncle Teddy
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Uncle Teddy
 1992 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Caliban
- The Tempest (1992) ... Caliban (voice)
 1992 Blue Ice
Osgood
 1992 My Little Eye (Short)
Dad
 1992 Patriot Games
Owens
 1992 Married with Children (TV Series)
Trevor
- England Show I (1992) ... Trevor
 1992 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Superintendent Holdsby
- Happy Families (1992) ... Superintendent Holdsby
 1992 Split Second
Thrasher
 1992 Goodbye Cruel World (TV Mini-Series)
Roy Grade
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Roy Grade
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Roy Grade
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Roy Grade
 1991 Stanley and the Women (TV Mini-Series)
Rufus Hilton
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Rufus Hilton
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Rufus Hilton
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Rufus Hilton
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Rufus Hilton
 1991 London Kills Me
John Stone
 1991 Murder in Eden (TV Mini-Series)
Sgt. McGing
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Sgt. McGing
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Sgt. McGing
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Sgt. McGing
 1991 American Friends
Dr. Weeks
 1990 The Widowmaker (TV Movie)
Dad
 1990 White Hunter Black Heart
Ralph Lockhart
 1989 The Child Eater (Short)
Stefano
 1989 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
Troll
- Musicians (1989) ... Troll (voice)
 1989 Screenplay (TV Series)
Willy
- A Night on the Tyne (1989) ... Willy
 1989 Djavolji raj
Zemba
 1988 Number 27 (TV Movie)
Murray Lester
 1988 This Is David Lander (TV Series)
Councillor Stennalling
- Not a Pretty Site (1988) ... Councillor Stennalling
 1988 The Storyteller (TV Series)
Troll
- The True Bride (1988) ... Troll (voice)
 1985 Bulman (TV Series)
DS Figg
- Death of a Hitman (1985) ... DS Figg
 1985 A.D. (TV Mini-Series)
Gamesmaster
- Part 5 (1985) ... Gamesmaster
 1985 Number One (TV Movie)
Blackpool Sergeant
 1984 The House (TV Movie)
Mr. Smeth
 1984 Sharing Time (TV Series)
Luke
- Guilt on the Gingerbread (1984) ... Luke
 1983 Krull
Torquil
 1982 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Wagstaff / Wackford Squeers
- Part 4 (1982) ... Wackford Squeers / Mr. Wagstaff
- Part 3 (1982) ... Wackford Squeers / Mr. Wagstaff
- Part 2 (1982) ... Mr. Wagstaff
- Part 1 (1982) ... Wackford Squeers / Mr. Wagstaff
 1981 Get Lost! (TV Mini-Series)
Neville Keaton
- Not a Proper Ending (1981) ... Neville Keaton
- Kiss Me Quick (1981) ... Neville Keaton
- The Vicar Did It (1981) ... Neville Keaton
- Worried About Jim (1981) ... Neville Keaton
 1980 Armchair Thriller (TV Series)
Trahearne
- Fear of God: Part 4: Bang! (1980) ... Trahearne
- Fear of God: Part 3: The Music Room (1980) ... Trahearne
- Fear of God: Part 2: The Noise (1980) ... Trahearne
 1978-1979 A Sharp Intake of Breath (TV Series)
Les Buckley / Barry / Frank Grant / ...
- What About the Workers? (1979) ... Les Buckley
- The Square on the Hypotenuse (1979) ... Barry
- Another Little Drink (1979) ... Frank Grant
- Where There's a Will (1979) ... Alec
- Your Very Good Health (1979) ... Jack Dyson
 1979 All Day on the Sands (TV Movie)
Dad
 1979 Measure for Measure (TV Movie)
Provost
 1978 Premiere (TV Mini-Series)
Quinn
- Freedom of the Dig (1978) ... Quinn
 1978 Z Cars (TV Series)
Det. Supt. Boley
- Pressure (1978) ... Det. Supt. Boley
 1977-1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mikhalevich / Brodovich
- Liza (1978) ... Mikhalevich
- Shooting the Chandelier (1977) ... Brodovich
 1978 Enemy at the Door (TV Series)
Louis Mendoza
- Officers of the Law (1978) ... Louis Mendoza
 1973-1978 Play for Today (TV Series)
Mr. Briggs / First docker / Michael Biddle
- Our Day Out (1978) ... Mr. Briggs
- Easy Go (1974) ... First docker
- Only Make Believe (1973) ... Michael Biddle
 1977 Centre Play (TV Series)
Richard Clewes
- Risking It (1977) ... Richard Clewes
 1977 A Bridge Too Far
Cpl. Davies
 1977 The Duellists
Lacourbe
 1977 Romance (TV Series)
Weaver
- House of Men (1977) ... Weaver
 1977 Porridge (TV Series)
Spraggon
- A Test of Character (1977) ... Spraggon
 1975-1977 The Squirrels (TV Series)
Sweeney / Jim
- Shoulder to Shoulder (1977) ... Sweeney
- The Favourite (1975) ... Jim
 1976 The New Avengers (TV Series)
Private George Harris
- Dirtier by the Dozen (1976) ... Private George Harris
 1976 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Lightborne
- Chester Mystery Cycle (1976) ... Lightborne
 1976 The Likely Lads
Tommy - Milkman
 1975 The Stars Look Down (TV Mini-Series)
Joe Gowlan
- Marrers (1975) ... Joe Gowlan
- New Ground (1975) ... Joe Gowlan
- Rebuilding (1975) ... Joe Gowlan
- Victory (1975) ... Joe Gowlan
- Casualties (1975) ... Joe Gowlan
 1975 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Peter Jenner
- Stay Lucky Eh? (1975) ... Peter Jenner
 1975 Days of Hope (TV Mini-Series)
Shep / Billy Shepherd
- 1924 (1975) ... Shep
- 1921 (1975) ... Billy Shepherd
 1975 Public Eye (TV Series)
Vince Gregson
- The Fatted Calf (1975) ... Vince Gregson
 1974 Father Brown (TV Series)
Joe
- The Hammer of God (1974) ... Joe
 1974 Justice (TV Series)
Bob Graham
- It's Always a Gamble (1974) ... Bob Graham
 1974 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (TV Series)
Scaife
- Conduct Unbecoming (1974) ... Scaife
 1974 Second City Firsts (TV Series)
Ken
- Humbug, Finger or Thumb? (1974) ... Ken
 1974 Sporting Scenes (TV Series)
Bernie
- The Needle Match (1974) ... Bernie
 1973 The Sex Victims (Short)
George (as Alan Armstrong)
 1973 Armchair 30 (TV Series)
Glazier
- Ross Evan's Story (1973) ... Glazier
 1973 Six Days of Justice (TV Series)
P.C. Williamson
- The Complaint (1973) ... P.C. Williamson
 1973 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
David Miller
- A Quiet Man (1973) ... David Miller
 1973 Hunter's Walk (TV Series)
Lorry Driver
- Discretion (1973) ... Lorry Driver
 1973 Thriller (TV Series)
Mike
- The Eyes Have It (1973) ... Mike
 1973 Existence
Tommy
 1972 General Hospital (TV Series)
Ken Hartley
- Episode #1.18 (1972) ... Ken Hartley
- Episode #1.16 (1972) ... Ken Hartley
- Episode #1.15 (1972) ... Ken Hartley
- Episode #1.14 (1972) ... Ken Hartley
- Episode #1.13 (1972) ... Ken Hartley
 1972 Full House (TV Series)
Geordie Gilroy
- Episode dated 9 December 1972 (1972) ... Geordie Gilroy
 1972 Villains (TV Series)
Terence 'Tel' Bolden
- Move In, Move On (1972) ... Terence 'Tel' Bolden
- Sand Dancer (1972) ... Terence 'Tel' Bolden
- George (1972) ... Terence 'Tel' Bolden
 1972 New Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Ray Davies
- The Wrong-Un (1972) ... Ray Davies
 1971 Advent of Steam (TV Series)
Hedley
- The Iron Horse: Part 2 (1971) ... Hedley
 1971 Get Carter
Keith
 1963 Compact (TV Series)
Teddy Boy
- Aftermath (1963) ... Teddy Boy (as Alan Armstrong)
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Other Works:

He acted in Barrie Keefe's play, "Bastard Angel," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Charlotte Cornwell in the cast. Bill Alexander was director. See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alan Armstrong

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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