Alun Armstrong Biography
Birthday: July 17, 1946 (Cancer)
Born In: Annfield Plain
Alun Armstrong is a famous British actor who is known for his works in films, television, and theatre. He has appeared in movies like ‘Oliver Twist,’ TV shows such as ‘New Tricks,’ and plays including 'The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby'. He mostly portrays crazy and psychotic characters on the stage and screen. Armstrong was born in a village named Annfield Plain in England. He started pursuing acting during his school days and joined the National Youth Theatre summer school. He made his screen debut with a supporting role in the British crime film ‘Get Carter’. The film did well commercially and is often regarded as one of the best British films. His notable works on TV include his role of an eccentric ex-detective in the drama TV series 'New Tricks'. The series aired for twelve years. He also had a main role in the legal drama series 'Garrow's Law'. An accomplished stage actor as well, he has acted in the London production of ‘Les Misérables, playing the role of Thénardier. He was also seen in the titular role in the play 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street'. His performance won him an Olivier award.