Alun Armstrong Net Worth

Alun Armstrong Net Worth is
$17 Million

Alun Armstrong Biography

Alun Armstrong (born 17 July 1946) is an 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 several different Charles Dickens adaptations and the 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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Quick Facts

Date Of BirthJuly 17, 1946
Place Of BirthAnnfield Plain, County Durham, England, UK
Height5' 10" (1.78 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack
EducationNewcastle University
SpouseSue Armstrong
ChildrenJoe Armstrong, Tom Armstrong, Dan Armstrong
Star SignCancer

Interesting Facts

1In September 2014 the town of Stanley , which is near his home town of Annfield Plain, renamed it's Civic Hall theatre, where as a 16 year old he played guitar on the stage, the Alun Armstrong Theatre.
2He credits his school English teacher, who staged a Shakespeare play every year, with setting him on the path to act. He taught him how to read Shakespeare verse and the rudiments of stage craft.and when the National Youth Theatre came to the North East for the first time to look for kids he managed to get Alun into it.
3His parents were both preachers while his father also worked as a winding engineer at the local pit.
4In the television series New Tricks (2003) his wife is played by Susan Jameson who is actually married to co-star James Bolam.
5On the possibles list for Roger Derebridge, Kelly and Lamson in Lifeforce (1985).
6He has appeared in seven different adaptations of one of Charles Dickens's novels: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982), Oliver Twist (1999), David Copperfield (1999), Bleak House (2005), Oliver Twist (2005), Little Dorrit (2008) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012).
7He has appeared in two versions of "Oliver Twist" (Oliver Twist (1999) and Oliver Twist (2005)), and played a different role in each.
8He attended Consett Grammar School in County Durham
9Father of Joe Armstrong. The two of them appeared in the TV series Between the Sheets (2003).
10He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1994 (1993 season) for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in Sweeney Todd at the Royal National Theatre.
11Alun was a member of the original London cast of Cameron Mackintosh's stage production "Les Miserables" which opened in 1985.


Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Festival AwardPortsmouth International Film FestivalBest Supporting Actor in a FeatureOut of Innocence (2016)
2005Best ActorDallas OUT TAKESFeaturesWhen I'm Sixty-Four (2004)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012DaggerCrime Thriller Awards, UKBest Supporting ActorGarrow's Law (2009)
2001RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Actor - MaleThis Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (2000)



Tennison2017TV Series filmingClifford Bentley
Out of Innocence2016completedDetective Callaghan
Dark Angel2016TV Mini-SeriesGeorge Stott
Frontier2016TV SeriesLord Benton
Golden Years2016/ISid
Comedy Playhouse2016TV SeriesRoger
Downton Abbey2014TV SeriesStowell
Penny Dreadful2014TV SeriesVincent Brand
New Tricks2003-2013TV SeriesBrian Lane
Lost Buoys2012Video shortMan
The Hollow Crown2012TV SeriesNorthumberland
The Mystery of Edwin Drood2012TV Mini-SeriesHiram Grewgious
Garrow's Law2009-2011TV SeriesJohn Southouse Southouse
Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary2010TV MovieMonsieur Thenardier - 1985 Cast
A Passionate Woman2010TV SeriesDonald
Little Dorrit2008TV Mini-SeriesFlintwinch Ephraim Flintwinch Jeremiah Flintwinch
Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story2008TV MovieErnest Whitehouse
The Dinner Party2007TV MovieJim
Eragon2006Uncle Garrow
A Ticket Too Far2006ShortDad
The Girls Who Came to Stay2006TV MovieBob Jenkins
Bleak House2005TV Mini-SeriesBucket
Oliver Twist2005Magistrate Fang
Millions2004St Peter
When I'm Sixty-Four2004TV MovieJim
Van Helsing2004Video GameCardinal Jinette (voice)
Van Helsing2004Cardinal Jinette
Van Helsing: The London Assignment2004Video shortCardinal Jinette (voice)
Carrie's War2004TV MovieMr. Samuel Evans
Between the Sheets2003TV Mini-SeriesPeter Delany
Paradise Found2003Camille Pissaro
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine2003TV Mini-SeriesDCI Charlie MacIntyre
It's All About Love2003David
Inquisition2002TV MovieMartin
Sparkhouse2002TV Mini-SeriesRichard Bolton
Bedtime2002TV SeriesNeil Henshaw
Strictly Sinatra2001Bill
Score2001TV MovieGeorge
The Mummy Returns2001Mr. Hafez
Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years2001TV SeriesGeorge Mole
Proof of Life2000Wyatt
Harrison's Flowers2000Samuel Brubeck
Challenger: Go for Launch2000TV Movie documentaryNarrator
This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper2000TV Mini-SeriesAsst. Chief Const. George Oldfield
David Copperfield1999TV Mini-SeriesDan Peggotty
Oliver Twist1999TV Mini-SeriesMr. Fleming
Sleepy Hollow1999High Constable
G:MT Greenwich Mean Time1999Uncle Henry
With or Without You1999Sammy
Aristocrats1999TV Mini-SeriesHenry Fox
Alas Smith & Jones1998TV Series
In the Red1998TV SeriesD.C.I. Frank Jefferson DCI Frank Jefferson
Underworld1997TV Mini-SeriesTeddy Middlemass
The Saint1997Inspector Teal
Brazen Hussies1996TV MovieJimmy Hardcastle
Breaking the Code1996TV MovieMick Ross
Tales from the Crypt1996TV SeriesInspector Herbert
Witness Against Hitler1996TV MoviePastor Harold Poelchau
Our Friends in the North1996TV Mini-SeriesAustin Donohue
Sorry About Last Night1995TV MovieMikey
The Haunting of Helen Walker1995TV MovieThe Butler (uncredited)
An Awfully Big Adventure1995Uncle Vernon
MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday1994TV MovieChief Superintendent Capshaw
Screen One1989-1994TV SeriesCharlie Foster / Evans / Det Supt Frank Burroughs
Black Beauty1994Reuben Smith
Goggle Eyes1993TV Mini-SeriesGerald Faulkner
The Life and Times of Henry Pratt1992TV Mini-SeriesUncle Teddy
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales1992TV Mini-SeriesCaliban
Blue Ice1992Osgood
My Little Eye1992ShortDad
Patriot Games1992Owens
Married with Children1992TV SeriesTrevor
Inspector Morse1992TV SeriesSuperintendent Holdsby
Split Second1992Thrasher
Goodbye Cruel World1992TV Mini-SeriesRoy Grade
Stanley and the Women1991TV Mini-SeriesRufus Hilton
London Kills Me1991John Stone
Murder in Eden1991TV Mini-SeriesSgt. McGing
American Friends1991Dr. Weeks
The Widowmaker1990TV MovieDad
White Hunter Black Heart1990Ralph Lockhart
The Child Eater1989ShortStefano
The Jim Henson Hour1989TV SeriesTroll
Screenplay1989TV SeriesWilly
Djavolji raj1989Zemba
Number 271988Murray Lester
This Is David Lander1988TV SeriesCouncillor Stennalling
The Storyteller1988TV SeriesTroll
Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire1987Maxwell Randall
Bulman1985TV SeriesDS Figg
A.D.1985TV Mini-SeriesGamesmaster
Number One1985TV MovieBlackpool Sergeant
The House1984TV MovieMr. Smeth
Sharing Time1984TV SeriesLuke
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby1982TV Mini-SeriesMr. Wagstaff / Wackford Squeers
The French Lieutenant's Woman1981Grimes
Get Lost!1981TV Mini-SeriesNeville Keaton
Armchair Thriller1980TV SeriesTrahearne
A Sharp Intake of Breath1977-1979TV SeriesJack Dyson / Hotel porter / Simon Wilson / ...
All Day on the Sands1979TV MovieDad
Measure for Measure1979TV MovieProvost
Premiere1978TV Mini-SeriesQuinn
Z Cars1978TV SeriesDet. Supt. Boley
BBC2 Play of the Week1977-1978TV SeriesMikhalevich / Brodovich
Enemy at the Door1978TV SeriesLouis Mendoza
Play for Today1973-1978TV SeriesMr. Briggs / First docker / Michael Biddle
Centre Play1977TV SeriesRichard Clewes
A Bridge Too Far1977Corporal Davies
The Duellists1977Lacourbe
Romance1977TV SeriesWeaver
Porridge1977TV SeriesSpraggon
The Squirrels1975-1977TV SeriesSweeney / Jim
The New Avengers1976TV SeriesPrivate George Harris
BBC Play of the Month1976TV SeriesLightborne
The Likely Lads1976Tommy - Milkman
The Stars Look Down1975TV Mini-SeriesJoe Gowlan
The Sweeney1975TV SeriesPeter Jenner
Days of Hope1975TV Mini-SeriesShep Billy Shepherd
Public Eye1975TV SeriesVince Gregson
Father Brown1974TV SeriesJoe
Justice1974TV SeriesBob Graham
Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?1974TV SeriesScaife
Second City Firsts1974TV SeriesKen
Sporting Scenes1974TV SeriesBernie
The Sex Victims1973ShortGeorge (as Alan Armstrong)
Armchair 301973TV SeriesGlazier
Six Days of Justice1973TV SeriesP.C. Williamson
Softly Softly: Task Force1973TV SeriesDavid Miller
Hunter's Walk1973TV SeriesLorry Driver
Thriller1973TV SeriesMike
General Hospital1972TV SeriesKen Hartley
Full House1972TV SeriesGeordie Gilroy
Villains1972TV SeriesTerence 'Tel' Bolden
New Scotland Yard1972TV SeriesRay Davies
Advent of Steam1971TV SeriesHedley
Get Carter1971Keith
Compact1963TV SeriesTeddy Boy


Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary2010TV Movie performer: "One Day More Encore" - uncredited
New Tricks2004-2009TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Great Performances1995TV Series performer - 1 episode


This Love2012Short very special thanks


Asunder2016DocumentaryVoice of the Sunderland Daily Echo & Shipping Gazette (voice)
Little Dorrit: An Insight2009Video documentary shortHimself - 'Flintwinch'
GMTV2004TV SeriesHimself
Extinct2001TV Series documentaryNarrator
7Up 20002000TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
The Making of 'Aristocrats'1999TV Short documentaryHimself
Great Performances1995TV SeriesThénardier
Animating Shakespeare1992TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Book Tower1984TV SeriesHimself - Presenter / Himself
Journey to Krull1983Video documentary shortHimself / Torquil (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Julie Walters: A Life on Screen2014TV Movie documentaryErnest Whitehouse (uncredited)
Ade in Adland2013TV Mini-Series documentary
The Space Shuttle: A Horizon Guide2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (uncredited)

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