Alun Armstrong

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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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Total trailers found: 64

The Mummy Returns Trailer (2001)

28 April 2001

Rick and Evelyn O'Connell, along with their 8 year old son Alex, discover the key to the legendary Scorpion King's might, the fabled Bracelet of Anubis.

Sleepy Hollow Trailer (1999)

18 November 1999

New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded.

Van Helsing: The London Assignment Trailer (2004)

11 May 2004

It tells of the events before the film, in which monster hunter Gabriel Van Helsing travels to London to investigate a series of horrific, and decidedly supernatural murders, being committed by the mad scientist Dr.

Van Helsing Trailer (2004)

05 May 2004

Famed monster slayer Gabriel Van Helsing is dispatched to Transylvania to assist the last of the Valerious bloodline in defeating Count Dracula.

Braveheart Trailer (1995)

24 May 1995

Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers.

David Copperfield Trailer (1999)

25 December 1999

Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.

Oliver Twist Trailer (2005)

23 September 2005

Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London.

Patriot Games Trailer (1992)

04 June 1992

When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.

Eragon Trailer (2006)

14 December 2006

In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.

The Saint Trailer (1997)

03 April 1997

Ivan Tretiak, Russian Mafia boss who wants to create an oil crisis in Moscow and seize power as a result sends Simon Templar, great international criminal, to England to get a secret formula for cold fusion from U.

A Bridge Too Far Trailer (1977)

15 June 1977

Tells the story of operation Market Garden. A failed attempt by the allies in the latter stages of WWII to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland allowing access over the Rhine into Germany.

Krull Trailer (1983)

29 July 1983

A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.

Split Second Trailer (1992)

01 May 1992

In a futuristic London, the rising sea levels mean that large areas are under feet of water. Hauer plays a cop who previously lost his partner to some strange creature.

The Duellists Trailer (1977)

31 August 1977

In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult.

Get Carter Trailer (1971)

03 March 1971

Michael Caine is Jack Carter, a small-time hood working in London. When word reaches him of his brothers death, he travels to Newcastle to attend the funeral.

Black Beauty Trailer (1994)

29 July 1994

The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.

White Hunter Black Heart Trailer (1990)

14 September 1990

A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal tua

Harrison's Flowers Trailer (2000)

23 September 2000

Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful.

MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday Trailer (1994)

24 November 1994

A close friend of MacGyver is murdered. In searching for a reason for this assassination MacGyver discovers a secret nuclear weapons plant right in the center of Britain.

Blue Ice Trailer (1992)

09 October 1992

An ex-British spy (Michael Caine) helps a U.S. diplomat's wife (Sean Young) and blows the lid off a deadly government cover-up.

An Awfully Big Adventure Trailer (1995)

01 January 1995

An Awfully Big Adventure is a 1995 drama film about a theatre company in Liverpool, set in 1947 and based on the 1989 novel of the same name by Beryl Bainbridge.

Les Misérables: 10th Anniversary Concert at the Royal Albert Hall Trailer (1995)

14 October 1995

The top stars from the original London and Broadway productions join together with a 150-voice chorus and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London's venerated Royal Albert Hall for a truly magical gala performance of Les Misérables.

Oliver Twist Trailer (1999)

28 November 1999

Based on Charles Dickens' novel, this adaptation traces the childhood of an orphan whose mother dies giving birth to him in an English work-house in the 1820s.

Golden Years Trailer (2016)

29 April 2016

Fate, the pensions crisis and a steadfast refusal to accept the injustice of old age have contrived to force law abiding, retired couple, Arthur and Martha Goode into a life of crime.

Our Friends in the North Trailer (1996)

13 January 1996

A nine part series depicting the varying fortunes of four friends - Nicky, Geordie, Mary and Tosker - from the optimistic times of 1964 to the uncertainties of 1995.

It's All About Love Trailer (2003)

10 January 2003

It's All About Love is the story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse.

Paradise Found Trailer (2003)

01 January 2003

Paradise Found is a biography about the painter Paul Gauguin. Focusing on his personal conflict between citizen life and his family life and the art scene in Frane.

Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story Trailer (2008)

27 May 2008

The story of the rise of morals crusader Mary Whitehouse in the UK in the 1960's,

Little Dorrit Trailer (2008)

26 October 2008

The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London.

G:MT Greenwich Mean Time Trailer (1999)

01 October 1999

Six London school-leavers attempt to make it in the world, balancing the challenge of trying to make a name for themselves in the music industry against the pressures and tragedies of everyday life.

The Hollow Crown: Henry IV - Part 2 Trailer (2012)

14 July 2012

BBC adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV Part 2 - In the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, Northumberland learns of the death of his son.

Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire Trailer (1987)

02 January 1987

Off the wall British musical. Cocky cockney snooker player Billy Kid accepts the challenge of a grudge match from Maxwell Randall (the Green Baize Vampire), six times world champion; the loser will never play professional snooker again.

The 14 Trailer (1973)

15 June 1973

Set in London’s East End, The 14 (aka The Wild Little Bunch aka Existence) is based on the true story of fourteen children who struggle against overwhelming pressures to stay together after the death of their single mother.

All Day on the Sands Trailer (1979)

24 February 1979

Mr and Mrs Cooper are staying at a boarding-house in the seaside resort of Morecambe with their small children, Colin and Jennifer.

Dark Angel Trailer (2016)

31 October 2016

Drama about the real-life Victorian serial killer Mary Ann Cotton.

Les Misérables: The Dream Cast in Concert Trailer (1998)

17 November 1998

Les Misérables: The Dream Cast in Concert a.k.a. Les Misérables in Concert is a concert version of the musical Les Misérables, produced to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Sparkhouse Trailer (2002)

31 August 2002

The relationship between childhood sweethearts, a farmer's daughter and boy from a rich family, turns tumultuous in this modern interpretation of Wuthering Heights.

The Hollow Crown: Henry IV - Part 1 Trailer (2012)

07 July 2012

Henry IV finds himself facing uprisings from the Welsh chieftain Owen Glendower and impetuous young Harry Hotspur, son of the Duke of Northumberland, angry with the king for not paying Glendower ransom for his brother-in-law Mortimer.

This Is Personal: The Hunt For The Yorkshire Ripper Trailer (2000)

26 January 2000

This is a dramatisation of the real-life investigation into the notorious Yorkshire Ripper murders of the late 1970s, showing the effect that it had on the health and career of Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield who led the enquiry.

Breaking the Code Trailer (1996)

17 September 1996

A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code, used by the Germans to send secret orders to their U-boats in World War II.

A Passionate Woman Trailer (2010)

11 April 2010

1950's, Leeds: Betty (Billie Piper) is a wife and mother, whose life is changed forever after falling hopelessly and dangerously in love with her charismatic Polish neighbour, Alex Crazenovski, better known as Craze .

Goggle Eyes Trailer (1993)

24 March 1993

Goggle Eyes is an award winning adaptation by Deborah Moggach of Anne Fine's 1989 children's novel of the same name.

The Dinner Party Trailer (2007)

09 September 2007

Young couple Jackie and Leo move from North London to a suburban home in the green belt paradise of Southern England.

The Likely Lads Trailer (1976)

01 February 1976

With the destruction of their previous neighbourhood has inevitably come the destruction of the lads’ favoured watering hole The Fat Ox.

Between the Sheets Trailer (2003)

17 November 2003

This dramedy depicts the romantic and sexual challenges of several different couples who are all linked in some way.

Underworld Trailer (1997)

04 November 1997

William Smith, a middle-class school teacher from a suburb in London, returns home one day to find his wife Gilda has run off with her boyfriend and taken all his possessions with her.

When I'm Sixty-four Trailer (2004)

04 August 2004

One-off drama about the friendship that grows between two men from very different backgrounds, whose paths cross for the first time as they approach retirement age.

That Summer of White Roses Trailer (1989)

01 January 1989

World War II finally reaches a Yugoslavian lake, where a lifeguard shelters a refugee and her son.

Days of Hope Trailer (1975)

11 September 1975

Four feature-length period dramas follow three young members of a Yorkshire farming family from the First World War to the General Strike of 1926: Ben, who volunteers for the army; his sister, Sarah and her husband, Phillip, a Christian Socialist and conscientious objector.

Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years Trailer (2001)

02 February 2001

It is 1997 and Adrian is now 30 and the Head Chef in a top Soho restaurant. He currently lives in the upstairs room of the restaurant; the rest of his family remain in Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Trailer (1982)

01 January 1982

Young Nicholas Nickleby sets out to make his fortune in order to prevent his mother and sister from depending upon his uncle, Ralph Nicklby.

With or Without You Trailer (1999)

10 September 1999

Rosie and Vincent know each other for ten years, and are married for five. She doesn't like her job, he isn't too pleased working with her dad.

Doggin' Around Trailer (1994)

16 October 1994

The past catches up with an ageing American jazz pianist when he returns to the clubs of Lancashire and Yorkshire that he last visited 10 years previously.

Inquisition Trailer (2002)

22 December 2002

Set in the Spain of 1680, a time of torture and interrogation by the Grand Inquisitor. A young man appears that is healing the sick and raising the dead.

Carrie's War Trailer (2004)

01 January 2004

Carrie's War is an adaptation of a 1973 children's novel by Nina Bawden, set during the Second World War and following two evacuees, Carrie and her younger brother Nick.

Brazen Hussies Trailer (1996)

30 November 1996

After meeting her old school friend Sandra Delaney, who now works as a stripper, pub owner Maureen Hardcastle decides to spice up her flagging business by turning it into a male stripper club, with the help of untrustworthy businessman Billy Bowman.

The Widowmaker Trailer (1990)

01 January 1990

The Widowmaker is a 1990 made for television film starring Annabelle Apsion, Alun Armstrong, David Morrissey and Kenneth Welsh.

Sorry About Last Night Trailer (1995)

27 December 1995

A romantic comedy written by and starring Alexei Sayle. A couple on a first date in London are determined to find a drink after closing time, to prove to themselves that they are not careworn and middle-aged.

Get Lost! Trailer (1981)

11 June 1981

The plot of Get Lost! concerns the disappearance of Jim Threadgold (Brian Southwood), husband of English teacher Judy Threadgold (Turner).

Fear of God Trailer (1980)

26 February 1980

A journalist finds his life is in danger when he investigates the death of a woman who was involved with a religious cult.