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Alexander Armstrong is a Actor British born on 14 august 1970 at Rothbury (United-kingdom)

Alexander Armstrong

Alexander Armstrong
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Birth name Alexander Henry Fenwick Armstrong
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 14 august 1970 (53 years) at Rothbury (United-kingdom)

Alexander Henry Fenwick Armstrong is an English comedian, actor and television presenter, best known as one half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller with Ben Miller, and as host of the BBC game show Pointless. Aside from his Armstrong and Miller sketch show characters, Armstrong's television credits include guest appearances in various TV series and he also voiced Professor M in Tooned and alien supercomputer Mr Smith in the Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Biography

On 27 August 2003, Armstrong married Hannah Bronwen Snow, an events organiser. They have four sons, Rex (born 2007), Patrick (born 2009), Edward (born 2010), and Henry (born 2014). He splits his time between Oxfordshire, where he and his family reside, and London.


Ancestry
In August 2010, Armstrong was featured in an episode of BBC One's Who Do You Think You Are?, through which he discovered that he was a descendant of William the Conqueror. His father comes from a land-owning family with deep connections to the North East and is a great-grandnephew of Robert Spence Watson and distantly related to William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong. With Armstrong's father's family history already well-known to him, the series traced his mother's side of the family, who were descended from Irish landed gentry. The McCauslands were originally seated in Drenagh, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland and trace their ancestry through the Rouse-Boughton family to Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquess of Worcester (1602/3-1667), a descendant of William the Conqueror via Edward III and the Beauforts, Dukes of Somerset.

Edward Somerset's first marriage was to Elizabeth Dormer (died 1635). Elizabeth's grandfather, Robert Dormer, 1st Baron of Wing (1551–1616), was half-brother to Jane Dormer (1538–1612), lady-in-waiting to Mary I.

Armstrong is a second cousin to Imogen Stubbs.


Affiliations
Armstrong is an active supporter of the Countryside Alliance, appearing in their advertisements and magazine to promote countryside shooting. In an interview with The Independent in March 2012, he said that his family had traditionally voted for the Liberal Democrats. Armstrong describes himself as a "centrist" and a "floating voter" stating "I'm not greatly impressed by party politics but I am by individual people. I'm a centrist, and very suspicious of any tribalism." However, Armstrong has personal connections with George Osborne.

In February 2011, Armstrong became President of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne and launched their million pound appeal at a special gala event.

In August 2014, Armstrong was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.

Usually with

Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2 films)
Ben Miller
Ben Miller
(2 films)
Peter Glossop
Peter Glossop
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Alexander Armstrong (11 films)

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Actor

Jackboots on Whitehall, 1h26
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Comedy, Action, Animation
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Alternate history films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Alan Cumming, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson, Richard E. Grant
Roles Red Leader (voice)
Rating53% 2.652072.652072.652072.652072.65207
In 1940, Nazi Germany invades Great Britain by drilling under the English Channel and up through the cobblestones on Whitehall. In London, from his bunker under Downing Street, Prime Minister Winston Churchill issues a call to arms for all of Britain to band together to resist the invaders. In a small village, Chris, a young farm worker rallies the residents to fight back. Joining forces with Churchill's small group of soldiers, the resistance movement retreats to Hadrian's Wall where the unlikely saviours of the country come from the Scottish highlands.
Skellig
Skellig (2009)
, 1h40
Directed by Annabel Jankel
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Actors Tim Roth, Bill Milner, Skye Bennett, John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Navin Chowdhry
Roles Mr. Hunt
Rating63% 3.197543.197543.197543.197543.19754
A young boy, Michael (Bill Milner) and his parents move into an decrepit old house to make room for the new baby that his mother (Kelly Macdonald) and father (John Simm) are expecting. The house is old and needs repair. Michael feels pushed out by his parents who are preoccupied with the state of the house and the new baby. Michael ventures out into the garden and finds an old shed. While looking around the gloomy and uninhabitable place he hears someone say "Who's there?" and runs. It later turns out that this is Skellig (Tim Roth). Michael's mother has been busy cleaning in the house when she goes into premature labour. Michael helps by calling an ambulance but blames himself for what has happened. The baby is premature and has to stay in hospital for some time. Eventually she comes home, apparently well.
The Trial of Tony Blair
Directed by Simon Cellan Jones
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Documentary films about politics, Political films
Actors Robert Lindsay, Phoebe Nicholls, Peter Mullan, Alexander Armstrong, Claire Skinner, Adrian Scarborough
Roles David Cameron
Rating64% 3.23793.23793.23793.23793.2379
A short time before the 2010 general election, Tony Blair goes on British television and gives a political broadcast, in which he announces his resignation from his position as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Scoop
Scoop (2006)
, 1h36
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about magic and magicians
Actors Woody Allen, Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman, Ian McShane, Christopher Fulford, Nigel Lindsay
Roles Cop
Rating65% 3.299893.299893.299893.299893.29989
Following the memorial service for investigative reporter Joe Strombel (McShane), Strombel's spirit finds himself on the barge of death with several others, including a young woman who believes she was poisoned by her employer, Peter Lyman (Jackman). The woman tells Strombel she thinks Lyman, a handsome British aristocrat with political ambitions, may be the Tarot Card Killer, a notorious serial killer of prostitutes, and that he killed her when she stumbled onto his secret. The Tarot Card Killer left a card on each murder victim's body.
Match Point, 2h4
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, Tennis films
Actors Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode, Brian Cox, Penelope Wilton
Roles Mr. Townsend
Rating75% 3.7982453.7982453.7982453.7982453.798245
Chris Wilton, a recently retired tennis professional, is taken on as an instructor at an upmarket club in London. He strikes up a friendship with a wealthy pupil, Tom Hewett, after discovering their common affinity for opera. Tom's older sister, Chloe, is smitten with Chris and the two begin dating. During a family gathering, Chris meets Tom's American fiancée, Nola Rice, and they are instantly attracted to each other. Tom's mother, Eleanor, does not approve of her son's relationship with Nola, a struggling actress, which is a source of tension in the family. Chloe encourages her father, Alec, to give Chris a job as an executive in one of his companies; he begins to be accepted into the family and marriage is discussed.
My Family and Other Animals, 1h30
Directed by Sheree Folkson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Eugene Simon, Imelda Staunton, Chris Langham, Matthew Goode, Omid Djalili, Russell Tovey
Roles Narrator
Rating72% 3.640643.640643.640643.640643.64064
My Family and Other Animals tells the story of the Durrell family, Lawrence Durrell, Leslie Durrell, Margaret Durrell and Gerald Durrell, as well as their mother Louisa Durrell, as they spend five years (1935–1939) on the Greek island of Corfu. The family reside in a series of villas, and spend their time indulging in their varying interests. Gerald develops his passion for wildlife, his mother spends her time cooking and worrying about everyone else; Larry writes and annoys the entire family with high-brow guests and unhelpful suggestions; Leslie develops his passion for ballistics and sailing, whilst Margo sunbathes and enchants the local young men.
Birthday Girl, 1h33
Directed by Jez Butterworth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, BDSM in films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Ben Chaplin, Vincent Cassel, Mathieu Kassovitz, Stephen Mangan, Sally Phillips
Roles Robert Mosley
Rating59% 2.9992952.9992952.9992952.9992952.999295
John Buckingham (Ben Chaplin), a lonely St Albans bank clerk, orders a mail-order bride Nadia (Nicole Kidman) from Russia on the Internet. John is uncomfortable and shy, but Nadia is sexually bold. Though Nadia cannot speak English and John cannot speak Russian, they soon bond. Later on, a man she introduces as her cousin Yuri (Mathieu Kassovitz) and his friend Alexei (Vincent Cassel) turn up to celebrate her birthday. Alexei soon shows that he has a temper. After a violent altercation, Alexei holds Nadia hostage and demands a ransom from John. John has grown to care for Nadia and is forced to steal from the bank where he has worked for ten years. After the ransom is paid, he realises that he has been the victim of an elaborate con. Nadia, Yuri, and Alexei are criminals, and Alexei is actually Nadia's boyfriend.
The Sight
The Sight (2000)
, 1h26
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Andrew McCarthy, Kevin Tighe, Amanda Redman, Honor Blackman, Julian Firth, Alexander Armstrong
Roles Charles Dodgson
Rating57% 2.8982452.8982452.8982452.8982452.898245
Michael Lewis, un jeune architecte Américain est à Londres pour restaurer un vieil hôtel d'époque. Mais il est en proie à des visions, des mauvais rêves qui vont le pousser dans une aventure policière dont il ne pouvait se douter ...
Plunkett & MacLeane, 1h33
Directed by Jake Scott
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Liv Tyler, Ken Stott, Alan Cumming, Michael Gambon
Roles Winterburn
Rating62% 3.1475953.1475953.1475953.1475953.147595
In 1748, England is infested with highwaymen, such as Will Plunkett, a London-based criminal working with a partner. However, very soon into the film his partner Rob is killed by Thief Taker General Chance, and Plunkett finds himself on the run from the local constabulary.
Sharpe's Regiment, 1h40
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Political films, Napoleonic Wars films, French Revolution films
Actors Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Julian Fellowes, Caroline Langrishe, Abigail Cruttenden, Michael Cochrane
Roles Rossendale
Rating78% 3.938133.938133.938133.938133.93813
It is 1813. The First Battalion of the South Essex Regiment has suffered terrible losses in the fighting in Spain and the entire regiment is in danger of being disbanded as a result. Major Sharpe (Sean Bean) and Sergeant Major Harper (Daragh O'Malley) are sent back to England to find out why replacements have not been sent. Sharpe is told that the Second Battalion of the South Essex is drawing pay for over 700 soldiers, but when he arrives at the Second Battalion's barracks, he finds only eleven men, even though there is regular recruiting for the regiment. Sharpe senses something is amiss and is determined to get to the bottom of things.