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Alun Armstrong (born 17 July 1946) is an English actor and singer recently popular for his role as Brian Lane in New Tricks. Armstrong was born in Annfield Plain, near Stanley, County Durham. He attended Consett Grammar School. Armstrong made his debut in the 1971 film Get Carter, and has appeared in several films, although in this medium he has usually played supporting or minor roles. He has appeared in Sleepy Hollow, The Mummy Returns and Van Helsing.
On television, Armstrong has played the character of Brian Lane in the highly popular BBC drama New Tricks where he was reunited with James Bolam, with whom he appeared in an episode of Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? called "Conduct Unbecoming" and the feature film The Likely Lads, in which he played Terry`s milkman. Armstrong also starred in the 1981, Yorkshire Television drama, Get Lost!, which inspired the later better known drama, The Beiderbecke Affair, in which James Bolam played Armstrong`s counterpart. He also played Austin Donohue in the 1996 BBC drama series Our Friends in the North, a character based on the politician T. Dan Smith, Inspector Bucket in the 2005 BBC adaptation of Bleak House and Mr Evans in Carrie`s War. In 2001, Armstrong played George Mole in the television series Adrian Mole: the Cappuccino Years In 2003, Armstrong starred alongside his son, Joe Armstrong, in the ITV1 drama Between the Sheets. In 2009, he appeared as Jeremiah Flintwinch in Little Dorrit. Armstrong also played the character of John Southouse in the BBC period legal drama Garrow`s Law in the same year.
He is the father of actor Joe Armstrong, who found fame in the current BBC version of Robin Hood.
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Tom Armstrong (son), Joe Armstrong (son), Dan Armstrong (son)
Alan "Alun" Armstrong (born 17 July 1946) is an English 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".
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