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Alun Armstrong

Alun Armstrong



United Kingdom

Age: 75

Born: 17 Jul, 1946

Known for

In Frontier as Lord Archibald Bentonas Lord Archibald Benton

in Frontier
In Year of the Rabbit as Chief Inspector Wisbechas Chief Inspector Wisbech

in Year of the Rabbit
In The Hollow Crown as Northumberlandas Northumberland

in The Hollow Crown
In New Tricks as Brian Laneas Brian Lane

in New Tricks

TV Series Starring Alun Armstrong

Sherwood (2021)Sherwood (2021)

Set in the Nottinghamshire mining village, Sherwood sees two shocking and unexpected murders shatter an already fractured community leading to one of the largest manhunts in British history.


Year of the RabbitYear of the Rabbit
Channel 4, 2019 | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.3/5

Set in Victorian-era London, the series follows Detective Inspector Rabbit, a hardened booze-hound who's seen it all, and his new, hapless, by-the-books partner. While they're investigating a local murder, the lewd but insightful adoptive daughter of the chief of police joins them, becoming the country's first female officer. Together, the trio must fight crime while rubbing shoulders with street gangs, crooked politicians, Bulgarian princes, spiritualists, music hall stars and the Elephant Man.


Prime Suspect 1973Prime Suspect 1973
ITV, 2017 | Drama, Crime, Thriller
Rating: 3.7/5

The much-anticipated prequel to Prime Suspect, Tennison [w/t], has begun filming on location in London. Stefanie Martini (Doctor Thorne, Endeavour, Emerald City), Sam Reid (Belle, The Riot Club) and Blake Harrison (Dad's Army, The Inbetweeners) join forces to star in the 6 x 60 minute series which portrays the young Jane Tennison (Stefanie Martini) at the beginning of her career, revealing why she became such a complex and formidable character in the Metropolitan Police. Sam Reid and Blake Harrison are cast as Jane's superiors DCI Len Bradfield and DS Spencer Gibbs. Alun Armstrong (New Tricks, Little Dorrit), Ruth Sheen (Unforgotten, Inside No.9), Lex Shrapnel (Medici: Masters of Florence) and Jay Taylor (Promise) are cast as crime family members Clifford, Renee, John and David Bentley. Jessica Gunning (Jericho, Fortitude) is also cast as fellow WPC Kath Morgan alongside Andrew Brooke (Babylon, Da Vinci's Demons) as Jane's senior officer Sergeant Harris. Nick Sidi (Silent Witness, DCI Banks) and Geraldine Somerville (Silent Witness, New Tricks) are cast as Jane's parents, Andrew and Joyce.


FrontierFrontier
Discovery, 2016 | Drama, Action, Adventure, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

The series follows the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century. Told from multiple perspectives, the series takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.


Dark Angel (2016)Dark Angel (2016)
ITV, 2016 | Drama, Crime, Thriller, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

The two-part drama, Dark Angel, from Line of Duty makers World Productions, is based on the extraordinary true story of the Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton.Travelling around the North-east, she insinuates herself into unsuspecting families, marrying and creating new families of her own - before killing them, taking their money and moving on.


The Hollow CrownThe Hollow Crown
BBC Three, 2012 | Drama, Military/War, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

A tale of family, politics and power. The films tell the rise and fall of three Kings and how their destiny shaped our history.


Garrow's LawGarrow's Law
BBC One, 2009 | Drama, Crime, History, Biography
Rating: 2.5/5

This legal drama investigates the corruption behind London's Old Bailey in the 18th century and is inspired by the life of pioneering English barrister William Garrow.


Little DorritLittle Dorrit
BBC One, 2008 | Drama, Mystery, Romance, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

Little Dorrit tells the story of the Dorrit family and the rich array of characters they encounter on their way from rags to riches and back again.


New TricksNew Tricks
BBC One, 2004 | Comedy, Drama, Crime, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

New Tricks is a BBC television drama series which follows the work of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS). Led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, it is made up of retired police officers who have been recruited to re-investigate unsolved crimes.


Our Friends in the NorthOur Friends in the North
BBC Three, 1996 | Drama, History
Rating: 3/5

A highly acclaimed nine-part BBC TV series about the lives and loves of four individuals from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne between 1963 and 1995. The series also examined sociological and political changes in England over the thirty year period.