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Alexander Armstrong

Biography

Fifty percent of the humor duo Armstrong and Miller with Ben Miller, who also had a sketch display together within the BBC from 1997 to 2001. He in addition has voiced Teacher M in Tooned and alien supercomputer Mr Smith in the physician Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Journeys. He analyzed at St Mary’s Music College in Edinburgh and Durham College and, after graduating from Cambridge University’s Trinity University, he toured regional night clubs until he fulfilled Ben Miller. In 1996, he and Miller performed on the Edinburgh Celebration Fringe and had been nominated for the Perrier Prize. He in addition has appeared on many game displays like Have I ACQUIRED News for you personally and became the sponsor of Pointless. He previously three sons along with his wife Hannah Bronwen Snow. He’s the youngest of three kids. Ben Miller is definitely his humor partner and each of them possess performed in two eponymous tv sketch shows collectively.

Quick Facts


Full Name Alexander Armstrong
Date Of Birth March 2, 1970
Place Of Birth Rothbury, England
Height 1.81 m
Profession Comedian
Education University of Cambridge, Durham School, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, Trinity College, Cambridge, St Mary's Music School
Nationality British
Spouse Hannah Bronwen Snow
Children Patrick Armstrong, Rex Armstrong, Edward Armstrong
Parents Henry Angus Armstrong, Emma Virginia Peronnet Thompson-McCausland
Siblings Alice Armstrong, Dominic Armstrong
Awards British Academy Television Award for Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme
Nominations British Comedy Award for the Best Sketch Show
Movies Plunkett & Macleane, The Sight, Birthday Girl, A Murder Is Announced, Match Point, My Family and Other Animals, Scoop, The Trial of Tony Blair, Christmas at the Riviera, Micro Men, Skellig, Jackboots on Whitehall, Mike the Knight, Mike’s Bravest Mission, To the Manor Born: Silver Wedding Anniversary
TV Shows Pointless, Danger Mouse, The Armstrong & Miller Show, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Life Begins, Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask, After You've Gone, To the Manor Born, Hey Duggee, The Big Knights, Reggie Perrin, Mutual Friends, Epic Win, Rev., Brass Eye, Stressed Eric, Time Gentlemen Please, Best of the Worst, A Town Called Panic, Don't Ask Me Ask Britain, Prize Island, Sarah Jane's Alien Files, Hacks, TLC, Armstrong and Miller, Beast, When Were We Funniest?
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#Fact
1 The first album he bought was "Kings of the Wild Frontier" by Adam and the Ants (by a remarkable coincidence, that was also Richard Osman's first album).
2 Brother-in-law of David Mitchell, Victoria Coren Mitchell and Giles Coren.
3 His wife, Hannah Bronwen Snow is the sister of Giles Coren's wife, Esther Walker.
4 Second cousin of the actress Imogen Stubbs (his grandfather was brother of her grandmother).
5 He is distantly related to William Armstrong, later Baron Armstrong of Cragside. Cragside is a mansion in Northumberland which was the first to be lit by electricity in the late 1860s.
6 His father is Angus Armstrong (a GP) and his mother is Virginia McCausland. Has an older brother, Dominic and an older sister, Alice (b. 1967).
7 Has three sons, Edward, Patrick and Rex.
8 Along with David Tennant, Matt Smith, Elisabeth Sladen, John Leeson, Tommy Knight and Lachele Carl, he is one of only seven actors to play the same character (Mr Smith) in both Doctor Who (2005) and The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Horrible Science 2015 TV Series post-production Tannoy
Danger Mouse 2015-2016 TV Series Danger Mouse / Sinister Mouse
The Sound of Music Live 2015 TV Movie Max Detweiler
Hunderby 2012-2015 TV Series Brother Joseph
Cockroaches 2015 TV Series Doctor
Rome's Invisible City 2015 TV Movie
Hey Duggee 2014 TV Series Narrator
Not Going Out 2014 TV Series Alexander Armstrong
Mike the Knight: Journey to Dragon Mountain 2014 Video King of Glendragon
Tooned 2012-2013 TV Series Professor M
Electric Cinema: How to Behave 2012 Short Pathe Cockerel / Voice Over Man
Love Life 2012 TV Series Dominic
Hacks 2012 TV Movie David Bullingdon
Comedy Showcase 2011 TV Series Murdo
Doctor Who 2008-2011 TV Series Mr Smith Reg Arwell
The Sarah Jane Adventures 2007-2011 TV Series Mr. Smith
The Armstrong and Miller Show 2007-2010 TV Series Various Characters
Reggie Perrin 2010 TV Series David
SJA: Alien Files 2010 TV Series Mr. Smith
Rev. 2010 TV Series Patrick Yam
Jackboots on Whitehall 2010 Red Leader (voice)
Micro Men 2009 TV Movie Clive Sinclair
Skellig: The Owl Man 2009 TV Movie Mr Hunt
The Sarah Jane Adventures Comic Relief Special 2009 TV Movie Mr. Smith (voice)
Mutual Friends 2008 TV Series Patrick Turner
To the Manor Born 2007 TV Series Adam fforbes-Hamilton
Christmas at the Riviera 2007 TV Movie Miles
Hotel Babylon 2007 TV Series Aiden Spencer
After You've Gone 2007 TV Series Dr Howard Banks
The Trial of Tony Blair 2007 TV Movie David Cameron
Life Begins 2004-2006 TV Series Phil Mee
Scoop 2006 Cop
Saxondale 2006 TV Series Jerome Wilson
My Family and Other Animals 2005 TV Movie Narrator (voice)
Open Wide 2005 TV Movie David Wivvelsfield
Match Point 2005 Mr. Townsend
Agatha Christie's Marple 2005 TV Series D.I. Dermot Craddock
Hidden & Dangerous 2 2003 Video Game Main Character (voice)
Panique au village 2002 TV Series short Horse (2000) (English version, voice)
tlc 2002 TV Series Dr. Stephen Noble
I Saw You 2002 TV Series Peter
Time Gentlemen Please 2002 TV Series Dean
Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible 2001 TV Series Michael Masters
Beginner's Luck 2001 Breakfast Show Host
Birthday Girl 2001 Robert Moseley (as Xander Armstrong)
Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes 2001 TV Series Turnavine
Armstrong and Miller 1997-2001 TV Series Various Characters
Beast 2000-2001 TV Series Nick
Stressed Eric 1998-2000 TV Series
The Sight 2000 TV Movie Charles Dodgson
Cinderella 2000/II TV Movie Prince Charming
The Big Knights 1999 TV Series Narrator (voice, as Xander Armstrong)
Plunkett & Macleane 1999 Winterburn
Is It Legal? 1998 TV Series Nick
The Jack Docherty Show 1997 TV Series Various
Mojo 1997 BBC Announcer (voice, as Xander Armstrong)
Brass Eye 1997 TV Series American Vox Pop
Never Mind the Horrocks 1996 TV Movie Various Roles
Sharpe's Regiment 1996 TV Movie Rossendale
The Thin Blue Line 1995 TV Series Arrested Man
Sardines 1995 TV Movie Alistair
There's No Business 1994 Tim
Screen One 1994 TV Series Capt. Henry Sandy

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Armstrong and Miller Show 2009-2010 TV Series written by - 12 episodes
Armstrong and Miller 1997-2001 TV Series writer - 27 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comedy Showcase 2011 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
The Armstrong and Miller Show 2007-2010 TV Series executive producer - 19 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 2015 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Timeshift TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode, 2008 performer - 1 episode, 2008
Cinderella 2000/II TV Movie performer: "Helplessly in Love"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pointless Celebrities 2011-2016 TV Series Himself - Presenter / Himself
Pointless 2009-2016 TV Series Himself - Presenter / Himself
Bruce's Hall of Fame with Alexander Armstrong 2016 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
The Making of the Sound of Music Live 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Loose Women 2012-2015 TV Series Himself
Have I Got News for You 2003-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest Presenter
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 2012-2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Friday Panel / Himself
Land of the Midnight Sun with Alexander Armstrong 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Presenter
Songs of Praise 2015 TV Series Himself
VE Day 70: A Party to Remember 2015 TV Movie Himself
Room 101 2015 TV Series Himself
The One Show 2010-2014 TV Series Himself - Presenter / Himself - Guest / Himself - Guest Presenter
Alexander Armstrong's Real Ripping Yarns 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Voice: Louder on Two 2014 TV Series Himself
12 Drinks of Christmas 2013 TV Movie Himself
Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
This Morning 2008-2013 TV Series Himself
My Hero 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Your Face Sounds Familiar 2013 TV Series Himself
Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Host
Would I Lie to You? 2012 TV Series Himself
My Life in Books 2012 TV Series Himself
Epic Win 2011 TV Series Himself - Presenter
The Great British Weather 2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter
Daybreak 2011 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2009-2010 TV Series Himself / Himself - Comedian / Himself - Actor
James May's Man Lab 2010 TV Series documentary Himself - Flat Pack Furniture Consultant
Who Do You Think You Are? 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The British Academy Television Awards 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Story of 'Are You Being Served?' 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
Alexander Armstrong's Very British Holiday 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
The Xtra Factor 2008-2009 TV Series Himself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Have I Got News for You: News... for You 2009 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2009 TV Series Himself
Don't Call Me Stupid! 2007-2009 TV Series Himself - Host
The Justin Lee Collins Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Heston's Feasts 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Comic Relief 2009 2009 TV Special Mr. Smith (voice)
The Royal Variety Performance 2008 2008 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Kitchen 2008 TV Series Himself
Have I Got News for You: The Inevitable Internet Spin-Off 2007-2008 TV Series short Himself - Guest Presenter
The Alan Titchmarsh Show 2008 TV Series Himself
Visionaries 2008 TV Series Himself
Happy Birthday BAFTA 2007 TV Movie
The National Movie Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter
News Knight with Sir Trevor McDonald 2007 TV Series Himself
Adventures for Boys: John Buchan - Master of Suspense 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Best of the Worst 2006 TV Series Himself - Host
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Driving Mum and Dad Mad 2006 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
Richard & Judy 2006 TV Series Himself
Scoop! The Greatest Tabloid Headlines 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
The Ultimate Sitcom 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
The Perfect Scary Movie 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
QI 2005 TV Series Himself
Whatever Happened to the Minipops? 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
The 100 Greatest Albums 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
The British Comedy Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
The Curse of Noel Edmonds 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
Ultimate Sci-Fi Top 10 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
X-Rated: The Pop Videos They Tried to Ban 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
Hell's Kitchen 2004 TV Series Himself
The Wright Stuff 2002 TV Series Panelist
Space Cadets 1997 TV Series Himself
Saturday Live 1996 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Have I Got News for You 2010-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest Presenter
Have I Got News for You: The Best of the Guest Presenters - Volume 2 2005 Video Guest Presenter
Have I Got News for You: The Best of the Guest Presenters 2003 Video Guest Presenter

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Comedy (Programme or Series) The Armstrong and Miller Show (2007) · Ben Miller
· Caroline Norris
· Dominic Brigstocke

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Best Sketch Show The Armstrong and Miller Show (2007) · Ben Miller
2008 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Comedy Programme The Armstrong and Miller Show (2007) · Ben Miller
· Jeremy Dyson
· Mario Stylianides


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#Quote
1 People never look better than in period costume, especially men.
2 [on Pointless Celebrities (2011)] David Bowie would be my dream contestant. I'm a huge fan but they couldn't get him for the Olympic opening ceremony so I think it would be hard. He may have a different set of priorities though - I would applaud that.
3 I would say back in the 1990s when everybody was focusing on Britpop, I think the most exciting thing to happen in that decade was Beverley Knight. Absolutely extraordinary.
4 [on Jonathan Ross and the obscene phone calls he left with Russell Brand on Andrew Sachs's answerphone] What was so funny about it was how grimly inappropriate it was. It was the nearest thing to slapstick I've ever heard on the radio. It's the equivalent of two people trying to carry a piano up the stairs and it just falling down to the bottom each time. It was hilarious because it was wrong - you don't say that to a national treasure. Trouble is, some people's senses of humour are able to deal with that and other people, their gorge rises and they go, "That's just appalling." Now look what we've done. We've got rid of the best broadcaster of our age. But it'll be fine - he'll be back.


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