The Many Roles of Alun Armstrong

A fan's guide to the 230+ roles played by Alun Armstrong, including descriptions, images, availability, ratings & reviews.

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A Sharp Intake of Breath on DVD

 A Sharp Intake of Breath has finally been released on DVD from Network or from Amazon UK. Alun Armstrong played a variety of roles in the the late '70s comedy series starring David Jason.


Another feature film: Country Woman

Alun Armstrong co-stars with Fiona Shaw, Fionnuala Flaherty, Ruth McCabe, Nick Dunning and Gary Whelan in a new Irish film. Based on real events in 20th century Ireland, Country Woman is an "incredible story of injustice, prejudice, state bias, religious dogma, tragedy and the power of family and law." The film is directed by Danny Hiller and was shot in Connemara and Galway city in March and April. Read more at IFTN.


New feature film: Golden Years

Alun Armstrong will appear in the forthcoming film Golden Years, which was shot in Bristol and the Cotswolds in March and April. The comedy caper stars Bernard Hill and Virginia McKenna as a retired couple forced into a life of crime after they fall victim to the pensions crisis. Armstrong is among the supporting cast along with Sue Johnston, Simon Callow, Una Stubbs, Phil Davies and Brad Moore. Read more at Screen Daily.


New Tricks bicycle to be auctioned for charity

Alun Armstrong is auctioning off Brian Lane's bicycle from New Tricks to raise money for the MS Society. The charity has particular significance for Armstrong, whose sister is one of the 100,000 people in the UK with multiple sclerosis. In an interview with The Mirror, Armstrong said: "It's a bit of a Cinderella charity. But it often affects young adults, so comes at a prime working and family-raising time. There's no known cause or cure, and so funds are desperately needed for sufferers and their families."

The same bicycle was used throughout the series and was presented to Armstrong when he left the show. It will be auctioned by Ewbank's Auctions in Woking, Surrey, on 26 June.

Brian's bicycle