The Many Roles of Alun Armstrong

A fan's guide to the 232+ roles played by Alun Armstrong, including descriptions, images, availability, ratings & reviews.

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ITV Drama: Dark Angel

Dark Angel is a forthcoming two-part drama on ITV starring Joanna Froggatt as a Victorian-era serial killer. Alun Armstrong co-stars along with Jonas Armstrong, Laura Morgan, Sam Hoare, Emma Fielding and Penny Layden.

Mary Ann is a serial killer, a poisoner whose methods leave no visible scars, allowing her tally of victims to mount unsuspected by a Victorian society unable to conceive a woman capable of such terrible crimes. 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. Through adultery, bigamy, fraud and murder, Mary Ann betters herself socially and financially. But the more she kills, the greater the risk her crimes will finally be exposed... ITV

Filming took place in August and September in North Yorkshire and County Durham.

Alun Armstrong Dark Angel


Radio Drama: Blood from Stone

Blood from Stone is part of the Price of Oil season on BBC Radio 4, delving into the complex history and future of oil. Alun Armstrong and Paul Ritter star in Tamsin Oglesby's future comedy set in 2045.

A father and son energy company are struggling with the new economics of the oil market. With their wells running dry in Turkmenistan, and having to fight Chinese companies for the right to frack under Lytham St Annes, is Ralph wrong about getting out of oil for good? Or is his dad Charlie more of an addict than a businessman? Will we ever be able to give up oil? - BBC Radio 4

Blood from Stone airs 3 October at 2:30pm and will be available to listen online for 30 days after broadcast.


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.