The Many Roles of Alun Armstrong

A fan's guide to the 224+ roles played by Alun Armstrong, including descriptions, images, availability, ratings & reviews.

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First look at Alun Armstrong in Showtime's Penny Dreadful

Alun Armstrong will play Brand in the forthcoming horror series Penny Dreadful, which will air on Showtime starting 11 May 2014. He appears briefly in the new trailer:

Alun Armstrong Penny Dreadful

 

 

A production blog video shows a poster that seems to give a hint about his character:

Penny Dreadful posters

The Legendary Vincent Brand
with the Lovely Maud Gunnison
in the Old Penny Dreadful
Sweeney Todd, Demonic Tonsorial

Armstrong played the character Sweeney Todd - who first appeared in a Victorian penny dreadful - in a 1993 National Theatre Production.

Penny Dreadful is created and written by John Logan (Hugo; Skyfall) and is co-executive produced by Sam Mendes (The Hollow Crown).  The 8-part series also stars Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Billie Piper, Rory Kinnear, Timothy Dalton, Helen McCrory and Simon Russell Beale. Episode directors include Juan Antonio Bayona and Dearbhla Walsh. Filming is underway from October 2013 to March 2014 in Ireland, at Ardmore Studios in Bray and other locations around Dublin.

Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama. - Showtime