Alexander Armstrong Biography
Alexander Armstrong born Alexander Henry Fenwick Armstrong, is an English comedian, actor, television presenter and bass baritone singer. He was born on 2 March 1970 in Rothbury, Northumberland, England.
Armstrong was educated at Mowden Hall School in Stocksfield, Northumberland and St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh and attended Durham School and Trinity College, Cambridge on music scholarships. At Cambridge, Armstrong read English and scored a third-class degree and sang bass baritone as a choral scholar with the college choir.
Alexander Armstrong Age
He was born on 2 March 1970 in Rothbury, Northumberland, England as the youngest of three children, to physician Henry Angus Armstrong and his wife, Emma Virginia Peronnet Thompson-McCausland.
Alexander Armstrong Wife
Armstrong married Hannah Bronwen Snow on 27 August 2003. Hannah Bronwen Snow is a full-time mother; they have four sons. His wife, Hannah Snow, is the sister of Esther Walker, a journalist and food blogger who is married to restaurant critic and TV presenter Giles Coren.
Alexander Armstrong Children
Alexander Armstrong and Hannah Bronwen Snow have four sons.
Alexander Armstrong Children’s Names
He has four sons. The names of three of them are; Patrick Armstrong, Edward Armstrong
, and Rex Armstrong.
Alexander Armstrong Brother
Alexander Armstrong’s brother, Dominic Armstrong is a risk analyst. His sister runs a language school in Paris.
Alexander Armstrong Family
Alexander Armstrong was born to physician Henry Angus Armstrong and his wife, Emma Virginia Peronnet Thompson-McCausland. His maternal grandparents were economist Lucius Thompson-McCausland and Helen Laura McCausland, granddaughter of Captain Conolly Thomas McCausland and Hon. Laura St. John, daughter of St Andrew St John, 15th Baron St John of Bletso.
Alexander Armstrong Family Tree
Armstrong was featured in an episode of BBC One’s Who Do You Think You Are?, in August 2010 through which he discovered that he was a descendant of William the Conqueror. His father comes from a land-owning family with deep connections to the North East and is a great-grandnephew of Robert Spence Watson and distantly related to William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong. With Armstrong’s father’s family history already well-known to him, the series traced his mother’s side of the family, who were descended from Irish landed gentry.
The McCauslands were originally seated in Drenagh, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland and trace their ancestry through the Rouse-Boughton family to Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquess of Worcester (1602/03–1667), a descendant of William the Conqueror via Edward III and the Beauforts, Dukes of Somerset.
Edward Somerset’s first marriage was to Elizabeth Dormer (died in 1635). Elizabeth’s grandfather, Robert Dormer, 1st Baron of Wing (1551–1616), was half-brother to Jane Dormer (1538–1612), later Countess of Feria, and lady-in-waiting to Mary I.
Tracing Edward Somerset’s lineage further back reveals him to have been a great-great-grandson of Henry Pole, 1st Baron Montagu – Pole himself being the eldest son of Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury. The Countess of Salisbury, beheaded by Henry VIII as the last of the Yorkist line, was daughter to George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence and Isabel Neville. Isabel was daughter to Warwick the Kingmaker. Margaret Salisbury’s father Clarence and his brothers Richard III and Edward IV were sons of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York and Cicely Neville, who pursued the Yorkist claim to the English throne in the Wars of the Roses.
Alexander Armstrong Net Worth
Alexander Armstrong has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Alexander Armstrong Height
Alexander Armstrong stands at 5′ 11″ (1.81 m).
Alexander Armstrong TV Shows
Non presenting roles
- 1995: You Bet!
- 1995: The Thin Blue Line
- 1996: Sharpe:
- 1998: Is It Legal?
- 1999: The Big Knights
- 2000–2001: Beast
- 2001: Dr. Terrible’s House of Horrible
- 2002: TLC
- 2004–2006: Life Begins
- 2005: Marple
- 2006: Saxondale
- 2007–2011: The Sarah Jane Adventures
- 2007: After You’ve Gone
- 2007: Hotel Babylon
- 2007: Christmas at the Riviera
- 2007: To the Manor Born
- 2008: Doctor Who
- 2008: Mutual Friends
- 2009: Micro Men:
- 2010: The Trial of Tony Blair
- 2010: Reggie Perrin
- 2011: Doctor Who
- 2012: Hacks
- 2012: Love Life
- 2012-2013: Tooned
- 2012: Hunderby
- 2014: Not Going Out
- 2014–present: Hey Duggee
- 2015–present: Danger Mouse
- 2015: Cockroaches
- 2015: The Sound of Music Live
- 2017: Lip Sync Battle UK
- 2003–: Have I Got News for You
- 2006: Best of the Worst
- 2009–: Pointless
- 2011: The Great British Weather
- 2011: Epic Win
- 2011–2013: Alexander Armstrong’s Big Ask:
- 2013: Your Face Sounds Familiar:
- 2013: Prize Island
- 2013: The 12 Drinks of Christmas
- 2014: Alexander Armstrong’s Real Ripping Yarns
- 2015: Frank Sinatra: Our Way
- 2015: Sunday Night at the Palladium
- 2015: Alexander Armstrong in the Land of the Midnight Sun
- 2015: Rome’s Invisible City
- 2016: Bruce’s Hall of Fame
- 2017: Italy’s Invisible Cities
- 2017: Don’t Ask Me Ask Britain:
- 2017: Teach My Pet To Do That:
- 2017: A Very Royal Wedding
- 2017: Sheridan
- 2018–: The Imitation Game
Alexander Armstrong Songs
- Bleak Midwinter
- The Water is Wide
- Stranger in Paradise
- On Days Like These
- A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
- Hushabye Mountain
- Londonderry Air
- MacArthur Park
- Rothbury Hills
- Hymn Song
- Ca’ the Yowes
- Fields of Gold
- Without a Song
- Over the Hills
- Golden Brown
- I Still Believe in Christmas
- Scarborough Fair / Canticle
- White Winter Hymnal
- This Glorious Morrow
- Little Girl Blue
- Down by the Salley Gardens
- There is No Rose
- The Day Thou Gavest
- Let It Snow
- The Christmas Song
- Bethlehem Down
- The Vagabond
- Angels in a Winter Light
- High Hopes
- Between the Sunset and the Sea
Alexander Armstrong Interview on playing Reg Arwel in the Doctor Who Christmas Special.
What can you reveal about your character?
Alexander Armstrong: I play Reg Arwell, who is a bomber pilot in the Second World War. We witness him flying over the channel and all the navigation equipment completely stops working. It doesn’t look good for him! His wife Madge then receives a slip of paper saying that a ‘Reg’ is missing and presumed dead. Their two children hope that their Daddy is going to be back for Christmas and that’s when the Doctor gets involved to return a favour to Madge as she helps him out at the very beginning of the episode.
Did you enjoy working with your co-stars?
Alexander Armstrong: Amazing. Lovely to work with Claire Skinner again, I did a drama with her called Life Begins a couple of years ago. But the real treat was working with Matt, who’s just a tremendously fine fellow and an excellent person to hang out on set with. As you can imagine, there’s an awful lot of time between takes and I can think of few nicer people to spend time with than Matt.
Doctor Who will soon be celebrating its 50th anniversary. Are you a fan?
Alexander Armstrong: It’s something I’ve always wanted to be in and there really isn’t another show like Doctor Who. The heritage of it is amazing and when the BBC got it going again it suddenly took on a whole new life. It has all the charm and ingenuity of the first incarnation but it also has Russell and now Steven’s really current TV brains behind it, people who are so literate in really good television that gets you thinking. With Christopher, David and now Matt, this Doctor Who has kind of gone nuts. I mean my Doctor Who when I was young was Tom Baker, I loved Tom Baker, everyone did, but the Doctor these days has taken on a sort of rock star status.
Did you enjoy filming in Cardiff?
Alexander Armstrong: Brilliant, it was lovely. It was a fantastic journey out of Cardiff down to the studio – a really beautiful part of Wales. We filmed in an amazing Victorian castle looking right out on the Gower peninsular. It was absolutely stunning.
What will you be doing on Christmas day?
Alexander Armstrong: Entertaining children, trying to keep a lid on sugary treats and desperately rationing presents because our children got high on them last year. Also, we will of course be watching Doctor Who. I really hope it’s another cold Christmas; I loved the cold winter last year. A bit of snow and a bit of sledging – it’ll be great.
Alexander Armstrong – Video
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