Alun Armstrong actor
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  • Armstrong somehow managed to make him so interesting that I had actually found myself stopping and rewinding the tape to see the episodes with him again
  • I think he is a very talented actor, and I hope he appears in more leading roles

    • by Lorianna
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      I first saw the English actor Alun Armstrong in the theatrical performance of Nicholas Nickleby (based on a novel by Charles Dickens) where he played Mr. Squeers, and played remarkably well.

      Squeers, a cruel one-eyed schoolmaster, is


      a rather unpleasant, if not repulsive, character, and yet Mr.

      Armstrong somehow managed to make him so interesting that I had actually found myself stopping and rewinding the tape to see the episodes with him again.

      After ...


      • that, I had seen Alun Armstrong in other movies; I like him as Mr.

        Peggoty in David Copperfield, and as Inspector Bucket in the new Bleak House.

        There’s just something special about this actor and how he

        handles Dickensian characters.

        I also remember singling Alun Armstrong out in Braveheart, although his part (of a Scottich nobleman) was not large.

        I think he is a very talented actor, and I hope he appears in more leading roles.




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    Mike Wood says :

    I have a recollection of seeing a play on TV some 30 years ago titled The Brylcreem Boys in which Alun Armstrong played a young WWII soldier who suffers frostbite falling asleep on sentry duty and is admitted onto a ward containing WWII bomber crew who have suffered nervous breakdowns and reenact their experiences after nightfall. I have searched everywhere and can find no reference to this play at all. Have I dreamed this, in which case I`ll write a script, because I remember the play as being truly affecting and yet it seems lost. Can anybody help me in this quest? Many thanks Mike Wood

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    Alexei Belicova says :

    Hello.
    I would like to advice BBC2 Playhouse anthology television series. In 1979 there was an episode, which was called “Brylcreem Boys” about Traumatized WW2 British Air Crew members. However, there was no Alun Armstrong in the cast.
    The full version of that TV play you can find on Youtube - Brylcreem Boys BBC2 (1979).

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    Martin Trivasse says :

    Hello Mike I don`t know if you`ll get to read this, and I`m afraid I`m not going to be any help to you, as I am also looking for this play. I just wanted to ask if you`d had any success in tracking down this television drama, starring Alun Armstrong? You gave it the title `The Brylcreem Boys`, but searches for that title only throw up the feature film of the same name. However, you weren`t dreaming I saw that production as a child, and was deeply moved by it. Martin Trivasse

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    Cheri Yeates says :

    Hi Been searching for years for a copy of the TV play with Alun Armstrong, James Bolam and Patrick Mower which I think was called the Cricket Club dinner - it was on TV about 20 or 25 years ago and was one of the funniest plays we ever seen. Set in a Welsh town with no jobs there is a collision with the local cricket club fancy dress annual diner and the arrival of Germans coming to invest in the town and provide jobs - it doesn’t end well but our actor Alun is dressed as a WW2 Japanese Pilot and meets a Japanese business man in a graveyard - long story but so funny Does anyone know we can buy a copy would love to see it again and again
    Thanks
    CY

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    Alexei Belicov says :

    Hello.

    I think you are talking about British anthology series - “Screen One”. In the second season of this series is an episode called “Sticky Wickets”(that is your TV play with Alun Armstrong). However, even the BBC official site cells DVD’s only for “Screen Two” series. “Screen One” is unavailable.

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