Comedian, actor, quiz show host, singer, adventurer, presenter. Alexander Armstrong has many strings to his entertainment bow.
As a regular face of primetime TV he is best known for being one half of comedy duo Armstrong and Miller alongside fellow actor Ben Miller. Alexander shot to fame starring in four series of Armstrong and Miller from 1997 to 2001 before renewing his partnership with Ben for BAFTA winning The Armstrong and Miller Show in 2007 for three series.
Alexander has hosted the hugely popular quiz show Pointless since it began in 2009. Other presenting roles include Alexander Armstrong’s Big Ask and Epic Win, as well as frequently guest hosting on the BBC’s Have I Got News For You. In 2015, Xander fronted a three-part documentary series for ITV, In the Land of Midnight Sun, in which he embarked on an epic 8000 mile journey halfway around the Arctic Circle.
2015 brought Alexander many exciting ventures. He went to Rome to explore the hidden tunnels of Italy’s capital, filming Rome’s Invisible City for BBC. With the help of cutting-edge 3D scanners, he and his “walking Wikipedia” Dr Michael Scott worked with experts to reveal the invisible subterranean world and hidden treasures lurking beneath.
He has also turned his hand to straight acting and has starred in numerous TV dramas including Love Life, Life Begins, Saxondale and he also appeared in Julia Davis’ 2012 comedy Hunderby. Alexander appeared in the ITV2 post-apocalyptic sitcom Cockroaches. He is the the voice of the children cartoon series Danger Mouse.
Alexander has appeared in a number of films including Jackboots on Whitehall, Skellig and Matchpoint.
Music is a huge love of Alexander’s. In 2015 he joined forces with the stars of the Warner Music Group, working on a medley of classical songs for his debut solo vocal album, A Year of Songs. It reached number six on the UK Albums Chart in its first week and topped the UK Classical Charts, the first time a comedian/actor has reached number one in that chart! In 2016 he took the album on a UK tour with his band. He also starred as Max Detweiler in the TV special The Sound of Music Live for ITV in 2015.
In a quest to discover the story behind his family history, Alexander featured in the BBC series, Who Do You Think You Are? in 2010 discovering that he was a descendant of William the Conqueror!
Hugely popular on the corporate circuit Alexander is much in demand for awards hosting, after dinner speaking and PR campaigns.