Alexander Armstrong is known as an English comedian, actor, TV host and guest speaker. Best known as one half of the comedy duo ‘Armstrong & Miller’ along side Ben Miller, and as host of the BBC game show ‘Pointless’.
His other TV credits include parts in various series; he also voiced Professor M in ‘Tooned’ and alien super computer Mr Smith, in the Doctor Who spin off ‘The Sarah Jane Adventures’.
Alexander Armstrong was educated at Cambridge, and was part of The Footlights shows. It was after graduating (1992), he met Ben Miller in London and they performed sketches together. In 1996, Armstrong and Miller played at the Edinburgh Fringe, and they were nominated for the Perrier Award.
Armstrong and Miller co starred in four series of their TV show, from 1997 to 2001. The duo took a break and split for several years, to forge their own solo careers. Alexander renewed his partnership with Ben Miller, for the BAFTA award winning BBC’s The Armstrong and Miller Show in 2007, which ran for three series.
Alexander has also had many straight acting roles, including: Love Life, Life Begins, Mutual Friends and most recently Hunderby. He has hosted popular quiz show ‘Pointless’ as well as; ‘Alexander Armstrong’s Big Ask’, ‘Epic Win’ and frequently hosting ‘Have I Got News For You’.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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