Alexander Armstrong

Alexander Armstrong

Date of birth: 02-03-1970
Alexander Armstrong – also known as Xander – studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was also a member of Cambridge Footlights and the college choir.

He met his comedy partner Ben Miller in 1991, when they started performing together in the TBA sketch night in Notting Hill, West London.

But 1998 was their breakthrough year, when they landed a Radio 4 series and a TV series, produced for Channel 4 and the Paramount Comedy Channel.

The show ran for four series and included such characters as Scandanavian heavy metal band Strijka, the drama Nude Practice and hip middle-class presenters Craig Children and Martin Bain-Jones.

They dissolved their partnership in 2000, to forge their separate careers

Armstrong went on to appear in such TV shows as Mutual Friends, Don't Call Me Stupid, hospital sitcom TLC and three series of Life Begins for ITV

He was also a regular guest host on Have I Got News For You, and appeared in Woody Allen’s film Match Point, as well as numerous adverts for Pimms.

He reunited with Miller for one-off charity gig in London celebrity hangout The Groucho Club in 2005, which reignited their partnership, and led to their prime-time BBC One show in autumn 2007.

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Armstrong & Miller reunite

For an ITV tribute gig for Prince Charles

Comedy duo Armstrong and Miller are reuniting.

The pair will reform their partnership to host We Are Most Amused And Amazed, an ITV entertainment special to mark Prince Charles’s 70th birthday,

The show is being staged at The London Palladium on October 22 for future broadcast.

 Rowan Atkinson, Bill Bailey, Omid Djalili and magicians Penn & Teller and Dynamo will all be on the bill

The last time Atkinson appeared in front of the Prince of Wales was six years ago, when he revived  Blackadder as an immoral banker for the We Are Most Amused benefit show at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller have rarely appeared together since their tour in 2010– the same year that their BBC sketch series ended – save for a series of adverts for Spitfire beer in the guise of their RAF pilots.

Miller stars in Johnny English Strikes Again, which is out this week, while Armstrong is now probably best known as host of BBC One’s Pointless.

Tickets for We Are Most Amused And Amazed are available here, priced £45.50 to £159.50. The gig is in aid of  The Prince’s Trust.

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Published: 1 Oct 2018

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