Armstrong, William (Bill Armstrong)

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Armstrong, William (Bill Armstrong)





Television Appearances; Series:

Paul Currie, Gems, Thames, 1985.

Max Lubin, Capital City, ITV, 1989.

Paul Slater, Casualty, 1991.

All in the Game, ITV, 1993.

Bloodsports host, Glam Metal Detectives (also known as GMD), BBC, 1995.

Dr. Trevor Stewart, Silent Witness (occasional series), Arts and Entertainment, 1996-98.

The Alan Clark Diaries, BBC, 2004.

Jonathan Earnshaw, Hollyoaks, E4, 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

William Wells Hoyt, The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (also known as Dream One and The First Modern Olympics), NBC, 1984.

Clifford Talbot, "On the Job," Chandler & Co., PBS, 1996.

(As Bill Armstrong) General McAuliffe, Band of Brothers, HBO, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Springer, Danny, the Champion of the World, Disney Channel, 1989.

Rick Cole, Frankenstein's Baby, BBC, 1990.

Mrs. 'arris Goes to Paris, CBS, 1992.

(As Bill Armstrong) Voice of Specs, Dominion Tank Police, Sci-Fi Channel, 1992.

Peter Morley, Nightworld: Riddler's Moon (also known as Riddler's Moon), UPN, 1998.

Mr. Lewis, RKO 281 (also known as RKO 281: The Battle over Citizen Kane), HBO, 1999.

Jeremy Roberts, Queen's Counsel, Anybody's Nightmare, Carlton, 2001.

Harry Weber, The Point Men, Starz!, 2001.

Frazer Macdonald, Out of Season, HBO, 2004.

Lieutenant Colonel Jackson, Sunday, Channel 4, 2002.

Carl Klein, The Government Inspector, Channel 4, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Whelper, Scoop, PBS, 1987.

Reverend Fergus, A Murder of Quality, PBS, 1991.

Dr. Stelton, "Goodnight Mister Tom," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1999.

Hirsch, Strauss: The Waltz King, BBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Eddie, "Road," Alive TV, PBS, 1985.

Logan, "Old Acquaintance," Bergerac, BBC1, 1989.

Alain Fournier, "The Sea Takes It All," TECX, 1990.

Quizmaster, "Blast Off!," Teenage Health Freak, 1991.

Josie, 1991.

Sports presenter, "The Crying Game," The Comic Strip Presents, BBC2, 1992.

Paul Carpenter, "Is There Anybody There?," Boon, ITV, 1992.

Gary Pearson, "Ivory Tower," Full Stretch, 1993.

The Major, "Transylvania, January 1918," The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, ABC, 1993.

(As Bill Armstrong) Duncan Spellar, "An Innocent Man," Pie in the Sky, BBC, 1994.

D. C. Lang, "On the Autofront," Minder, ITV, 1994.

Simon Gould, Shine on Harvey Moon, ITV, 1995.

Moses Crispiani, "Improvements," As Time Goes By, PBS, 1995.

Detective Inspector John Knight, "Divided Loyalties," Soldier Soldier, ITV, 1996.

Clive Pritchard, "The Lie of the Land," Down to Earth, BBC, 2001.

Graham Barker, "Deathwatch," Waking the Dead, BBC, 2002.

Dr. Jeff Waller, "For Love nor Money," Dalziel and Pascoe, BBC, 2002.

Colonel Grice, "H-Hour," Red Cap, BBC, 2003.

Reverend John Bathurst, "Passions and Convictions," Casualty, BBC1, 2004.

Robert Kinnison, "The Replacement," Doctors, BBC, 2004.

Peter McKee, "A Sort of Love," The Brief, ITV, 2004.

William Lloyd, "One in Six," The Courtroom, Channel 4, 2004.

William Lloyd, "Beloved Daughter," The Courtroom, Channel 4, 2004.

William Lloyd, "Bully for You," The Courtroom, Channel 4, 2004.

William Lloyd, "The Kidnap," The Courtroom, Channel 4, 2004.

Leon Bracken, "False Prophet: Parts 1 & 2," Murder Prevention, Channel 5, 2004.

Malcolm Eysher, "Dogs," Murder in Suburbia, BBC America, 2005.

Graham Martin, The Golden Hour, ITV, 2005.

Alex Roscoe, "The Special: Part II," Spooks (also known as MI-5), Arts and Entertainment, 2005.

Alex Roscoe, "The Sting," Spooks (also known as MI-5), Arts and Entertainment, 2005.

Todd Whiting, "Agua Cadaver," Rosemary & Thyme, ITV, 2006.

Steven Lewis, New Street Law, BBC, 2006.

Appeared as the governor in an episode of The Vice, BBC America.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

U.S. Army sergeant, Behind Enemy Lines (also known as 92 Grosvenor Street), NBC, 1985.

Film Appearances:

Jerry, Riders of the Storm (also known as The American Way), Miramax, 1986.

Hoops, Cuban Breeze, 1986.

(As Bill Armstrong) Lydecker, Aliens, 1986.

Eddie, Road, 1987.

Canadian sergeant, Hope and Glory, Columbia, 1987.

Thommo, Going Home (also known as Soldats en transit), 1987.

Farmer in Ohio, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, 1987.

Tom, Prince, 1991.

Peter, Lazarus, 1994.

Perry, The Fourth Angel (also known as Vengeance secrete), Artisan Entertainment/New Legend Media, 2001.

Major Wilson, 7 Seconds, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005.

Ted Eckles, A Sound of Thunder, Warner Bros., 2005.

Accountant, Derailed, Weinstein Co., 2005.

Clifford Fisher, La mome (also known as The Passionate Life of Edith Piaf, La vie en rose, and Zabec), Picturehouse Entertainment, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

Scenes and Revelations, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1981.

Queen Lear, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1999-2000.

Armstrong, William Armstrong, 1st Baron

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Armstrong, William Armstrong, 1st Baron (1810–1900). Armstrong was the son of a Newcastle merchant. Although trained as a solicitor, he was interested in technical experiments from boyhood. Financial backing from fellow-members of Newcastle's business community facilitated in 1847 his establishment of the Elswick engine works near Newcastle to manufacture hydraulic machinery. During the Crimean War he became involved in gun-making and this led in 1859 to the Elswick Ordnance Company. Between 1859 and 1863 this company supplied 3,000 guns to the British forces. During the later 19th cent. it became one of the world's leading engineering, shipbuilding, and armaments firms, taking over the rival Whitworth company in 1897. In 1900 the company employed 25,028 workers and had a weekly wage bill of nearly £37,000. Armstrong acquired a Northumberland estate at Cragside in 1863 and commissioned the architect Norman Shaw to build a mansion for him there. He received a knighthood in 1859, and a peerage in 1887.

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