Alun Armstrong plays Jeremiah Flintwich by Margaret Sanderson

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Alun Armstrong is a British actor from the North East of England. Since his career began in the early 1970s, he has played some very colourful characters, often a bit crazy, despotic, and psychotic. His engagingly jolie-laide face exudes both compassion and integrity and is consequently spotted in every Dickens serial ever made. Armstrong spent nine years with the Royal Shakespeare company. Here, his role is that of Jeremiah Flintwich fron the Dickens novel Little Dorrit.
In the ongoing BBC series New Tricks, he plays the neurotic Brian Lane alongside fellow Geordie James Bolam having worked together previously in episodes of Whatever happened to the Likely Lads?

In Patriot Games (1992), Armstrong played an SO-13 officer. In Braveheart (1995), he played the Scottish noble Mornay who betrayed William Wallace.[ He was the villainous Egyptian cult leader Baltus Hafez in The Mummy Returns (2001), and he portrayed Saint Peter with a Geordie accent in Millions (2004). He also had small roles as the High Constable in Sleepy Hollow (1999), Cardinal Jinette in Van Helsing (2004), Magistrate Fang in Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist (2005) and Uncle Garrow in Eragon (2006).

This portrait was done with prismacolor pencils on bristol Board extra smooth surface, 250 gsm, 210mms x 297 mms.


alun armstrong, jeremiah flintwich, margaret sanderson, dickens, new tricks, little dorrit, geordie

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  • Donna Huntriss
    Donna Huntrissover 2 years ago

    Brilliant rendering! Nice work!

  • Thank you very much Donna!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Kayleen West
    Kayleen Westover 2 years ago

    Stunning work Margaret.

  • Very kind of you Kayleen. Thank you so much.

    – Margaret Sanderson

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 2 years ago

    Fabulous portrait Margaret !!
    you have captured the essence of the man, one of my all time favourite Geordie actors !

  • One of mine too George, but the more I look at this, I can also see John Savident who played Fred Elliott on Coronation Street! Thanks so much for your lovely comment.

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 2 years ago

    Oh yes, brilliant work Margaret!!!

  • Thank you so much Meg!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 2 years ago

    December 9, 2011

  • Yay! Thanks Theresa!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Gary Fernandez
    Gary Fernandezover 2 years ago

    Congratulations Ms Sanderson on your excellent portrait.

  • Thank you kindly Mr Fernandez, sir!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Michele Filoscia
    Michele Filosciaover 2 years ago

    Splendid work indeed.

  • Thank you Michele, for your lovely comment!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 2 years ago

    This is absolutely brilliant Margaret, your best yet.
    I’ve just watched him die in Garrow’s Law last week. He can play any part with conviction.
    I can’t remember him in The Likely Lads, only Rodney Bewes.
    Into faves
    Cheers Neil

  • Alun played Tommy the milkman in The Likely Lads according to Wikipedia. I can’t remember him in that either, but I’ll watch anything with his name in the credits. Thanks for that very enthusiastic comment Neil, and for the fave too!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 2 years ago

    Funny you mentioning the milkman but one milkman scene was filmed on our estate in Killingworth, back in the 70s using the same front of the house as ours but it was different inside. This was Bob and Thelma’s house after the got married.
    Cheers Neil

  • You’ll know this better than me Neil, but I believe Killingworth had a few new housing estates being built in the 70’s, so I guess that all fits in. Maybe Bob and Thelma’s interior was fimed in the studio. Fascinating stuff.

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago

    DECEMBER 11th, 2011
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  • Thanks Mary!

    – Margaret Sanderson

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