Alexander Armstong is an actor, writer, and one of the most accomplished, recognisable hosts
in the country. He is one half of Armstrong & Miller, writing and starring in the comedy
sketch show with fellow actor and university friend, Ben Miller. He is also the co-host of the
hugely popular quiz Pointless and a regular guest presenter of Have I Got News For You.
Other TV credits include the dramas Life Begins and Mutual Friends and an appearance in Dr
Who. He’s played the animal-hating vet in Beast, and David Cameron in The Trial of Tony
Blair. He has also appeared in Saxondale with Steve Coogan, and provided the voice for
Dangermouse in the return of the children’s favourite.
Alexander has chaired Channel 4’s The Best of the Worst, and Don’t Call Me Stupid. He’s
explored the history of Naples, Florence and Venice in Italy’s Invisible Cities, and frequently
pops up on Radio 4. He has also turned his hand to singing, producing two albums of popular
classics and taking them on tour with a live orchestra, as well as a recording of Prokofiev’s
Peter and the Wolf.