Shrewd, relentless, but amiable detective. Mrs. Bucket, his wife, is keen-witted and helpful in his investigations.
A member of the original London cast of Les Miserables, Alun Armstrong's extensive film credits include The French Lieutenant's Woman, Krull, Patriot Games, Braveheart, Sleepy Hollow, Proof of Life, The Mummy Returns, Van Helsing and Roman Polanski's Oliver Twist.
Armstrong's first role was in the classic 1971 gangster movie Get Carter with Michael Caine. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in The Childeater, a short film by Jonathan Tammuz, and nominated for the Best Actor Award by the Royal Television Society for his performance in This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper in 2000.
He has also appeared in numerous television programs including both David Copperfield and Oliver Twist, Aristocrats and Breaking the Code. He won a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for his 1993 Royal National Theatre performance as Sweeny Todd.