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|Born||William Jonas Armstrong
1 January 1981
William Jonas Armstrong (born 1 January 1981) is an Irish actor best known for his appearances on television in the United Kingdom, where he played the titular role in the BBC One drama series Robin Hood.
After graduating, Armstrong appeared in Quartermaine's Terms at the Royal Theatre in Northampton as Derek Meadle. In 2004, he played Henry in The Skin of Our Teeth at the Young Vic theatre in the London Borough of Lambeth and appeared in seven episodes of the fourth series of the British television comedy-drama, Teachers on Channel 4, as Anthony Millington. In January 2005, he appeared as Richard in Rutherford & Son at the Royal Exchange in Manchester. Later in 2005, he appeared again on Channel 4 in the crime drama series The Ghost Squad as Pete Maitland. In December 2006, he starred in the two-part crime drama Losing Gemma on ITV.
His first major television role came in October 2006 when he played Robin of Locksley, in the BBC's 2006 series based on Robin Hood. During filming of the second series, (which aired in 2007) Armstrong broke a metatarsal bone in his foot during a staged fight scene. He was a guest panelist on the BBC comedy panel game show Never Mind the Buzzcocks on 28 February 2007.
In August 2008, the BBC confirmed that Armstrong would be leaving Robin Hood at the end of the third season, which aired on 27 June 2009, citing his statement that he was "looking for new challenges". BBC replied to his words by explaining that "he'll be desperately missed". The show was subsequently not renewed for a fourth series. In 2008 he appeared in the horror film Book of Blood which is based on a short story by Clive Barker.
He appeared in Episode 3 of the third series of BBC serial The Street broadcast on 27 July 2009, playing the role of TA soldier Private Nick Calshaw who returns from Afghanistan with a facial disfigurement and a prosthetic hand after being injured by a suicide bomber whom he was unable to shoot. In January 2009, he read four CBeebies Bedtime stories on "The Bedtime Hour".
|2004||Teachers||Anthony Millington||TV series (7 episodes)|
|2005||The Ghost Squad||Pete Maitland||TV series (7 episodes)|
|2006||Losing Gemma||Steve||TV movie|
|Robin Hood||Robin Hood||TV series (39 episodes: 2006-2009)|
|2009||Book of Blood||Simon McNeal|
|The Street||Nick||TV series (3 episodes)|
|2010||Agatha Christie's Marple||Anthony Cade||TV movie|
|2011||The Field of Blood||Terry Hewitt||TV series|
|The Body Farm||Nick Warner||TV series (6 episodes)|
|Rage of the Yeti||Bill||TV movie|
|2012||Prisoners' Wives||Steve Roscoe||TV series (6 episodes)|
|Hit & Miss||Ben||TV series (6 episodes)|
|2013||The Field of Blood||Terry Hewitt||TV series|
|2014||The Whale||Owen Chase||TV film|
|Walking with the Enemy||Elek Cohen|
|Edge of Tomorrow ||Skinner|
|2015||The Dovekeepers||Yoav||TV miniseries|
- Quartermaine's Terms (Royal Theatre, Northampton 2003)
- The Skin of Our Teeth (Young Vic Theatre, London 2004)
- Rutherford & Son (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester 2005)
- "Preview: Quartermine's Terms". BBC. 10 October 2003. Retrieved 2008-08-07.
- "Jonas Armstrong". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-10-15.
- Osborn, Michael (8 September 2006). "Robin Hood given modern makeover". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-08-07.
- "Talking Shop: Jonas Armstrong". bbc.co.uk. 6 October 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-07.
- "Robin Hood star quits BBC remake". bbc.co.uk. 6 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-07.
- "Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Chairman's Award Gala". Eye On South Florida. November 13, 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
- Full Announcement, Release Date for "All You Need is Kill", SuperHeroHype!, 1 October 2012