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Armstrong Twins

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The Armstrong Twins were among the last duets to understand the fantastic harmonies of the original country music that originated from ’30s and ’40s. The twins, guitarist Lloyd and mandolin participant Floyd, had been delivered in DeWitt, Arkansas but had been raised in Small Rock. They produced their radio debut at age group five and by age nine had been hosting their very own radio present. Greatly influenced with the Blue Sky Young boys as well as the Bailes Brothers, the Armstrongs had been showing up on two daily radio displays and on The Arkansas Jamboree by 1946. Between after that and 1951, they lower over twelve songs, the majority of that have been bluegrass covers. Sometimes, they might also record instrumentals. The twins shifted to Odessa, Tx, in 1952 and started appearing on regional radio and tv programs. Then they started touring with Johnny Horton and afterwards done Louisiana Hayride. In the past due ’50s, they shifted to California and started appearing out Hall Party in Compton.These were unique for the reason that they were most widely used for the West Coast at the same time when local charts were dominated by Western swing and honky tonk tunes. From then on, they moved back again to Small Rock. Decades afterwards, their outdated recordings had been reissued, as well as the Armstrongs started a new group of celebration and membership engagements, even launching a new record in 1980. Because of Floyd’s ill wellness, the brothers needed to curtail personal performances and only performed occasionally through the 1980s.

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Music Songs Sparkling Blue Eyes, Mandolin Boogie, Alabama Baby, Address from Heaven, Arkansas Special, Greenback Dollar, Mandolin Rag, Cabin Home in Caroline, Beetle With The Boogie Woogie Beat, Three Miles South of Cash in Arkansas, Mother's Only Sleeping, Eight Thirty Blues, Three Miles South of Cash, It's Never Too Late, Silver Haired Daddy of Mine, Old Three Room Shack, Why Not Confess, Will the Angels Have a Sweetheart, Beautiful Brown Eyes, Next Sunday Darling Is My Birthday, Little Paper Boy, Beetle with the Boogie Beat, I Wonder Where You Are Tonight, Just A Country Boy, Little Cabin Home on the Hill, Three Miles South Of Cash In Arkansas - Original Mono, Stuck Up Blues / Mandolin Boogie, Cabin Home In Caroline - Original Mono, Baby Girl - Original Mono, Arkansas Special - Original Mono, Baby Girl, Stuck up Blues / Mandolin Blues / Bill Cheatum
Albums The Armstrong Twins' Arkansas Special, Mandolin Boogie, Mandolin Rag


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#Fact
1 Used to watch the 'Robin Hood' series when he was a boy with his dad.
2 The first baby born in Ireland 1981 at 00.01 AM January 1st.
3 The 'Sheriff of Nottingham' & 'Robin Hood' are reunited in an episode of BBC One new series 'The Body Farm' airing in autumn 2011. With Keith Allen playing the detective & Jonas Armstrong as Nick Warner.
4 He has a younger brother and sister.
5 Was surprised about getting the role of Robin Hood because he thought he would be too thin.
6 He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 2003.
7 He was born in Ireland but raised in St. Annes, Lancashire, England and educated at Arnold School in Blackpool, England.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ripper Street 2016 TV Series Nathaniel
Dark Angel 2016 TV Mini-Series Joe Nattrass
Line of Duty 2016 TV Series Joe / Joe Nash
The Dovekeepers 2015 TV Mini-Series Yoav
Edge of Tomorrow 2014 Skinner
The Whale 2013 TV Movie Owen Chase
Walking with the Enemy 2013 Elek Cohen
Twenty8k 2012 Clint O'Connor
Hit & Miss 2012 TV Series Ben
Prisoners Wives 2012 TV Series Steve
Rage of the Yeti 2011 TV Movie Bill
The Body Farm 2011 TV Series Nick Warner
The Field of Blood 2011 TV Series Terry Hewitt
Agatha Christie's Marple 2010 TV Series Cade
The Street 2009 TV Series Nick Nick Calshaw
Robin Hood 2006-2009 TV Series Robin Hood
Book of Blood 2009 Simon McNeal
Losing Gemma 2006 TV Series Steve
The Ghost Squad 2005 TV Series Pete Maitland
Teachers 2004 TV Series Anthony Millington

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dark Angel: Behind the Scenes 2016 Video documentary short Himself / Joe Nattrass
A World on the 'Edge of Tomorrow' 2014 Video short Himself
This Morning 2009-2012 TV Series Himself
T4 on the Beach 2009 2009 TV Movie Himself
The 4th TV Now Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2009 TV Series Himself
CBeebies Bedtime Story 2009 TV Series Himself - Storyteller
Empire Movie Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Himself
Breakfast 2007 TV Series Himself
Deadline 2007 TV Series Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2007 TV Series Himself
The National Television Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
World of Robin Hood 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Buzzcocks... Imagine a Mildly Amusing Panel Show 2007 TV Special Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Stars On Horizon Award Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival Walking with the Enemy (2013) · Hannah Tointon


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#Quote
1 I was proud of Robin Hood (2006) even though critics wrote negative things. But I had to laugh when this big, shaven-headed Hungarian stunt guy first saw me. He said, 'You Jonas? You playing Robin Hood? You need to go to the gym today.' So I thought, 'I'm going to show people.'
2 It's flattering that there are lots of Internet fan sites about me. I'm a bit of a technophobe and I don't even own a laptop, but it's probably a good thing I'm not logged on, checking up on what everyone is saying about me.
3 I'm always polite in auditions, but I wasn't like, 'Oh, please give me the job,' for Robin Hood (2006) because I didn't think I'd get it. I got told about the audition just a few days before I went to India to film something else. I must have been a bit cocky with it.
4 When I was 14, I almost had a big green leprechaun tattooed on my forearm. Thank God I didn't - it would have been a nightmare to cover up as an actor. I went with a group of mates and, being Irish, thought a leprechaun would be perfect.
5 Robin Hood is often seen as the hands-on-hips, archetypal, tally-ho hero. But, realistically, the one calling the shots wouldn't be at the front shouting about it. He'd be the one you don't expect.
6 The first time I've actually filmed in London, the locations we've all had have been real inner city, grimy urban places which has been great. Filming here, you've got everything on your doorstep, so when you've got time off, you can go into town, so I've really enjoyed it.
7 All my friends were choosing university courses, but I had no interest in anything other than acting, so I applied to go to RADA.
8 I was always interested in films and thought that was the path I should go down, but I didn't start pursuing acting until I was 17.
9 I'm a clean liver; I'm no thief. Kids go through phases of nicking stuff. I've nicked stuff - most people have - but I haven't nicked anything of significance.
10 I live in Sheffield, and most auditions are in London, meaning I'm normally a bag of nerves on the train to London because you have all that time to think.
11 I'm a big fan of the Adidas three-stripe old-school zip-up tracksuit tops. I've got several for everyday wear, including an olive-green one, a burgundy one and a cream one with leather arms.
12 If I don't go to the gym and work out, I look like a bag of bones. I go three times a week usually and it's nearly all weights work to help with definition.
13 If you find yourself desperate for money, you sometimes do whatever, but on the other hand, if you really want to be known as a certain type of actor, then you have to restrain yourself.
14 My mother asks when I will do some theatre, and there is something about getting your 15 minute call. That is what you become an actor for - performing in front of people and getting the love from the audience.
15 I do remember a lot of teachers saying I would do well on TV, as I have a 'modern look,' but I never knew how to take that.
16 I've always been a stubble man; I don't do clean-shaven.
17 I only wash my jeans every eight months. I've got a pair by Nudie, and you're not supposed to wash them for eight months at a time to preserve the color. They're really dark denim. Instead of washing, I just hang them out from time to time. It sounds a bit weird, but they're great jeans. Either those or Diesel is what you'll usually find me in.
18 Plain white T-shirts do it for me every time. You can spend anything from £3 to £50 on a T-shirt, but I've bought some great ones from H&M, as well as shelling out on Duffer Of St George and a Polish label I discovered while filming Robin Hood (2006) in Hungary called Scotch And Soda.
19 [About filming Twenty8K]: The first time I've actually filmed in London,the locations we've all had have been real inner city, grimy urban places which has been great. Filming here, you've got everything on your doorstep so when you've got time off you can go into town, so I've really enjoyed it.
20 I really can't stress enough how difficult, yet how important it is to get home grown independent films off the ground, which are relevant to this day and age and relevant to our society in general.
21 I didn't have quite as much confidence as maybe I should and the scale of the production was quite overwhelming for me at times. It took me a bit of time to get into it. I just felt like there were a lot of eyes on me, and there were - and rightly so. They said to me: 'OK, there you go, lad, off you go. There's your sword, there's your bow and arrow and that's your horse - get on with it.' But I wouldn't swap the experience for anything.
22 Playing the role of Nick [in Jimmy McGovern's "The Street"] helped change my perception of soldiers. It brought it so much closer to home. Making this film, I learnt so much about what soldiers do for us. When they come back home from a tour, many soldiers find it nearly impossible to readjust to normal life. It must be hellish out there. Even wearing all that kit in the boiling heat must be tough. They make an incredible contribution for us.
23 I'd heard through the grapevine that the BBC were doing Robin Hood and I was sitting in the pub with a few mates in the business talking about who we thought was going to get cast and coming up with all these established names. I remember thinking, 'F---ing hell. Imagine if I got an audition for Robin Hood.' Lo and behold, I get this call not long before I was due to go to India for work and my agent said I'd got a meeting for Robin Hood. I said, 'Oh, great. For what part?' She said, 'Robin Hood.' I just laughed down the phone. 'Don't be daft,' I said. 'There's no way in hell.' I mean, I'm quite a slight guy and they're going to be looking for some six-foot-three guy, chisel-featured, blond, golden wavy hair down to his shoulders. You know, a massive meaty fellah.

#Trademark
1 Thin physique
2 Ability of doing all sorts of accents and dialects

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