Jonas Armstrong. (Wikipedia)
Jonas Armstrong was born in Dublin in 1981. He was though brought up and educated in the United Kingdom. He graduated from RADA in2003 and immediately went to Northhampton with the play “Quartermaine’s Terms”. In 2006 he starred in the new television series on Robin Hood called “Robin of Locksley”. He complete three series of the show. He recently appeared in a story on “The Street” concerning a soldier who was facially scarred in the Iraq conflict and had adjustments returning to home. Article about Armstrong and his film “Walking With the Enemy” can be viewed here.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, his family moved to Lytham St. Annes when he was six years old. He attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 2003 with a BA in acting. After graduating, he appeared in Quartermaine’s Terms at the Royal Theatre inNorthampton 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 onChannel 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 fightscene. 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”.