Fast Facts

  • Was the first baby to be born in 1981 in Dublin, Ireland at one minute past midnight.
  • Performed in Twelfth Night, Ulysses and The Crucible while a student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
  • Has obtained a British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat (BASSC) certificate, which would help him land his role as Robin Hood in a 2006 BBC production.
  • Won a Stars on the Horizon Award at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Chairman's Award Gala in 2013.
  • Has a tattoo of the lyrics "Now Here We Are" from the Coldplay song "Columbia" on his right arm.


  • Eva Armstrong — Mother
  • Sorcha Armstrong — Sister
  • Grant Armstrong — Brother
  • Harold Armstrong — Father


  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England (BA in Acting, 2003)


  • Birth Name: William Jonas Armstrong
  • Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
  • Profession: Actor

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