About Alexander Armstrong
Alexander shot to fame as one half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller and as host of the daily television game show Pointless.
Born in Northumberland in 1970, Alexander studied in Edinburgh and Durham and then read English at Trinity College, Cambridge, on music scholarships.
Alexander is a trained classical baritone. He was a member of the Trinity college choir and joined the writing team of the famous Footlights in his final year.
He moved to London to pursue a career in comedy. In 1996, he and Ben Miller performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and were nominated for the Perrier Award.
Alexander has made more appearances as host of Have I Got News for You than any other guest presenter. He has been on the show more than 20 times.
Since Pointless begain in 2009, Alexander has been the presenter alongside former university mate Richard Osman.
Alexander is President of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne, the largest independent library outside London. He launched their million pound appeal at a special gala event in February 2011.
One of Alexander's favourite books is Mr Standfast by John Buchan, an espionage thriller featuring Richard Hannay, the main character of The 39 Steps.
Did you know?
Alexander is a descendant of William the Conqueror.
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