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The 21st century BBC1 series of Robin Hood cast Jonas Armstrong in the lead role of Robin Hood. It was his major acting breakthrough.

Robin Hood proved very popular and the BBC commissioned a second series, for which Jonas Armstrong was reported to have tried to 'bulk up' by hiring a personal trainer.

In August 2008 it was revealed that Jonas Armstrong would be leaving Robin Hood at the end of the third series.

Irishman, Jonas Armstrong actually grew up in the North West of England and went to Arnold School.

Jonas Armstrong acted as Anthony Millington in Channel 4's popular drama series Teachers. He also starred in the major role of Pete in C4's Ghost Squad.

Jonas studied acting at RADA, where he performed on stage in Twelfth Night, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Crucible, and Ulysses. He left RADA in 2003.

Jonas Armstrong played new boy Derek Meadle in Quartermaine's Terms at the Royal Theatre in Northampton. The play was described as a cross between Channel 4's Teachers and the classic comedy Please Sir.

Jonas, who is six foot tall, has a BASSC Certificate in Stage Combat, plays the guitar and enjoys tennis.

In February 2008, The Blackpool Gazette reported that Jonas Armstrong was dating Emmerdale actress Sammy Winward.

In March 2009, it was reported that Jonas Armstrong had split from Sammy Winward, however this was dismissed at the time.

In July 2009, Jonas Armstrong made his first post-Robin Hood TV acting appearance, when he played a disfigured British soldier called Nick in BBC1's The Street.

On 19 May 2010, the BBC reported that Jonas Armstrong had been fined for being drunk and disorderly outside his mother's home.

In 2013, Jonas Armstrong was cast in a 90-minute film for BBC One and Discovery, written by Terry Cafolla, entitled The Whale.



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