|| A former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Gareth Armstrong has performed the Bard's works in over thirty countries. In addition to acclaimed turns as the titular "heroes" of Richard III and Macbeth, Armstrong has created indelible performances in more modern plays, such as Agatha Christie's A Murder Is Announced, Tom Stoppard's Dirty Linen and Noel Coward's Easy Virtue, all presented in London's West End. He has received high praise for his writing and performing of Shylock, a one-man play that has taken him to over thirty countries worldwide. A frequent presence on the BBC, Armstrong might be best known for playing Sean in the world's longest running radio serial, The Archers. A founding member of the Made in Wales Stage Company, Armstrong has directed productions throughout the United Kingdom and has helped bring Shakespeare to the United States as associate director of ACTER, A Center for Theatre, Education & Research based at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.