Jamie Armstrong was the adolescent son of Tricia Armstrong. Along with his mother, who was separated from Jamie's abusive father Carl, Jamie lived at 1 Coronation Street and then at 5 Crimea Street from 1995 to 1997.
An astute and crafty young lad, Jamie didn't always do as he was told but was just about kept in line by his mother. The family left the street to live with Tricia's partner Ray Thorpe soon after the birth of Jamie's half-brother, Brad.
Jamie Armstrong, played by Joseph Gilgun and introduced alongside his mother Tricia, first appeared in March 1994 albeit for a stint of just two episodes. The two was introduced more long-term from January 1995, with Jamie reappearing from Episode 3807 broadcast on the 20th.
Jamie was written out alongside his mother when Tracy Brabin decided to quit the programme to look after her new baby. The pair made their final appearances in Episode 4187, broadcast on 2nd May 1997. Jamie was mentioned one last time in Episode 4399 (8th May 1998), when Vera Duckworth arranged for her husband Jack's pigeons to stay with him for a while behind Jack's back.
In 2004, Gilgun was interviewed for the documentary The Kids from Coronation Street about his time on the programme, remembering the look of pride in his grandfather's eyes upon learning he'd got the part. He also recollected how on his first day of filming his mother had instructed the family accompanying him to the set to play it cool, only to go crazy upon spotting Julie Goodyear, well known for playing Bet Lynch. He also revisited the set with other former Corrie child stars, including Warren Jackson (Nick Tilsley) whom he had acted alongside.
First and last lines
"I'm off sick today." (First line, to Curly Watts)
"Bye!" (Final line, to Vera Duckworth)