David Mitchell is best known as one half of comedy partnership, Mitchell and Webb. The pair met at Cambridge, where Mitchell was president of the Cambridge Footlights. Together they have written and starred in several sketch shows for radio and television; The Mitchell & Webb Situation, That Mitchell & Webb Sound, That Mitchell & Webb Look and Peep Show. They both appeared in the film Magicians, in which Mitchell played traditional magician Harry.
Mitchell and Webb received the Best Comedy Award at the Variety Club Showbiz awards 2008. David also received a BAFTA for Best Comedy Performance in 2009 for Peep Show.
On his own, Mitchell has had parts in BBC’s Jam & Jerusalem and the ShakespeaRe-told adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew. He is a frequent participant on British panel shows, including QI, Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You. David Mitchell has been a team captain on BBC One’s ever popular Would I Lie To You for ten series, he presented Channel 4’s 10 O’Clock Live, hosts Radio 4’s The Unbelievable Truth and has appeared on pretty much every British TV or radio panel show. David stars as William Shakespeare in Ben Elton’s comedy series Upstart Crow for the BBC now in its third series.
Following the critical success of his memoir Back Story, his latest book, Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse: And Other Lessons from Modern Life, was released in 2014. David also writes a weekly column for the Observer.
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