David Mitchell

David Mitchell

Peep Show, Back

Synopsis

As well as starring in the cult hit Peep Show with his comedy partner Robert Webb, the pair have also appeared in Back and Ambassadors. David has also appeared in everything from Ben Elton’s Upstart Crow to Jam & Jerusalem, but the writer, actor and presenter is perhaps best known as one of the best panel show guests around, cropping up in everything from QI to Have I Got News... as well as captaining on Would I Lie to You?

Biography

David Mitchell is a writer, presenter, actor and one half of the comedy partnership, Mitchell and Webb. The pair met at Cambridge, where David was president of the Cambridge Footlights. He and Robert have since written and starred in several sketch shows for radio and television including That Mitchell & Webb Look, but they’re perhaps best known as the ill-matched flatmates Mark and Jeremy in the hit sitcom Peep Show.

Known for a combination of intellect, wit and often bewildered fury, the Radio Times named David ‘The Best Comedy Panel Show Guest’ in the world, stating that ‘he's incredibly, disgustingly witty...even starting to make Paul Merton look slow on the uptake’. He’s a regular contestant on QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week, and various Big Fat Quizzes, he’s a team captain on Would I Lie to You?, and a frequent guest and host on Have I Got News for You.

As a writer, alongside his many broadcast credits, David has a weekly column in The Observer taking a satirical and often frustrated look at the news agenda. The column has also spawned an online video series, David Mitchell's Soapbox and a book Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse: And Other Lessons from Modern Life. He’s also published a volume of autobiography, Back Story.

Alongside Peep Show David and Robert have also starred together in Back, Ambassadors, and the film Magicians. David has starred as Will Shakespeare in Ben Elton’s historical comedy Upstart Crow, as well as more fleeting roles in everything from Jam & Jerusalem to Peppa Pig to Doctor Who.

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David Mitchell on his Awards Ceremony Experience