David Mitchell is one of those outstanding comedians who gained popularity and financial stability simply by relaxing people’s nerves through side-splitting jokes in theaters, on television, in movies, and in video sketches.
The winner of the British Academy Television Award has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. He is currently being honored best for his appearance on the Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show together with the English comedian Robert Webb.
Mitchell also introduced his multi-talented talent as a television presenter and writer. He served as team captain on the British panel show “Would I Lie to You? He is currently the host of The Unbelievable Truth and co-host of the news show 10 O’Clock Live.
David Mitchell Biography
Mitchell was born on the 14th day of July 1974 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. He was born as the son of former hotel managers Ian Douglas Mitchell and Kathryn Grey Hughes Mitchell and has two siblings who are both boys, one of them is Daniel.
David attended Abingdon School in Oxfordshire, where he began to identify with some comic characters. There he also started writing comic material and making sketches with his friends. After his younger brother, Daniel was born, his family moved to Oxford, where his parents got a job at Oxford Polytechnic, now Oxford Brookes University, while he attended an independent preparatory school in town, New College School. However, before enrolling in college, David worked as a proofreader for the Oxford University Press.
David Mitchell moved to Peterhouse College in Cambridge in 1993 to study history. There he met Robert Webb and together they recorded their first show Innocent Millions Dead or Dying: A Wry Look at the Post-Apocalyptic Age in January 1995.
David was also president of the Cambridge Footlight Dramatists’ Club from 1995 to 1996. His career as a comedian officially began after performing with his friend Webb at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. They were then commissioned to do comedy sketches for two famous comedians, Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong, and for the British comedy sketch show Big Train, which was broadcast from 1998-2002.
David’s first breakthrough as a television actor came in 2000 when he wrote and starred in the short-lived BBC sketch show Bruiser with Webb. The following year, the two started their own sketch show called The Mitchell and Webb Situation. The show was well-received by the public and ran for six episodes on the defunct Play UK channel. Their next show was the Peepshow, released in 2003, in which they played as roommates. The show actually gave a huge boost to their fame. She won the Golden Rose Award in 2004, the Best Situation Comedy BAFTA award in 2008, and two British Comedy Awards for Best TV Comedy (2006 and 2007). It is also Channel 4’s longest sitcom.
They also appeared in their first film Magician, which was released in 2007. They also co-wrote their first book This Mitchell and Webb Book, which was published in 2009. Individually, David Mitchell appeared in the radio sitcom Think the Unthinkable, the BBC2 sitcom Doctors and Nurses, The Taming of The Shrew, Blunder and Jam, and Jerusalem. He also narrated the British version of Beauty and the Geek and made a piece of himself called Listen to Mitchell. His performances from 2013 onwards include Best of the Worst, Would I Lie To You? and The Big Fat Quiz of the Year. In 2014 he was one of the signatories of the Guardia. Today his net worth is estimated at 58 million dollars.
David Mitchell Wife, Daughter
David Mitchell, who sees himself more as British than English, is married to Victoria Coren, an English writer and broadcaster who has been known as the host of the BBC television quiz show Only Connect since 2008. The two met at Jonathan Ross’ annual Halloween party in 2007, but their date did not start until 2010, and in March 2012 they announced their engagement in the British newspaper The Times.
After his marriage in November 2012, David automatically became the brother-in-law of Giles Coren and Alexander Armstrong, who are both renowned writers and actors. They now have a daughter, Barbara Elizabeth June Mitchell, who was born on 22 May 2015.
Height and Quick Facts About David Mitchell
|Full Name:||David James Stuart Mitchell|
|Birth Date:||July 14, 1974|
|Birth Place:||Salisbury, Wiltshire, England|
|Occupation:||Comedian, Actor, Writer, and Television presenter.|
|Father’s name:||Ian Douglas|
|Mother’s name:||Mitchell and Kathryn Grey Mitchell (née Hughes)|
|Marital Status:||Married to Victoria Elizabeth Coren Mitchell|
|Number of Children:||1 (Barbara Elizabeth June Mitchell, born on May 22, 2015.)|
|Height:||5′ 10″ or 1.78 m|
|Net worth:||$58 Million|