DAVID MITCHELL grew up in Oxford. He was miserable at a
school but happy at Cambridge, where he was president of Footlights and met
his comedy partner Robert Webb. Together they have starred in the BAFTA -
winning series THAT MITCHELL AND WEBB LOOK and PEEP SHOW.
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 THE
UNBELIVABLE TRUTH and has appeared on pretty much every British TV or
radio panel show. In 2016, Mitchell began his role as William Shakespeare in Ben
Elton's six-part comedy series UPSTART CROW for The BBC which subsequently
ran for a further 2 series and specials. He will reprise his role as The Bard to
make his West End debut in UPSTART CROW, which will run at The Gielgud
Theatre from February.
Following the critical success of his memoir BACK STORY, his latest book,
DISHONESTY IS THE SECOND BEST POLICY: AND OTHER RULES TO LIVE BY, has
just been released.
Mitchell will be returning to Channel 4 next year for series 2 of the comedy