David Mitchell

British actor, comedian and writer

David James Stuart Mitchell (born 14 July 1974)[2][3] is a English actor, comedian, television personality and writer. He stars in Would I Lie to You?, Peep Show and That Mitchell and Webb Look. He often works with Robert Webb. He also writes articles for The Observer and The Guardian.

David Mitchell
Mitchell in 2009
David James Stuart Mitchell

(1974-07-14) 14 July 1974 (age 50)
EducationAbingdon School
Alma materPeterhouse, Cambridge
  • Comedian
  • actor
  • writer
  • television personality
Years active1995–present
(m. 2012)

Mitchell was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. His mother is Welsh and his father is of Scottish ancestry. The family moved to Oxford during his late childhood. He studied history at Peterhouse, Cambridge. He married poker player and television presenter Victoria Coren on 17 November 2012 in Belsize Park, North London. The couple's daughter was born in May 2015.[4]


  1. "David Mitchell". Desert Island Discs. 19 July 2009. BBC Radio 4. Archived from the original on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  2. A & C Black (2010). David Mitchell (online ed.). Oxford University Press. Retrieved 10 April 2011. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  3. Oatts, Joanne (11 April 2007). "Mitchell & Webb". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 13 April 2007.
  4. "David Mitchell and Victoria Coren announce engagement". BBC. 20 March 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2017.

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