FROM Mitchell and Webb to Peep Show and now to his latest Back, David Mitchell has had a wildly successful career – often alongside best pal and fellow funnyman Robert Webb.
Here’s the story of the panel show regular and where else you might have seen him…
Who is David Mitchell?
David was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on July 14, 1974.
He read history at Cambridge University and it was there that he met his Peep Show co-star Robert Webb.
Comedy took over David’s university life, at the expense of his academic success, and he ended up graduating with a 2:2.
What TV shows has David Mitchell starred in?
David and Robert scored starring roles in Peep Show in 2003, as flatmates Mark Corrigan and Jeremy Usbourne.
It continued for nine series, making it the longest running sitcom in Channel 4 history, and David won a Bafta for the show in 2009.
The final episode aired in December 2015.
He and Robert have also had a number of successful comedy sketch shows under the ‘Mitchell and Webb’ brand.
David also played surgeon Dr Toby Stephens in BBC2 sitcom Doctors and Nurses, wrote for sketch show Dead Ringers, and voiced Mitch in Disney series Phineas and Ferb.
He has taken part in a number of high-profile government campaigns, including playing Pablo the Drug Mule Dog in an advert for FRANK.
Who is David Mitchell’s wife?
David met professional poker player Victoria Coren, the sister of Times journalist and restaurant critic Giles, in 2007 – and was immediately smitten.
They didn’t go on their first date until December 2010, and announced their engagement in March 2012.
The couple married later that near, and welcomed their first daughter in May 2015. They live together in Kilburn, north-west London.
How much is David Mitchell worth?
David Mitchell is thought to be worth £2 million, according to Spears.
When is Back on Channel 4?
Episode four of Back continues on Channel 4 at 10pm TONIGHT, Wednesday, October 4.
Each episode lasts half an hour – a sitcom format rather than comedy-drama.
It has been created by the man behind Veep and The Thick Of It, Simon Blackwell, and the first series will be made up of six episodes.
What is Back about?
Back is the story of Stephen – played by David Mitchell – a failed lawyer and divorcee, who is preparing to step out of his late father’s shadow and take over the family business.
However, at the funeral of his popular pub landlord dad, he is startled by the appearance of Andrew, played by Robert Webb.