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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 14 January 1926Stoke Newington, London, England, UK
Date of Death 14 November 2015England, UK
Birth NameWarren Misell
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Warren Mitchell was born on January 14, 1926 in Stoke Newington, London, England as Warren Misell. He was an actor and writer, known for Till Death Us Do Part (1965), In Sickness and in Health (1985) and Help! (1965). He was married to Constance Wake. He died on November 14, 2015 in England.

Spouse (1)

Constance Wake (1951 - 14 November 2015) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (12)

Daughter: Connie
Voted TV Actor of the Year for his portrayal of Cockney bigot Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part (1965).
Despite playing an avid West Ham United fan in Till Death Us Do Part (1965), he is actually a Tottenham Hotspur supporter.
Is a naturalised citizen of Australia.
His huge following as the bigoted "Alf Garnett" character in Till Death Us Do Part (1965), led to the birth of its American cousin series, All in the Family (1971), in 1972 and his "Alf" counterpart, "Archie Bunker", played with equal success by Carroll O'Connor.
He was awarded the 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role of 2003 for his performance in "The Price" at the Apollo Theatre.
He was nominated for a 2003 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Price, at the Apollo Theatre in London, England.
Spent two weeks as a Radio Luxembourg DJ in the 1950s under his real name of Warren Misel. He was advised to change his surname so he chose the name Mitchell.
Suffered a stroke in August 2004 and was back on stage a week later performing in Arthur Miller's "The Price", a two-hour one-man show.
Mitchell and Richard Burton were Royal Air Force cadets together at Oxford in 1944, where they knew one another and became friends. From 1944-1947, when both were demobilized, they were stationed together at times in Canada and back in England. Later, they appeared together in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965).
Has three children, Rebecca, Daniel Mitchell, and Anna (Georgia Mitchell).
Cousin of scriptwriter Ronald Wolfe.

Personal Quotes (2)

Johnny Speight is a great satirist, and satire has always gone over the heads of the idiots.
[on his guest appearances in The Avengers (1961)] Diana Rigg used to giggle behind my back, the bitch! But it was wonderful to work with Patrick Macnee and Honor Blackman.

Salary (1)

Carry on Cleo (1964) £120

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