Warren Mitchell

Warren Mitchell

Highest Rated: 75% The Assassination Bureau (1969)

Lowest Rated: 50% The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

Birthday: Jan 14, 1926

Birthplace: London, England, UK

British actor Warren Mitchell's turn as a cantankerous Cockney bigot on the BBC series "Till Death Do Us Part (1966-1975) provided him with a lengthy career on the English stage and in features, and inspired one of the best American sitcoms in television history, "All in the Family" (CBS, 1971-79). Born Warren Misell in the Stoke Newington neighborhood of London, England on January 14, 1928, he was interested in acting from an early age, and studied at a dramatic arts academy in his early adolescence. Mitchell shifted his interest towards chemistry as a student at Oxford, but upon meeting fellow student Richard Burton, he decided to make performing his profession. After completing his training as a navigator with the Royal Air Force shortly before the end of World War II, Mitchell attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art while gaining practical experiences with the Unity Theatre. Roles in radio dramas and comedies led to appearances on television and in feature films like "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" (1961) and Richard Lester's "Help!" (1965) with the Beatles. That same year, he made his first appearance in the role that would make him famous: the bigoted, hypocritical Alf Garnett on "Till Death Do Us Part." Loudmouthed and opinionated, Garnett was frequently at odds with his family and neighbors, who ridiculed him for his wrongheaded tirades; the character became an audience favorite for decades, and earned Mitchell a TV Actor BAFTA in 1967. More significantly, the character and series served as the inspiration for Norman Lear's groundbreaking American sitcom "All in the Family." Mitchell would reprise Garnett numerous times throughout his career, most notably in two feature films, two follow-up series ("Till Death," ATV, 1981, and "In Sickness and in Health, BBC, 1982-85), and an award-winning one-man theatrical production, "The Thoughts of Chairman Alf" in 1976. The popularity of the character never conflicted with other roles, and Mitchell enjoyed a long and fruitful career in British features, television series and on stage, including an Olivier Award-winning turn as Willy Loman in a production of "Death of a Salesman" in 1979. Mitchell reprised Garnett one final time in the ITV series "A Word with Alf" (1997), but requested that the series be cancelled after the death of producer Johnny Speight, who had created the character. Mitchell continued to act in the subsequent decade, netting another Olivier in 2004 for Arthur Miller's "The Price." He suffered a mild stroke during the latter play's theatrical run in 2004, but returned to the show after a week of recuperation. Mitchell made his last screen appearance in the short film "The 10th Man" in 2006, but remained active in theater until 2008; he died after a long illness on November 14, 2015.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Smashmouth and the Fantastic Monolith Frank Edwards / Captain Smashmouth (Character),
Film Editor,
Set Decoration,
Costume Designer
- 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Christmas Carol Eddie's Dad (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 77% Crackers Albert Hall (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gobble Waterboard Chairman (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jackaroo Ambrose Barberton (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kokoda Crescent Stan (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Knights and Emeralds Mr. Kirkpatrick (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Foreign Body I.Q. Patel (Character) $7.3K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dunera Boys Mr. Baum (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man of Letters Sir Dorton Serry (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 67% The Chain Bamber (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Norman Loves Rose Morris (Character) - 1982
57% 89% The Plague Dogs Tyson/Wag (Voice) - 1982
No Score Yet 71% Meetings With Remarkable Men Gurdjieff's Father (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers Morris Morris (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Innocent Bystanders Omar (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alf Garnett Saga Alf Garnett (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 4% Moon Zero Two J.J. Hubbard (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Way Up Fred Midway (Character) - 1970
75% 73% The Assassination Bureau Herr Weiss (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alf 'n' Family Alf Garnett (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 47% Till Death Us Do Part Unknown (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diamonds for Breakfast Popov (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 20% Promise Her Anything Frank Focus/Panel Moderator (Character) - 1966
60% 33% Arrivederci, Baby! Unknown (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 45% Night Caller From Outer Space Reg Lilburn (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Main Attraction Cafe Proprietor (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Village of Daughters Puccelli (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Postman's Knock Rupert (Character) - 1962
50% 58% The Curse of the Werewolf Pepe Valiente (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boy Who Stole a Million Pedro (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surprise Package Klimatis (Character) - 1960
63% 30% The Crawling Eye Prof. Crevett (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man With a Gun Unknown (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Crooked Men Walter Prinn (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manuela Moss (Character) - 1957


No Score Yet No Score Yet Last of the Summer Wine Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ain't Misbehavin' Ray Smiles (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sweeney Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1967 1963-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saint Marco Di Cesari (Guest Star) 1962-1963


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