Warren Mitchell
Biographical Information
Born January 14th, 1926
Stoke Newington, England
Died November 14th, 2015
Productions Can-Can as Theophile (original London cast)
The Threepenny Opera as Crookfinger Jake
Till Death Do Us Part as Alf Garnett
Recordings Can-Can (original London cast)
My Fair Lady (1987 studio cast)
Vocal Type Baritone

Warren Mitchell was an English actor.


Born Warren Misell in Stoke Newington, London, he studied at Gladys Gordon's Academy of Dramatic Arts and later at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He became an established radio performer and later a regular face on television, appearing in the drama Requiem for a Heavyweight series Hancock's Half Hour, Gormenghast and - most famously - as the lead character Alf Garnett in Till Death Do Us Part.

Mitchell also had a handful of film roles and a widely sucessful stage career, playing Shylock in The Merchant of Venice and Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman (for which he won an Olivier Award.)

Mitchell passed away in 2015.


Mitchell had a number of musical roles in his lengthy career, beginning with the role of Theophile in the original London production of Can-Can and the small role of Crookfinger Jake in The Threepenny Opera. He also sang briefly in the film Till Death Do Us Part and played Alfred Doolittle on the studio album of My Fair Lady.


Till Death Do Us Part (1968)Edit

  • Bless 'Em All (solo)


Can-Can (1954)Edit

  • If You Loved Me Truly (contains solo lines)
  • Never, Never Be an Artist (contains solo lines)

The Threepenny Opera (1956)Edit

  • Wedding Song
  • Army Song


My Fair Lady (1987)Edit

  • With a Little Bit of Luck (contains solo lines)
  • Get Me to the Church on Time (contains solo lines)

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