The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
University College, Oxford University
Won second Olivier for "The Price"
Made final appearance as Alf on "A Word with Alf"
Landed third series as Alf on "In Sickness and In Health"
Reprised Alf on "Till Death…
Won Olivier for "Death of a Salesman
Began nine-year run as Alf on "Till Death Do Us Part"
Made first appearance as Alf Garnett on "Comedy Playhouse"
Landed first credited screen appearance in the 1954 TV series "The Children of the New Forest"
Mitchell often spoke of his amusement that his most famous role was that of right-wing reactionary Alf Garnett in "Til Death Do Us Part," given that he was himself a Jewish socialist.
The Monkees' 1967 song "Randy Scouse Git," penned by drummer and singer Mickey Dolenz, was named for Alf Garnett's frequent insult lobbed at his son-in-law Mike. The band's British record label insisted on changing what it considered an offensive title, so Dolenz suggested the song be called "Alternate Title" on its UK release.
Though Mitchell's personal beliefs and politics were more liberal than Alf Garrett's, he was frequently called upon to defend the character's more incendiary remarks. His wife, Constance Wake, once said that off camera, he was a bit like Garrett, only, as she said, "he's funny, and you're not."
Worked as a DJ on Radio Luxembourg
Arthur Miller described Mitchell's performance as Willy Loman as one of the best interpretations he'd ever seen.