Warren Mitchell

Born: 01/14/1926 in Stoke Newton, LondonUK


Actor (32)

Crackers 1997 (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

Kokoda Crescent 1988 (Movie)

Stan (Actor)

Knights and Emeralds 1987 (Movie)


Waterfront 1987 (Movie)


Foreign Body 1986 (Movie)

I Q (Actor)

Man of Letters 1984 (Movie)

Sir Dorton Serry (Actor)

The Chain 1984 (Movie)

Bamber (Actor)

The Dunera Boys 1984 (Movie)

Mr Baum (Actor)

Norman Loves Rose 1981 (Movie)

Norman's Father (Actor)

The Plague Dogs 1981 (Movie)

Wag (Actor)

The Plague Dogs 1981 (Movie)

of Tyson (Voice)

Meetings With Remarkable Men 1979 (Movie)

Gurdjieff's Father (Actor)

Jabberwocky 1977 (Movie)

Mr Fishfinger (Actor)

Stand Up Virgin Soldiers 1976 (Movie)

Morris-Morris (Actor)

Innocent Bystanders 1971 (Movie)

Omar (Actor)

All the Way Up 1969 (Movie)

Fred Midway (Actor)

The Assassination Bureau 1969 (Movie)

Herr Weiss (Actor)

The Best House in London 1969 (Movie)

Count Pandolfo (Actor)

Till Death Do Us Part 1968 (Movie)

Alf Garnett (Actor)

Arrivederci, Baby! 1966 (Movie)

Conte DeRienzi/Maxmilian (Actor)

Promise Her Anything 1966 (Movie)

Frank Focus--Panel Moderator (Actor)

Carry on Cleo 1965 (Movie)

Spencius (Actor)

Help! 1965 (Movie)

Abdul (Actor)

Don't Bother to Knock 1964 (Movie)

Waiter (Actor)

We Joined the Navy 1962 (Movie)

Marcel (Actor)

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone 1961 (Movie)

Giorgio (Actor)

Surprise Package 1960 (Movie)

Klimatis (Actor)

The Boy Who Stole a Million 1960 (Movie)

Pedro (Actor)

The Curse of the Werewolf 1960 (Movie)

Pepe Valiente (Actor)

All at Sea 1957 (Movie)

Artie White (Actor)

Stowaway Girl 1957 (Movie)

Moss (Actor)

Gormenghast (TV Show)



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"

Bonus Trivia


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.


Held British and Australian citizenship.