Michael Whitehall

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Michael Whitehall
Born Michael John Whitehall
1940 (age 74–75)
Occupation Producer, agent, author, television personality
Years active 1988–present
Net worth £10 million[1]
Spouse(s) Hilary Amanda
Children Jack Peter Benedict (b. 1988)
Molly Louisa (b. 1989)
Barnaby William (b. 1992)

Michael Whitehall (born 1940) is a producer, talent agent, author and television personality who is the father of comedian Jack Whitehall. He is a former theatrical agent who went on to form two production companies, Havahall Pictures (with Nigel Havers) in 1988, and Whitehall Films in 1998. He has represented celebrities such as Colin Firth and Dame Judi Dench.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Whitehall was educated at Ampleforth College, a Catholic boarding school in Yorkshire, run by monks. After his education, Whitehall worked as a film reporter for The Universe, a Catholic newspaper.[3]


Whitehall has produced TV programmes such as Bertie and Elizabeth, Noah's Ark, Element of Doubt, The Good Guys and A Perfect Hero.

He has made guest appearances on various television shows including; John Bishop's Britain, The Million Pound Drop Live, Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask and Alan Carr: Chatty Man. In 2013, it was announced that he and Jack would present a TV chat show for the BBC. The first series of Backchat began airing on BBC Three, starting on 20 November 2013 but has since moved to BBC Two.[4]

Whitehall's first book was Shark Infested Waters. In October 2013, he released his second book Him & Me, which was co-written with his son. Written in two distinctive styles, it reflects the different personalities of its authors.[5]


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