Michael Whitehall

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Michael Whitehall
Born Michael John Whitehall
Occupation Producer, agent, author, television personality
Years active 1988–present
Net worth £10 Million (The Sunday Times)
Spouse(s) Hilary Amanda
Children Jack Peter Benedict (born 1988)
Molly Louisa (born 1989)
Barnaby William (born 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.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Whitehall was educated at Ampleforth College, a Catholic boarding school in Yorkshire. After his education, Whitehall worked as a film reporter for The Universe, a Catholic newspaper.[2]


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 recently appeared as a guest on various TV shows; such as 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. Backchat began airing on BBC Three, starting on 20 November for one series of six episodes.[3]

In October 2013, Whitehall released his second book Him & Me, which was co-written with his son. Written in two distinctive styles, it reflects the larger-than-life personalities of its authors.[4] Whitehall's first book was Shark Infested Waters.


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