Robert Webb.

Actor / Author / Scriptwriter


Robert Webb grew up in Lincolnshire as a prelude to Cambridge University.   He joined Cambridge Footlights where met David Mitchell and went on to form one of the UK’s most successful comedy partnerships.

Together, they were nominated for and won a clutch of BAFTAs for their starring roles in Channel 4’s longest running sitcom, Peep Show and That Mitchell and Webb Look for BBC2 .

In theatre, Robert starred as the title role, Bertie Wooster, in the West End version of Jeeves and Wooster – Perfect Nonsense and played Roy in the all-star West End transfer of Neville’s Island.

In 2016, Robert revived the iconic “Jeremy” in the ninth and final series of Peep Show and led the cast in Our Ex-Wife, for BBC 2.  He has recently joined the Cold Feet family as the new rogue in its much anticipated return to ITV.   Robert reunited with David Mitchell for a new Channel 4 sitcom pilot, Back, about a dysfunctional family running a pub.

This Mitchell and Webb Book was published by Fourth Estate in 2009, he is currently writing a memoir to be followed by his first novel in a landmark book deal with Canongate and Audible.

Webb is a regular columnist for the New Statesman.

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