Norman Mitchell

Norman Mitchell Driver (27 August 1918 – 19 March 2001), known professionally as Norman Mitchell, was an English television, stage and film actor.[1]

Norman Mitchell
Norman Mitchell Driver

(1918-08-27)27 August 1918
Died19 March 2001(2001-03-19) (aged 82)
OccupationStage, television and film Actor
Years active1951–2001
Spouse(s)Pauline Mitchell (until 1992; her death)

Born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, his father was a mining engineer and his mother a concert singer. He attended Carterknowle Grammar School and the University of Sheffield, before appearing in repertory theatre and with the Royal Shakespeare Company. During World War II he served with the Royal Army Medical Corps.[2] He then made thousands of television appearances and appeared in over sixty films.

Mitchell was married to actress Pauline Mitchell (Laura Deane - died 1992). He was the father of Jacqueline Mitchell and actor Christopher Mitchell, most notable for his role in the BBC sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum.[3] His son Christopher predeceased him by a month.

Selected filmography

Selected television credits


  1. "Norman Mitchell". Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 August 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "BBC - It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Series 1, My Lovely Boy". BBC. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
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