Robert Webb

Robert Webb

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1972-09-29 (48 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Lincolnshire, England, UK

8 Movies · 40 TV shows

Also Known As: Rob Webb · Webb

Biography

Robert Patrick Webb (born 29 September 1972) is an English comedian, presenter, actor and writer, and one half of the double act Mitchell and Webb, alongside David Mitchell. The two starred in the Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show and the sketch comedy programme That Mitchell and Webb Look, for which they then performed a stage adaption, The Two Faces of Mitchell and Webb. A film, Magicians, was released in 2007. The duo also starred in the short-lived Ambassadors. Webb headed the critically acclaimed sitcom The Smoking Room and was a performer in the sketch show Bruiser. Since 2017 he has starred alongside Mitchell in the Channel 4 comedy-drama Back.Webb is also a regular comedy panelist, appearing in shows such as The Bubble, Have I Got News for You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, QI, Mastermind, Was It Something I Said, and Argumental. He has also hosted and narrated several programmes. His other sitcom appearances include Blessed, The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff and Fresh Meat.

Personal Life

Webb married fellow comedy performer Abigail Burdess in 2006, after meeting her while recording the radio comedy show The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff. Mitchell was the best man at the wedding ceremony. They live in Kilburn, London, and have two daughters.In a 2008 Independent piece, Webb explained that he was a "swaggering atheist" prior to the death of his mother, but that the loss led to him starting to pray. Upon reflection, however, Webb stated that his temporary departure from atheism was a coping mechanism for the loss, and after he learned to "co-exist" with his mother's death, he returned to atheism: "... I've returned to total non-belief. I don't know how long it'll last, but God, it's good to be back!"Following the "sell-out" criticism both Webb and Mitchell received for appearing in an advertisement for Apple Inc. Webb stated in 2008:I'm not a sell-out ... The problem is that that presupposes a set of principles we don't actually hold. We never said comedians shouldn't do ads, or that we somehow operate outside the mixed market economy ... really we're just doing a job.In his 2017 memoir How Not to Be a Boy, he talked about his bisexual past but later identified as "(basically) heterosexual" in a tweet because it "isn’t a going concern anymore," and he was "certainly not ashamed but trying to be accurate."In 2020 he underwent emergency surgery on his heart for a mitral valve prolapse after being diagnosed with the condition at a routine medical check. He had attributed the symptoms to excessive alcohol intake, saying: "I just assumed, that's the booze... I thought this is what you feel like when you’re 47 and you treat your body like a skip." He then gave up drinking alcohol, saying: "The drinking crawled up so gradually that I was slow-killing myself... It was certainly an addiction at the end, a dependency... I was thinking of [drinking] at any given time of the day."

Early Life

Born in Boston, Lincolnshire, Webb grew up in Woodhall Spa near Horncastle. His parents divorced when he was aged five, with his mother remarrying a year or so later. He has two older brothers and a younger half-sister. He was educated at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in Horncastle. Having grown up watching the sitcoms The Young Ones, Blackadder, and Only Fools and Horses, he became interested in drama and poetry while in school and began writing parodies. While Webb was in the lower sixth form preparing for his A-levels, his mother died of breast cancer, and he moved in with his father and re-sat his A-levels.In 1992, Webb attended Robinson College, Cambridge, where he studied English and became vice-president of the Footlights, where he met David Mitchell. Webb and Mitchell met at an audition for a Footlights production of Cinderella in 1993.

Movies & TV shows

2019.

1 TV show
TV
Frayed

Frayed

2019
A wealthy London housewife is forced to return to her hometown in Australia, where she's forced to confront her past and the reasons that caused her to leave years ago.

2017.

1 TV show
TV
Back

Back

6
2017
Stephen and Andrew are competing to take over their father's business.

2016.

1 Movie · 4 TV shows
TV
Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit

Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit

2016
A gaming enthusiast presides over the chaos as two stars join team captains to battle each other for the affections of their favourite computer games.
TV
Our Ex-Wife

Our Ex-Wife

2016
Jack is a man who has finally found happiness with his new wife-to-be Sara, but his ex-wife and mother of his children seem determined to destroy his dreams. Despite Jack's desire to have Hillary out ...
TV
Insert Name Here

Insert Name Here

2016
Sue Perkins hosts a comedy panel show about people with the same first name.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

2016
They are still partying, shopping, and drinking their way around London'strendiest hot-spots. They became entangled in a media storm after being blamed for a major incident at a launch party. They dec...
TV
National Treasure

National Treasure

2016
Paul Finchley is one half of a comedy double act. When a famous comedian is accused of sexual abuse, his world is thrown into chaos.

2013.

2 TV shows
TV
Ambassadors

Ambassadors

6
2013
A comedy-drama series is set in the fictional Central Asian Republic of Tazbekistan where the British Ambassador is trying to get a helicopter contract for the United Kingdom.
TV
The Last Leg

The Last Leg

2013
After winning praise and critical praise for their show during the Paralympian Games, comedian Adam Hills and regular panellists Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker return to provide a comic review of th...

2012.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff

The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff

5.83
2012
A Victorian comedy adventure in the style of Charles Dickens following shop owner Jedrington Secret-Past. Jedrington teams up with a seemingly charming new business partner, Harmswell Grimstone. As th...
TV
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

2012
Richard Herring has a weekly show in which he chats with some of the biggest names in comedy. The conversations can go off on all kinds of jokes or be serious. It was recorded in front of an audience....
TV
Gadget Man

Gadget Man

2012
Gadget Man shows the world's collection of handy gadgets throughout the ages, from today's smart devices to decades old electronics to even older mechanical devices.
The Wedding Video

The Wedding Video

2012
When the rogueish but loveable Raif is asked to be his brother Tim's best man at his wedding, he decides the best present for the happy newlyweds would be to catch the entire thing on video. He return...

2011.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Toys That Made Christmas

The Toys That Made Christmas

2011
The Toys That Made Christmas. Spirograph, Fuzzy Felt, Barbie, Meccano - Robert Webb tells the story of our Christmases through the toys we played with and loved.
TV
Fresh Meat

Fresh Meat

3.5
2011
A group of students are about to embark on the most exciting period of their lives.

2010.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Mad and Bad: 60 Years of Science on TV

Mad and Bad: 60 Years of Science on TV

2010
The documentary takes a fantastic voyage through the rich heritage of science TV in the UK, from the real science of The Sky at Night to the science fiction of Doctor Who.
TV
Let's Dance for Sport Relief

Let's Dance for Sport Relief

2010
Celebrities perform famous dance routines in front of a panel of judges to raise money for Sport Relief, with viewers voting for their favourite.
TV
Channel 4's Comedy Gala

Channel 4's Comedy Gala

2010
Channel 4's Comedy Gala raises money for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. Channel 4 broadcasts the gig at the O2 Arena in London. There were two Galas in 2010 and 2011. In May of 2012 there we...

2009.

2 TV shows
TV
Let's Dance for Comic Relief

Let's Dance for Comic Relief

2009
Celebrities perform famous dance routines in front of a panel of judges to raise money for the Comic Relief appeal, with viewers voting for their favourites.
TV
You Have Been Watching

You Have Been Watching

2009
Notoriously foul-mouthed television critic Charlie Brooker invites three of his friends round to sit in oversized chairs, watch television, and they all take the mick out of it. Each discussion ends w...

2008.

3 TV shows
TV
Argumental

Argumental

2008
Argumental is a British improvised comedy panel game with Sean Lock as host, and two teams captained by Robert and Seann Walsh, debating and arguing on various topics with help from various guests. It...
TV
Lily Allen and Friends

Lily Allen and Friends

2008
Aided by her online network of friends,Lily Allen hosts a programme of music and chat. She is joined by two celebrities and a famous person on the internet each week.

2007.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show

9.5
2007
GrahamNorton talks about what's happening. The guests are talking. Graham is playing an instrument.
TV
Have I Got a Bit More News for You

Have I Got a Bit More News for You

2007
Based on the week's news and fronted by guest hosts, this extended version of the satirical news quiz features more of the stuff that wouldn't fit into the regular programme.
Magicians

Magicians

4.33
2007
A pair of stage magicians are forced to confront their falling out over a guillotine mistake when they compete in a magic competition.

2006.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
That Mitchell and Webb Look

That Mitchell and Webb Look

6.6
2006
That Mitchell and Webb Look is a British television sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Shown on BBC Two since 2006, its first two series were directed by David Kerr, who also directe...
Confetti

Confetti

2006
Three couples battle it out to win the title of Most Original Wedding of the Year in a mockumentary.
TV
The One Show

The One Show

2006
A magazine-style daily television programme is broadcasted on the UK's most popular television channel. The programme is hosted by Alex Jones and Matt Baker from Monday to Thursday and Chris Evans on ...
The Two Faces of Mitchell and Webb

The Two Faces of Mitchell and Webb

2006
David Mitchell and Robert Webb perform several of their sketches in this live comedy performance, including the snooker commentators Peter and Ted, and, Numberwang.
TV
Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive

Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive

2006
Rob Brydon is the host of a low-rent panel show in a comedy series.

2005.

3 TV shows
TV
Twisted Tales

Twisted Tales

2005
Twisted Tales is a dark and stylish comedy drama series. With intense scripts written by a mix of established writers and upcoming talent, each story is a self-contained episode with a mysterious twis...
TV
Doctor Who

Doctor Who

6.2
2005
The Doctor is a 900 year old alien who is part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor is very good at saving planets for a living.
TV
Blessed

Blessed

2005
Blessed is a sitcom written by Ben Elton and starring Ardal O'Hanlon as Gary, a record producer who is trying to bring up two small children. The show's theme was Morningtown Ride and was sung by the ...

2004.

3 TV shows
TV
The Smoking Room

The Smoking Room

2004
The Smoking Room is a British television sitcom written by Brian Dooley, who won a BAFTA for the series in 2005. The first series, consisting of eight episodes, was originally transmitted on BBC Three...
TV
Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing

6
2004
A dance competition where celebrities compete. The judges scores and viewer votes determine who is kicked out of the competition.
TV
55 Degrees North

55 Degrees North

2004
Being a good cop doesn't always win you friends, according to Nicky, who quickly discovers that being a good cop doesn't always win you friends. The other detectives look upon him with suspicion and h...

2003.

3 TV shows
TV
QI

QI

2003
Comedy quiz show full of quirky facts, in which contestants are rewarded more if their answers are interesting.
TV
Celebrity Mastermind

Celebrity Mastermind

2003
British television has a quiz show called Celebrity Mastermind. The show is a spin-off of the long-running quiz show Mastermind, with the exception that all of the contestants are celebrities. The mai...
TV
Peep Show

Peep Show

5.59
2003
The lives of two men from their twenties to thirties, Mark Corrigan and Jeremy "Jez" Usbourne, are chronicled in the series.

2001.

2 TV shows
TV
Fun at the Funeral Parlour

Fun at the Funeral Parlour

2001
The comedy series Fun at the Funeral Parlour was broadcast on the British Broadcasting Corporation's Choice channel. The series was based in a Welsh funeral directors called "Thomas, Thomas, Thomas an...
TV
The Mitchell and Webb Situation

The Mitchell and Webb Situation

2001
The Mitchell and Webb Situation was a British television sketch show shown on Play UK in 2001. Written by and starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, it lasted for one series of six episodes and was ...

2000.

1 TV show
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Bruiser

Bruiser

2000
The show is a form of entertainment.

1999.

1 TV show
TV
People Like Us

People Like Us

1999
People Like Us was a British radio and TV comedy programme, a spoof on-location documentary written by John Morton, and starring Chris Langham as Roy Mallard, an inept interviewer. Originally a radio ...

1998.

1 Movie
Comic Act

Comic Act

1998
When the comedy duo are forced by their manager to form a trio with a talented actress, their working relationship gets strained.

1995.

2 TV shows
TV
Soccer AM

Soccer AM

5.38
1995
Soccer AM is a British Saturday-morning football-based comedy/talk show. They were presented by Jane Hoffen, Gary Stevens and Russ Williams, but they were replaced by Helen Chamberlain and Tim Lovejoy...
TV
The Frank Skinner Show

The Frank Skinner Show

1995
The Frank Skinner Show was a television chat show hosted by comedian Frank Skinner, which lasted nine series on British television between 1995 and 2005. As well as celebrity interviews, the shows in...

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
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