Jack Whitehall

Last updated on the 28 March 2024 by Maeve

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Mini Biography

Born: 7 July 1988, London, England. 

Jack Whitehall is widely recognised for his sharp wit, comedic timing, and charismatic stage presence, which have propelled him to great success in the entertainment industry.

In his early life, Whitehall attended the Dragon School and later Marlborough College. His passion for comedy developed at a young age, and he began performing stand-up comedy while studying at the University of Manchester. His talent and unique style quickly caught the attention of audiences and industry professionals.

Whitehall’s career highlights include his critically acclaimed stand-up comedy tours, including “Jack Whitehall: At Large” and “Jack Whitehall: I’m Only Joking,” which garnered him a large and dedicated fan base. He has also made numerous appearances on popular panel shows and comedy programs, showcasing his quick wit and comedic prowess.

In addition to his stand-up career, Whitehall has found success in acting. He has appeared in various television shows and films, including the hit comedy series “Fresh Meat” and the Disney film “Jungle Cruise” (2021), alongside Dwayne Johnson.


Suggested viewing


Fresh Meat (2011)

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Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 7.8

“Fresh Meat” is a comedy-drama television series created by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain. The show follows six students who are starting their first year at the University of Manchester. The students live together in a house off-campus and must tackle the challenges of college life, including exams, relationships, and social pressures. The series is known for its sharp wit, relatable characters, and absurd situations. It has been praised for its accurate portrayal of student life and for its ability to make audiences laugh and cry in equal measure.

Top cast: Kimberley Nixon, Zawe Ashton, Jack Whitehall, Charlotte Ritchie, Greg McHugh, Joe Thomas, Sophie Wu, Robert Webb, Jelka van Houten, Tony Gardner, Faye Marsay.

Decline and Fall (2017)

Decline and Fall poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 6.7

Paul Pennyfeather, a mild-mannered theology student, is expelled from Oxford University and forced to take a job as a teacher at a chaotic, third-rate boarding school in Wales. His life takes an even more unexpected turn when he becomes involved with the glamorous and wealthy Margot Beste-Chetwynde, who runs a chain of high-class brothels.

Top cast: Jack Whitehall, Eva Longoria, David Suchet, Douglas Hodge, Stephen Graham, Chiké Okonkwo, Steve Speirs, Anatole Taubman, Gemma Whelan.

Bad Education (2012)

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Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.4

Alfie Wickers is a self-absorbed and incompetent history teacher at the fictional Abbey Grove School. The show follows Wickers’ misadventures as he tries to maintain his cool and impress his students, who are often more mature than he is. Other quirky characters include Wickers’ eccentric headteacher, Simon Fraser, and his love interest, Rosie Gulliver, a biology teacher who is the only one who can tolerate him.

Top cast: Jack Whitehall, Mathew Horne, Jack Instead, Layton Williams, Charlie Wernham, Sarah Solemani, Nikki Runeckles, Ethan Lawrence Kae Alexander.

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