Warren Mitchell was born on 14th January 1926 and died aged 89 in 2015.

Despite playing a Conservative, West Ham supporting bigot in ‘Till Death Us Do Part’ Warren Mitchell was a lifelong Jewish (although he perceived himself as an atheist), Labour supporting Spurs fan and nothing like the character he played.

While the series aimed to satirise racism, it actually also gained the support of many bigoted racists who perceived Alf as “the voice of reason”.

Mitchell was an acclaimed actor and supporter of good causes who made a Tory bigot famous. It would be interesting to hear what he would have to say now that we have a PM who has normalised it.


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