| Michael Whitehall|
| Michael John Whitehall|
12 April 1940 (age 75) (1940-04-12)
Producer, Agent, Author
Jack Whitehall, Barnaby William Whitehall, Molly Louisa Whitehall
Jane McIntosh (m. 1969–1973), Hilary Amanda Jane
Jack Whitehall, Hilary Amanda Jane, Gemma Chan, Eva Rice, Giles Foster
Michael Whitehall Wikipedia
Michael John Whitehall (born 12 April 1940) is an English producer, talent agent and author. He is a former theatrical agent who went on to form two production companies, Havahall Pictures (with Nigel Havers) in 1988, and Whitehall Films in 1998. He has represented Colin Firth and Dame Judi Dench. He is the father of comedian Jack Whitehall.
Whitehall was educated at Ampleforth College, a Catholic boarding school in Yorkshire, run by monks. After his education, Whitehall worked as a film reporter for The Universe, a Catholic newspaper.
Whitehall has produced TV programmes such as Bertie and Elizabeth, Noah's Ark, Element of Doubt, The Good Guys and A Perfect Hero. He represented Judi Dench, Colin Firth, and Leslie Grantham.
He has made guest appearances on various television shows including Countdown, John Bishop's Britain, The Million Pound Drop Live, Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask and Alan Carr: Chatty Man. In 2013, it was announced that he and Jack would present a TV chat show for the BBC. The first series of Backchat began airing on BBC Three, starting on 20 November 2013 but has since moved to BBC Two. In 2017, it was announced that he would host Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father, a travel documentary/road trip with Jack on Netflix.
Whitehall's first book was Shark Infested Waters: Tales of an Actor's Agent, and his son Jack illustrated it. TLS called the book "a most entertaining memoir" that was "wittily illustrated." In October 2013, he released his second book Him & Me, which was co-written with his son. Written in two distinctive styles, it reflects the different personalities of its authors.Shark-Infested Waters: Tales of an Actors' Agent (2007)