- Robert Webb (actor)
name= Robert Webb
birthname = Robert Webb
caption = Robert Webb
birthdate = birth date and age|1972|9|29|df=y
Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, England
baftaawards = Best Comedy Programme or Series
That Mitchell and Webb Look"
Royal Television SocietyAward for Comedy Performance
2007 "Peep Show"
spouse = Abigail Burdess (2007-)
Webb is originally from the village of
Woodhall Spain Lincolnshire. Webb's parents divorced when he was very young. As a child Webb was "hugely spoilt". He was educated at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in Horncastle. [cite news|url=http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/COMEDY-STAR-GOES-BACK-TO.1444740.jp|title=Comedy Star Goes Back to School|accessdate=2008-04-19|date= 2006-04-14|publisher=Horncastle News] His older brothers went to a local secondary modern school. One became a bus fitter, and the other became a potato wholesaler. 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. He went to Robinson College, Cambridgeat the age of 20 where he studied English and was a member of the Footlights. [cite news|url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2005/dec/03/weekend7.weekend1|title=Q&A Robert Webb|accessdate=2008-04-19|date= 2005-12-03|authr=Rosanna Greenstreet|publisher= The Guardian] He met Mitchell during a Footlights production of " Cinderella" in 1993.cite news|url=http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/tv_and_radio/article3303938.ece|title=Mitchell and Webb are back on TV|date= 2008-02-09|accessdate=2008-04-19|publisher= The Times|author=Janice Turner] After university, he stayed in Cambridge and did part-time work as a theatre usher at the Lyric Hammersmith, waiting for Mitchell to graduate a year later.
With Mitchell, he has appeared as Jeremy Usbourne in five series of the
Channel 4 sitcom"Peep Show". He has written and starred in an episode of BBC Three's "Twisted Tales" (2005); the single series of Play UK's " The Mitchell and Webb Situation" (2001); three series of the Radio 4 sketch show" That Mitchell and Webb Sound" (2003, 2005 & 2007); two series of " That Mitchell and Webb Look", a sketch show with, among others, David Mitchell, Olivia Colmanand James Bachman(2006 & 2008); starred in the film "Magicians"; and put on a number of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Both also wrote for and appeared in the BBC sketch show "Bruiser", Armstrong and Miller, and series two of "
Big Train". They often appear with Olivia Colman, who was in "Peep Show", "That Mitchell and Webb Sound" and "Bruiser". He played 'Mac' in the UK version of Apple's ' Get a Mac' adverts.
Webb has also appeared in two series of the BBC Three sitcom "
The Smoking Room" (2004) and the Radio 4 sketch show " Concrete Cow". In 2005 he appeared in the Ben Elton-scripted BBC Onesitcom "Blessed" as Ardal O'Hanlon's 'perfect' counterpart.
Olivia Colmanalso featured as a naturistcouple in "Confetti", a 2006 film about a competition for the most original wedding. Webb has since publicly criticised the film, saying "I had a miserable time making it and I think the finished film is an underwhelming mess."
A fifth series of "Peep Show" began on the 2nd May 2008 on Channel 4, with a sixth series commissioned for 2009.
In June 2008, Webb appeared as a celebrity guest in the culinary show, "
Also in 2008, Webb made his West End stage debut in the UK premiere of
Neil LaBute's " Fat Pig", co-staring as Tom alongside Kris Marshall, Joanna Pageand upcoming star Ella Smith. [cite news|url=http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/20820/fat-pig|title=The Stage Review of Fat Pig|accessdate=2008-08-11|publisher=The Stage]
Webb married fellow comedy performer
Abigail Burdessin 2007. They live in Kilburn (as does Mitchell).
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