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30 Little Known Facts About Jack Whitehall You Might Have Missed Before

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Jack Whitehall, one of the best comedians in the world, known for his comic timing, is actually a firm favorite at home in the United Kingdom. As an upcoming rising star in the Hollywood, with each and every gig of his, he makes a lasting impression with the audience. With his striking blue eyes and smart personality, he has gained a humongous fan following all over the world. And let’s not forget the fact that he has just got started in Hollywood, and has some great stuff up his sleeve for the US audience. Here are some really interesting facts about English comedian that will make you love him more:

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  1.  He, along with Dara ó Briain and Jon Richardson, set a new Guinness World Records title, for hosting the “Highest stand-up comedy gig in the world,” on a British Airways flight in support of Comic Relief on March 12, 2011.
  2.  He auditioned for the lead role of Harry Potter in “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” but did not get it, as the casting director was not impressed with him, for not having read the book before that.
  3.  In April 2010, Whitehall was featured on Channel 4's “Comedy Gala,” a benefit show held with the aim to help Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, which had been filmed live at The O2 Arena in London in March.
  4.  Whitehall performed his first solo stand-up show “Nearly Rebellious,” at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2009, and was nominated for “Best Newcomer” at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
  5.  The very next month, he was accused of stealing one of Stewart Lee’s stand-up routines for his “Nearly Rebellious” show.
  6.  Jack Peter Benedict Whitehall was born on July 7, 1988, to Michael John Whitehall and Hilary Amanda Jane Whitehall, at the Portland Hospital in London’s West End.
  7.  His father was a television producer, as well as an agent of Judi Dench, Colin Firth and Richard Griffiths, while his mother was an actress under the stage name Hilary Gish.
  8.  He is the eldest of three children in the family. His siblings are – Molly Louisa Whitehall and Barnaby William Whitehall.
  9.  At the young age of 8, his parents sent him to boarding school. He went to the Dragon School in Oxford and then attended Marlborough College.
  10.  Actor Nigel Havers, famous for his role as Lord Andrew Lindsay in the 1981 British film “Chariots of Fire,” is his godfather. Actor Richard Griffiths was also his godfather.
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  12.  Whitehall is a descendant of – Thomas Phillips - the famous Welsh lawyer, a major opponent of the Newport Rising of 1839.
  13.  He went o Tower House School in the East Sheen Area, where he was classmates with fellow actor Robert Pattison. The duo has been good friends since then.
  14.  He had often joked about studying along with Robert in his appearances on Live at the “Apollo,” and “The Graham Norton Show,” claiming he had resented Pattison for taking up all the good roles in school plays.
  15.  He enrolled to study History of Art at the University of Manchester, but dropped out of the course, just after two terms. He decided to pursue a career in stand-up comedy, after taking it up during his gap year.
  16.  His television and radio career mostly likely started when he was just nine years old, in the year 1997, when he appeared in the series “Noah’s Ark.”
  17.  He presented the first week of Big Brother’s Big Mouth on E4, in June 2008, and returned in August to represent the twelfth week.
  18.  He often made appearances on the Channel 4’s “8 Out of 10 Cats,.” With his first being in September 2008, and second in November 2008.
  19.  In June 2009, Whitehall, along with English comedian Holly Walsh, co-presented topical-satire series “The TNT Show” on Channel 4.
  20.  He, along with Andi Osho, Kevin Bridges, Rich Hall and presenter Patrick Kielty, became a regular performer on the first series of Channel 4's “Stand Up for the Week” in June and July 2010.
  21.  In February 2011, Whitehall was featured on “Comedy Central Presents Jack Whitehall” in the United States.
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  23.  He made his acting debut in the Channel 4 comedy drama “Fresh Meat,” playing the role of J. P., a public school boy, who failed to get into a “proper” university.
  24.  He starred in a self-penned comedy drama series “Bad Education” on BBC Three, which aired on August 14, 2012. He played the role of Alfie, a teacher who is “the worst teacher ever.”
  25.  He lent his voice to the Disney animated film “Frozen,” in the year 2013, as a troll priest named Gothi, but claimed that his lines were cut from the final version of the movie.
  26.  He was the presenter of the Feeling Nuts Movement's inaugural event called “The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night” on Channel 4, raising awareness of testicular cancer on October 24, 2014.
  27.  In the year 2015, he starred in a feature film version of “Bad Education,” about a school trip to Cornwall, provisionally entitled “The Bad Education Movie.”
  28.  He met actress Gemma Chan in the year 2011, when she made a guest appearance on his series “Fresh Meat.” The duo began dating and was in a relationship until December 2017.
  29.  Whitehall appeared on “The Big Fat Quiz of the Year” on December 30, 2012, during which he made a joke about Queen Elizabeth II, following which complaints regarding the joke were submitted to Ofcom.
  30.  He presented “Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father,” a travel documentary/road trip series in which he and his father Michael Whitehall spent five weeks in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam in 2017.
  31.  A photo of Whitehall in possession of cocaine in Manchester, appeared in the June 2010 edition of “News of the World.” He quickly issued an apology for his behavior, but did not confirm or deny the allegations.
  32.  In November 2011, Whitehall performed two sell out solo shows at the Hammersmith Apollo, which completed his debut national tour “Let’s Not Speak of This Again.”
  33.  Jack Whitehall Net Worth: $4 Million

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