Did you know Jack Whitehall went to school with the Twilight Saga’s Robert Pattinson?

Jack Whitehall, playing Ipswich this week. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Jack Whitehall, playing Ipswich this week. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Comedian Jack Whitehall’s latest tour, At Large, stops by the Ipswich Regent tomorrow and Thursday.

Robert Pattinson got all the best parts in the school play, claims Jack Whitehall

Robert Pattinson got all the best parts in the school play, claims Jack Whitehall - Credit: PA

Here we look at eight things you may not know about the stand-up comic.

1. Whitehall was a child actor in various television dramas. He went to school with the Twilight Saga’s Robert Pattinson. Whitehall often jokes about it, saying he resented Pattinson getting all the best acting roles in the school plays.

2. Whitehall’s character in Bad Education, Alfie, is said to have lost out to Emma Watson for the role of Hermione in Harry Potter. The comedian actually auditioned for the role of Harry for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Nigel Havers is Jack Whitehall's Godfather

Nigel Havers is Jack Whitehall's Godfather - Credit: PA

3. As a teenager, he was supposedly commissioned to paint a picture of Gyles Brandreth’s cat.


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4. Whitehall says his show will feature many jokes about his League of Their Own co-star Jamie Redknapp.

5. His parents are TV producer Michael Whitehall, who was an agent for Judi Dench, Colin Firth and Richard Griffiths; and actress Hilary Gish.

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6. He has two godfathers — actors Nigel Havers and the late Richard Griffiths.

7. Whitehall has been in a relationship with Humans actress Gemma Chan since 2011.

8. He’s no stranger to controversy. He was accused of stealing one of Stewart Lee’s routines and suffered the wrath of Ofcom for a joke about the Queen on The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2012 in the run-up to him presenting the National Television Awards.

Read our review of At Large online tomorrow night.

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