Adrian Mitchell

About Adrian Mitchell

Who is it?: Poet
Birth Day: October 24, 1932
Birth Place: Hampstead Heath, British
Occupation: Poet, novelist, playwright, cultural activist
Spouse: Celia Hewitt

Adrian Mitchell

Adrian Mitchell was born on October 24, 1932 in Hampstead Heath, British, is Poet. Adrian Mitchell is one of the finest poets and playwrights that the world of English literature has ever seen. His poetry dominated the English ‘Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’ movement for decades. Mitchell was a pacifist and he realised this when he was engaged in his service with the ‘Royal Air Force’. His poems had a universal appeal, and one of his poems ‘To Whom It May Concern’ is relevant till date, which had been modified many times by the poet himself in accordance with recent events. He was against the notion that war could bring order, peace, and the like, and tried his level best to propagate this idea through his writings. He was more prolific as a playwright than a poet, and his first play was staged when he was only nine years old. This undoubtedly indicates his creativity as a playwright, his knowledge of the stage and its settings. He was a writer who was able to relate to children and even penned some well-known plays and poems, which still continue to amuse the young population. His works have been acclaimed and appreciated around the world. Many renowned institutions have recognized and acknowledged him for his contributions to the literary domain
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As per our current Database, Adrian Mitchell has been died on 20 December 2008(2008-12-20) (aged 76)\nLondon, UK.

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When Adrian Mitchell die, Adrian Mitchell was 76 years old.

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Occupation Writers
Age 76 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born October 24, 1932 (Hampstead Heath, British)
Birthday October 24
Town/City Hampstead Heath, British
Nationality British

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He first read it to thousands of nuclear disarmament protesters who, having marched through central London on CND's first new format one-day Easter March, finally crammed into Trafalgar Square on the afternoon of Easter Day 1964. As Mitchell delivered his lines from the pavement in front of the National Gallery, angry demonstrators in the square below scuffled with police.


Mitchell is survived by his wife, the Actress Celia Hewitt, whose bookshop, Ripping Yarns, was in Highgate, and their two daughters Sasha and Beattie. He also has two sons and a daughter from his previous marriage to Maureen Bush: Briony, Alistair and Danny. There are nine grandchildren: Robin, Arthur, Charlotte, Natasha, Zoe, Caitlin, Annie, Lola and Ollie. Mitchell and his wife had adopted Boty Goodwin (1966-1995), daughter of the Artist Pauline Boty, following the death of her father, literary agent Clive Goodwin, in 1978. Following Boty Goodwin's death from a heroin overdose, Mitchell wrote the poem 'Especially when it snows' in her memory.


In 1972 he confronted then-prime minister Edward Heath about germ warfare and the war in Northern Ireland.


He was later responsible for the well-respected stage adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, a production of the Royal Shakespeare Company that premiered in November 1998.


In a National Poetry Day poll in 2005 his poem "Human Beings" was voted the one most people would like to see launched into space. In 2002 he was nominated, semi-seriously, Britain's "Shadow Poet Laureate". Mitchell was for some years poetry Editor of the New Statesman, and was the first to publish an interview with the Beatles. His work for the Royal Shakespeare Company included Peter Brook's US and the English version of Peter Weiss's Marat/Sade.


In 2009 Frances Lincoln Children's Books published an adaptation of Ovid: Shapeshifters: tales from Ovid's Metamorphoses, written by Mitchell and illustrated by Alan Lee.


"He never let up. Most calls—'Can you do this one, Adrian?'—were answered, 'Sure, I'll be there.' His reading of 'Tell Me Lies' at a City Hall benefit just before the 2003 invasion of Iraq was electrifying. Of course, he couldn't stop that war, but he performed as if he could."

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