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Portrayed by: Ricci Harnett
Appearance(s): 28 Days Later (film)
Profession: British Army corporal
Nationality: British (English)
Category: Uninfected
Status: Deceased
Cause of death: Eyes gouged out by Jim

Corporal Mitchell was a vicious and psychotic soldier under Major Henry West's command. He was brutally beaten to death by Jim.


During the Original Outbreak of the Rage Virus, Mitchell was among the soldiers sent to cover the Forty-Second Blockade protecting Manchester, defending it against repeated Infected attacks. However, the Infected eventually overran the blockade and entered the city, killing all the soldiers at the blockade except for nine, including Mitchell.

Mitchell and the other surviving men, led by Major Henry West, fled to the Worsley House in the forest, which they fortified against attack with mines, tripwires, barbed wire and barricades. On Day 23 of the outbreak, Major West made a promise to his men that any female survivors they found would be forced into sexual slavery. When Mailer was infected 29 days into the outbreak, Mitchell knocked him out and Mailer was chained up.

28 Days Later (film)Edit


Mitchell defending the Worsley House against the Infected.

31 days into the outbreak, Mitchell and several of the other soldiers drove Jim, Selena and Hannah to the Worsley House after the three survivors were found at the blockade. The trio were then taken in by Major West.

The following night, at dinner with the survivors, Mitchell mocked Bell for believing that things would eventually return to normal. The Worsley House was then attacked by the Infected, but Mitchell and the other soldiers fended them off; Mitchell by mowing them down with a machine gun. Afterwards, Mitchell mocked and attempted to force himself on Selena. When Jim intervened, Mitchell pinned the former to the floor before Farrell violently forced Mitchell to release Jim. Mitchell shortly after attacked and beat up Farrell with the other soldiers when the latter tried to help Jim, Hannah and Selena escape.

Jones Mitchell Bedford

Mitchell, about to force himself on Selena.

The next day, Jones and Mitchell took Jim and Farrell out to a body dump in the woods behind the Worsley House to be executed. Mitchell wanted to kill the two by skewering them with a bayonet, much to Jones' horror, and when Jones shot Farrell (the shot passing in close proximity to Mitchell, hurting his ear) to spare Farrell a slower death by Mitchell, a vicious argument ensued between Jones and Mitchell, which gave Jim time to escape. Mitchell and Jones searched for Jim, but gave up and left him to die out in the Infected-filled woods after discovered he had escaped outside the perimeter.

That night, when the recently-released Mailer rampaged through the house, Mitchell sent Bedford to kill Mailer, while he forcefully took Selena upstairs. When Mitchell and Selena heard Jim break into the mansion, Mitchell locked himself and Selena in a room.


Mitchell prepares to execute Farrell.

With the two temporarily safe from the rampaging Infected, Mitchell began making vulgar taunts to Selena, when Jim came in through the ceiling and took Mitchell by surprise, bashing his head against the wall repeatedly in a fit of rage. Jim then gouged Mitchell's eyes out by pressing his thumbs into Mitchell's eye sockets, slowly killing him while he screams in horror and agony. Also causing Selena to believe Jim was infected.


"You stupid cunt! What you doin'!? What, you wanna shoot me, do ya!!? You wanna fucking shoot me, I'll fucking kill you!!!"
―Mitchell shows his more vicious side to Jones, one of his own fellow soldiers.

Jim gouges Mitchell's eyes out.

Mitchell was violent, sarcastic and insensitive. He took pleasure in seeing others suffer, and made vulgar, cocky and sarcastic remarks towards others. An immensely sadistic and cruel sociopath, Mitchell was arguably the most vicious and least stable of West's men. Whether Mitchell acquired the crueler and violent aspects of his personality before or during the outbreak is unknown. Although Mitchell normally had a sarcastic, vulgar, violent and cruel demeanor towards others, and treated most of his fellow soldiers (namely Jones and sometimes Bedford) with abuse and aggression when he was aggravated or frustrated, he appeared to respect Major West's authority. Unlike most of his fellow soldiers, Mitchell did not fear the Rage Virus or killing the Infected; but as a matter of fact, got sexually aroused by murder. Which disgusted other soldiers like Farrell and Jones.


  • When Jim kills Mitchell by pressing his thumbs into Mitchell's eye sockets, if one looks closely, it can be seen that Cillian Murphy (Jim's actor) is just pressing his thumbs against the flesh below Ricci Harnett's (Mitchell's actor) eyes.
  • The sweater that Mitchell wears during the dinner scene and the scene in which he harasses Selena has a Parachute Wings badge on it, implying that Mitchell completed his military parachute course.
  • When West was showing Jim the kitchen, Mitchell can be seen briefly with a paras beret implying that he joined the Parachute Regiment when applying to being in the army / after completing basic training.
  • The way Jim murders Mitchell is very similar to (possibly an inspiration for) when Donald Harris viciously murders his wife Alice Harris by giving her violent head trauma and finally forcing his thumbs into her brain via the eye sockets.
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