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John Mills ACTOR


John Mills was born on February 22nd, 1908 in Norfolk, England with the birth name Lewis Ernest Watts Mills.  He was raised in Suffolk.  His father worked as a math teacher and his mother was a theater box-office manager.
After earning his high school diploma from Norwich Grammar School for Boys, Mills went on to relocate to London and enrolled at Zelia Raye's Dancing School.  He began training as a dancer and then found work as a chorus boy.  It did not take long for a scout to take notice of him and he found more work as a stage actor.
By the mid 30's he was appearing on the big screen in such films as, "Midshipmaid Gob" (1932), "The Ghost Camera" (1933), "Born for Glory" (1935), "Car of Dreams" (1935), "Nine Days a Queen" (1936), "You're in the Army Now" (1937), "The Green Cockatoo" (1937),"Goodbye Mr. Chips" (1939), "Which We Serve" (1942), "We Dive at Dawn" (1943), "Waterloo Road" (1945), "Johnny the Clouds" (1945), "Turn of Glory" (1960) and "Oh! What a Lovely War" (1969). 
John also added such Broadway stage productions to his resume with roles in, "Ross" (1961-1962) and "Pygmalion" (1987).  In 1970 he won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role in the film, "Ryan's Daughter" (1970) and also appeared in the film, "Hamlet" (1996).  Along with his film roles he was also a television actor appearing on such series as, "Dundee and the Culhane" (1967) and one of his most well known television roles in, "Quatermass" (1979).
Throughout his career in the industry he appeared in more then 120 films and television movies with some of his latest roles being in such films as, "Bright Young Things" (2003) and "Lights 2" (2005). 
Along with working as an actor he had experience as a producer and director.  He directed such films as, "Gypsy Girl" (1966) and produced, "The Rocking Horse Winner" and "The History of Mr. Polly". 
John received a number of honors throughout his career such as being appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1960 and then in 2002 he received a fellowship of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.  
Mills has married twice throughout his lifetime.  His first marriage was at the young age of nineteen to Aileen Raymond from 1927 through 1941.  He then married Mary Hayley Bell in 1941 and they had three children together and remained married until he passed away on April 23rd, 2005 in Denham, England after suffering from a chest infection.  His remains are buried along with his wife in Denham Churchyard. 

2005 Lights 2
2003 Bright Young Things 
2001 The Gentleman Thief 
1998 Great Performances
1997 Bean 
1996 Hamlet
1995 Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets
1994 Martin Chuzzlewit 
1994 Deadly Advice
1993 Harnessing Peacocks 
1993 The Big Freeze 
1992 Frankenstein
1992 Perfect Scoundrels 
1990 Night of the Fox
1989 A Tale of Two Cities 
1989 Around the World in 80 Days 
1989 The Lady and the Highwayman 
1989 Ending Up 
1988 Spit MacPhee 
1987 Who's That Girl 
1986 When the Wind Blows 
1986 Hold the Dream
1986 Hotel
1985 Edge of the Wind 
1985 A Woman of Substance 
1984 Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death
1983 Sahara 
1982 Gandhi 
1980-1982 Young at Heart 
1982 The Adventures of Little Lord Fauntleroy
1980-1982 Tales of the Unexpected 
1979 Quatermass 
1979 Zulu Dawn
1979 The Love Boat
1979 The Quatermass Conclusion 
1978 The Thirty Nine Steps 
1978 Dr. Strange
1978 The Big Sleep
1977 Des Teufels Advokat 
1976 A Dirty Knight's Work 
1975 The 'Human' Factor 
1974 The Zoo Gang
1973 Oklahoma Crude 
1973 Lady Caroline Lamb
1972 Young Winston
1971 Dulcima
1971 Nanny and the Professor
1970 Ryan's Daughter
1970 Adam's Woman
1969 Run Wild, Run Free
1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
1968 Emma Hamilton
1968 A Black Veil for Lisa
1967 Dundee and the Culhane
1967 Chuka
1967 Africa: Texas Style
1966 The Family Way
1966 The Wrong Box 
1965 King Rat 
1965 The Truth About Spring 
1965 Operation Crossbow 
1964 The Chalk Garden 
1962-1964 The DuPont Show of the Week 
1962 Tiara Tahiti 
1962 The Valiant
1961 Flame in the Streets 
1961 The Parent Trap 
1961 The Singer Not the Song
1960 Swiss Family Robinson
1960 Tunes of Glory 
1960 Season of Passion
1959 Tiger Bay
1958 Hell, Heaven or Hoboken 
1958 Ice Cold in Alex
1958 Dunkirk
1957 The Circle 
1957 Escapade 
1957 Town on Trial
1956 It's Great to Be Young!
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days 
1956 Producers' Showcase 
1956 War and Peace 
1956 The Baby and the Battleship
1955 Above Us the Waves
1955 The End of the Affair 
1955 The Colditz Story
1954 Hobson's Choice 
1953 The Long Memory 
1952 The Gentle Gunman 
1952 Mr. Denning Drives North 
1950 Operation Disaster
1949 The Rocking Horse Winner 
1949 The History of Mr. Polly 
1948 Scott of the Antarctic
1947 The October Man
1947 So Well Remembered
1946 Great Expectations 
1945 Johnny in the Clouds
1945 Waterloo Road
1944 This Happy Breed 
1944 Victory Wedding 
1944 Information Please
1943 We Dive at Dawn 
1942 The Young Mr. Pitt
1942 In Which We Serve 
1942 The Black Sheep of Whitehall 
1942 The Big Blockade 
1941 Bombsight Stolen 
1941 Old Bill and Son 
1940 ll Hands 
1939 Goodbye, Mr. Chips 
1937 The Green Cockatoo 
1937 You're in the Army Now
1936 Nine Days a Queen 
1936 The First Offence 
1935 Born for Glory 
1935 Regal Cavalcade 
1935 Charing Cross Road 
1935 Car of Dreams 
1934 The Doctor's Secret 
1934 Those Were the Days 
1934 A Political Party 
1934 Blind Justice 
1934 The Lash 
1934 The River Wolves 
1933 Britannia of Billingsgate
1933 The Ghost Camera
1932 Midshipmaid Gob 

Matinee Classics - The Lady and the Highwayman starring Hugh Grant, Emma Samms, Claire Bloom, Christopher Cazenove, Lysette Anthony, Oliver Reed, Michael York, John Mills, Ian Bannen, Robert Morley, Lamya Derval, Ian Bannen, Bernard Miles, Gareth Hunt, Steffanie Pitt, Floyd Bevan and Terence Plummer
Matinee Classics - Car of Dreams starring Grete Mosheim, John Mills, Norah Howard, Robertson Hare, Mark Lester, Margaret Withers, Paul Graetz, Glennis Lorimer, Jack Hobbs and Hay Plumb
Matinee Classics - Nanny and the Professor starring Juliet Mills, Richard Long, David Doremus, Trent Lehman, Kim Richards, Eileen Baral, Patsy Garrett, Elsa Lanchester, John Mills, Ida Lupino, Marjorie Bennett, Ray Bolger, Bert Convy, Lee Meriwether, Robert Sterling and Brian Bedford
Matinee Classics - Run Wild, Run Free starring John Mills, Mark Lester, Gordon Jackson, Fiona Fullerton, Sylvia Syms, Bernard Miles and Paul Griffiths
Matinee Classics - The Baby and the Battleship starring John Mills, Richard Attenborough, André Morell, Bryan Forbes, Michael Hordern, Ernest Clark, Harry Locke, Michael Howard, Lionel Jeffries, Clifford Mollison, Thorley Walters, Duncan Lamont, Lisa Gastoni, Cyril Raymond, Harold Siddons, D.A. Clarke-Smith, Kenneth Griffith, John Le Mesurier, Carlo Giustini, Ferdy Mayne, Gordon Jackson, Martyn Garrett, Patrick Cargill, John Forbes-Robertson and Sam Kydd

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