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John Mills

John Mills


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Also Known As: Died: April 23, 2005
Born: February 22, 1908 Cause of Death: chest infection
Birth Place: North Elmham, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Gypsy Girl (1966) as Director
A mentally challenged girl creates a graveyard for dead animals.

Cast (feature film)

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (Do Not Use) (2011)
Oscar-winning cinematographer Jack Cardiff had a career that spanned nine decades of moving pictures, providing a number of timeless classics such as "The African Queen" and "The Red Shoes". Through his pioneering use of Technicolor photography, his work behind the camera altered the look of films p
Bright Young Things (2004) as Gentleman
A portrait of a fast, furious, and decadent era that follows the exploits of a group of young aristocrats, slavishly followed by the tabloid press, who refer to them as "bright young things." At the center of the circle is Adam, who runs with a pack of glittering socialites; he embrace every innovat
Bean (1997) as Chairman
An average man who lives alone, dresses in a jacket and tie, and relates to children better than adults, Mr Bean finds himself in a series of catastrophes of his own creation. As the caretaker of Britain's Royal National Gallery, he is sent to the Grierson Gallery in Los Angeles to accompany "Whistl
Hamlet (1996) as Old Norway
The tragic prince tries to prove that his uncle killed his father.
Grotesque (1995) as Sir Edward Cleghorn
Set in the 1940s, an English butler conspires with the mistress of the house to take his master's place, by framing him for murder.
Deadly Advice (1994) as Jack The Ripper
Jodie's mom is driving her to an early grave, until Jodie decides that's just where Mom belongs. Inspired by a book on legendary murderers, Jodie gets some lethal lessons from the masters of mayhem. Soon, Jack the Ripper and his friends are appearing before her and teaching her how to take Mom out o
Big Freeze, The (1993)
In a small town on the coldest day of the coldest month ever recorded, two inept plumbers are called upon to fix the pipes at an old actors' home.
Frankenstein (1993) as Delacey
A retelling of the 1816 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley novel, "Frankenstein." A scientist creates a living being from body parts with disastrous results.
Lady And The Highwayman, The (1989) as Sir Lawrence Dobson
An adaptation of romance novelist Barbara Cartland's book, "Cupid Rides Pillion." Set in the England of Charles II about an aristocrat who has been forced to become a highwayman and who falls in love with a young girl he has sworn to protect after her brother has been beheaded. Their enemies accuse
Who's That Girl? (1987) as Montgomery Bell
A hapless New Yorker's rich future father-in-law orders him to escort a bleached blonde out of town.
When the Wind Blows (1986) as Voice Of Jim Bloggs
Tribute to Her Majesty (1986) as Narration
Agatha Christie's Murder With Mirrors (1985) as Lewis Serrocold
Helen Hayes' second go at Agatha Christie's intrepid amateur sleuth, Miss Jane Marple (previously she was Miss Marple in "Agatha Christie's 'A Caribbean Mystery'"), teamed her with another veteran actress, Bette Davis (returning to filming following several serious illnesses including a stroke), for
Sahara (1984) as Cambridge
An international platoon fights off the Nazis in World War II Africa.
Gandhi (1982) as Viceroy
The legendary Indian leader uses peaceful means to free his homeland from British rule.
Zulu Dawn (1979) as Sir Henry Bartle Frere
The British military lead an ill-advised war against the Zulu nation.
Quatermass Conclusion, The (1979) as Professor Bernard Quatermass
In the near future, civilisation has broken down to the barest fragment of recognisable life. Young people are forming gangs and dominating the wrecks of cities like London. But the strangest Earth-children are the Planet people, following plumb-bobs to sacred sites, waiting to be "Taken Up". Professor Quatermass, seeking his granddaughter, teams up with Joe Kapp, who is trying to analyse strange signals from space using the last working pieces of electronic equipment. They find the Planet People at a nearby stone circle, a light appears, the signal appears, - and the hippy children are gone. Russian plot? Nirvana? Or something altogether more sinister?
Dr. Strange (1978) as Thomas Lindmer
An occult drama in which a young psychiatrist joins an urbane, world-weary sorcerer when the latter's ancient adversary, an unearthly beauty with the power to possess men's souls, once again appears to spread her evil magic. This tongue-in-cheek tale, laced with all manner of wizardry, was the pilot
39 Steps, The (1978) as Colonel Scudder
On vacation in England, Richard Hannay comes into possession of information regarding a Prussian plot to start World War I. After a spy is murdered, Hannay is blamed by police and by spies who will do anything to get the plans back. Meanwhile, Hannay must also stop a group of terrorists who plan to
Big Sleep, The (1978) as Inspector Jim Carson
Set in England, rather than California, the story follows Raymond Chandler's book fairly closely otherwise. Philip Marlowe is asked by the elderly (and near death) General Sternwood to investigate an attempt at blackmail on one of his daughters. He soon finds that the attempt is half hearted at best and seems to be more connected with the disappearance of the other daughter's husband, Rusty Regan. Rusty's wife, seems unconcerned with his disappearance, further complicating the mystery. Only General Sternwood seems concerned as mobsters and hired killers continue to appear in the path of the investigation.
Devil's Advocate, The (1977) as Blaise Meredith
Choice of Weapons, A (1976) as Bertie Cook
A group of British aristocrats, who call themselves "Knights of Avalon", isn't content with the system of justice and executes judgment themselves. Instead of just killing the people they believe guilty, they give 'em a chance in traditional combat. When one day Sir Grifford witnesses their sessions, they have to remove him too. His son and heir, Sir John from America, starts to investigate with help from Ms. Marion and Colonel Cook from Scotland Yard.
Human Factor, The (1975) as Mike Mcallister
Oklahoma Crude (1973) as Lena'S Father
With the help of a hired hand, a woman fights off a conglomerate out to steal her oil well.
Lady Caroline Lamb (1972) as Canning
Set during the early 19th century, a romantic drama about the controversial, free-thinking wife of William Lamb, a British politician who eventually became Prime Minister. While married, Lady Caroline Lamb conducts a scandalous affair with the notorious Lord Byron, which threatens to ruin her husban
Young Winston (1972) as General Kitchener
The young Winston Churchill overcomes a bad family life and early military mistakes to launch his political career.
Dulcima (1971) as Mr Parker
A farmer who has the reputation of drinking most of his money away, lives on farm which is in a poor state of repair. A pretty young girl, Dulcima, takes pity on him and decides to help him by cleaning the place. She is happy to be earning money, and he is happy because she is there..... Despite being a miserable old bastard, he finds himself falling for Dulcima, and askes her to move in with him, to save her the walk every from her home to his farm every day. She does, and is happy with her work. She however falls for a gamekeeper from the nearby estate, and they start to meet in secret beacuse of the farmers increasing jelousy. One day while he is at the market she discovers a whole load of money hidden in an upsatirs room, and this changes the relationship between the farmer and Dulcima. She becomes more freindly towards the farmer, now knowing of his wealth, and the farmer decides that he wants her for his bride. Dulcima however still sees the gamekeeper, and eventually the farmer finds out.
Ryan's Daughter (1970) as Michael
An Irish lass is branded a traitor when she falls for a British soldier.
Run Wild, Run Free (1969) as The Moorman
A Black Veil for Lisa (1969) as Franz Bulov
Run Wild, Run Free (1969)
A young mute comes out of his shell when he meets a wild horse on the moors.
Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) as Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig
This film offers a series of vignettes based on British involvement in World War I, as seen through the eyes of a working-class family.
The Family Way (1967) as Ezra Fitton
Living with his parents keeps a newlywed husband from consummating his marriage.
Chuka (1967) as Col. Stuart Valois
A group under siege at an Army fort grapple with painful memories.
Africa--Texas Style! (1967) as Wing Commander Hayes
The Wrong Box (1966) as Masterman Finsbury
Two elderly brothers plot to kill each other for a fortune.
The Truth About Spring (1965) as Tommy Tyler
Tommy Tyler a lazy Caribbean sailor and his tom-boy daughter, Spring are out to search for a buried treasure. Tommy brings aboard William Ashton, a young lawyer to help with the search. Ashton turns out to be handy when they encounter dangerous rivals. Tommy also tries to play match maker between Ashton and Spring-a difficult task indeed.
Operation Crossbow (1965) as Boyd of M.I. 6
Allied agents go behind enemy lines to destroy a German missile base.
King Rat (1965) as Colonel Smedley-Taylor
A U.S. officer in a World War II Japanese POW camp tries to raise money to buy his fellow prisoners'' freedom.
The Chalk Garden (1964) as Maitland
A woman with a past signs on as governess for a troubled girl.
Tiara Tahiti (1963) as Lieut. Col. Clifford Southey
The Valiant (1962) as Captain Morgan
Flame in the Streets (1962) as Jacko Palmer
A union leader fights to win equal rights for West Indian immigrants.
The Singer Not the Song (1962) as Father Keogh
A priest defies a Mexican bandit to bring religion to a Western town.
Season of Passion (1961) as Barney
Two men continue a traditional summer rendezvous only to discover that life has changed for them all.
Tunes of Glory (1960) as Lt. Col. Basil Barrow
When a popular colonel loses a promotion, it sets the stage for conflict with his new superior officer.
Swiss Family Robinson (1960) as Father Robinson
Stranded on a deserted island, a close-knit family creates a tropical paradise.
Tiger Bay (1959) as Superintendent Graham
12 year old Gillie witnesses a Polish Sailor killing his girlfriend and manages to get hold of the gun. When the police question her about the gun, she concocts stories which only get her deeper into trouble.
Vicious Circle, The (1959) as Dr Howard Latimer
Dunkirk (1958) as [Corp. "Tubby"] Binns
True story of the Allied evacuation of occupied France at the start of World War II.
Hell, Heaven or Hoboken (1958) as Major Harvey
British intelligence hires a man to impersonate General Montgomery during World War II.
Town on Trial (1957) as Superintendent Mike Halloran
When an attractive young girl is murdered, suspicion falls on several members of the local tennis club. It falls to Police Inspector Halloran to sort out all the red herrings, and finally after a confrontation at the top of the local church spire, arrest the culprit. Another fascinating look at what life was like in Britain during the 50's,
Baby And The Battleship, The (1956) as Puncher Roberts
After a quayside mix-up with the Italian family of his fiancée, Able Seaman Knocker White finds himself literally left holding the baby. Unable to return it before his ship sails he enlists the help of best mate Puncher Roberts to smuggle the child aboard. But babies are surprisingly demanding and gradually the whole crew is drawn into helping keep it fed and washed - and undiscovered. Even so, the officers above deck start to puzzle over the increasingly strange happenings on board.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as London cabbie with hiccoughs
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
War and Peace (1956) as Platon
A young Russian girl fights to save her family during Napoleon's invasion of her homeland.
Above Us The Waves (1956)
The greatest threat to the British navy is the German battleship Tirpitz. Being anchored in a Norwegian fjord, it is impossible to attack it with any chance of success. But the navy trains a special commando to attack it, using little submarines to plant underwater explosives under it.
The Colditz Story (1955) as Pat Reid
Allied POWs plot to escape from a Nazi-held castle.
The End of the Affair (1955) as Albert Parkis
A married woman cheats on her husband in World War II London.
Escapade (1955)
A famous pacifist''''s sons steal an airplane to take a petition to the powers in Berlin.
Hobson's Choice (1954) as Willie Mossop
A widower father fights to control the lives of his three strong-willed daughters.
Long Memory, The (1952)
After doing time for a crime he didn't commit, a man must choose between revenge and building a new life.
The Rocking Horse Winner (1949) as Bassett
A young boy''''s talent for picking winning race horses threatens his life.
History of Mr. Polly, The (1949) as Alfred Polly
A henpecked dreamer finally goes off in search of a more fulfilling lifestyle. He settles for a handyman job at a country inn, and it is there that he finds true happiness.
Scott Of The Antarctic (1948) as Captain R F Scott
A British commander fights to beat a Norwegian team in the search for the South Pole.
So Well Remembered (1947) as George [Boswell]
A mill-owner's ambitious daughter almost ruins her husband's political career.
The October Man (1947)
The survivor of a bus crash becomes a murder suspect.
Great Expectations (1946) as Pip Pirrip
A mysterious benefactor finances a young boy's education.
The Way to the Stars (1945) as Peter Penrose
A young flyer deals with the strains of wartime service and survivors' guilt during World War II.
This Happy Breed (1944)
A middle-class family faces personal triumphs and tragedies when they move to a new home in the suburbs.
We Dive at Dawn (1943)
A British sub''''s pursuit of a German battleship leaves it stranded in enemy waters.
The Young Mr. Pitt (1943) as William Wilberforce
In Which We Serve (1942)
Survivors of a bombed British destroyer think back on the paths that led them to war.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) as Peter Colley as a young man
A cold-hearted teacher becomes the school favorite when he''s thawed by a beautiful young woman.
Four Dark Hours (1937)
A young girl (Rene Ray) is traveling to London to find work. Arriving at the station, she meets a man (Robert Newton) who has been stabbed by a member of a gang of crooks involved with greyhound racing. She becomes a suspect but flees the scene in order to deliver a message to the dead man's brother. She is protected from the police by a night club entertainer (John Mills), who she learns is the man she is seeking.
You're in the Army Now (1937) as Bert Dawson
An American gangster joins the British Army to evade the police.
Nine Days a Queen (1936) as Lord Guildford Dudley
A young noblewoman becomes a pawn for dueling factions in 16th century England.
Born for Glory (1935) as Albert Brown

Producer (feature film)

The Rocking Horse Winner (1949) as Producer
A young boy''''s talent for picking winning race horses threatens his life.
History of Mr. Polly, The (1949) as Producer
A henpecked dreamer finally goes off in search of a more fulfilling lifestyle. He settles for a handyman job at a country inn, and it is there that he finds true happiness.

Cast (special)

Noel Coward Story, The (1999) as Interviewee
A profile of playwright, cabaret composer and actor Noel Coward (1899-1973). Chronicles his image as a 1920s enfant terrible through his wartime career, his contacts with the Royal Family and his emigration from Britain. Includes clips from a 1969 BBC interview of Coward discussing his career and sc
Hayley Mills (1999) as Interviewee
Profile of actress Hayley Mills.
Cats (1998) as Gus
A presentation of the stage musical, "Cats," about a magical meeting of assorted cats. Taped at the Adelphi Theatre, London.
Charles Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit (1995) as Mr Chuffey
An adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel, "Martin Chuzzlewit." Suspicious of his greedy family, Chuzzlewit is instrumental in keeping apart his ward and his grandson, who loves her. Grandfather and grandson are eventually reconciled. Set in London and Wiltshire in the 1830s.
D-Day Remembered -- A Musical Tribute From the QE2 (1994)
A commemoration, set on the deck of the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2, to mark the 50th anniversary of D-Day, the day the Allied Forces crossed the English Channel to Normandy during World War II. Features performances by international stars, reunions, eyewitness stories, photographs, music, and let
18th Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Sir David Lean, The (1990)
Broadcast in which the American Film Institute (AFI) presents its eighteenth annual Life Achievement Award to director David Lean.
Tale of Two Cities, A (1989) as Jarvis Lorry
A four-part adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale of epic love, set during the French Revolution. This presentation for "Masterpiece Theatre" coincides with the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Ending Up (1993) as Bernard
Around the World in 80 Days (1989) as Faversham
When Phileas Fogg makes the claim that nineteenth century technology could enable a man to circumnavigate the globe in only 80 days, he's taken up on his bet. He then sets out to see the world by train, boat and hot air balloon

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Night of the Fox (1990) as General Munro
Hold the Dream (1986) as Henry Rossiter
Woman of Substance, A (1984) as Henry Rossiter

Misc. Crew (short)

Ryan's Daughter (Featurette) (1970)
This short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Ryan''''s Daughter" (1970).

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