Biography of John Mills (1908-2005)

Actor, producer and British film director born on February 22, 1908 in Felixstowe (Suffolk) and died on 23 April 2005 in Denham (London). His real name was Lewis Ernest Watts Mills.

He began his career on stage as singer in 1929, after which participated in works as Of mice and men. His debut on the big screen came in 1932, with the film The midshipman (Cadet), and after having served during the war when it began to participate in war films such as In wich we serve (1946) or Scott of the Antarctic (1948). Other films that recall these years are Oh! What a lovely war (1969), Young Winston (1972) and Gandhi (1982), where he/she worked under the orders of his friend Richard Attenborough. The film Ryan daughter earned him the Oscar of the Academy in Hollywood in 1970. In 1977, the British Crown awarded him the title of sir.


As an actor

1932: The Midshipmaid.1933: Those Were the Days; The Ghost Camera; The First Offence; Britannia of Billingsgate.1934: The River Wolves; A Political Party; The Lash; Doctor's Orders; Blind Justice. 1935: royal Cavalcade; Brown on Resolution; Charing Cross Road; Car of Dreams.1936: Tudor Rose.1937: O.H.M.S.; The Green Cockatoo.1939: Goodbye, Mr. Chips.1940: All Hands; Old Bill and Son.1941: Cottage to Let.1942: The Black Sheep of Whitehall; In Which We Serve; The Young Mr. Pitt; The Goose Steps Out; The Big Blockade.1943: We Dive at Dawn.1944: Waterloo Road; This Happy Breed.1945: The Way to the Stars.1946: Great Expectations.1947: So Well Remembered; The October Man.1948: Scott of the Antarctic.1949: The History of Mr. Polly.1950: The Rocking Horse Winner; Morning Departure.1952: The Gentle Gunman; The Long Memory; Mr. Denning Drives North.1954: Hobson completo Choice.1955: The End of the Affair; Escapade; The Colditz Story; Above Us the Waves.1956: War and Peace; Around the World in Eighty Days; Completo it Great to Be Young; The Baby and the Battleship.1957: Town on Trial; The Vicious Circle.1958: Ice Cold in Alex; I Was Monty's Double; Dunkirk.1959: Tiger Bay; Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.1960: Swiss Family Robinson; Tunes of Glory.1961: The Singer Not the Song; Flame in the Streets.1962: The Valiant; Tiara Tahiti.1964: The Chalk Garden; The Truth About Spring.1965: Operation Crossbow; King Rat.1966: The Wrong Box; The Family Way.1967: Chuka.1968: La Morte non has sesso.1969: Oh! What a Lovely War; Run Wild, Run Free; Lady Hamilton - Zwischen Schmach und Liebe.1970: Adam s Woman; Ryan completo Daughter.1971: Dulcima.1972: Young Winston; Lady Caroline Lamb.1973: Oklahoma Crude.1975: The Human Factor.1976: Trial by Combat.1978: The Big Sleep; The Thirty-Nine Steps; Des Teufels Advokat; Quatermass.1979: Zulu Dawn.1982: Gandhi.1983: Sahara.1987: Who's That Girl? 1993: Deadly Advice; The Big Freeze.1995: The Grotesque.1996: Hamlet.1997: Bean.2003: Bright young things.2004: Snow prince.2005: Lights 2.

As a producer

1949: The History of Mr. Polly.1950: The Rocking Horse Winner.

As a director

1966: Sky West and Crooked.