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John Mills

(1908–2005)

British actor, director, producer (d. 97) | In Which We Serve (1942), The Vicious Circle (1957), The October Man (1947)

Popular British leading actor with musical comedy experience

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John Mills overcame short stature to become a useful stiff-upper-lip type in the 1940s, and later a character actor of some versatility.

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Britannia of Billingsgate (1933)
Fred Bolton
The Ghost Camera (1933)
Ernest Elton
A Political Party (1934)
Tony Smithers
The Lash (1934)
Arthur Haughton
Doctor’s Orders (1934)
Ronnie Blake
Forever England (1935)
Albert Brown
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
Peter Colley - as a Young Man
Old Bill and Son (1941)
Young Bill Busby
Cottage to Let (1941)
Flt Lt Perry
Black Sheep of Whitehall (1942)
Bobby
The Big Blockade (1942)
Royal Air Force: Tom
In Which We Serve (1942)
Ordinary Seaman Shorty Blake
The Young Mr Pitt (1942)
William Wilberforce
We Dive at Dawn (1943)
Capt – Lt Taylor, RN
This Happy Breed (1944)
Billy Mitchell
Waterloo Road (1945)
Jim Colter
The Way to the Stars (1945)
Peter Penrose
Great Expectations (1946)
Pip
The October Man (1947)
Jim Ackland
So Well Remembered (1947)
George Boswell
Scott of the Antarctic (1948)
Capt RF Scott RN
The History of Mr Polly (1949)
Alfred Polly
The Rocking Horse Winner (1949)
Bassett
Morning Departure (1950)
Lt Cmdr Armstrong
Mr Denning Drives North (1951)
Tom Denning
The Gentle Gunman (1952)
Terence Sullivan
The Long Memory (1953)
Phillip Davidson
Hobson’s Choice (1954)
William Mossop
Above Us the Waves (1955)
Cdr Fraser
The Colditz Story (1955)
Pat Reid
The End of the Affair (1955)
Albert Parkis
The Baby and the Battleship (1956)
Puncher Roberts
It’s Great to Be Young! (1956)
Dingle
Town on Trial (1957)
Supt. Mike Halloran
The Vicious Circle (1957)
Dr Howard Latimer
Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
Captain Anson
Dunkirk (1958)
Corporal ‘Tubby’ Binns
I Was Monty’s Double (1958)
Major Harvey
Tiger Bay (1959)
Superintendent Graham
Tunes of Glory (1960)
Lt Col Basil Barrow
Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
Father
The Singer Not the Song (1961)
Father Michael Keogh
Flame in the Streets (1961)
Jacko Palmer
King Rat (1965)
Smedley-Taylor
Operation Crossbow (1965)
Gen Boyd
The Wrong Box (1966)
Masterman Finsbury
The Family Way (1966)
Ezra Fitton
Chuka (1967)
Colonel Stuart Valois
Run Wild, Run Free (1969)
The Moorman
Ryan’s Daughter (1970)
Michael
Dulcima (1971)
Mr Parker
Young Winston (1972)
General Kitchener
Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)
Canning
Oklahoma Crude (1973)
Cleon
The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978)
Scudder
Gandhi (1982)
The Viceroy
Bean (1997)
Chairman
Cats (1998)
Gus the Theatre Cat
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