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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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The Ghost Camera (1933)
Ernest Elton
Britannia of Billingsgate (1933)
Fred Bolton
A Political Party (1934)
Tony Smithers
The Lash (1934)
Arthur Haughton
Doctor’s Orders (1934)
Ronnie Blake
Forever England (1935)
Albert Brown
The Green Cockatoo (1937)
Jim Connor
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)
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)
So Well Remembered (1947)
George Boswell
The October Man (1947)
Jim Ackland
Scott of the Antarctic (1948)
Capt RF Scott RN
The History of Mr Polly (1949)
Alfred Polly
The Rocking Horse Winner (1949)
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)
War and Peace (1956)
Platon Karataev
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)
The Singer Not the Song (1961)
Father Michael Keogh
Flame in the Streets (1961)
Jacko Palmer
Tiara Tahiti (1962)
Lt Col Clifford Southey
King Rat (1965)
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)
Dulcima (1971)
Mr Parker
Young Winston (1972)
General Kitchener
Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)
Oklahoma Crude (1973)
The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978)
Gandhi (1982)
The Viceroy
Bean (1997)
Cats (1998)
Gus the Theatre Cat
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