John Mills Overview:

Character actor, John Mills, was born Lewis Ernest Watts Mills on Feb 22, 1908 in North Elmham, England. Mills died at the age of 97 on Apr 23, 2005 in Denham, England and was laid to rest in St. Mary the Virgin Cemetery in Denham, England.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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John Mills was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actor for Ryan's Daughter (as Michael) in 1970.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1970Best Supporting ActorRyan's Daughter (1970)MichaelWon
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On 2002, Mills received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic.

BlogHub Articles:

, Horst Buchholz, and Hayley Mills struggle in “Tiger Bay”

By Stephen Reginald on Feb 12, 2021 From Classic Movie Man

, Horst Buchholz, and Hayley Mills struggle in “Tiger Bay” Tiger Bay (1959) is a British crime drama directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring , Horst Buchholz, and Hayley Mills in her first major film role. The plot centers around a young Polish sailor named Bron... Read full article


A musical

By Judy on Feb 13, 2015 From Movie Classics

I’ve just reviewed an early musical starring , Car of Dreams , released in 1935, over at my British movies blog. Anyone interested is very welcome to take a look! This is the first in a planned?series about ?films starring this great actor.... Read full article


Scott of the Antarctic (1948) with

By Greg Orypeck on Jun 12, 2014 From Classic Film Freak

Share This!?We knew that poor Oates was walking to his death, but though we tried to dissuade him, we knew it was the act of a brave man and an English gentleman.??We all hope to meet the end with a similar spirit and assuredly the end is not far.???? Robert Falcon Scott If ever there was a more apt... Read full article


, Jane Greer, and Richard Basehart: It's Triple Feature Time at the Cafe!

By Rick29 on Aug 29, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Jim--haunted by memories of the tragedy. The October Man (1947). A bus accident on a dark, rainy night leaves Jim Ackland () with a skull fracture--and the tragic memory of a friend's young daughter who died while under his care. After spending a year in a hospital, Jim emerges a fragile ... Read full article


"looks like" a young Willie Nelson.

By Dawn on Aug 31, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Sir ,(22 February 1908 – 23 April 2005), was an English actor, who made more than 120 films in a career spanning seven decades.Willie Nelson (born April 30, 1933), is a Texan country singer-songwriter, author, poet, actor. He reached his greatest fame during the outlaw country moveme... Read full article


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John Mills Quotes:

Ezra Fitton: All this reading books he does, it's not natural.
Lucy Fitton: You wouldn't know what natural is.
Ezra Fitton: My father always used to say if it were natural you'd see animals doing it. I never saw a horse reading.


Tommy Tyler: You've become pretty fond of Ashton, haven't you?
Spring Tyler: [nods]
Tommy Tyler: Do you love him?
Spring Tyler: [nods]
Tommy Tyler: If he asks you to go with him and marry him... would you?
Spring Tyler: You think he will, Tommy?
Tommy Tyler: Yep. Yep, I think he will.


Pip: [narrating] I realized that in becoming a gentleman, I had only succeeded in becoming a snob.


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John Mills Facts
He was voted ninth in the 2001 Orange Film Survey of greatest British actors.

Despite being two of Britain's most distinguished actors of their generation, he appeared in only two films with Alec Guinness: Great Expectations (1946) and Tunes of Glory (1960).

Was nominated for Broadway's 1962 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "Ross."

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