Lewis Ernest Watts Mills
|Born||Feb 22, 1908|
North Elmham, England
|Died||Apr 23, 2005|
|Age||Died at 97|
|Final Resting PlaceSt. Mary the Virgin|
|Top Roles||Peter Colley, Mitch Evers' Golf Caddy, Maitland, Pip, Albert Parkis|
|Top Genres||Drama, Comedy, Romance, War, Film Adaptation, Action|
|Top Topics||World War II, Book-Based, Period Piece|
|Top Collaborators||Michael Balcon (Producer), Richard Attenborough, Roy Ward Baker (Director), Allan Cuthbertson|
|Shares birthday with||Robert Young, George Haight, Fannie Ward see more..|
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.
Staunch, stocky British leading man, trained in musical comedy, but best recalled for war roles that ran from cockney ratings to stiff-upper-lip officers, and for a series of rural worms-that-turned that culminated in his winning an Oscar for his village grotesque in Ryan's Daughter. Sincerity was his best quality, and he projected it throughout the forties and fifties, when he was one of Britain's top box-office stars. Father of Hayley and Juliet Mills. Married actress Aileen Raymond and (from 1941) Mary Hayley Bell, who became a novelist and playwright. Knighted in 1977.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
John Mills was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actor for Ryan's Daughter (as Michael) in 1970.
|1970||Best Supporting Actor||Ryan's Daughter (1970)||Michael||Won|
On 2002, Mills received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic.
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John Mills Quotes:
Tommy Tyler: You don't have to assure me of nothing. I know Springer.
[trying to think of a way to get off the ship-wrecked boat]
Ernst Robinson: Why don't we put up a distress flag?
Father Robinson: Don't you think we look distressed enough? Ernst, anyone who sees a ship stuck on the rocks might possibly guess it's in trouble.
Willie Mossop: By gum.
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