John Mills

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sir John Mills, CBE (born Lewis Ernest Watts Mills, 22 February 1908 – 23 April 2005) was an English actor who appeared in more than 120 films in a career spanning seven decades. On screen, he often played people who are not at all exceptional, but become heroes because of their common sense, generosity and good judgement.

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Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

Based on the famous book by Jules Verne the movie follows Phileas Fogg on his journey around the world. Which has to be completed within 80 days, a very short period for those days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  David Niven  •  Finlay Currie  •  Robert Morley  •  Cantinflas

Based on the famous book by Jules Verne the movie follows Phileas Fogg on his journey around the world. Which has to be completed within 80 days, a very short period for those days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  David Niven  •  Finlay Currie  •  Robert Morley  •  Cantinflas

Bean (1997)

Childlike Englishman, Mr. Bean, is an incompetent watchman at the Royal National Gallery. After the museum's board of directors' attempt to have him fired is blocked by the chairman, who has taken a liking to Bean, they send him to Los Angeles to act as their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Peter MacNicol  •  John Mills  •  Pamela Reed

Childlike Englishman, Mr. Bean, is an incompetent watchman at the Royal National Gallery. After the museum's board of directors' attempt to have him fired is blocked by the chairman, who has taken a liking to Bean, they send him to Los Angeles to act as their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Peter MacNicol  •  John Mills  •  Pamela Reed

Bright Young Things (2003)

In the 1930s, a social set known to the press – who follow their every move – as the “Bright Young Things” are Adam and his friends who are eccentric, wild and entirely shocking to the older generation. Amidst the madness, Adam, who is well connected but totally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Fry
CAST:  Stephen Campbell Moore  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Fenella Woolgar  •  Michael Sheen

In the 1930s, a social set known to the press – who follow their every move – as the “Bright Young Things” are Adam and his friends who are eccentric, wild and entirely shocking to the older generation. Amidst the madness, Adam, who is well connected but totally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Fry
CAST:  Stephen Campbell Moore  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Fenella Woolgar  •  Michael Sheen

Gandhi (1982)

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In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Rohini Hattangadi  •  Candice Bergen  •  Roshan Seth

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Rohini Hattangadi  •  Candice Bergen  •  Roshan Seth

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

A shy British teacher looks back nostalgically at his long career, taking note of the people who touched his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Wood
CAST:  Robert Donat  •  Greer Garson  •  Terry Kilburn  •  John Mills

A shy British teacher looks back nostalgically at his long career, taking note of the people who touched his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Wood
CAST:  Robert Donat  •  Greer Garson  •  Terry Kilburn  •  John Mills

Great Expectations (1946)

In this Dickens adaptation, orphan Pip discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham, and his first love, the beautiful but emotionally cold Estella, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  John Mills  •  Tony Wager  •  Valerie Hobson  •  Jean Simmons

In this Dickens adaptation, orphan Pip discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham, and his first love, the beautiful but emotionally cold Estella, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  John Mills  •  Tony Wager  •  Valerie Hobson  •  Jean Simmons

Hamlet (1996)

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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother now marrying the murderer... his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Julie Christie  •  Judi Dench  •  Gérard Depardieu

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother now marrying the murderer... his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Julie Christie  •  Judi Dench  •  Gérard Depardieu

Hobson's Choice (1954)

Henry Hobson owns and tyrannically runs a successful Victorian boot maker’s shop in Salford, England. A stingy widower with a weakness for overindulging in the local Moonraker Public House, he exploits his three daughters as cheap labour. When he declares that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Charles Laughton  •  John Mills  •  Brenda De Banzie  •  Daphne Anderson

Henry Hobson owns and tyrannically runs a successful Victorian boot maker’s shop in Salford, England. A stingy widower with a weakness for overindulging in the local Moonraker Public House, he exploits his three daughters as cheap labour. When he declares that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Charles Laughton  •  John Mills  •  Brenda De Banzie  •  Daphne Anderson

In Which We Serve (1942)

The story of the HMS Torrin, from it's construction to its sinking in the Mediterranean during action in World War II. The ship's first and only commanding officer is Captain E.V. Kinross, who trains his men not only to be loyal to him and the country, but—most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean  •  Noël Coward
CAST:  Noël Coward  •  Derek Elphinstone  •  Michael Wilding  •  John Mills

The story of the HMS Torrin, from it's construction to its sinking in the Mediterranean during action in World War II. The ship's first and only commanding officer is Captain E.V. Kinross, who trains his men not only to be loyal to him and the country, but—most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean  •  Noël Coward
CAST:  Noël Coward  •  Derek Elphinstone  •  Michael Wilding  •  John Mills

Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)

Lady Caroline Lamb, dissatisfied in her marriage, has an affair with the dashing Romantic poet Lord Byron.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Bolt
CAST:  Sarah Miles  •  Jon Finch  •  Richard Chamberlain  •  John Mills

Lady Caroline Lamb, dissatisfied in her marriage, has an affair with the dashing Romantic poet Lord Byron.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Bolt
CAST:  Sarah Miles  •  Jon Finch  •  Richard Chamberlain  •  John Mills

Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

Satire about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. Much of the action in the movie revolves around the words of the marching ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Maggie Smith  •  John Mills

Satire about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. Much of the action in the movie revolves around the words of the marching ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Maggie Smith  •  John Mills

Ryan's Daughter (1970)

An Irish lass is branded a traitor when she falls for a British soldier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Sarah Miles  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Trevor Howard  •  Christopher Jones

An Irish lass is branded a traitor when she falls for a British soldier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Sarah Miles  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Trevor Howard  •  Christopher Jones

Scott of the Antarctic (1948)

The true story of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his ill-fated expedition to try to be the first man to discover the South Pole - only to find that the murderously cold weather and a rival team of Norwegian explorers conspire against him  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Frend
CAST:  John Mills  •  Derek Bond  •  Kenneth More  •  James Robertson Justice

The true story of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his ill-fated expedition to try to be the first man to discover the South Pole - only to find that the murderously cold weather and a rival team of Norwegian explorers conspire against him  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Frend
CAST:  John Mills  •  Derek Bond  •  Kenneth More  •  James Robertson Justice

Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

After being shipwrecked, the Robinson family is marooned on an island inhabited only by an impressive array of wildlife. In true pioneer spirit, they quickly make themselves at home but soon face a danger even greater than nature: dastardly pirates. A rousing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Annakin
CAST:  John Mills  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  James MacArthur  •  Janet Munro

After being shipwrecked, the Robinson family is marooned on an island inhabited only by an impressive array of wildlife. In true pioneer spirit, they quickly make themselves at home but soon face a danger even greater than nature: dastardly pirates. A rousing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Annakin
CAST:  John Mills  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  James MacArthur  •  Janet Munro

The Colditz Story (1955)

Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an "escape-proof" German P.O.W. camp housed in a Medieval castle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  John Mills  •  Christopher Rhodes  •  Ian Carmichael  •  Eric Portman

Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an "escape-proof" German P.O.W. camp housed in a Medieval castle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  John Mills  •  Christopher Rhodes  •  Ian Carmichael  •  Eric Portman

The Long Memory (1953)

1953 British noir thriller, starring John Mills. An innocent man is released from prison after 12 years and tracks down the witnesses who lied about him in court. Based on a 1951 novel by Howard Clewes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Hamer
CAST:  John Mills  •  John McCallum  •  Elizabeth Sellars  •  Eva Bergh

1953 British noir thriller, starring John Mills. An innocent man is released from prison after 12 years and tracks down the witnesses who lied about him in court. Based on a 1951 novel by Howard Clewes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Hamer
CAST:  John Mills  •  John McCallum  •  Elizabeth Sellars  •  Eva Bergh

The Parent Trap (1961)

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Two identical twin sisters, separated at birth by their parents' divorce, are reunited years later at a summer camp, where they scheme to bring their parents back together. The girls, one of whom has been living with their mother and the other with their father, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Swift
CAST:  Hayley Mills  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  Brian Keith  •  Charles Ruggles

Two identical twin sisters, separated at birth by their parents' divorce, are reunited years later at a summer camp, where they scheme to bring their parents back together. The girls, one of whom has been living with their mother and the other with their father, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Swift
CAST:  Hayley Mills  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  Brian Keith  •  Charles Ruggles

The Thirty Nine Steps (1978)

The year is 1914 and Richard Hannay, Mining Engineer who is visiting Britain for a short time before returning to South Africa, is shocked when one of his neighbours, Colonel Scudder, bursts into his rooms one night and tells him a story that Prussian 'sleeper' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Sharp
CAST:  Robert Powell  •  David Warner  •  John Mills  •  Karen Dotrice

The year is 1914 and Richard Hannay, Mining Engineer who is visiting Britain for a short time before returning to South Africa, is shocked when one of his neighbours, Colonel Scudder, bursts into his rooms one night and tells him a story that Prussian 'sleeper' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Sharp
CAST:  Robert Powell  •  David Warner  •  John Mills  •  Karen Dotrice

The Wrong Box (1966)

In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other—or can be made to have seemed to do so.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Forbes
CAST:  John Mills  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Michael Caine  •  Nanette Newman

In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other—or can be made to have seemed to do so.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Forbes
CAST:  John Mills  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Michael Caine  •  Nanette Newman

Tunes of Glory (1960)

Following World War II in peacetime Scotland, brigade headquarters replaces commanding officer Major Jock Sinclair, a boisterous battalion leader, with the strict, temperamental Lieutenant Colonel Basil Barrow. Resentful toward his replacement, Sinclair undermines ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald Neame
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  John Mills  •  Dennis Price  •  Kay Walsh

Following World War II in peacetime Scotland, brigade headquarters replaces commanding officer Major Jock Sinclair, a boisterous battalion leader, with the strict, temperamental Lieutenant Colonel Basil Barrow. Resentful toward his replacement, Sinclair undermines ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald Neame
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  John Mills  •  Dennis Price  •  Kay Walsh
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