Ten fun facts about John Mills


Fact 1
Sir John Mills (CBE) was born in North Elmham, Norfolk on 22 February, 1908 and died on 23 April, 2005.

Fact 2
He appeared in over 120 films in a career span of 7 decades.

Fact 3
Even though his eyesight became extremely weak, in 1990's he continued acting, playing blind as well as seeing characters.


Fact 4
Sir John Mills was awarded the title CBE Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1960 and also Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in 1976 for his excellence in drama.

Fact 5
He was council member of RADA and also a life patron on the Variety club.

Fact 6
He and his daughter Hayley Mills are one of the two Oscar winning father-daughter couples, the other being Henry and Jane Fonda; in both the cases the daughter won an Oscar before her father.

Fact 7
John Mills has played more military based characters than any other actor, a staggering 31 times. IT accounts for almost 1/3rd of all of all his movies. John Mills was particularly fascinated by portrayed the roles of soldiers and officers.

Fact 8
As recognition for his outstanding contribution to the film industry, he was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute.

Fact 9
His first professional appearance was as a chorus boy, in a Hippodrome show called ' The Five O'clock Revue' in 1927 with Enest Truex.

Fact 10
His greatest success on American stage has been as T.E.Lawrence in 'Ross'. Mills had met the real Lawrence in 1931 through his very close friend Noel Coward when he was working in 'Cavalcade'.


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