John Mills

Movie Actor

Birthday February 22, 1908

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace England

DEATH DATE Apr 23, 2005 (97)

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English actor whose career spanned over 70 years. His role in the 1970 film Ryan's Daughter earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Before Fame

After graduation, he was briefly employed as a clerk for corn merchants in Ipswich.


In 1946, he played the lead character Pip in David Lean's adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations.

Family Life

He was married to Aileen Raymond from 1927 to 1941 and Mary Hayley Bell from 1941 to 2005. His two daughters, Hayley and Juliet, became actresses and he also had a son named Jonathan. His father was the headmaster for a local school in Belton.

Associated With

He played a supporting role to Robert Mitchum in the 1970 romantic drama Ryan's Daughter.


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