Hayley Mills
English actress
Hayley Mills
Hayley Mills is an English actress. The daughter of John Mills and Mary Hayley Bell, and sister of actress Juliet Mills, Mills began her acting career as a child and was hailed as a promising newcomer, winning the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for Tiger Bay (1959), the Academy Juvenile Award for Pollyanna (1960) and Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress in 1961.
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Hayley Mills's personal information overview.
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I Coulda Been Somebody
Huffington Post - about 1 year
In conversation with an acquaintance recently, I remarked that I was getting ready for retirement. "You've been getting ready for retirement for three years," he said. "You'll never retire." "Oh yeah?" I answered with my usual snappy repartee. "I will so retire. One more year, tops." But he was sure I wouldn't. "You can't retire. Instead of thinking about doing nothing, you should be thinking instead about what you want to do NEXT." Well, I know what I want to do next. I'm already doing it (part-time anyway): WRITE. But I think this guy may have meant something that pays money. And I don't really have much hope for that by writing. I actually wrote something that made the New York Times bestseller list for a week or two - and still didn't get paid one cent. (All the proceeds went to St. Jude's Hospital, and that was great, but money in my bank account would have been great too.) But a second career after retirement? There are lots of careers I considered before I ...
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It's OK to Eat Like a Kid
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Elegant grownup food intimidates me. There. I've said it. I'm a twisted victim of arrested development or I am graced with eternal mental youth: In any case, quail makes me quail. I am the one whom others tell: Grow up! They have been saying this since I was 12. Thus far, no luck. I try. And life has thrust upon me adult tragedies along with adult joys. And yet. Time and again I find myself transfixed by plastic jack-o'-lanterns, glitter glue, s'mores, and movies in which Hayley Mills portrays plucky Catholic-school girls or preteen twins. I try to act adult, but as I hear my voice saying Of course and Really? I just want to squirt myself with Silly String and hit the Slippery Slide. And this applies to eating too. While I admire the expertise of master chefs as I admire the ouevres of, say, Shohei Imamura and Rumer Godden (shucking grown-up mask, having written this), I am often puzzled by their works of culinary art. Perplexed, as a Hayley Mills girl would be upon e ...
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Consider the Value Proposition for Teachers
Education Week - almost 4 years
Schools must look beyond salary to the benefits and working conditions they offer when looking to hire and retain teachers, Regis Anne Shields and Karen Hawley Miles write.
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Oliver Cross: Seaside delights await on my Dorset journey of discovery
Yorkshire Evening Post - almost 4 years
I’m getting very excited because me and my partner Lynne are about to step into the great unknown or, as it’s sometimes called, Dorset. And it’s not unknown to Lynne; it’s just me who has managed to get through life without ever visiting Dorset, despite falling in love with the place somewhere in the region of 50 years ago. It was during a geography lesson that I saw a picture of Lulworth Cove on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. This is, literally, a text-book example of a cove and is so perfectly circular that it looks like it’s been created by digital manipulation, although it is, in fact, the result of millions of years of coastal erosion operating on rocks of differing resistance (don’t ask for details – the lesson was ages ago and I wasn’t paying attention anyway. I was most probably thinking about Hayley Mills). You would need to have spent some time on the flat Lincolnshire coast – my nearest seaside when I was growing up – to understand the attraction of cliffs and a dramatically-sc ...
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Jaimie Etkin: In The Wake Of 'Liz & Dick,' Leave Lindsay Alone
Huffington Post - about 4 years
I'm not ashamed to admit that Lindsay Lohan was an important part of my childhood. Though I'm a year older than the child-star-turned-tabloid-mainstay, I grew up watching her. As many times as my mom told me Hayley Mills' Parent Trap was better, I couldn't get enough of the 1998 installment, starring Lohan as both Annie James and Hallie Parker, separated twins who meet one summer at camp. Eleven-year-old Lohan had charisma, charm and an impressive British accent (at least to 12-year-old me who had yet to travel across the pond). My sister and I learned Annie and Martin's handshake and I started eating Oreos and peanut butter -- "a brilliant beyond brilliant idea." We watched The Parent Trap so many times, our VHS tape no longer worked. Fourteen years after first being introduced to Lohan in that film, I found myself struggling to sit through Lohan's latest role: Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime original movie Liz & Dick. Besides the other problematic factors at hand ...
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Everette Bayne Jr., 88
Blue Ridge Now - over 4 years
Mr. Everette Tillman Bayne Jr., 88, of Zirconia, died July 17, 2012 at his home with his family by his side. He was born August 9, 1923 in Tigerville, SC to the late Everette Tillman Bayne and Lela Rhodes Bayne. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bayne is preceded in death by his; son Michael E. Bayne; sisters, Emma Gibson and Lillian Ward and brothers J. Harold Bayne and Ralph Bayne. Mr. Bayne is survived by his; wife, of 65 years, Lois Adcock Bayne; daughters, Elizabeth Bayne Hunter and Karen Eve Pfotzer; son Jerry A. Bayne; brother, David Bayne; grandchildren, Christy Mills, Angela Bayne, April Sykes, Amber Young, Allison Pfotzer and Brittany Pfotzer; great-grandchildren, Haley Mills, Dalton Mills, Logan Mills and Pearson Young and by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Bayne served in the US Army, for 3 years, during WWII, serving in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Utah Beach. He worked as a self-employed masonry contractor and was owner of Bayne Nursery. He attended Oak Grove Bap ...
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Improving Special Education in Tough Times
Education Week - over 4 years
Special education would benefit from the same focus on efficiency found in general education, Stephen Frank and Karen Hawley Miles write.
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Ladies in Lavender, Nottingham’s Theatre Royal - Review by Tony Spittles
Chad - over 4 years
BIG-NAME entertainment continues at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal this week with a bittersweet love story that stars two acting greats, Hayley Mills and Belinda Lang, in a premiere stage production of ‘Ladies in Lavender’ that’s pure magic.
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Play has sweet smell of success
Bakewell Today - over 4 years
Hayley Mills and Belinda Lang will appear in a world premiere touring production of Ladies In Lavender, at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal on from June 18-23.
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A Brief Guide To Films On Telly This Weekend
On The Box - almost 5 years
If you don’t fancy venturing out in the pouring rain this weekend and are planning to curl up on the sofa instead, well you might want to give these films airing on your telebox a brief once over. Terminator: Salvation (2009) – Saturday, Channel 4, 9.30pm It’s the terrestrial premiere of the fourth instalment of the Terminator franchise.   Rather than averting the nuclear war prophesised in the first three films, Salvation sees John Connor (Christian Bale) leading the ramshackle post-apocalyptic human resistance against the machines.  He must team up with a teenage Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin) whom he knows he must send back through time so that he can become his own father (get your brain around that) and newly awakened mystery man Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) Directed by McG whose previous credits include uh…Charlie’s Angels (and now lacklustre spy comedy This Means War), it’s a pretty tame affair.  Things certainly go boom, but there’s an innate confusion of the core a ...
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Prep Blog: Former Center player named national softball Player of Week
The Sacramento Bee - almost 5 years
San Diego State sophomore infielder Hayley Miles, a graduate of Center High School, has picked up two national awards for her play during the past week.
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Ladies In Lavender (review)
Milton Keynes Citizen - almost 5 years
THE career of actress Hayley Mills seemingly came full circle last night. Earlier in the day she appeared on TV in her mum’s 1961 film, Whistle Down The Wind, where, as a naïve 15-year-old, the wide-eyed English rose finds a wounded stranger who she mistakes for the son of God.
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Ladies In Lavender (review)
Advertiser & Review - almost 5 years
THE career of actress Hayley Mills seemingly came full circle last night. Earlier in the day she appeared on TV in her mum’s 1961 film, Whistle Down The Wind, where, as a naïve 15-year-old, the wide-eyed English rose finds a wounded stranger who she mistakes for the son of God.
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Hayley Mills: My father was an inspiration to me
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
Wild At Heart actress <a class="fplink fp-110935" href="/Hayley+Mills+1">Hayley Mills</a>, 65, daughter of actor Sir John Mills, reveals a few of her favourite things...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Hayley Mills
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 68
    In 2015, Mills toured Australia with sister Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield in the comedy Legends! by James Kirkwood. While filming The Family Way, the 20-year-old Mills met 53-year-old director Roy Boulting. The two married in 1971, and owned a flat in London's Kensington. They then went on to purchase Cobstone Windmill in Ibstone, Buckinghamshire. Their son, Crispian Mills, is the lead singer and guitarist for the raga rock band Kula Shaker. The couple divorced in 1977.
    More Details Hide Details Mills later had a second son, Jason Lawson, during a relationship with British actor Leigh Lawson. Mills' partner since 1997 is actor/writer Firdous Bamji, who is 20 years her junior. Mills had involvement with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (the "Hare Krishna" movement). She wrote the preface to the book The Hare Krishna Book of Vegetarian Cooking, published in 1984. Mills has been a pescetarian (i.e., one who eats fish but not other meat) since the late 1990s. However, in a 1997 article of People magazine, Mills stated that "she is 'not a part of Hare Krishna', though she delved into Hinduism and her own Christianity for guidance." In 1988 Mills co-edited, with Marcus Maclaine, the book My God, which consisted of brief letters from celebrities on their beliefs (or lack thereof) regarding God and the life to come.
  • 2012
    Age 65
    She told Good Housekeeping magazine in January 2012 that she had fully recovered.
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    In 2012 Mills starred as Ursula Widdington in the stage production of Ladies in Lavender at the Royal & Derngate Theatre, before embarking on a national UK tour.
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  • 2008
    Age 61
    On 18 April 2008, Mills was diagnosed with breast cancer.
    More Details Hide Details She had surgery and started, but quickly abandoned, chemotherapy after only three sessions due to the severity of side effects. Mills credits her survival to the alternative treatments she tried out, beating the disease into remission.
  • 2007
    Age 60
    In December 2007, for their annual birthday celebration of "The Master", The Noël Coward Society invited Mills as the guest celebrity to lay flowers in front of Coward's statue at New York's Gershwin Theatre, thereby commemorating the 108th birthday of Sir Noel.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2000
    Age 53
    In 2000 she made her Off Broadway debut in Sir Noël Coward's Suite in Two Keys, opposite American actress Judith Ivey, for which she won a Theatre World Award.
    More Details Hide Details In 1991 she appeared as Anna Leonowens in the Australian production of The King and I.
    Mills recalled her childhood in the 2000 documentary film Sir John Mills' Moving Memories which was directed by Marcus Dillistone and written by her brother Jonathan.
    More Details Hide Details In 2005 Mills appeared in the acclaimed short film, Stricken, written and directed by Jayce Bartok.In 2007 she began appearing as Caroline in the ITV1 African vet drama, Wild at Heart; her sister Juliet was a guest star in the drama. In 2010 Mills appeared in Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure, based on one of the popular Mandie novels of Lois Gladys Leppard.
  • 1998
    Age 51
    In recognition of her work with The Walt Disney Company, Mills was awarded the Disney Legends award in 1998.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1987
    Age 40
    Mills also starred as the title character in the Disney Channel-produced television series Good Morning, Miss Bliss in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details The show was cancelled after 13 episodes and the rights were acquired by NBC, which reformatted Good Morning, Miss Bliss into Saved by the Bell.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 38
    Always welcomed at Disney, Mills narrated an episode of The Wonderful World of Disney, sparking renewed interest in her Disney work. In 1985, Mills was originally considered to voice Princess Eilonwy in Disney's 25th animated feature film The Black Cauldron but was later replaced by the veteran British voice actress Susan Sheridan.
    More Details Hide Details Later, Mills reprised her roles as twins Sharon and Susan for a trio of Parent Trap television films: The Parent Trap II, Parent Trap III, and Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon.
  • 1981
    Age 34
    In 1981 Mills returned to acting with a starring role in the UK television mini-series The Flame Trees of Thika, based on Elspeth Huxley's memoir of her childhood in East Africa.
    More Details Hide Details The series was well received, prompting Mills to accept more acting roles. She then returned to America, and made two appearances on The Love Boat.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1975
    Age 28
    After her appearance in The Kingfisher Caper in 1975, Mills dropped out of the film industry for a few years.
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  • 1972
    Age 25
    In 1972 she again acted opposite Hywel Bennett in Endless Night along with Britt Ekland, Per Oscarsson and George Sanders.
    More Details Hide Details It is based on the novel Endless Night by Agatha Christie.
  • 1971
    Age 24
    She eventually married Roy Boulting in 1971.
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  • 1968
    Age 21
    She then starred as the protagonist of Pretty Polly, opposite famous Indian film actor Shashi Kapoor in Singapore, and appeared in the controversial horror thriller Twisted Nerve in 1968, along with her Family Way co-star Hywel Bennett.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1966
    Age 19
    Mills made her stage debut in a 1966 West End revival of Peter Pan.
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  • 1962
    Age 15
    In 1962 Disney announced plans to film I Capture the Castle, from the novel by Dodie Smith, with Hayley Mills in the role of Cassandra.
    More Details Hide Details However, Disney never produced the film. After her contract with Disney, Mills scored a hit in The Trouble with Angels (1966), as a prankish Catholic boarding school girl with "scathingly brilliant" schemes, opposite screen veteran Rosalind Russell, and directed by another Hollywood veteran, Ida Lupino. Looking to break from her girl-next-door image, Mills returned to Britain to appear as a mentally challenged teenager in the film Sky West and Crooked, which was directed by her father and written by her mother. Shortly thereafter, Mills appeared alongside her father and Hywel Bennett in director Roy Boulting's critically acclaimed film The Family Way, a comedy about a couple having difficulty consummating their marriage, featuring a score by Paul McCartney and arrangements by Beatles producer George Martin.
  • 1961
    Age 14
    In addition to her Disney films, Mills starred in several other films, notably Whistle Down the Wind, 1961 (based on the book of the same title written by her mother, Mary Hayley Bell), with Alan Bates, The Truth About Spring (with her father, John Mills, cast as her father and James MacArthur as the love interest), and The Chalk Garden, 1964 (from the play by Enid Bagnold).
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    The daughter of Sir John Mills and Mary Hayley Bell, and younger sister of actress Juliet Mills, Mills began her acting career as a child and was hailed as a promising newcomer, winning the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for Tiger Bay (1959), the Academy Juvenile Award for Pollyanna (1960) and Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress in 1961.
    More Details Hide Details During her early career, she appeared in six films for Walt Disney, including her dual role as twins Susan and Sharon in the Disney film The Parent Trap (1961). During the late 1960s she began performing in theatrical plays, and played in more mature roles. The age of contracts with studios soon passed. Although she has not maintained the box office success or the Hollywood A-list she experienced as a child actress, she has continued to make films and TV appearances, including the title role in Good Morning, Miss Bliss and as Caroline, a main character in Wild at Heart. Mills was born in Marylebone, London. She was 12 when she was discovered by J. Lee Thompson, who was initially looking for a boy to play the lead role in Tiger Bay, which co-starred her father, veteran British actor Sir John Mills. Bill Anderson, one of Walt Disney's producers, saw her performance and suggested that she be given the lead role in Pollyanna. The role of the orphaned "glad girl" who moves in with her aunt catapulted Mills to stardom in the United States and earned her a special Academy Award (the last person to receive the Juvenile Oscar). Because Mills was not able to be present to receive the trophy, Annette Funicello accepted it for her.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Born
    Born on April 18, 1946.
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