Martin Miller

Character Actor + Doctor + Scientist
Born Sep 2, 1899

Martin Miller, born Rudolph Muller was a Czech character actor who played many small roles in British films and television series from the early 1940s until his death. He was best known for playing eccentric doctors, scientists and professors, although he had a wide range of small obscure roles from photographers and waiters, to a pet store dealer, rabbis, a Dutch sailor and a Swiss tailor.… Read More

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1899 Birth Miller was born Rudolph Muller in the Moravian city of Kroměříž, then known as Kremsier in Austria-Hungary, on 2 September 1899.


1925 25 Years Old He began a career as an actor working in Vienna in 1925 but fled Austria at the outbreak of World War II to escape the persecution of the Jews and reportedly arrived in London in 1940 to pursue a career in the British industry.


1943 - 1945 3 More Events
1947 47 Years Old In 1947 he starred as a professor in Vernon Sewell's comedy The Ghosts of Berkeley Square opposite Robert Morley and Felix Aylmer. … Read More
1948 48 Years Old In 1948 he portrayed a police inspector in Terence Young's One Night with You, alongside Nino Martini, Patricia Roc (and a young Christopher Lee with a minor role) an uncredited role as an Italian waiter at the Savoy Hotel in The Blind Goddess and a role as George II of England in Anthony Kimmins's biopic Bonnie Prince Charlie about the Jacobite Risings in a cast which included David Niven (as Charles II), Margaret Leighton, Judy Campbell, Jack Hawkins, Morland Graham and Finlay Currie.
1949 49 Years Old In 1949, he appeared as Tony the Cafe Proprietor in Lawrence Huntington's Man on the Run, a customer in Jack Warner's The Huggetts Abroad, Leon Stolz in Arthur Crabtree's Don't Ever Leave Me alongside Petula Clark, Jimmy Hanley, Hugh Sinclair, Edward Rigby, and Anthony Newley and had uncredited roles as black marketeer Herr Schindler in I Was a Male War Bride and as a headwaiter in The Third Man.


1951 - 1956 6 More Events
1957 57 Years Old In 1957 he played he starred in Hugo Fregonese's World War II picture Seven Thunders about two British escaped prisoners of war, opposite Stephen Boyd, James Robertson Justice and Kathleen Harrison. … Read More
1958 58 Years Old In 1958 he played Brunet in Maclean Rogers's drama Mark of the Phoenix, alongside Julia Arnall, Sheldon Lawrence and Anton Diffring. … Read More
1959 59 Years Old In 1959, Miller had an uncredited role as Kakky in Expresso Bongo under the director's helm of Val Guest, starred as Hendricks in Violent Moment, and as a doctor in the TV film Henry IV, He played Dr. Schrott in Anthony Asquith's Libel, starring alongside Olivia de Havilland, Dirk Bogarde, Paul Massie, Wilfrid Hyde-White and Robert Morley. … Read More


1960 60 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1960, Miller portrayed Piggy in Robert Siodmak The Rough and the Smooth opposite Tony Britton, William Bendix and Edward Chapman, Dr. Pfeiffer in the episode Twentieth Century Theatre: The Price of Freedom of the BBC Sunday Night Play and starred as Dr. Rosen in the psychological horror thriller Peeping Tom, directed by Michael Powell. … Read More
1961 - 1962 2 More Events
In 1963, a particularly busy and high-status year, Miller featured as the man with the microscope in Ken Annakin's comedy The Fast Lady starring Stanley Baxter, James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Kathleen Harrison and Julie Christie, as Dr. Schroeder in Incident at Midnight, reprising this same character in the TV series The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre version and played Davidoff in the TV movie The Bergonzi Hand. … Read More
In 1964, Miller appeared as Professor Gruber in the science fiction horror picture Children of the Damned, had a stint playing Kublai Khan in two episodes of Doctor Who, Assassin at Peking and Mighty Kublai Khan, and also portrayed Dr. Zoren in the episode Fish on the Hook of Danger Man.
1965 65 Years Old In 1965 he portrayed Heinrich Miron in the The House of Bons Bons episode of The Third Man, had an uncredited role as Professor Spencer in The Avengers in the episode The Master Minds and had a role as Herman in the Christopher Miles comedy film Up Jumped a Swagman which also incidentally co-starred some ITC regulars such as Annette Andre and Ronald Radd.
1966 66 Years Old In 1966, Miller appeared in the TV series Theatre 625 in the episode Focus, the The Baron in the episode Enemy of the State and as Dr. Heindrick in the series Adam Adamant Lives!, in the episode A Slight Case of Reincarnation.
1967 67 Years Old In 1967 he notably starred as Montross in The Forsyte Saga in the episode Portrait of Fleur and as a watchmaker in The Prisoner, in the episode It's Your Funeral.
1969 69 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1969 he appeared in BBC Play of the Month, playing Professeur Vivier in the episode Maigret at Bay, the TV movie Mord nach der Oper, Dr. Israel Berg in the episode They Call Me Israel of the The Troubleshooters, Professor Pearson in the episode It's All Go of Doctor in the House before making his last ever appearance portraying Dutrov in the series Department S.
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