Mary Miller

Born Dec 27, 1933

Mary Elizabeth Miller is an English television and theatrical actress, known for being a founding member of the National Theatre in 1963, and for her portrayal of Angela Dunwoody QC in ten episodes of the 1970s UK TV series Crown Court.

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1933 Birth Born on December 27, 1933.


1959 25 Years Old Mary Miller first appeared on television in 1959 as Alice Chandler in episode one of the 6-part series The Golden Spur, with Ronald Fraser and Oliver Reed. … Read More
1963 29 Years Old In 1963, Miller became one of the 77 performers to be founding members of the National Theatre Company in its inaugural season under artistic director Sir Laurence Olivier. … Read More


1964 30 Years Old She then played a comedy role in the BBC's The Dick Emery Show on 4 December 1964.
In 1965, she played Diana Gibbs in "Other People's Lives", an instalment of the popular BBC Television police drama Dixon of Dock Green, which starred Jack Warner as Sergeant George Dixon. … Read More
1968 34 Years Old She also made appearances in "The Photographer", part of Kenneth Jupp's Chelsea Trilogy; The Mock Doctor, a Rediffusion production based on a comedy by Molière; and another Wednesday Play, called "Mrs. Lawrence Will Look After It", as Freda Wills. 1968 also saw her second appearance in Dr. Finlay's Casebook, this time playing Sister Brown in the episode "A Moral Problem".
1969 35 Years Old In 1969, she played Anna in Barrister at Law, a legal drama play from the BBC.
1970 36 Years Old She would make two more series with Feldman - Marty Amok in 1970, and Marty Abroad in 1971. … Read More
1972 38 Years Old She was chosen to portray the strong female personality that was Angela Dunwoody QC, in Crown Court, the courtroom drama series made by various ITV network television companies between 1972 and 1984.


1975 41 Years Old Miller did not restrict herself to just the medium of television. She continued to perform in the theatre, appearing as Beth (with Alan Bates and Nigel Hawthorne) in Simon Gray's Otherwise Engaged at the Queen's Theatre in London on 30 July 1975 under the direction of Harold Pinter, and repeated this performance in New York in 1977.
1976 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Miller took up the role in 1976, and played the barrister until 1977, in four storylines over ten episodes beginning with "Accepted Standards" in 1976, which featured a cast including Ben Kingsley, Patricia Routledge and Liz Smith, and involved a GP who is accused of libel against a PVC factory over their claims regarding safe practice. … Read More
1977 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Her final appearance in the series, called "A Matter of Faith" and broadcast in February 1977, told the story of a man, charged with libel against a spiritual healer, whose wife had committed suicide after a session with the healer failed to cure her paralysis.
1978 - 1981 2 More Events
1983 49 Years Old Miller continued with her stage career, appearing in such productions as the 1983 run of the play Pack of Lies at the Lyric Theatre in London in October 1983, alongside Frank Windsor.


1985 51 Years Old She was part of a strong cast list assembled by Anglia Television in 1985 for the making of the fantasy puppet/live action feature Alice in Wonderland, based on the famous novel by Lewis Carroll. … Read More
1987 53 Years Old In the 1987 Screen Two production "After Pilkington", the Prix Italia winner written by Simon Gray and starring Miranda Richardson, Miller played Deirdre Pilkington, the wife of a missing archaeologist.
1988 54 Years Old After appearing in two episodes of Fay Weldon's The Heart of the Country for BBC Pebble Mill in the same year, she became a regular member of the cast of the Anglia Television fantasy role-playing game format called Knightmare, usually playing the parts of Lillith or Mildread, in a total of 27 shows and finishing in 1988 (although the programme itself continued until 1994).
1990 56 Years Old In 1990, Miller appeared for two episodes in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders, as Frank Butcher's older sister, Joan Garwood, who turns up in Walford at Frank's request when their mother Mo develops Alzheimer's disease, and it is then decided that Mo should go and live with Joan and her husband in Colchester, Essex.


1995 61 Years Old The character would re-appear in the programme for one more episode in 1995, still being played by Miller. … Read More
1997 63 Years Old Then, in 1997, she appeared in two instalments of the Yorkshire Television drama series Trial & Retribution, playing Mrs. Gillingham.
2005 71 Years Old Her last recorded work was in the 2005 "updating" of Trial & Retribution by Lynda La Plante, in which Miller played a different character, Felicity Harper, in added on episodes.
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