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British theatre directorwd:Q1435905
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language of expression: English
educated at: University of Cambridge, University College London, St John's College, University of Birmingham
occupation: actor, writer, theater director, physician, television presenter, neurologist
award received: Laurence Olivier Award, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Albert Medal, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Fellow of the Linnean Society of London
Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller CBE (21 July 1934 – 27 November 2019) was an English theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humourist and medical doctor. After training in medicine and specialising in neurology in the late 1950s, he came to prominence in the early 1960s in the comedy revue Beyond the Fringe with Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett.
Miller began directing operas in the 1970s. His 1982 production of a "Mafia"-styled Rigoletto was set in 1950s Little Italy, Manhattan. In its early days, he was an associate director at the National Theatre. He later ran the Old Vic Theatre. As a writer and presenter of more than a dozen BBC documentaries, Miller became a television personality and public intellectual in Britain and the United States.
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1960s British revue/playwd:Q4900133
Philipa Skillikorn, Karen Morrison-Comstock, Jonathan Miller, Helen Harden, Tracey Baxter, Sunetra Berry, Pat Dower, Pauline Hannigan, Anita Loughrey, Emily Miller, Anne Pilling, Pete Robinson