Alfred Reginald Jones, better known as Ray Milland, is remembered for his role as an alcoholic writer in the movie ‘The Lost Weekend’ (1945), for which he was awarded an Oscar. After serving in the British army he started a career in films by taking up minor roles till he got his first big break in the film ‘The Flying Scotsman’ (1929). His first lead role was in the movie ‘The Jungle Princess’ (1936) and the film was a huge success. His high rated performances came in the roles of John Geste in ‘Beau Geste’ (1939), Maj. Kirby in ‘The Major and the Minor’ (1942), and George Stroud in ‘The Big Clock’ (1948). His ‘The Thing with Two Heads’ (1972) and ‘The Uncanny’ (1978) turned out as big disappointments at the box office. Miland took to directing Westerns and crime thrillers that include ‘A Man Alone’ (1955) and ‘Lisbon’ (1956). He also made several television appearances during his later career and played the roles of Sire Uri in the series ‘Battlestar Galactica’ (1978) and Oliver Barrows in ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (1980).