In his acting career spanning over seventy-years, Sir John Mills appeared in approximately 120 films. He made his debut with ‘The Midhipmaid.’ He gained prominence with his lead role in ‘We Dive at Dawn.’
He became a top-billed actor with the drama film ‘This Happy Breed.’ Some of his other popular movies include ‘Ice Cold in Axe,’ ‘Great Expectations,’ ‘Swiss Family Robinson,’ ‘In Which we Serve,’ ‘Hobson’s Choice,’ ‘Cats,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Waterloo Road,’ and many more.
He also starred in the commercially unsuccessful, but critically acclaimed film ‘So Well Remembered.’ He was also a part of mildly admired thriller ‘The October Man.’
‘British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ awarded him the ‘BAFTA Fellowship,’ in 2002. ‘Walt Disney Company’ also named him the ‘Disney Legend’ in the same year.’
Philip is an orphan who lives with his older sister and her husband who is a blacksmith. He falls for Estella, a beautiful and cruel teenage girl. However, after some time, he is unable to meet her anymore as she leaves for France, and Philip begins his apprenticeship as a blacksmith. His life takes an interesting turn when a mysterious benefactor offers to transform him into a gentleman.
Henry Hobson is a widower and a father to three daughters named Maggie, Alice and Vickie. He is quite miserly and tyrannical, and all three of his daughters want to get married and leave him. However, this becomes difficult because he is unwilling to provide any dowry.
Based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, the movie begins in South Africa when a young Gandhi is thrown out of the train for travelling in the first class compartment despite having tickets for it. He begins a nonviolent protest campaign and later uses it in India’s fight for independence.
After missing the morning assembly for the first time in decades, an aging teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his life and his career at the school over the decades.
Paul is a shy young boy whose mother is incessantly complaining about poverty in their family. However, after Paul receives a rocking horse for Christmas, he learns that he is able to pick winners at the racetrack. Over some time, he helps his family to become rich but will their riches last?
Ryan’s Daughter is a romantic comedy film which revolves around Rosy Ryan, a young married woman living in a small village in Ireland, during the time just before the World War I. She finds herself attracted to a young British officer who is a customer in her father’s pub.
Based on the 1812 novel The Swiss Family Robinson, this adventure film tells the story of a Swiss family, a father, mother and three sons, who are relocating to a colony in New Guinea. However, they are chased by pirates and soon, their ship faces a storm, after which the crew abandons it, leaving the family on board. They soon find themselves shipwrecked on a deserted island, after the ship is destroyed.
Two identical twin sisters, who are separated by birth due to the divorce of their parents, get reunited years later at a summer camp, where they decide to bring their parents back together. Therefore, the girls, switch places with each other, and go back to their parents, and starts working on their plan.
An adaptation of the well-known play by William Shakespeare, this drama film tells the story of the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, who returns home to find his father murdered. Meanwhile his mother is getting married to his uncle, the very man responsible for his father’s death.
This romantic drama film revolves around a girl who is blamed for an accident in which her friend was killed. She is neglected by society, but years later, she finds romance in a gypsy boy, who falls for her.
Morning Departure is a historical war drama film which takes us to the time of end of the Second World War. The film revolves around a Royal Navy submarine on routine patrol, which detonates a mine, leading to an explosion, which sinks the submarine. Most of the crew is killed, but the remaining ones try their best to stay alive.
The History of Mr Polly is a drama film revolving around Alfred Polly, who loses his job, due to his daydreaming and lack of focus. His uncle advises him to use his inheritance from his deceased father, and invest in a shop, as well as get married to his cousin. However, this even leads him to more misery.
So Well Remembered is a drama film which tells the story of George Boswell, a town councilor and newspaper editor, who at the end of the Second World War, starts to recall the past twenty six years of his life in his hometown. He remembers how as a councilor and newspaper editor, he had fought for better living and working conditions for the people.
The Valiant is a war drama film which tells the story of two Italian submarine crewmen who are captured under suspicion of placing mines on the hull of a British warship. They are brought onto the ship for questioning, so that the nature of their mission can be determined.
War and Peace is a romantic war drama film which revolves around the lives of few members of the Russian aristocracy, just few years before Napoleon’s invasion. After his friend passes away, Count Pierre Bezukhov receives a significant inheritance, and decides to get married. As for his friend, Prince Andrei Bolonsky, his wife dies of childbirth. Shortly after, he falls in love with another woman named Natasha, but is soon called to war.
The Truth about Spring is an adventure comedy drama film which tells the story of a young girl Spring, who lives a simple and isolated life with her father. However, she sets out on an adventure in search of a buried treasure.
Mr Denning Drives North is a mystery film which tells the story of Tom Denning, an aircraft manufacturer, who accidentally kills the nasty boyfriend of his daughter. He disposes of the body in a ditch, and places a ring on his finger to disguise him. But when he goes back to the ditch, he finds out that the body has disappeared.
Around the World in 80 Days is an Oscar winning adventure comedy film which is based on a novel of the same name by Jules Verne. The story revolves around Phileas Fogg, an English gentleman, living in the 19th century, who makes a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days. Along with his French valet Passepartout, he sets out on an adventurous journey.
Waterloo Road is a drama film which tells the story of Jim Colte, a newly married railway worker who is reporting for military duty. When he learns that his wife Tillie is seeing Ted Purvis, a womanizer, he goes absent without leave and returns home to save his wife from the advances of Purvis. However, he must also evade the military police at the same time.
Based on actual events during the World War II, this war drama film tells the story of a three naval officers, and their efforts to destroy a German battleship named Tirpitz.
In 1879, British Army officer Lord Chelmsford plots with diplomat Sir Henry Frere, to declare war on the Zulu population and take over their territory. Despite objections from several prominent individuals in the Cape Colony as well as Great Britain, Lord Chelmsford is eventually authorized to launch an attack on the Zulu Empire. The British become quite frustrated as the Zulu military adopts a Fabian strategy. Instead of engaging in pitched battle, they launch few skirmishes against the British. The overconfident British army eventually learns how they have underestimated the skill and might of the Zulu nation.
This biopic revolves around William Pitt who was appointed as the Prime Minister of England by King George III, at just the age of 24. However, members of the Parliament refuses to take him seriously, and therefore an election is conducted, in which he wins. He works on reforming the country, at the same time when Napoleon begins his conquest of Europe.
Maurice Bendrix is a writer who settles in London in around 1944, after suffering injuries in the war. He soon starts having an affair with Sarah, the wife of a civil servant, and falls deeply in love with her. Although he wants to marry her, she is still unwilling to leave her husband.
Flame in the Streets is a drama film which takes us to 1960s Britain, when racial discrimination was still common in the United Kingdom. The film revolves around a union boss who fights against racial injustice, but he finds it hard to accept the fact that his daughter has fallen for a Jamaican teacher.
In 1913 Oklahoma, young woman Lena Doyle is being pressured by tough businessmen to give up her land, which has crude oil underneath. She decides to fight them with the help of her father, Cleon, and a hired gun Noble Mason, who has his own interests in helping her.
Wandering gunman Chuka helps a Native-American Arapaho camp by giving them food. Later he escorts a stagecoach taking Mexican passengers Veronica Kleitz and her niece Helena Chavez to the U.S. Army fort of Colonel Stuart Valois. As the Colonel and the fort prepare for one final stand against the Arapahos, Chuka tries to save Veronica and her niece.
When a murderous bandit is terrorizing all the residents of a Mexican village, an idealistic priest is the only person who is able to stand up against him.
The Gentle Gunman is a crime drama thriller film which takes us to the UK, and revolves around two Irish brothers working for the IRA, who take a stand against the ruthless methods of their local leader, and also question their own loyalty to the cause.
Bright Young Things is a comedy drama film which takes us to 1930s London. It revolves around Adam Fenwick, an aspiring novelist, who is trying to raise enough money for his marriage. However, things only get worse when his manuscript is confiscated by the officials. Therefore, he looks for a new way to arrange money for his wedding.
A Black Veil for Lisa is a thriller film which tells the story of a narcotics detective, who finds out that his wife has been cheating on him, and therefore he decides to put a contract on her head. However, things get complicated when instead of ending her life, the assassin begins an affair with her.
Season of Passion is a comedy drama film which revolves around two sugarcane cutters who are also best friends. Every year, they spend their five-month vacations having fun with their girlfriends. However, few unexpected events force them to reassess their lives.
To get rid of Mr. Bean, the board of directors of the ‘Royal National Gallery’ ask him to represent them while a US $50 million painting is being transferred to Los Angeles’ ‘Grierson Art Gallery’. Unfortunately, Mr. Bean not only defaces the painting but makes the curator’s life a living hell.
John Kinsdale is a computer specialist working for NATO who lives in Italy, with a wife and two kids. One day, when John returns home, he finds his entire family murdered. The tragedy drives him to suicide, but eventually he decides to find those responsible for it and take revenge.
This comedy drama film tells us the story of a tough Lieutenant Colonel named Clifford Southey and a refined Captain named Brett Aimsley. They used to clash during the wartime, and even during the peacetime, when they are no longer in the army, their personal battle continues.
Africa Texas Style is an adventure Western film which tells the story of an American cowboy Jim Sinclair, who travels all the way to Africa, to look after an estate owned by Howard Hayes. Although Hayes hopes that his efforts will help to feed starving people in the nearby villages, another rancher named Karl has other ideas.
Lady Caroline Lamb is an epic historical romantic drama film, which tells the story of Caroline Ponsonby, who is quite bored of her loveless marriage with her husband. She eventually falls in love with Lord Byron, who is also a poet, and the two begin a scandalous affair.
A sailor is tasked with taking care of an infant, but keeping it a secret from the other officers becomes difficult as well as tricky.
A Knight’s Dirty Work is an action adventure crime thriller film which tells us the story of a group of British aristocrats who calls themselves the ‘Knights of Avalon’. Discontent with the justice system, they start executing judgments on people whom they consider criminals. However, an officer working for the Scotland Yard soon starts having suspicions.
This musical romantic comedy film is about Nikki, an innocent woman who is framed for a crime by her boyfriend, after which she is sentenced to seven years in prison. Four years later, when she is out on parole, a tax lawyer named Loudon is asked to escort her. Nikki is however determined to catch the actual thieves and expose the truth. After meeting Loudon, she convinces him to help her.
When the Wind Blows is an animated war drama comedy film which tells the story of an elderly couple named Hilda and Jim, whose quiet and peaceful lives in the countryside are interrupted when they learn about an impending nuclear attack. With the help of government-issued pamphlets, they build a shelter in order to prepare for the catastrophic event.
Sir John Mills Awards
|Ryan's Daughter||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||1971|
|Ryan's Daughter||Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture||1971|