12 May 1942
|Died||21 May 2019 77)(aged|
He attended Eastbourne College, then studied fine art for 5 years and qualified as a theatre designer before attending the Guildhall School where he was a prize-winning student. He then joined in Bristol Old Vic and appeared in many theatres. In later years, he proved himself to be among the finest pantomime dames in the country, notably in his appearances at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford. Mills was a performer with the Theatre of Comedy (from 1983), whose artistic director was Ray Cooney, and at the National Theatre. From around 1999, he appeared in Gilbert and Sullivan productions for the revived D'Oyly Carte company at the Savoy Theatre.
Mills made numerous television and film appearances including History of the World, Part I (1981) and the Frankie Howerd films Up Pompeii and Up the Chastity Belt (1971), and has appeared with many entertainers including; Marti Caine, Bing Crosby, Jim Davidson, Les Dawson, Dick Emery and Mike Yarwood. He also provided voiceovers for many television commercials.
|1971||Sunday Bloody Sunday||Bob's Partner|
|1972||Up the Chastity Belt||Knotweed|
|1981||History of the World, Part I||Duke D'Honnefleur||(The French Revolution)|
|1984||Real Life||Andrew Bazzard|
|2012||Run for Your Wife||Man in Church Hall||(final film role)|
|1969||Oh Brother!||1 episode|
|1970||Doctor in the House||Dr. Dave Peters||1 epísode|
|1973||Armchair Theatre||Usher||1 episode|
|1977||The Tomorrow People||Dr. Taylor||1 episode|
|1978-1980||Rings on Their Fingers||Ken / Graham||2 episodes|
|1979||Sykes||Dr. Pinto||1 episode|
|1992||Keeping Up Appearances||Dorian||1 episode|
|1984-1988||Doctor Who||Dalek||Voice, 7 episodes|
|2002||Spooks||Toby McInnes||Uncredited, 1 episode|
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