Jonathan Miller

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Miller in September 1988

Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller CBE (21 July 1934 – 27 November 2019) was a British theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter and medical doctor. He was born in St John's Wood, London. He first became well-known in the early 1960s in the comedy revue Beyond the Fringe with Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett.

Miller started directing operas in the 1970s. His best-known production was probably his 1982 "Mafia"-styled Rigoletto set in the 1950s. He was an associate director at the National Theatre and later ran the Old Vic Theatre. He was a writer and presenter of many BBC documentaries.

Miller was married to Rachel Collet from 1956 until his death. The couple had three children.[1]

Miller died at his home in Camden, London of Alzheimer's disease-related problems on 27 November 2019. He was 85.[2]

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  1. Wheatcroft, Geoffrey (29 January 1995). "Profile: Jonathan Miller: What's eating the doc?". The Independent. Retrieved 22 May 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Jonathan Miller, Bold Director of Theater and Opera, Is Dead at 85". The New York Times. 27 November 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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