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.
  2. "Jonathan Miller, Bold Director of Theater and Opera, Is Dead at 85". The New York Times. 27 November 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2019.

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