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Sir John Mills dies

#3
The last of the great male actors from the glory days of British cinema has gone. .I don't know why, but I felt a very strange sadness on hearing the news.

Never mind, I'll watch Great expectations tonight.

Fare the well Sir John , how fitting, that the quintessential Englishman should pass on St. Georges Day.
 
#4
I remember seeing him in 'Dunkirk'. I think it was an Ealing production, probably one of the best and most accurate films to depict the confusion and heroism of that time.

RIP, Sir John, you will be sadly missed. :cry:
 

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#5
OldAdam said:
I remember seeing him in 'Dunkirk'. I think it was an Ealing production, probably one of the best and most accurate films to depict the confusion and heroism of that time.

RIP, Sir John, you will be sadly missed. :cry:

He always seemed to be a fine gentleman and I will always remember him with respect, another unfillable gap in our history. May he go well.




(As a lighter aside I'm sure Old Adam remembers seeing him at Dunkirk, rather than in "Dunkirk".)
 
#11
I hope he is entered the pearly gates, saw all his old mates and said

"Hmmmm, worth waiting for"

RiP John, we will not see your calibre of actor again
 
#12
What sad news. Sir John played so many servicemen, from the captain in 'Ice Cold in Alex' (excellent film), to an Able Seaman in 'In which We Serve'.

An outstanding actor, and a real gentleman. He will be missed.
 
#13
British History performed by one man:-

Lord Chelmsford, Viceroy of India in "Ghandi"
Sir Henry Bartle Frere in "Zulu Dawn"
Lord Kitchener in "Young Winston"
FM sir Douglas Haigh in "Oh What a Lovely War!"
Capt Robert Scott in "Scott of the Antarctic"

and the war/military films (most of them classics) ....

"In Which we Serve" "We Dive at Dawn" "Waterloo Road" "The Way to the Stars" "Morning Departure" "Coditz Story" "Above us the Waves" "Dunkirk" "Ice-cold in Alex" "I was Monty's Double" "The Valiant" "Operation Crossbow" "King Rat" and my personal favourite "Tunes of Glory"

Inspirational. A real Gentleman. RIP Sir John.
 
#15
There was nothing better than a film starring John Mill at Christmas. Many a happy afternoon watching him playing the quintessential Englishman (both Soldier and Officer).

A brilliant man, I will enjoy an "Ice Cold" Carlsberg for him tonight whilst watching him in "The Colditz Story." God bless.
 
#16
The way to the Stars is one of the finest films of the type I have seen, similar in some ways to '12 o'clock high'

But don't forget Hobsons Choice, and who could ever forget Ice Cold in Alex? A tight, well directed excellent film.

And Sylvia Sims, my god, but she was gorgeous.
 
#19
RIP Sir John, you will be missed but your films will live on.

Off to emulate the great man and neck an ice cold Carlberg in one.........
 

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