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Entertainment Jonathan Miller, British Writer, Director and ‘Beyond the Fringe’ Member, Dies at 85

17:21  27 november  2019
17:21  27 november  2019 Source:   variety.com

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Sir Jonathan Miller , the distinguished theatre and opera director who famously starred in the Beyond the Fringe satirical revue, has died aged 85 . In a tribute, the Royal Opera House's director of opera Oliver Mears said Miller was "one of the most important figures in British theatre and opera of the

LONDON — Jonathan Miller , the British theater and opera director known for his radical restagings of He first achieved fame as an actor in the anti-establishment revue “ Beyond the Fringe ,” a He joined the Footlights, the Cambridge theatrical club whose members later included David Frost, John

Jonathan Miller, the writer, director and member of iconic British stage revue Beyond the Fringe, has died at 85.

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The multi-talented Miller worked across stage and screen as well as in other fields of the arts. His family said Wednesday that he died peacefully at home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

After first studying medicine and qualifying as a doctor, the London-born Miller broke into the arts with Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. Miller appeared alongside Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett in the revue, which played in the West End and on Broadway.

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Jonathan Miller , the writer , director and member of iconic British stage revue Beyond the Fringe , has died at 85 . The multi-talented Miller worked across Miller started directing operas in the 1970s, a pursuit he carried on for decades. He variously served as an associate director of the National

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He was a well-known face on TV in the U.K. and worked in front of and behind the camera, with numerous programs to his credit. These include six of the BBC’s Shakespeare productions, and several documentaries that he wrote and presented for the pubcaster. His later-career TV work included “Atheism: A Rough History of Disbelief” for the BBC. He also appeared on U.S. television, notably on PBS.

Miller started directing operas in the 1970s, a pursuit he carried on for decades. He variously served as an associate director of the National Theatre and The Old Vic. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2002 in recognition for his services to the arts.

Tributes poured in from the people and organizations that worked with Miller or were fans of his. “Baby Driver” director described Beyond the Fringe as “triuly ground breaking.” The English National Opera said that Miller’s contribution to the arts “was immeasurable,” and the National Theatre called him “a legendary figure across theatre and opera.”

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LONDON (Reuters) - British satirist and director Jonathan Miller , whose career spanned over 50 years from the hit comedy review show “ Beyond the Fringe ” to directing for some of the world’s grandest opera houses, has died aged 85 . FILE PHOTO: Jonathan Miller gestures during rehearsal

British satirist and director Jonathan Miller , whose career spanned over 50 years from the hit comedy review show Beyond the Fringe to directing for some of the world's grandest opera houses, has died aged 85 . In a statement released to British media, his family said Miller died "peacefully at home

Miller married Rachel Collett in 1959. The couple had two sons and a daughter.

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Jonathan Miller , the polymath British stage director , filmmaker and comedian who co-founded groundbreaking comedy revue “ Beyond the Fringe ,” has 12, 1980 file photo, Jonathan Miller , left, directs Shakespeare's "Taming Of The Shrew" with actor John Cleese, right. The family of theater

English theater and opera director Jonathan Miller during a 1985 production of the opera “Così Fan Tutti.” (United News/Popperfoto via Getty Images). He also directed for leading opera companies — including the Royal Opera and English National Opera in London, the Metropolitan Opera in New York


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