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SIR JOHN MILLS ON THE DOLE

Blog | Jan 30, 2019


Peter Bowles won the Oldie Silver Screen Star of the Year at the Oldie of the Year Awards. He told a deeply moving tale of working with the great Sir John Mills towards the end of his life.

‘Was I any good?’ asked Sir Johnny after their scene was over.

‘You were marvellous, Johnny!’ said Bowles.

‘Oh good. Such a relief,’ said Mills, ‘You see, I haven’t been offered any work in two years.’

‘He was 82,’ said Bowles, ‘My age now.’