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Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller, CBE (21 July 1934 – 27 November 2019) was an English theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humourist, and medical doctor. After training in medicine and specialising in neurology in the late 1950s, he came to prominence in the early 1960s in the comedy revue Beyond the Fringe with Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett.

Miller began directing operas in the 1970s. His 1982 production of a "Mafia"-styled Rigoletto was set in 1950s Little Italy, Manhattan. In its early days, he was an associate director at the National Theatre. He later ran the Old Vic Theatre. As a writer/presenter of more than a dozen BBC documentaries, Miller became a television personality and public intellectual in Britain and the United States.



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