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Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller (born 21 July 1934) is a British theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humorist, sculptor and medical doctor. Trained as a physician in the late 1950s, he first came to prominence in the early 1960s with his role in the comedy revue Beyond the Fringe with fellow writers and performers Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett. Despite having ... more »

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  • ''Attitudes to museums have changed. If it had Marilyn Monroe's knickers or Laurence Olivier's jockstrap they would flock to it.''
    Jonathan Miller (b. 1936), British doctor, humorist, director. Daily Telegraph (London, June 7, 1989). Commenting on the low attendances at his re...
  • ''Errors of taste are very often the outward sign of a deep fault of sensibility.''
    Jonathan Miller (b. 1936), British doctor, humorist, director. Guardian (London, May 21, 1992).
  • ''I wasn't driven into medicine by a social conscience but by rampant curiosity.''
    Jonathan Miller (b. 1936), British doctor, humorist, director. quoted in Observer (London, Feb. 5, 1983).
  • ''What makes literature interesting is that it does not survive its translation. The characters in a novel are made out of the sentences. That's what their substance is.''
    Jonathan Miller (b. 1936), British doctor, humorist, director. Sunday Times (London, February 12, 1989).
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