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New BBC interview with multi-talented writer/director Jonathan Miller

Check out the BBC’s superb new 30 minute interview with the multi-talented writer, actor, director Jonathan Miller.

Jonathan Miller: Photo Hattie Miles

In this candid piece the good Dr Miller talks to producer/presenter Matthew Stadlen about his current theatre project, directing King Lear, and also discusses his extraordinary life and career in theatre and beyond.

Director, performer, writer, presenter, artist, doctor and pioneering satirist ( I could go on) Miller really has been a major force in the arts and sciences over the past 50 years. See the programme  either on BBC iPlayer or at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p51p9

Meanwhile he continues his tour on An Audience With Jonathan Miller for Clive Conway Productions nexrt appearing at Galeri Caernarfon Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, CAERN, United Kingdom, LL55 1SQ on  Monday December 3rd. More details at http://www.galericaernarfon.com/

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Multi-talented Jonathan Miller discusses his life and career

Nov 22nd 7:30 pm

Multi-talented writer, artist, director Jonathan Miller appears in An Audience With… at the Norwich Playhouse tonight (Thursday November 22) in the latest of a series of Clive Conway Productions that find this polymath discussing his fascinating, life and career.

Jonathan Miller: Photo Hattie Miles

Whether he’s talking about medicine – he’s a fully qualified physician, – the theatre, TV, opera, film or satire Jonathan Miller has practised all at the very highest level. He is also an accomplished sculptor and film director

A star of the famed Cambridge Footlights in the 1950s, he made his name in the early 1960s alongside Peter Cook, Dudley More and Alan Bennett, in the groundbreaking satirical review Beyond the Fringe. He went on to work in TV, theatre and spent several seasons working closely with Kent Opera, and subsequently with English National Opera for which he directed some of his most enduring successes – The Marriage of Figaro, The Turn of the Screw, Rosenkavalier, Carmen, and The Mikado and Rigoletto 

For over 30 years Jonathan Miller has contributed prolifically to the BBC and independent television. His 1966 film of Alice in Wonderland is regarded as being one of his greatest achievements. He also produced and directed 11 plays for the BBC’s prestigious Shakespeare series.
Jonathan Miller was awarded the honorary title Doctor of Letters by Cambridge University and in 1997, was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London. In 1998 he was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh. He is also a Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and  in 2002 was knighted in The Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours List.

An Audience With Jonathan Miller is at the Norwich Playhouse at Gun Wharf, Norwich, NORF, United Kingdom, NR3 1AB this evening (22nd November 2012).

http://www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk

How to find clips of Clive Conway Productions artists on youtube

Clips from some of our amazing talk-theatre productions are available on youtube. An Audience With... and other Clive Conway productions featuring people like Tony Benn, Jonathan Miller, Ann Widdecombe and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Check them out at http://www.youtube.com/user/CliveConwayClips

If you like what you’re seeing and hearing on our video clip collection, just remember there’s plenty more where they came from. Go to our website www.cliveconwayproductions.com to see a full list of dozens of productions  playing theatres, art centres and other venues the length and breadth of the UK.

This blog meanwhile will keep you abreast of not only what Clive Conway artists are up to  but sundry associated comments and ideas.  Finally, don’t forget to let us know what you think. Your feedback really is valuable to us.

Jonathan Miller: the autumn tour continues

Sir Jonathan Miller- doctor, satirist, writer, sculptor and director of theatre, opera and film- brings his autumn tour to Peterborough this evening (Mon October 30).

Jonathan Miller photographed by Hattie Miles

Miller rose to fame in the early 1960s when, alongside Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett, he co-wrote and starred in the groundbreaking satirical stage revue Beyond The Fringe. The show redefined the boundaries of comedy — launching a  legacy that has stretched from Monty Python to Saturday Night Live.

Miller would soon go on to edit the BBC’s flagship arts programme Monitor and became associate director of the National Theatre. Directing drama and opera, he has enjoyed a stellar career in modern theatre.  He has, among other things, presented television programmes on science and medicine, directed opera at Glyndebourne, the Met and La Scala, produced stage works at the National or Old Vic, lectured, written and sculpted.  As a television presenter Miller also helped popularise science on the small screen. Today he complains that the dumbed down world of 21st century TV does not appear to be  very interested in him. However he was recently the subject of a major BBC2 Arena profile. Away from showbusiness he has continued to work in medicine and is an expert in neuropsychology.

See him tonight in An Audience With Jonathan Miller at The Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough PE1 1EF

http://www.vivacity-peterborough.com/venues/key-theatre/

 

Doctor, satirist, writer, sculptor, director – so much to pack into this Miller’s Tale

After his appearance at the Belfast Festival yesterday Sir Jonathan Miller  brings his celebrated An Audience With… show to the Firstsite Arts Centre in Colchester this evening. Doctor, satirist, writer, sculptor and director of theatre, opera and film, Miller is a man of many parts.

Sir Jonathan Miller photograph by Hattie Miles

Jonathan Miller originally rose to fame in the early 1960s when he co-wrote and appeared in the groundbreaking satirical show Beyond The Fringe alongside Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett.

He went on to edit the BBC’s flagship arts programme Monitor and became associate director of the National Theatre. His career has since found him producing innovative operatic productions for, among others, the English National and Royal Opera companies.

Away from showbusiness he has continued to work in medicine and is an expert in neuropsychology.

As a television presenter he helped popularise science on the small screen. He was recently the subject of a major BBC2 Arena profile. Away from showbusiness he has continued to work in medicine and is an expert in neuropsychology

You can see this remarkable man discussing his life and work way beyond Beyond The Fringe tonight (26th October)  at the  First Site Arts Centre, Lewis Gardens, Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom, CO1 1JH www.firstsite.uk.net/page/1/Home

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Jonathan Miller – life and art beyond Beyond the Fringe

An Audience with Sir Jonathan Miller

The multi-talented Sir Jonathan Miller  takes his celebrated An Audience With… show to the Belfast Festival tomorrow evening and on Friday will be at the Firstsite Arts Centre in Colchester.

Miller is a man of many parts. Doctor, satirist, writer, sculptor and director of theatre, opera and film, he rose to fame in the early 1960s when, alongside Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett, he co-wrote and starred in the groundbreaking satirical stage revue Beyond The Fringe.

Combining some of the best Oxbridge talents of the era, it first played the Edinburgh Fringe before transferring the West End and then Broadway heralding a brave new era in satirical comedy.

Miller would soon go on to edit the BBC’s flagship arts programme Monitor and became associate director of the National Theatre. His career has found him producing innovative operatic productions for, among others, the English National and Royal Opera companies.

As a television presenter he also helped popularise science on the small screen. Today he complains that the dumbed down world of 21st century TV does not appear to be  very interested in him. However he was recently the subject of a major BBC2 Arena profile. Away from showbusiness he has continued to work in medicine and is an expert in neuropsychology.

The theatre still beckons and he recently announced that he will soon to stage his first UK stage play for five years.

He is now turning his directorial attentions to Githa Sowerby’s 100 year-old  drama Rutherford and Son. The play about class, gender and oppression is set in a  family glassworks and was originally written by its suffragette author in 1912. It will be staged next February by the Northern Broadsides Theatre Company.

In the meantime you can see this remarkable man discussing his life and work way beyond Beyond The Fringe tomorrow (October 25) at  The Belfast Festival at Queens, 8 Fitzwilliam Street Belfast , Belfast, United Kingdom, BT9 6AW www.belfastfestival.com  and on Friday (October 26) atthe  FirstSite Arts Centre, Lewis Gardens, Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom, CO1 1JH www.firstsite.uk.net/page/1/Home

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