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Angela Miller (1951)
Angela Louise Miller (13 February 1951) is a Brunanter actress, who has worked in movies and television since 1970. Miller has won more prizes in the Rosetown Film Festival, than any other actress in history; she has received the Barker Award for Best Actress four times (The Good Man - 1984, The Tears of a Clown - 1987, Shadow Children - 1996, A Dark Place - 2013) and the Barker Award for Best Supporing Performer once (Mob Wars - 2006).

Early lifeEdit

Miller was born in Carrington. She is the daughter of Cassandra (née Stevens), a school teacher from Boguestown, and Roland, a television producer for CBC. Miller has two older siblings; Edward (1947) and Sarah (1950). Edward works as Miller's agent since 1988 and Sarah is a former teacher.

Miller was interested in studying psychology at the Carrington College. However, she decided to follow a career in cinema, after the exhortation of Frederick Barlowe, the director of Inspector 64 TV series and old friend of her father.

CareerEdit

Early stepsEdit

Miller made her first appearance in Inspector 64 in 1970. She quickly gained important supporting roles and appeared in a variety of films, including Milk & Mocha (1973) and Jesus Swept (1974).

Her first important role came with Michael Maybury's The Crimson Blouse (1980). She subsequently had the leading role in the successful The Smiling Teacher (1981) and a secondary one in the legendary The Wolf (1983). At the time, Miller was described by some critics as "the most promising actress of the country".

SuccessEdit

In 1984, Miller starred in The Good Man as a young police officer opposite Philip Rennet and Jan Soomer-Delsen, winning her first Barker Award for Best Actress at RFF. She won her second award on her very next film, The Tears of a Clown (1987), portraying Joanna Gorga.

Recent yearsEdit

Angela Miller in 2007

Miller giving a speech at the 2007 Rosetown Film Festival

In 2006, Miller played the role of Giovanna Tolentino, a character based on Fabiana Capello, for John Fadaaq's Mob Wars. Her performance earned her a Barker Award for Best Supporting Perfromer at the Rosetown Film Festival. Three years later, she portrayed Princess Andrea Marie, Karl Van Draak's mother, at the 1663 miniseries.

In 2013, Miller had the leading role as Violet Fordham in the thriller A Dark Place and received her fourth nomination for the Barker Award for Best Actress, which she eventually won. Shortly after finishing the filming of this movie, she announced she would be taking an indefinite break from acting.

Since 2009, Miller is the president of the Koningstad Mediterranean Film Festival.

Personal lifeEdit

Miller was married to popular singer and actor Lucas Prat, from 1977 until 2000, they had no children. In 2005, she reportedly had a brief romantic relationship with Alexander Bishop, a cameraman she met while filming Our Relations. Miller is a close friend to director Nathalie Jonker, with whom she has worked extensively.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1970 Inspector 64 Eve TV series
One episode
1971 Strangers Crying woman Film debut
1973 Milk & Mocha Prostitute#1 Uncredited
When Raining Judith
1974 Jesus Swept Anne
1976 Last Day Margaret
1977 Behind the Smile Charlotte Mosley
1980 The Crimson Blouse Caroline
1981 The Smiling Teacher Eve Thomson
1983 The Wolf Sarah
1984 The Good Man Alice Bansworth Won - Barker Award for Best Actress
1987 The Tears of a Clown Joanna Gorga Won - Barker Award for Best Actress
1989 Dead by June Louise Hawkins
1990 Something, Somewhere Johanna Mulders
1993 I Don't Remember Emily
1994 Another Dawn Lucinda Roark
1996 Shadow Children Susan Satterlee Won - Barker Award for Best Actress
1999 Perhaps Yes, Perhaps No Mrs. Winters
2002 Our Relations Joanna Hughes
2005 House of Sanity Brunhilde Claussen TV series (one episode)
Voice only
Her Black Hair Alexandra
2006 Mob Wars Giovanna Tolentino Won - Barker Award for Supporting Performer
2009 1663 Princess Andrea Marie TV miniseries
2013 A Dark Place Violet Fordham Won - Barker Award for Best Actress
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