In a highlight of the ongoing Platform appearances at the National Theatre, veteran actor Sir John Mills, aged 93, will be discussing his updated autobiography, "Up in the Clouds, Gentlemen Please," at the Lyttleton on Oct. 4 at 6:30 PM.
Sir John is best known for a variety of film performances including "Ice Cold in Alex" and "Ryan's Daughter" (for which he won an Oscar), but has a long and distinguished stage career that began with revue in the Far East - where he was spotted by Noel Coward, who helped him get a start in the West End by casting him in Cavalcade - and continues to this day with his one-man show of reminiscences.
Sir John's daughters Hayley and Juliet are both actresses and his son Jonathan is a producer, while his wife, Mary Hayley Bell wrote the novel Whistle Down the Wind on which Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical (transposed to an American setting) was based.
For further details and bookings contact the National Theatre box office on 020 7452 3000.
—by Paul Webb Theatrenow