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Sarah Miles

Highest Rated:   94% Hope and Glory (1987)
Lowest Rated:   0% Staying Alive (1983)
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Birthplace:   Ingatestone, Essex, England
The daughter of a British merchant, Sarah Miles enrolled at RADA at the age of 15. Before her formal stage debut at the Old Vic, Miles made her film bow opposite Laurence Olivier in Term of Trial (1962). A marked contrast to the "English Rose" heroines once in vogue, she brought a smouldering sensuality to her roles in Joseph Losey's The Servant (1963) and The Ceremony (1964) and Antonioni's Blow Up (1966). So well established was Miles as a "sex symbol" (though she'd be the first to put down that demeaning term) by 1965 that she was able to spoof her screen image in Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, playing an outwardly proper lass who gets a subtly erotic thrill out of flying in rickety vintage airplanes -- and who frequently finds herself being accidentally undressed in public. In 1969, Miles was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of the title role in Ryan's Daughter. She then was forced to endure a decade of tabloid-press scrutiny, beginning with her wholly unsubstantiated "involvement" with the suicide of a man named David Whiting on the set of The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973), and culminating with the publicity engendered by her steamy sex scenes with Kris Kristofferson in The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea (1976). Though she often dismissed adverse press by noting "I have been mocked and ridiculed all my life," Miles would frequently retire from filmmaking for up to three years at a time. She was, however, always available for stage work: her more significant theatrical credits include the roles of Marina Oswald in The Silence of Lee Harvey Oswald, Mary Queen of Scots in Vivat Vivat Regina, and her 1978 one-woman musical S. Miles is Me. Still active in character roles in the 1980s, Miles has recently been seen in the surprisingly sedate role of a wartime London matriarch in Hope and Glory (1987), and more characteristically as an insatiably lusty aristocrat in White Mischief. She was married to playwright Robert Bolt from 1967 to 1976, then remarried him eleven years later. In 1993, Sarah Miles published her autobiography, A Right Royal Bastard.

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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet I Was Happy Here (Time Lost and Time Remembered)
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Jurij
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Dandelion Dead
  • Catherine
1994
No Score Yet Silent Touch
  • Wife
1992
No Score Yet A Ghost in Monte Carlo
  • Actor
1990
80% White Mischief
  • Alice de Janze
1988
94% Hope and Glory
  • Grace Rohan
1987
No Score Yet Queenie
  • Lady Sybil
1987
No Score Yet Steaming
  • Sarah
1986
No Score Yet Loving Walter
  • June
1986
No Score Yet Harem
  • Lady Ashley
1986
No Score Yet Ordeal by Innocence
  • Mary Durrant
1985
No Score Yet Gimme an 'F'
  • Actor
1984
26% Conan the Destroyer
  • Actor
1984
0% Staying Alive
  • Joy
1983
No Score Yet Loving Walter
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Priest Of Love
  • Actress
1981
50% Venom
  • Dr. Marion Stowe
1981
No Score Yet The Big Sleep
  • Charlotte Sternwood
1978
67% The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea
  • Anne Osborne
1976
No Score Yet James A. Michener's Dynasty
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Great Expectations
  • Estella
1974
No Score Yet The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing
  • Catherine Crocker
1973
No Score Yet The Hireling
  • Lady Franklin
1973
No Score Yet Lady Caroline Lamb
  • Lady Caroline Lamb
1972
47% Ryan's Daughter
  • Rosy Ryan
1970
86% Blow-Up
  • Patricia
1966
71% Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
  • Patricia Rawnsley
1965
88% The Servant
  • Vera
$37.2k 1964
No Score Yet The Ceremony
  • Catherine
1963
No Score Yet Term of Trial
  • Shirley Taylor
1962

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