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Jonathan Miller’s career has covered many different fields: author, lecturer, television producer and presenter, theatre, opera and film director.
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. Between 1980-1982 he produced and directed 11 plays for the BBC’s prestigious Shakespeare series, in 1984, The Beggar’s Opera and in 1985, Cosi fan tutte. His semi-staged performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, which was given in London in 1993, and then in Spain and New York, was also filmed for BBC2.
Jonathan Miller’s involvement in the world of opera began when he was invited to direct the British premiere in 1974 of Arden Must Die by Alexander Goehr. He 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, both of which were revived in 2006.
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.
In June 2002, he was knighted in The Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours List.
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