most recently starred in the comic adventure Johnny English
with Rowan Atkinson
and John Malkovich
, The Actors
, starring Michael Caine
, and Parole Officer
, with Steve Coogan
It was while pursuing a PhD in Physics at Cambridge University that British-born Miller met fellow student and comedian Alexander Armstrong, and the rest, as they say, is history. Miller chose to scrap science for comedy, and the pair started playing in town at The Gate Theatre in Notting Hill. After four years of touring pubs and underground comedy clubs, they became regulars on the popular British TV series Saturday Live as the Euro-Rock duo Strijka. In 1996, they were nominated for The Perrier Comedy Award, and given their first commissioned series, Armstrong and Miller. The success of the series gave Miller a springboard from which to work on a string of other on-screen projects. He has since amassed an impressive list of credits including the features Birthday Girl, starring Nicole Kidman, Plunkett & Macleane, with Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle, and There's Only One Jimmy Grimble, with Ray Winstone and Gina McKee. Miller is also a prolific stage performer and co-founder of Panic Theatre Company in Cambridge.
: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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