He tried himself as an actor, perfuming at the Edinburgh Festival, but turned his brilliant mind to directing. Jonathan Miller’s director’s ambition led him to work with live theatre. He also dipped his toes in the opera world, directing, most notably, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.
Jonathan Miller was a successful author as well. He wrote a book on the history of medicine, titled The Body in Question, which quickly became a bestseller. Sadly, the legendary man is no longer with us.
Jonathan Miller, the art genius, passed away
Sir Jonathan Miller won’t leave us in awe with his work anymore. The British treasure passed away at the age of 85. Not many knew that Miller was battling with Alzheimer’s for a very long time and the devastating disease won.
We are all deeply saddened at the news that Sir Jonathan Miller has passed away. His contribution to comedy, theatre and ENO in particular was immeasurable. For over four decades Jonathan created some of ENO’s most celebrated and popular opera productions. pic.twitter.com/lPR9fFbWbz— English National Opera (@E_N_O) November 27, 2019
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@Alain Le Goff:
A great man whose intellect spanned brilliantly so many subjects and inspired many.
Very sad ... he came across as a highly intelligent but warm character when I saw him on the television. Didn't realise he was 85. RIP Jonathan. x
He inspired me to love biology. Enjoyed his eclectic polymath brain. What a generation of amazing talents in that era.
So sad that he suffered Alzheimer’s. Wonderful Renaissance man. Loved him
His incredible contribution to British culture will never be forgotten and his brilliant mind will serve as an example for many generations that will follow him.