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Brian Reginald Miller (born 17 April 1941) is a British actor.

Brian Miller
Brian Reginald Miller

(1941-04-17) 17 April 1941 (age 78)
ResidenceLiverpool, England
Years active1965–present
Spouse(s)Elisabeth Sladen (1968–2011) (her death)
ChildrenSadie Miller (born 1985)


Miller and his wife, Elisabeth Sladen, moved to Liverpool after she left Doctor Who and they performed in a series of plays. This included a two-person production with Sladen in Mooney and his Caravans. A notable TV appearance was Miller playing the husband of Sladen in the ITV drama Send In The Girls.

He played Mr Buttle in Terry Gilliam's 1985 film Brazil.

Other television series in which he has appeared include Blake's 7 (in the episode "Horizon"), The Bill, Angels and Casualty.

He has an occasional role in the radio serial The Archers as Jason the builder.

More recently, Miller briefly played Cliff Pughes in Coronation Street and Mark in Wizards vs Aliens.

Doctor WhoEdit

He has performed in various Doctor Who productions, appearing as Dugdale in the serial Snakedance (1983), providing Dalek voices in Resurrection of the Daleks (1984) and Remembrance of the Daleks (1988), playing the role of Wiston in the 2005 stage production of The Trial of Davros, and playing the tramp Barney in the 2014 episode "Deep Breath".

Miller and their daughter, Sadie Miller, performed with Sladen in a number of Sarah Jane Smith audio plays, released by Big Finish Productions.

Miller appeared alongside his wife in The Sarah Jane Adventures, as Harry the caretaker in the serial "The Mad Woman in the Attic" (2009).

Personal lifeEdit

On 8 June 1968, Miller married actress Elisabeth Sladen in Liverpool. Their marriage lasted until her death on 19 April 2011. They have one daughter, actress Sadie Miller.


Year Title Role Notes
1972 Suburban Wives Husband's friend
1978 The Big Sleep Casino Waiter Uncredited
1979 Summer's Children Fred
1985 Brazil Mr. Archibald Buttle
1993 The Punk Fishmonger
2000 The Ghost of Greville Lodge Party Guest #13 (1939)
2004 Number One, Longing. Number Two, Regret Police officer #10
2012 Line of Duty Alf Butterfield
2014 Doctor Who Barney Tramp Episode - Deep Breath


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