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Joseph Millson (born 27 April 1974)[1] is an English actor and singer. He trained at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in Sidcup, London.

Joseph Millson
Born (1974-04-27) 27 April 1974 (age 45)
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)Caroline Fitzgerald (1999–2011)
Sarah-Jane Potts (2013–present)

Personal lifeEdit

Millson married singer and actress Caroline Fitzgerald in the summer of 1999. The two had two children, Jessica and Gabriel. In mid-2012, he dated Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery for five months. In October 2012, it was reported in various media outlets that they had split. Millson met his current wife Sarah-Jane Potts in 2011 while they were co-workers on Holby City, a medical drama television series. The two wed on 31 December 2013.[1] Millson has a stepson, Buster, from Potts' first's marriage to actor Tony Denman.



Year Work Role Notes
1998 Black Comedy Georg Bamberger Comedy Theatre, London
2001 Four Nights in Knaresborough
2003-2004 As You Like It Orlando Peter Hall Company
Nominated - Ian Charleson Awards
2004 The Lifted Veil The National, London
Pillars of the Community Johan Torrensen The National, London
2006 Much Ado About Nothing Benedick Royal Shakespeare Company
King John The Bastard Royal Shakespeare Company
2009 Every Good Boy Deserves Favour Ivanov The National
Hamlet Stafford Castle Theatre
The Priory
2010 Love Never Dies Viscount Raoul de Chagny Adelphi Theatre, London
2011 Rocket to the Moon Ben Stark The National, London
2013 Macbeth Macbeth Shakespeare's Globe
2015 Mr Foote's Other Leg David Garrick Hampstead Theatre
2017 Apologia Dual role of Kristin's sons Trafalgar Studios

Television and filmEdit

Year Show Role Notes
1998 In Exile Raphael 1 episode
1999-2001 Peak Practice Dr Sam Morgan 23 episodes
2001 Lily Savage's Blankety Blank Himself 1 episode[2]
2002 EastEnders Jason James 2 episodes
Holby City Paul Fry 1 episode
2003 Doctors Steve Parkinson 1 episode
2005 ShakespeaRe-Told Billy Banquo Macbeth
The Ghost Squad DS Vinny Thomas 1 episode
2006 New Tricks Tom Christie 1 episode
Casino Royale Carter
2007–2008 The Sarah Jane Adventures Alan Jackson 11 episodes
2007 Talk to Me Woody 4 episodes
2008 Midsomer Murders James Parkes S 11 ep 6
Harley Street Jeff Turner 1 episode
Survivors Jimmy Garland 1 episode
Telstar: The Joe Meek Story
2009 Ashes to Ashes Dr Battleford 1 episode
Comedy Showcase Matthew Beer 1 episode, "Campus"
Enid Hanly Blyton Telemovie
2010 S.N.U.B! Bomb disposal NCO
2011 Reunited Martin Pilot
2011 Campus Matthew Beer 5 episodes
The Romantics Lord Byron
Mount Pleasant Mark 1 episode
2013 I Give It a Year
The Dead 2: India Nicholas Burton
2014 24: Live Another Day Derrick Yates 3 episodes
2015 Banished Major Ross
Penny Dreadful Captain Branson
2015-2017 The Last Kingdom Aelfric
2018 AmeriCAN Jim Mitchel 1 episode
Tango One Andrew Hathaway
Ransom Keith Taylor 1 episode
2019 Dragonheart: Vengeance Darius[3]
2019 Angel Has Fallen FBI Agent Ramirez

Critical receptionEdit

Financial Times critic in May 2006: "I have seen actors from Alan Bates to Matthew Macfadyen play Shakespeare’s Benedick, but Joseph Millson’s performance in the new RSC production strikes me as definitive. Handsome in voice and in person, he can carry the audience on his roar and draw it into his hush. The elements of wit, anger and vulnerability are thrillingly mixed in this actor".[4]


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  2. ^ "Series 1, Episode 1". Lily Savage's Blankety Blank. 7 January 2001. ITV1. Repeated 22 August 2016 on Challenge.
  3. ^ "Dragonheart Vengeance: has wrapped filming | Joseph Millson". 30 December 2018. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  4. ^ MacAulay, Alastair (22 May 2006). "Much Ado about Nothing, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon". The Financial Times. Retrieved 20 May 2010.

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