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Gavin Millar was born in Clydebank, Scotland, to a working class family. The family moved to England when he was nine years old. After school and national service in the Royal Air Force, he studied English at Oxford University. His notable early work as a director was for the BBC in the 1960s. He also went on to direct for commercial television, ... See full bio »

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Dreamchild Director
The Crow Road Director
Tidy Endings Director
Housewife, 49 Director


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 2004-2007 Foyle's War (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Bleak Midwinter (2007)
- Invasion (2006)
- A War of Nerves (2004)
- The French Drop (2004)
 2006 Housewife, 49 (TV Movie)
 2004 King of Fridges (TV Movie)
 2004 The Last Detective (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2003 The Vice (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Lust (2003)
 2002 Ella and the Mothers (TV Movie)
 2002 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2000 My Fragile Heart (TV Movie)
 2000 Complicity
 1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1998 Talking Heads 2 (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- The Outside Dog (1998)
 1998 This Could Be the Last Time (TV Movie)
 1997 Sex & Chocolate (TV Movie)
 1996 The Crow Road (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Rory (1996)
- Fergus (1996)
- Kenneth (1996)
- Prentice (1996)
 1995 Belle Époque (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1995)
- Episode #1.1 (1995)
 1994 Screen One (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pat and Margaret (1994)
 1994 The Dwelling Place (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1994)
- Episode #1.2 (1994)
- Episode #1.1 (1994)
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1992 Look at It This Way (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1992)
- Episode #1.2 (1992)
- Episode #1.1 (1992)
 1992 My Friend Walter (TV Movie)
 1991 A Murder of Quality (TV Movie)
 1988 Tidy Endings (TV Movie)
 1987 Scoop (TV Movie)
 1984-1986 Screen Two (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Unfair Exchanges (1984)
 1985 Dreamchild
 1983 The Weather in the Streets (TV Movie)
 1983 Stan's Last Game (TV Movie)
 1983 Secrets
 1975-1982 Play for Today (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Intensive Care (1982)
- Goodbye (1975)
 1981 Arena (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1980 Cream in My Coffee (TV Movie)
 1978 Travels with a Donkey (TV Movie documentary)
 1973 Wessex Tales (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 1972 Full House (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1972)
  Review (TV Series documentary) (5 episodes, 1969 - 1972) (director - 6 episodes, 1970 - 1972)
- With Bicycle and Handbag/One View of Berlin/Girls at War (1972) ... (director: With Bicycle and Handbag)
- Stripped Down to What's Real/The King's Road to Park Lane/The Rambert Goes on Tour (1971) ... (director: Stripped Down to What's Real)
 1970 The Eye Hears, the Ear Sees (Documentary)
 1970 Music on 2 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 The Impresarios (TV Series) (2 episodes)
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I get lots of television work and get very good television drama offers and I am grateful for that. It's just that sometimes you spend so long trying to set up a feature film. You work on it for three or four years and then you go to the States and you pitch it for two or three months. You think you have got a cast together, you think you have got the locations, and then the money disappears at ... See more »


Before becoming a director, he was a well-known film critic (notably for the magazines "Sight And Sound" and "The Listener") and presented the BBC-TV film program "Film Night" for several years until the late 1970s.

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