William Miller (actor)

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William Miller
Personal information
Full name William Finn Miller[1]
Date of birth (1996-06-08) June 8, 1996 (age 18)[2]
Place of birth London Borough of Hackney, England[2]
Playing position Midfielder,[2][3] Striker[2]
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur[2]
Youth career
Years Team
0000–2012 Leyton Orient[2]
2012– Tottenham Hotspur[2]
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– England U18 1 (0)
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:41, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

William Finn Miller (born June 8, 1996) is a British child actor and youth footballer for Tottenham Hotspur.

Acting career[edit]

Miller made his debut on television in the historical drama Krakatoa - The Last Days in 2006, which was directed by his father, Sam Miller.[4] The drama documentary depicts the eruption of Krakatoa volcano which killed more than 36,000 people in 1883. His mother Janine Wood is an actress.[4]

Miller rose to fame when he was chosen for the titular role in Oliver Twist, the BBC One Christmas adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic of the same name, broadcast in December 2007.[4] He beat 700 other boys to land the role.[4]

Miller later starred as the lead character Sean in the 2009 British children's miniseries Runaway, broadcast on BBC One, which was part of the CBBC season about homelessness.[5][6]


Football career[edit]

Having previously played youth football for Leyton Orient, Miller featured regularly for Tottenham's Under-16 team over the course of the 2012–2013 season before joining Tottenham full-time in the summer of 2013.[2]

On 21 September 2013, Miller was selected for an England under-18 squad for two matches against Hungary on 11 and 14 October 2013.[3]


  1. ^ England&Wales births, 1761-2006
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "William Miller". http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com. Tottenham Hotspur Ltd. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Hungary test for U18s". http://www.thefa.com. The Football Association. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Eleven-year-old star of BBC's Oliver Twist is scouted by Spurs". http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ (London: Associated Newspapers Ltd). 5 December 2007. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Runaways". RTÉ Guide (RTÉ). 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  6. ^ "Kierston Wareing: A Runaway success". Wales on Sunday (Wales Online). 2009-03-15. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 

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