George Mikell

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George Mikell
Mikell in 2017 bw.jpg
Mikell in March 2017
Jurgis Mikelaitis

(1929-04-04) 4 April 1929 (age 90)
Bildeniai, Lithuania
NationalityLithuanian, Australian
OccupationActor, writer
Years active1957–present
Known forThe Guns of Navarone
The Great Escape
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)

George Mikell (born Jurgis Mikelaitis; 4 April 1929) is a Lithuanian-Australian actor and writer best known for his performances as Schutzstaffel (SS) officers in The Guns of Navarone (1961) and The Great Escape (1963).[1] Mikell has appeared in over 30 films and has had numerous leading roles in theatre.[2]

Now retired from acting, Mikell has written two film scripts, numerous short stories and in 2002 published an essay of his 2001 trip to the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "George Mikell". BFI.
  2. ^ "George Mikell movies, photos, movie reviews, filmography, and biography - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  3. ^ Kulturos Barai, 2002 (monthly culture and arts journal in Vilnius, Lithuania).

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