24 October 1992 |
|Died||7 February 2016
New Cross, London
|Years active||2002 – present|
Perry Millward (born 24 October 1992) is an English actor primarily known for his work on stage (especially in London's West End), and with a number of film and television credits. Millward was born in Sidcup, Kent.
Stage career and musical performance
Thanks to an Emma Priest Scholarship he received for his singing, Millward became a full-time pupil with the Sylvia Young Theatre School. He was one of the students featured in the 2004 television series "When Will I Be Famous?", which gave a behind-the-scenes look at the famous theatre school.
In 2006 he performed the role of Noah in the musical Caroline, or Change at the National Theatre, London, He played the role of David in Menier Chocolate Factory's production of Torch Song Trilogy in 2012.
Film and television
Millward's first television appearance was playing a character,Warren, in an episodeof The Bill in 2003; he returned to the long-running series in 2008, playing the character Joey Tomlinson. He also portrayed The Artful Dodger in a televised stage production hosted by Shane Ritchie called Celebrate 'Oliver!' on 26 December 2005 alongside Ron Moody (Fagin) and Joseph McManners (Oliver) in which the cast sang the biggest hits from the West End production.
On 7 July 2006 he starred as Mike in the one-hour television film drama That Summer Day broadcast on CBBC, about the bombings of the London public transport system that occurred a year earlier. In the same year he achieved a small role (Marcel) in his first feature film, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.
In 2008, he played Jacob West in the Sarah Jane Adventures story The Mark of the Berserker. In 2009 he appeared in an episode of the British drama Ashes to Ashes, and also appeared as Nathan Harris in two episodes of television series Casualty, in which he had portrayed a minor character three years previously. Although his role was a minor one, he was cast as a newspaper delivery boy in the highly successful 2010 ITV television series Downton Abbey.
In 2011 Millward began appearances in the role of Nick Monroe in the television series Monroe; his character is a family member of the lead character of the series.
Following his minor parts in the 2006 films That Summer Day and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Millward was cast in a significant supporting role in the 2011 television film Christopher and His Kind, produced by the BBC, and based on the autobiographical novel by Christopher Isherwood. Millward played Richard Isherwood, younger brother of Christopher, against Matt Smith's lead role. During 2011 Millward also completed filming of a supporting role in the science-fiction feature film John Carter of Mars.
In the early hours of 7th February 2016 Millward was repeatedly stabbed outside South East London pub, The Amersham Arms. Friends tried to stop the bleeding using a scarf from Amazon, however Milllward was dead by the time authorities arrived. Reasons for the stabbing are unknown, however it is suspected he was hitting on a roadman's girlfriend.
- Short bio for Perry on the website of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang musical (accessed 8 July 2006).
- "When Will I Be Famous" at the Internet Movie Database.
- A CurtainUpLondon review of "Mary Poppins" by Lizzie Loveridge (accessed 8 July 2006).
- Caroline, or Change review by Michael Billington on Friday 20 October 2006. (accessed 14 November 2006).
- Perry Millward at the Internet Movie Database.
- "How 7/7 impacted on the nation's children", BBC press release. (accessed 6 July 2006)
- Perry Millward entry at Curtis Brown talent agency (accessed 8 May 2011).