T'Nia Miller

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T'Nia Miller
Born
Tania Miller

London, England
EducationGuildford School of Acting
OccupationActress
Years active2007–present
TelevisionWitless
Years and Years
Free Rein
The Haunting of Bly Manor
Children1

T'Nia Miller is an English actress, known for her appearances in television series including Witless (2016–2018), Years and Years (2019), Free Rein (2019) and The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020).

Career[edit]

Miller made her professional acting debut in 2007, in three episodes of the Channel 4 drama series Dubplate Drama as Nadine.[1] She then made appearances in The Bill and Holby City, before her first starring role as JJ in the 2012 feature film Stud Life.[2][3] After making guest appearances in British television series such as Babylon, Banana, Cucumber, Doctor Who, Guilt and Born to Kill,[4] Miller scored her first starring role as DC Wilton in the BBC Three thriller series Witless, a role she played from 2016 to 2018.[5] In June 2017, she appeared in an episode of the BBC soap opera Doctors as Bev Lomax.[6] In 2019, Miller was cast in the BBC drama miniseries Years and Years as Celeste Bisme-Lyons.[7] Years and Years was created by Russell T Davies, whom Miller had worked with on the Channel 4 programmes Banana and Cucumber.[8] In 2019, she appeared in the Netflix series Free Rein as Claire Wright,[9] In 2020, Miller appeared in the Netflix series Sex Education as Maxine Tarrington, and later in the year, she starred in the Netflix series The Haunting of Bly Manor as Hannah Grose.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Miller is a lesbian.[11] Miller trained at the Guildford School of Acting,[4] from which she graduated in 2004.[12] She has one daughter.[13] Miller is known for her shaved head,[13] and when asked about it, she said: "I used to hide behind my hair all the time. I had this long, relaxed hair, and I was thinking, 'What am I trying to say? What is that about?' It sort of was a lightbulb moment, and I said: 'You know what? I'm gonna cut it off. I'ma start from ground zero and grow an afro.' I was sitting in the barber shop, and he cut my hair and I fell in love with my skull... and I never turned back. And actually, it's afforded me to be able to play a diverse range of roles – it had totally the opposite effect that I feared. Where I thought I'd be very limited to what I'd be seen for, it's done the opposite. So this was borne out of an integrity of loving the self and not having to hide, and loving the fact that I'm an African."[13]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Dubplate Drama Nadine 3 episodes
2007 The Bill Mrs. Wakeford Episode: "Uncut Killer"
2007 True to Form DS Morgan Short film
2008 The Disappeared Doctor Film
2009 Deadside Malika Mason Short film
2011 Holby City Fran Connolly Episode: "PS Elliot"
2012 Stud Life JJ Film
2014 Babylon Meeting Mother Episode: "1.6"
2015 Banana Kay Episode: "1.6"
2015 Cucumber Kay 2 episodes
2015 Doctor Who The General Episode: "Hell Bent"
2016–2018 Witless DC Wilton Main role
2016–2018 Marcella Aleesha Recurring role
2016 Guilt Helen Harris 3 episodes
2017 Death in Paradise Judith Dawson Episode: "Murder in the Polls"
2017 Born to Kill Lisa Recurring role
2017 Doctors Bev Lomax Episode: "Distractions"
2018 Silent Witness DI Gibbs 2 episodes
2018 Obey Chelsea Film
2018 Dark Heart Gail Watkins Episode: "1.1"
2019 Hatton Garden WDC Laura McIntyre 2 episodes
2019 Years and Years Celeste Bisme-Lyons Main role
2019 Free Rein Claire Wright Recurring role
2019 Nine Nights Sylvie Johnson Film
2019 The Feed Charlie Morris Recurring role
2020 Sex Education Maxine Tarrington 2 episodes
2020 The Haunting of Bly Manor Hannah Grose Main role

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full Cast Announced for the Tenth Anniversary Production of The Ugly One at Park Theatre". Fairy Powered Productions. 2 May 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  2. ^ Gray, Stephen (13 March 2012). "Video: Exclusive first look at Stud Life trailer ahead of BFI's gay film festival". PinkNews. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Campbell X on Stud Life". Club des Femmes. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  4. ^ a b "T'Nia Miller". Guildford School of Acting. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  5. ^ Mackrell, Daniel (14 May 2019). "Years and Years cast and where you have seen them before". Metro. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  6. ^ Writer: Tina Walker; Producer: Sandra MacIver; Director: Ian Barber (23 June 2017). "Distractions". Doctors. BBC. BBC One.
  7. ^ Ling, Thomas. "Who is in the cast of Years and Years? How are the Lyons family related to each other?". Radio Times. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  8. ^ Martin, Laura (14 May 2019). "Years and Years' T'Nia Miller: 'It's not all scary - it's about human connection, hope and love'". i. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  9. ^ Miller, T'Nia (2 November 2018). "Season 3!!!!! It's been a fun crazy summer working with you beautiful folk! I love every one of you!!! #equestrian #freerein @freerein_netflix #horses #actorslife #bestlife #onset #series #season #wrap #horselife #island". Instagram. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  10. ^ Robinson, Abby (17 January 2020). "Sex Education season 2 – Here's why you recognise Maxine". Digital Spy. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  11. ^ Pham, Jason. "'The Haunting of Bly Manor's T'Nia Miller on How The Show's Main Romance 'Normalizes' Gay Love Stories". StyleCaster. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  12. ^ "T'Nia Miller". BBA Shakespeare. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  13. ^ a b c Vassell, Nicole (14 May 2019). "One to Watch: Years and Years' T'Nia Miller". Pride Magazine. Retrieved 3 May 2020.

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