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Frank Mills

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Canadian-born composer/pianist Frank Mills scored a U.S. strike in 1972 with “Like Me, Like Me Like.” It wasn’t before discharge of “Music Container Dancer” and its own subsequent achievement in 1979, that MIlls became even more of children name. Achievement was to end up being short-lived nevertheless, and it wasn’t a long time before Mills was back again to executing in his indigenous Canada. After learning music in Montreal, Mills became a member of the Bells in the past due ’60s. Even though Bells do perform a few of his music, Mills left for the solo profession in 1972. Released in exactly the same season he still left the group, “Appreciate Me, Appreciate Me Appreciate” was his initial single record. The one was popular in Canada and produced some headway within the U.S., achieving amount 46. Although he implemented the one with several minimal strikes in Canada, his market continued to reduce and he was still left with out a record agreement by 1974. Undaunted, Mills documented and released Music Container Dancer along with his very own profit the middle-’70s. In 1979, an professional at Polydor Information noticed the record and thought that the name track had strike potential, therefore he persuaded the business release a the tune as an individual. “Music Container Dancer” was a shock strike, climbing to number 3 in the American graphs. Following the achievement from the one, the record was also re-released. Just like the one, the record was also popular, achieving amount 21. Mills released another record, Prelude to Love, within the U.S. in 1981 and it had been a minor strike. Nevertheless, the record wasn’t big more than enough of popular from him to help keep his U.S. record agreement and following its launch, he was just remaining with a Canadian agreement. Mills continuing to record in to the ’90s. Throughout his profession, he offers released over ten albums.

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Full Name Frank Mills
Date Of Birth June 27, 1942
Profession Pianist
Education McGill University
Nationality Canadian
Awards Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year, Juno Award for Instrumental Album of the Year
Music Songs Music Box Dancer, Peter Piper, The Poet And I, Love Me, Love Me, Love, Prelude to Romance, Happy Song, Sunday Morning Suite, Frank's Rag, Spanish Coffee, Kitty on the Keys, From A Sidewalk Cafe, Piano Lesson #5, Love's Like That, A Spanish Love Song, Rondo in America, Somewhere a Child Is Sleeping, Shadows of the Dancer, Valse Classique, Theme From The Silver Broom, Sketches of New England, You Don't Love No More, One Vienna Night, Most People Are Nice, Are You Still Loving Me?, Blackfoot Country, Let's Not Leave This Way, Transitions and Triumphs, A Classical Rock, Storm Warning, The Blues Don't Last, 401 West, Terms of Endearment
Albums Music Box Dancer, 25 Years of Piano Magic, The Twentieth Anniversary: Together Through the Years, Sunday Morning Suite, A Special Christmas, A Traditional Christmas, Prelude to Romance, After the Dancer Frank Mills, Look At Me Real, Canada, Traveler, Transitions, Goodnight My Love, Rondo, Homeward, Mr. Music Box Dancer, Best of Frank Mills: Happy Music, A Very Special Christmas With Frank Mills, The Very Best Of Frank, Over 60 Minutes With..., Collection
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance
TV Shows Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Sam, Out


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Out 1978 TV Series Vic Lee
The Glitterball 1977 Supermarket Manager (uncredited)
1990 1977 TV Series PCD Inspector Jones
Z Cars 1970-1977 TV Series Site Man / Clarence Ball / George Hutchinson / ...
Jubilee 1977 TV Series Sam
Out of Bounds 1977 TV Series Mr. Robson
Warship 1977 TV Series FOCAS
Centre Play 1977 TV Series Jack
Holding On 1977 TV Series Alf Harris
The Crezz 1976 TV Series George Smith
The Sweeney 1976 TV Series Len Holmes
The Expert 1976 TV Series Cmdr. Jennings
Killers 1976 TV Series Insp. Lawrence
Rentaghost 1976 TV Series Cedric J. Fosdyke
Bill Brand 1976 TV Mini-Series Paxton
The Glittering Prizes 1976 TV Mini-Series Street speaker
Three Men in a Boat 1975 TV Movie Old River Hand
North & South 1975 TV Mini-Series Williams
Ten from the Twenties 1975 TV Series Jack Goodall
Village Hall 1975 TV Series Frank
The Treasure of Abbot Thomas 1974 TV Movie Mr. Tyson / Father Dominic
Fall of Eagles 1974 TV Mini-Series A.F. Trepov
Sam 1973-1974 TV Series Toby Wilson
The Aweful Mr. Goodall 1974 TV Series Stanley Roberts
Bedtime Stories 1974 TV Series Mr. Mills
Within These Walls 1974 TV Series Henry Mackie
Softly Softly: Task Force 1972-1973 TV Series Walter Dale / Prison Governor
Thirty Minutes Worth 1973 TV Series
Jane Eyre 1973 TV Mini-Series Innkeeper
New Scotland Yard 1972-1973 TV Series George Onslow / Barrett
Away from It All 1973 TV Series Monsieur Audebert
Justice 1973 TV Series Dave Fletcher
Dixon of Dock Green 1964-1972 TV Series Charlie Elgin / Shipping Clerk / Mr. Fitch / ...
The Onedin Line 1972 TV Series Dr. MacWhirter
Villains 1972 TV Series Billy Hepton
The Frighteners 1972 TV Series Husband
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 1971 TV Series Polton
Jamie 1971 TV Series Tom Kennedy
ITV Saturday Night Theatre 1971 TV Series Hallam
Budgie 1971 TV Series Landlord
Hine 1971 TV Series R O Man
Doctor Who 1971 TV Series Radio Telescope Director
Rules, Rules, Rules 1970 TV Series Mr. Potter
The Main Chance 1970 TV Series Joe Brown
The Wednesday Play 1969-1970 TV Series Prison Gate Officer / Charlie
Hardy Heating Company Ltd 1970 TV Series Wilf Appleby
Softly Softly 1968-1969 TV Series Bob Mason Sgt. Martin
A Handful of Thieves 1969 TV Mini-Series Mr. Gribble
Castle Haven 1969 TV Series Len Shields
The Tingaree Affair 1969 TV Mini-Series Eddy Tayalor / Eddy
The Power Game 1966-1969 TV Series Official / Waiter
ITV Playhouse 1968 TV Series Barman
Emergency-Ward 10 1966 TV Series TV Lighting Man
Undermind 1965 TV Series Police Inspector
Public Eye 1965 TV Series G.P.O. Clerk
The Plane Makers 1964 TV Series Scotty Ellis
Redcap 1964 TV Series Medical Officer
Taxi! 1964 TV Series PC Ginger Davies
The Avengers 1964 TV Series Harrap
BBC Sunday-Night Play 1962 TV Mini-Series Photographer
Scotland Yard 1960 TV Series Messenger
Quatermass and the Pit 1958-1959 TV Mini-Series TV Cameraman / Journalist
Heartbeat 1997-2009 TV Series Wilfred Sedman / Albert Potter
Minder 2009 TV Series Eric
Foyle's War 2008 TV Series Michael Brown
The Palace 2008 TV Series Jack 'Dobbsy' Dobbs
Midsomer Murders 1999-2006 TV Series Ezra / Ted / Fred Rodale
Oliver Twist 2005 Elderly Officer
Holby City 2003-2005 TV Series Frank Williams / Maurice Pullen
The Royal 2004 TV Series Mr. Calder
The Brief 2004 TV Series Alfie
New Tricks 2004 TV Series Derek Rodger
Wondrous Oblivion 2003 Mr. Robinson
The Last Detective 2003 TV Series Albert Bing
Always and Everyone 2002 TV Series Bill Mallett
Aka Albert Walker 2002 TV Movie Brig. Kilroy
Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War 2002 Leslie
Bodywork 2001 Sydney Greengrass
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby 2001 TV Movie Arthur Gride
Where the Heart Is 2000 TV Series George
Casualty 1987-1999 TV Series Joe Jones / Leonard McGuinness / Mr. Philips
Peak Practice 1999 TV Series Eric Johnson
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 1998 TV Series Frank Wainthropp
The Tribe 1998 Emily's Father
Coronation Street 1995-1997 TV Series Billy Williams
The Bill 1988-1996 TV Series Kenny Chalker / Harry Spring / Mr Wood / ...
Cardiac Arrest 1995 TV Series Alf Grocott
The Gambling Man 1995 TV Mini-Series Mr. Kean
The Young Poisoner's Handbook 1995 Uncle Jack
Grange Hill 1994 TV Series Ron
Harry 1993 TV Series Bill Loomis
Closing Numbers 1993 Frank
Between the Lines 1993 TV Series Ronnie Bourne
Alleyn Mysteries 1993 TV Series Taxi Driver
Minder 1984-1993 TV Series Len / Harry Martin
Kinsey 1992 TV Series Enquiry Inspector
London's Burning 1992 TV Series Reg
Screen One 1992 TV Series Hunter
Hope It Rains 1992 TV Series 1st Old Man
Love Hurts 1992 TV Series Ron Faulkner
Rumpole of the Bailey 1983-1991 TV Series Fig Newton Figgis
Screenplay 1988-1991 TV Series Arthur Whatcoat / Mr. Wilson
El C.I.D. 1990 TV Series Lloyd
Wish Me Luck 1990 TV Series Farmer
Mystery!: Campion 1990 TV Series Scatty Williams
The Real Eddy English 1989 TV Mini-Series Derek
South of the Border 1988 TV Series Stan
Bust 1988 TV Series Mallory
The Franchise Affair 1988 TV Series Albert
News at Twelve 1988 TV Series Vernon Henderson
Hannay 1988 TV Series Postman Peter
The Bretts 1987 TV Series Inspector Hesilrige
Bellman and True 1987 Security Man
Big Deal 1984-1986 TV Series Gil Roach
Farrington of the F.O. 1986 TV Series Helmut Kessler
Lovejoy 1986 TV Series Mr. Catchpole
Home to Roost 1985 TV Series Assistant
Bones 1985 Mr. Epps
Miss Marple: A Pocketful of Rye 1985 TV Movie Mr. Crump
Screen Two 1985 TV Series Farmer Edwards
Mitch 1984 TV Series Stan Garske
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1984 TV Series Peterson
Champions 1984 Charles
Bergerac 1984 TV Series Arthur Osman
By the Sword Divided 1983 TV Series Matthew Saltmarsh
Flying Into the Wind 1983 TV Movie Police Sergeant
The Tale of Beatrix Potter 1982 TV Movie
Witness for the Prosecution 1982 TV Movie Chief Inspector Hearne
Squadron 1982 TV Series Insp. Leach
The Gentle Touch 1982 TV Series Mr. Coombs
The Missionary 1982 Sir Cyril Everidge
Juliet Bravo 1982 TV Series Albert Read
BBC2 Playhouse 1975-1982 TV Series Father / Beryl's dad / Weaver
Nanny 1981-1982 TV Series Frank Rudd
Play for Today 1971-1981 TV Series Ashford / Hampshire / Mr. James / ...
Strangers 1981 TV Series Governor
Smuggler 1981 TV Mini-Series Briggs
Jackanory Playhouse 1981 TV Series Crotchet
The Good Companions 1980-1981 TV Mini-Series Jimmy Nunn
Rough Cut 1980 Passport Clerk
An Honourable Retirement 1979 TV Movie Inspector Sutton
Sally Ann 1979 TV Series Major Gibbs
Flambards 1979 TV Mini-Series Fowler
Crown Court 1978-1979 TV Series Gerald Simmons / Reginald Barton
BBC2 Play of the Week 1977-1978 TV Series Hampshire / Judge Thorbeck
Tycoon 1978 TV Series Templar
Premiere 1978 TV Mini-Series Hughes
All Creatures Great and Small 1978 TV Series Farmer Ingledew
The Law Centre 1978 TV Series Crawford

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The South Bank Show 1995 TV Series documentary Himself

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