Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
We are in the middle of the silly season, and that means a lot of traveling. I recently returned from a quick trip to Lisbon on the "Independence of the Seas" and flew straight in to the snowy weather. I got into Heathrow ok, but getting up to Manchester wasn't as easy, but after a couple of hours delay, I made it.
The weather is making things difficult for everyone, but people forget about the hard working entertainers trekking up and down the country. I'm glad I'm not working north of the border at the moment, as it seems to be shut! I never cease to be amazed at how the country, as a whole, grinds to a halt when it snows.
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
You might have been wondering where the website and blog had gone. Well, so were we! We have had major problems with the web hosting company, which has resulted in 7 weeks with no web presence. Anyway, we have now changed the host, and are back. We also have a Facebook page now, so why not join us there, just go to facebook/mickmiller.
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
The new series of "IDEAL" starts on 17th August at 10.30 pm. Have a look at the trailer here
Also, Watch out over the next few Sunday evenings on ITV 1 for a series called "The Unforgettables" This is a series of documentaries about some of the great entertainers who are sadly no longer with us. Each program deals with one subject, and features the family and close friends of the subject. I was asked to talk about one of my great friends, Mike Read. So try and catch it, it will be a fantastic tribute to a lovely man.
Tuesday, 3 August 2010
sorry it's been a while since I wrote anything here, but it's been more of the same, lot's of cruise ships. It's all been good, and I do enjoy doing them. It's the flying I hate.
I have now started back on Blackpool's North Pier on Wednesday nights with the legend that is Frank Carson. He hasn't changed a bit, he might be in his 80's, but he still has them rolling in the aisles. Although I am there for the season, I will be missing for some of the weeks, due to prior commitments. So please check when you book your tickets.
I appeared as part of a comedy night at Ricky (Jim Royle) Tomlinson's new cabaret venue, "The Green Room" in Duke St. in Liverpool the other week. I was on with Jimmy Cricket and Duncan Norvelle. This is a new venue, and the team behind it deserve success. They really looked after us, and we had a great night.
The evening was reviewed by Angie Sammons on www.liverpoolconfidential.com if you want to have a look.
Here's a sample
Miller, unlike the others, has evolved with the zeitgeist. He does cracking observational comedy that gets down with both the old bastards and the kids.
Anyone who can use the word, "Zeitgeist" in a review must know what they're talking about! So I'm just going to check a dictionary to make sure that it isn't derogatory!!!!!!
So, I've been home to Liverpool, and am back on the Pier, so I really feel like I am Back Home at the moment.
Don't forget to say hello if you come down to the pier.
Sunday, 23 May 2010
What a great day we had going to Wembley. It was an early start, picking everyone up and getting on the motorway about 7.00 am. Every car, van, minibus, limo and coach was flying orange flags and scarves. But when we got near Preston, their fans had put up signs and banners on the motor way bridges, some of which were unrepeatable! But that's what rival fans do, and we took it all in good heart. The funniest thing we saw, was a young teenager stood on a bridge over the M6 near Preston. He had got up early, just to go and stand there to give all the Blackpool supporters the one fingered salute, oh how we laughed.
We made good time, and stopped at the services for a coffee. The car park was full of cars, all with orange flags and banners. Inside the services, everyone seemed to be wearing orange. If you didn't know what was happening, you could be mistaken for thinking that this was a Guantanamo Bay Reunion or an Easyjet Convention.
We arrived at Wembley by about 11.30 am and soaked in the atmosphere. It was fantastic and the Cardiff fans were great. Wembley Stadium is quite special, and has lost none of it's kudos.
After a nail-biting 90 minutes, Blackpool won. People were crying, and I have to say it was quite an emotional time. I still can't believe that Blackpool FC are now a Premiership Club. Well done lads, you did the town proud.
The journey home was long, but fun. Everyone was waving to each other as they overtook and giving the thumbs up. When we got back, we went out for a drink. Everywhere quickly filled up with orange shirted people. It had been a long day, but I'm sure nobody wanted it to end.
One quote said it all, "The future's bright, the future's TANGERINE"
Friday, 21 May 2010
I have lived in Blackpool for many years now, and it's great to see Blackpool FC doing so well. They are one match away from Premiership football, and I'm going to be there cheering them on. I'll be making my way down to London with thousands of others from Blackpool. So if you're going too, let's make some noise and cheer the lads on. Everyone is getting quite excited in Blackpool. I even did an interview on Sky Sports News today, so "Come on you Tangerines!"
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
It has come to our notice that there is an "Official" Facebook page for Mick Miller. I would like to say, this is not an official site. Mick Miller is NOT on Facebook, and has never been on Facebook. We do not know who started this up, and, although it seems to be ok, we have nothing to do with it. If you want to make contact with Mick Miller, please do so by e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not send any personal information to the Mick Miller Facebook page as we do not have anything to do with this site. All contact details for Mick Miller are posted on the contacts page at www.mickmiller.biz
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
I'm back from my break in Tenerife, I made it back just in time. I had to be back for a gig at Warner's Alvaston Hall. This is a great venue for me to do. I have known Bob Roberts, the Entertainments Manager for a long time, so we get the chance to catch up. Also, the band are old friends, so we just have a fun night. I left the wife and family over there in Tenerife, but the Volcanic Ash has stopped them from getting home. If anyone is passing Tenerife in a private luxury yacht, and heading back to the UK with some free space, call me!!!!
Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of entertaining at The Celtic Player of The Year Awards at The Thistle Hotel in Glasgow. It was a great evening, and I'd like to thank Tony Hamilton and Celtic FC for their fine hospitality.
Hope everyone is OK and not too inconvenienced by the ash!
Thursday, 25 March 2010
I have finished filming today, and I am going to have a short break from tomorrow. Can't wait for my 2 weeks of doing nothing!
I just want to thank everyone involved in making this series of IDEAL. This has been the most enjoyable series that I have been involved with. Johnny Vegas has become a great friend, and I really admire him as an actor. The rest of the cast have been fantastic, but we would be nowhere without Graham Duff who writes it brilliantly.
So, thank you to Gill Isles and all at Baby Cow Productions and everyone at BBC Manchester, not forgetting the crew who work incredibly hard to get the best out of us all.
I'll be back after my short break.
Monday, 15 March 2010
Friday, 12 March 2010
I've been having fun on the set of "IDEAL." I can't tell you the story line, but needless to say, it's well up to the high standards that have been set up to now. I think that this is going to be the best series so far.
Now, to the charity bit. The Royle Family's Ricky Tomlinson has asked me to be part of his annual charity show at the Liverpool Empire on Wednesday, 17th March. Various charities will benefit from the proceeds and it will be a great night out. This year, it will be a Country & Comedy Show, and will feature Raymond Froggatt, Kevin "Curly Watts" Kennedy, Michael Starke, Crissy Rock, Me and many others. Tickets are available from the box office.
Finally, The "IDEAL" cast and crew will be taking on a team from "Corrie," "Emmerdale" & "Waterloo Road" in a football match in aid of Sport Relief. It will be at Man. City's training ground on 20th March. I will post more details when I get them.
Friday, 12 February 2010
Hi everyone. I've just got home after doing an interview on the Ted Robbins Show on BBC Radio Lancashire. Ted is an old friend, who is also a great comedian. Some of you will know him as Den Perry in Phoenix Nights. The good thing about comedians who turn into interviewers, is that they know how to get the best out of you. You feel that you are in friendly company and it doesn't feel like you are in a Police interview room!
We had a really good chat about all sorts. I even did the "Noddy" routine by special request. At the end of the show, Ted told me that they had had a lot of emails and texts, saying how much they had enjoyed the chat.
If you are not in the BBC Lancashire area, or missed the show, it's available by going to the BBC Radio Lancashire website. Then look through the presenters and find Ted Robbins. Then click on "Listen Again." You then need to find "Friday 12th February 2010." My bit starts just after 1hr 12mins in.
Have a listen. This link should take you there. Copy and paste it into your address bar.
Keep well, speak soon.
Saturday, 6 February 2010
I've started filming the new series of IDEAL this week. This series is going to be one of the best so far. Graham Duff, who writes it, has come up with some great stories.
Nothing much has happened recently, it's always the quiet time of the year. I was lucky enough to be in the Caribbean again, which was a great place to read the IDEAL scripts. Flying back was interesting though. I had to fly from Aruba to Curacao, which only takes about half an hour. It was when I saw the plane! It was a small, propellor, plane. It only held about ten people, and it looked old, but I had no choice, I had to get on it or miss my flight back to Europe. I was very nervous, but it was absolutely fine. I surprised myself as I quite enjoyed the flight.
I'll blog again soon,
Thursday, 21 January 2010
I had a great Christmas with the family. It's nice to see the faces on the kids on Christmas morning. Did any of you go to the pub on Christmas Day? There's always a strong smell of after shave!
I was working on New Years Day, so my New Years celebration was quite reserved. The show was at Warner's Littlecote House at Hungerford. I think that the audience had enjoyed their New Years break and I was expecting them to be a bit quiet after all their fun. But, I was wrong, they were totally up for a laugh. I was on with an old friend, Jeff Hooper and his band. He's a great entertainer with a fabulous bunch of quality musicians. We had a chat and caught up on things. I really enjoyed the evening, but had to travel straight back to Blackpool after the show.
Then, it was down to Southampton to join the Queen Victoria. We sailed to New York, and then I flew back.
This week was the "read through" for the new series of "IDEAL." It's a chance to catch up with all the cast before the work really begins. I have to say that this series looks fantastic. We start filming at the end of the month and carry on until April. I'm really looking forward to it.
Tomorrow, I fly to Barbados for a short cruise, returning in time to have a day off before filming.
For those of you in the BBC Lancashire region, I have agreed to be a guest on Ted Robbins Morning Show. The provisional date is Friday 5th Feb. but things sometimes change.
I'm going to pack my suitcase again, see you soon,