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Sarah Miles (born 31 December, 1941) is an English theater and film actress. She was born in Ingatestone, Essex, England, as the daughter of a merchant. At the age of 15 she enrolled at RADA, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Shortly after her drama studies, Miles had her film debut in 1962 as a precocious schoolgirl in ''Term of Trial'' (1962), opposite Laurence Olivier. The following years she became a popular actress of Cinema of the United Kingdom#The British New Wave|British New Wave with her roles in Joseph Losey's ''The Servant'' (1963) and in Michelangelo Antonioni's ''Blow Up'' (1966). After having been out of sight for several years acting in a variety of theater plays, she made in 1970 an outstanding performance in the lead role of David Lean's ''Ryan's Daughter'', which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Miles has been acting since then in movies and also in TV films. From time to time she retired for a few years, but was always available for roles on stage, where she is acclaimed for her performances.
Sarah Miles was twice married to the British playwright Robert Bolt, (1967-1975) and (1988-1995). He wrote the screenplay for the film ''Lady Caroline Lamb'' (1972), in which she starred.
In 1998, Miles directed two low-key short movies titled ''A Bunny Girl's Tale'' and ''Amaeru Fallout 1972'', both of which featured singing guest appearances from the British singer-songwriter PJ Harvey and screened at a few UK film festivals. ''A Bunny Girl's Tale'' also received a few late-night airings on UK television's Channel 4.