Burton’s Will Miller: ‘I definitely don’t want to be known as Oliver Twist’

19 September 2017 11:45
The midfielder’s successful stint as a child actor means he is unlikely to suffer stage fright at Manchester United in the Carabao Cup. He is determined to make his name as a footballer after leaving Tottenham“I was at Leyton Orient from the age of seven to 12, and then I stopped playing football … because I had other interests,” Will Miller says, breaking into laughter. He is halfway through recalling how the lure of a trip to Madagascar, while in South Africa more than a decade ago, prompted him to swap football for film sets and led to him successfully auditioning for the role of Oliver Twist in the BBC’s adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel.Miller’s story is absorbing and he speaks candidly over an hour in which the unassuming Burton Albion midfielder makes fascinating company, as he discusses working alongside Tom Hardy, getting cold feet about a Martin Scorsese film, learning off Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane at Tottenham Hotspur, and looking forward to the next chapter of the Brewers’ “incredible” journey. Related: David Squires on … Harry Redknapp and football managers' early-season troubles Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian