Miles Anderson is a Zimbabwean stage and television actor, who has appeared in television serials both in the United Kingdom, and North America. He recently appeared as Martin Millar, in the BBC soap opera Doctors.
Born in 1947 in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, Anderson was educated at Prince Edward school. His father commanded the Rhodesian Army and his mother Daphne, wrote a memoir of her difficult childhood in Rhodesia. He has appeared in the US television series, Criminal Minds, as well as the ongoing show Ultimate Force as Colonel Aiden Dempsey. He had previously played Lt. Col. Dan Fortune in ITV's Soldier Soldier and as Captain Bannock in Sky Bandits. He was awarded the 1982 London Critics' Circle Drama Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor of 1981 for his performances in The Twin Rivals and The Witch of Edmonton. His numerous performances for television include Fall of Eagles, Z-Cars, The Sweeney. Campion, House of Cards, Oliver's Travels and Holby City. Anderson has also appeared in two episodes of Midsomer Murders entitled "Death In Disguise" and "Last Year's Model". Most recently he was seen as Major Marchbanks in the BBC adaptation of Philip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke and he appeared in 2007 in the sixth series of the crime-drama Waking the Dead. In 2008, he made a brief appearance as Edward Tunstall in the BBC's EastEnders. He narrated the Sky1 version of the New Zealand documentary The Lion Man and appeared in an episode of A Touch of Frost. In 2010, Anderson appeared as the titular character in The Madness of George III mounted by director Adrian Noble at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre. He won the San Diego's Critics' Circle award for Best Actor. In 2011, he played Prospero in The Tempest and Salieri in Amadeus, both directed by Noble. He is an associate member of RADA and the father of actor Joe Anderson and Max Anderson the 2006 and 2011 World Streetboard Champion.