Thursday, January 14

A Coincidence Was Life Changing For Hayley Mills

A young Hayley MillsA photo of a young Hayley Mills, the child actress.

Perhaps best known for her 60's classic films such as Pollyanna and Whistle Down The Wind.

Hayley was born 18 April 1946 in London.

Hayley Mills reckons a text, sent on her behalf, was life changing, and it happened all by chance - a coincidence if you like.

I've always had a sort of philosophy that 'you never know what's round the next corner.' A coincidence could well change life dramatically.

In Hayley's case, purely by chance, she was spotted on a Eurotrain by actress, and Britain's Got Talent judge, Amanda Holden.

Amanda was starring, at the time, in a popular UK series Wild At Heart and recognised Hayley. She straight away texted the show's producers saying, "Wouldn't it be wonderful if Hayley Mills played my mother in the show?"

The rest as they say is history. Hayley can now be seen on UK television on Sunday evenings playing the role in Wild At Heart.
Hayley said, "I love this job and I love being in Africa. I love the show, I love the character and I love all the people I am working with. It doesn’t get any better than this."

Amanda spotting Hayley on a train turned out to be a life changing moment. As I said: You never know what's round the corner.

Further Reading:
Coincidences From Author Colin Wilson
Arlene Phillips Talks About Coincidences


  1. Hi Mike thanks for stopping by my blog. I love reading about the things you have posted on your blog and if you hadn't stopped to comment I would never have known you existed so thanks. I had no clue that Haley was still active in the business. To bad I can't watch it. I'll have to see if it's available online like US television.

  2. Jude: Many thanks for leaving a comment.

    Haley hasn't done a lot else recently and it was by chance that she got the part in Wild At Heart.

    Hope to 'see' you again.


  3. Red Apple: Thanks so much for your visit and kind words - appreciated. I'll make sure I visit your blog as well.
    Best wishes,