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Portrayed by: Sean Bean
- Adaptational Villainy/Adaptational Heroism: A weird mix. While much more openly insane and violent than his book counterpart, Miller is much less petty and lacks most of book Miller’s Kick the Dog moments.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: In the book, Miller hated Ryan for ruining his perfect record of missions. Here, it’s because he killed his brother.
- Ax Crazy: Especially at the end, when he attacks Ryan with an anchor.
- Death by Adaptation: Impaled on an anchor and incinerated in a boat crash.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Miller genuinely loved his brother Patrick and seemed protective of him. After Ryan shoots him, Miller goes into a downward spiral.
- Freudian Excuse: Miller and his brother had their parents killed and were taken in by O’Donell, who turned them into terrorists loyal to him. Miller seeing his brother killed was just the last straw.
- Sanity Slippage: After Ryan shoots his brother, Miller goes from a rela calm terrorist to a snarling, almost feral madman.
- Tranquil Fury: After his brother is killed, Miller spends most of the film like this until the end, where he utterly loses it.
- Tragic Villain: Miller lost both his parents and when he saw his brother killed by Ryan in front of him, he snapped.
Portrayed by: J.E. Freeman
Portrayed by: Polly Walker
Portrayed by: Patrick Bergin
- A Father to His Men: Much more so than in the book.
- Affably Evil
- Karmic Death: Killed by Miller, after murdering numerous innocents to rescue him from prison and allowing him to assault Ryan’s family.
Portrayed by: Samuel L. Jackson
- Deadpan Snarker For example, after Jack admits he jumped in to stop the assault on Lord Holmes out of sheer rage, Jackson notes he hopes Jack never gets mad at him.
- Large Ham: It’s Samuel L. Jackson. What did you expect?
- Incoming Ham: Introduced this way,
Portrayed by: Hugh Fraser
Potrayed by: Richard Harris
Sergeant James Owens
Portrayed by: Alun Armstrong
Portrayed by: Robert Threfall
- Death by Adaptation: In the novel Highland survived being shot by Miller, though he has to relearn how to walk. Here, he has no such luck.
- Face Death with Dignity: After the vehicle transporting Miller to another prison is stopped by O’Donnell and his men, with Miller holding him at gunpoint, Highland simply tells them “Get on with it and be on your way.”
- Fatal Family Photo: His family is mentioned after he is killed, but it still applies.
- Nice Guy
- Sacrificial Lion: Highland is executed by Miller.
Portrayed by: Alex Norton
- Adaptational Wimp: In the novel Cooley could function in the field and was a trained proffessional. Here he is completely useless under fire.
- Death by Adaptation: Type II. In the novel Cooley dies in the raid on the Ryan house. Here, Miller shoots him in the camp after he and O’Donnell realize he is useless in the field long before the raid.
- Moral Myopia: How dare MI5 take his books! That’s far worse than anything the ULA is doing!