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Jonathan Lee Miller (born 15 November 1972) is an English-American film, television and theatre actor. He achieved early success for his portrayal of Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson in the dark comedy drama film Trainspotting (1996) and as Dade Murphy in Hackers (1995), before earning further critical recognition for his performances in Afterglow (1997), Mansfield Park (1999), The Flying Scotsman (2006), Endgame (2009) and T2 Trainspotting (2016); for The Flying Scotsman he received a London Film Critics' Circle nomination for Actor of the Year.[1] He was also part of the principal cast in the films Melinda and Melinda (2004), Dark Shadows (2012) and Byzantium (2013). He has appeared in several theatrical productions on Broadway, most notably After Miss Julie
After Miss Julie
and Frankenstein, the latter of which earned him an Olivier Award for Best Actor.[2] Miller starred as the title character in the ABC comedy-drama Eli Stone for which he received a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor. This was followed by another starring role in the BBC
BBC
costume drama Emma and a supporting role as Jordan Chase
Jordan Chase
in the fifth season of the Showtime drama Dexter. He currently stars as Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
in the CBS
CBS
crime drama Elementary which earned him his second Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor.[3]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Television 2.2 Film 2.3 Theatre 2.4 Awards and honors

3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Stage

5 Awards and nominations 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Miller was born on 15 November 1972 at Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, and was raised in the south west of London. He is the son of Anna Lee and Alan Miller, and was influenced by his parents to start acting; they were both theatre actors and were involved in stage productions at the BBC.[4] His grandfather was actor Bernard Lee, who played M in the first eleven James Bond
James Bond
films. Miller has said he remembers little of him as he was still young when his grandfather died.[4] Miller attended Tiffin School
Tiffin School
as a child. He appeared in several school plays such as The Ragged Child along with prestigious actors such as Nick Mitchem and performed as part of the Tiffin Swing Band. He then joined the National Youth Music Theatre
National Youth Music Theatre
where he met fellow actor Jude Law. He left school at the age of sixteen after taking his GCSEs to pursue a career in acting.[4] Career[edit] Television[edit] Miller made his television debut with an uncredited appearance in the BBC
BBC
series Doctor Who
Doctor Who
at the age of nine in the 1982 episode Kinda. The following year he appeared in Jemima Shore and had a role as Charles Price in the serial drama Mansfield Park. He then appeared in various television shows throughout the 1990s. These included Keeping Up Appearances in 1990, followed by Inspector Morse and Minder in 1991. He appeared in two separate guest roles in the ITV procedural The Bill, one in 1991 and another in 1993, as well as single episode roles in the BBC
BBC
drama Between the Lines and the medical drama Casualty, both of which were broadcast in 1992. In 1993's third installment of Prime Suspect, Miller gave a moving portrayal of a young man victimized as a child by a pedophile. His first notable acting role that year was in the soap opera EastEnders where he played Jonathan Hewitt. Miller later revealed he had been offered a contract to remain on the show but declined: "It was five weeks' work and I made more money there than I ever had in my life. Then they offered me a year's contract. I said no, thank God. I thought I should get out of there while I still could."[4] In 2003, Miller appeared in the BBC
BBC
modernisation of The Canterbury Tales in the episode The Pardoner's Tale, and had a starring role as Lord Byron
Lord Byron
in the television film Byron. He then starred alongside Ray Liotta in the CBS
CBS
drama Smith. However, the show was canceled after only seven episodes. Miller was then cast as the titular character in the legal comedy-drama Eli Stone. The show ran for two seasons on ABC and he received a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor. He then starred in the BBC
BBC
costume drama Emma as George Knightley. Miller then performed in a guest role as Jordan Chase
Jordan Chase
in the fifth season of the Showtime drama Dexter for which he received a nomination for Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for being part of the main cast in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. In early 2010, it was reported he was set to portray Rick Grimes
Rick Grimes
in the television adaptation of the comic The Walking Dead. It was later revealed Andrew Lincoln
Andrew Lincoln
had been cast.[5] In 2011, Miller auditioned for the role of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
in the CBS
CBS
adaption based on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle. He originally turned down the part as he feared it would be too similar to the BBC
BBC
version Sherlock. However, after receiving the script he accepted the part and it was officially announced he would star in Elementary alongside Lucy Liu.[6] This earned him his second Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor.[3] Film[edit] He first starred in the film Hackers (1995), with Angelina Jolie, whom he married in 1996.[4] Shortly after Hackers, Miller was cast as Sick Boy in Trainspotting. He was suggested for the role by Ewan McGregor.[7] The accent he used in the film was so convincing that it led many people to incorrectly believe that he was Scottish.[7] Miller has stated: "I had to do a lot of work. I read and re-read the book and I pretended to be Scottish all the time I was in Glasgow, hanging around with Scots, picking up bits and pieces on the street and in bars. Everyone's been very encouraging and Danny thinks that I've got it about right. Of course, the others are from all over Scotland and have different accents themselves, so I've tried to just pick up a general, composite accent."[citation needed] In 1997, he played Billy Prior in the film adaptation of Pat Barker's World War I
World War I
novel Regeneration. In 2000, he played Cameron Colley in Complicity, based on the book by Iain Banks. He costarred in the film Love, Honour and Obey as Johnny, a London street kid getting mixed up with a notorious British gangster. Also in 2000, he appeared as Simon Sheppard in Wes Craven's Dracula 2000. In 2005, he was considered for the role of James Bond, replacing Pierce Brosnan. The role eventually went to Daniel Craig. The following year, Miller portrayed cyclist Graeme Obree
Graeme Obree
in The Flying Scotsman. He was considered as the third teammate to join Ben Fogle
Ben Fogle
and James Cracknell in Team QinetiQ for the Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Race in January 2009. He participated in training for the event in Norway, which was televised for a BBC2
BBC2
documentary series On Thin Ice.[8] He was not able to attend the race due to filming commitments of Eli Stone being extended for a second season.[9] In 1997, he was involved with the creation and operation of the production company Natural Nylon with friends Jude Law,[10] Sadie Frost, Ewan McGregor, and Sean Pertwee.[11] Natural Nylon folded in 2003. Theatre[edit] In November 1999, he played Brito in Paul Corcoran's Four Nights in Knaresborough at the Tricycle Theatre, London. In March 2011, at the Royal National Theatre, he played both Victor Frankenstein
Victor Frankenstein
and Frankenstein's Monster
Frankenstein's Monster
on alternate nights, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, in a stage adaptation of Frankenstein.[12] Directed by Danny Boyle, the play was broadcast to cinemas worldwide as part of National Theatre Live on 17 March 2011 and additional dates throughout March and April.[13] He also appeared on Broadway in a production of After Miss Julie, with his performance receiving very positive reviews.[14] In March 2004, he played Christian in Festen by David Eldridge at The Almeida Theatre
Almeida Theatre
in London. [15] Awards and honors[edit]

Laurence Olivier Award (2011) Satellite Award (2008, 2012) IQ Award (2014) While Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden
had been nominated by Mensa members, and the IQ commission had approved his nomination, the managing board of Mensa threatened the IQ commission to subdue Snowden's nomination, so that the Mensa members were not able to vote for him. This caused a big controversy among the members, but the board did not change the vote.[16] As a consequence, the opposing members agreed to vote for Miller to make a nonsense of the process.

Personal life[edit] Miller married actress Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
on 28 March 1996. They separated 18 months later[4] and were divorced in 2000; however, they remain close friends. He began dating actress and model Michele Hicks in 2006 who, coincidentally, had the same birthday as Jolie.[17] They married in July 2008 in Malibu, California.[18] The couple have one son, Buster Timothy Miller, born in December 2008.[18] He is a marathon runner, often supporting the charity Mencap. Miller was signed up to run the 2006 Marathon des Sables, but he had to drop out due to shooting the film Marathon.[19] He ran the 2008 London Marathon in 3:01:40.[20] In 2014, Miller became an advocate to finding treatment for the disease Sanfilippo syndrome, following a case with five-year-old Jonah Weishaar. He is set to address the Congressional caucus in Washington, D.C., on behalf of rare disease organizations, in the hopes of securing financing to fund treatment research.[21] Johnny also trains in both Muay Thai
Muay Thai
and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1992 Dead Romantic Paul

1993 Bad Company Michael Hickey

1993 Olly's Prison Smiler

1994 Meat Charlie Dyce

1995 Hackers Dade Murphy

1996 Trainspotting Sick Boy

1996 Dead Man's Walk Woodrow F. Call

1997 Afterglow Jeffrey Byron

1997 Regeneration 2nd Lt. Billy Prior

1999 Plunkett & Macleane Macleane

1999 Mansfield Park Edmund Bertram

2000 Love, Honour and Obey Jonny

2000 Complicity Cameron Colley

2000 Dracula 2000 Simon Sheppard

2002 The Escapist Denis Hopkins

2003 Byron Lord Byron

2004 Mindhunters Lucas Harper

2004 Melinda and Melinda Lee

2005 Æon Flux Oren Goodchild

2006 The Flying Scotsman Graeme Obree

2009 Endgame Michael Young

2012 Dark Shadows Roger Collins

2012 Byzantium The Captain

2017 T2 Trainspotting Sick Boy

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1982 Doctor Who Kinda child (uncredited) Episode: "Kinda: Part One"

1983 Jemima Shore Investigates Boy with dog Episode: "A Little Bit of Wildlife"

1983 Mansfield Park Charles Price 2 episodes

1990 Keeping Up Appearances Youth Episode: "Daisy's Toyboy"

1991 4 Play Dennis Turnbull Episode: "Itch"

1991 The Bill Simon Cooper Episode: "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"

1991 Inspector Morse Student Episode: "Greeks Bearing Gifts"

1991 Minder Auctioneer's assistant Episode: "Three Cons Make a Mountain"

1992 Between the Lines David Ringwood Episode: "The Only Good Copper"

1992 Casualty Matt Episode: "Tender Loving Care"

1992 Second Thoughts Chas Episode: "Short Change"

1992 Goodbye Cruel World Mark Television movie

1993 Prime Suspect
Prime Suspect
3 Anthony Field Television movie

1993 The Bill Lee Gibson Episode: "Mighty Atoms"

1993 EastEnders Jonathan Hewitt 2 episodes

1994 Mystery!: Cadfael Edwin Gurney Episode: "Monk's Hood"

1996 Dead Man's Walk Woodrow Call 3 episodes

1999 Operation Good Guys Himself Episode: "Stardust"

2003 The Canterbury Tales Arty Episode: "The Pardoner's Tale"

2006–2007 Smith Tom 7 episodes

2008–2009 Eli Stone Eli Stone 26 episodes

2009 Emma Mr. Knightley 4 episodes

2010 Dexter Jordan Chase 8 episodes

2012–present Elementary Sherlock Holmes Main Role

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1993 Beautiful Thing Ste Bush Theatre

1999 Four Knights in Knaresborough Brito Tricycle Theatre

2004 Festen Christian Almeida Theatre

2005 Someone Who'll Watch Over Me Adam Ambassadors Theatre

2009 After Miss Julie John American Airlines Theatre

2011 Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein Frankenstein's Creature Royal National Theatre

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result

2007 BAFTA Award Best Actor in a Scottish Film

The Flying Scotsman

Nominated

London Film Critics Circle Award Best British Actor of the Year Nominated

2008 Satellite Award Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy

Eli Stone

Nominated

2010 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Dexter

Nominated

2012 Olivier Award Best Actor in a Play

Frankenstein

Won

Satellite Award Best Actor – Television Series Drama

Elementary

Nominated

Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actor – Action Nominated

See also[edit]

Biography portal Film portal Television in the United States portal Theatre portal

List of actors who have played Sherlock Holmes List of British actors and actresses List of people from Kingston upon Thames

References[edit]

^ Sun, Rebecca. " Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
Signs With UTA". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 February 2014.  ^ Sargeant, Harri. " Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
and Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
win joint Olivier award". Hypable. Retrieved 17 February 2014.  ^ a b Kilday, Gregg. "Satellite Awards Nominates 10 Films for Best Motion Picture". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 February 2014.  ^ a b c d e f Reid, Vicki. " Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
Interview". The Telegraph. Retrieved 17 February 2014.  ^ Moody, Mike. " Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
for 'Walking Dead'?". Hypable. Retrieved 17 February 2014.  ^ Lawless, Jill. "Why Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
Originally Said No To 'Elementary'". Huffington Post. Retrieved 17 February 2014.  ^ a b Waldman, Allison (21 March 2008). "Jonny Lee Miller: In the Limelight". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 20 September 2013.  ^ On Thin Ice (2009). [TV programme]. TwoFour Productions. [Transmitted: 29 June 2009]. ^ Singh, Anita (4 April 2009). "Romola Garai to Play Emma in BBC's Latest Jane Austen Adaptation". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 May 2010.  ^ Reid, Vicki (3 October 2009). "Jonny Lee Miller: interview". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 September 2013.  ^ Dawtrey, Adam (12 January 2003). "Law leaves Nylon in limbo". Variety. Retrieved 20 September 2013.  ^ "A Monster Double Act for Danny Boyle's Frankenstein". Daily Mail. 29 October 2010. ^ "Frankenstein – Productions". Royal National Theatre. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012.  ^ Ng, David (23 October 2009). "Sienna Miller in 'After Miss Julie' on Broadway: What did the critics think?". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 September 2013.  ^ Drama online ^ Werdermann, Felix (21 January 2015). "Kein IQ-Preis für Edward Snowden (No IQ Award for Edward Snowden)". der Freitag. Retrieved 22 January 2015.  ^ " Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
moves on". Metro. 18 October 2006. Retrieved 12 April 2014.  ^ a b " Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
and Michele Hicks Welcome Son". People. 5 December 2008. Retrieved 26 February 2013.  ^ " Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
pulls out of marathon so he can film 'Marathon'". starpulse.com. 4 April 2006. Archived from the original on 16 October 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2013.  ^ "Flora London Marathon
London Marathon
2008 Results". Retrieved 26 February 2013.  ^ Unknown Author. "'Elementary' Star Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
Works To Solve Sanfilippo Syndrome". CBS
CBS
New York. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 

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Awards for Jonny Lee Miller

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Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor

1955-1959

Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1955) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1956) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1957) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1958) Eric Porter (1959)

1960-1969

Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1960) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1963) Nicol Williamson
Nicol Williamson
(1964) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1965) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1966) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1967) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1968) Nicol Williamson
Nicol Williamson
(1969)

1970–1979

John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1970) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1971) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1972) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1973) John Wood (1974) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1975) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1976) Donald Sinden
Donald Sinden
(1977) Alan Howard (1978) Warren Mitchell
Warren Mitchell
(1979)

1980–1989

Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1980) Alan Howard (1981) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1982) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1983) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1984) Antony Sher (1985) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1986) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1987) Eric Porter (1988) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1989)

1990–1999

Richard Harris
Richard Harris
(1990) John Wood (1991) Nigel Hawthorne (1992) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1993) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1994) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1995) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1996) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1997) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1998) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(1999)

2000–2009

Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2000) Alex Jennings (2001) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2002) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2003) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2004) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2005) Rufus Sewell
Rufus Sewell
(2006) Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
(2007) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2008) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2009)

2010–9999

Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2010) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
and Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
(2011) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2012) Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2013) Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston
(2014) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2015) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(2016) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2017)

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Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor

Antony Sher (1985) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1986) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1987) Oliver Ford Davies
Oliver Ford Davies
(1989/1990) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1991) Nigel Hawthorne (1992) Robert Stephens
Robert Stephens
(1993) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(1994) David Bamber (1995) Alex Jennings (1996) Antony Sher (1997) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Henry Goodman
Henry Goodman
(2000) Conleth Hill
Conleth Hill
(2001) Roger Allam
Roger Allam
(2002) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2003) Matthew Kelly (2004) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2005) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2006) Rufus Sewell
Rufus Sewell
(2007) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2008) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(2009) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2010) Roger Allam
Roger Allam
(2011) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
and Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
(2012) Luke Treadaway (2013) Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2014) Mark Strong
Mark Strong
(2015) Kenneth Cranham (2016) Jamie Parker (2017) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2018)

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