- Title: From Sick Boy to PM: Jonny Lee Miller joins 'The Crown' as John Major
- Date: 25th June 2021
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - DECEMBER 2005) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** JONNY LEE MILLER, WHO PORTRAYS 'OREN GOODCHILD', SPEAKING DURING AT INTERVIEW FOR "AEON FLUX" GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - FEBRUARY 15, 1996) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) ODEON CINEMA WITH SIGN FOR "TRAINSPOTTING" AT ITS PREMIERE DIRECTOR DANNY BOYLE ARRIVING, SPEAKING TO REPORTERS SCOTTISH ACTOR, EWAN MCGREGOR POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS THEN WALKING OVER TO REPORTERS CAST MEMBERS INCLUDING MCGREGOR, ROBERT CARLISLE, EWEN BREMNER, KELLY MACDONALD, KEVIN MCKIDD AND DIRECTOR POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS OUTSIDE CINEMA LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - NOVEMBER 16, 2019) (REUTERS) (L-R) "THE CROWN" CAST AND CREW, ACTOR HELENA BONHAM CARTER, CREATOR/WRITER/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PETER MORGAN, AND ACTOR OLIVIA COLMAN POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS OUTSIDE THE TCL CHINESE THEATER ON HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD FOR THE PREMIERE OF SEASON THREE OF THE ROYAL DRAMA/ JOINED BY THE REST OF THE CAST VARIOUS OF CAST POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS
- Embargoed: 9th July 2021 15:21
- Keywords: John Major Jonny Lee Miller The Crown Trainspotting star television series
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- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Europe,Television
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- Story Text:Actor Jonny Lee Miller, known for playing drug addict Sick Boy in the 1996 film "Trainspotting", is joining the cast of hit Netflix series "The Crown", in which he will portray former British Prime Minister John Major.
The award-winning drama about Britain's royal family has cast a spate of new actors for its fifth season, with Imelda Staunton set to play Queen Elizabeth and Elizabeth Debicki portraying the late Princess Diana.
Miller's casting as Major, who was prime minister from 1990 to 1997, was announced in a post on "The Crown's" official Twitter page on Friday (June 25).
Miller, 48, shot to fame in "Trainspotting", which followed Edinburgh drug addicts Renton, Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie. Based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, it gained a cult following and a sequel was released in 2017.
Miller is also known television series "Elementary", "Dexter" and "Smith".
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