- Title: From Sick Boy to PM: Jonny Lee Miller joins 'The Crown' as John Major
- Date: 25th June 2021
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (FILE - FEBRUARY 10, 2017) (REUTERS) CAST AND CREW OF "T2 TRAINSPOTTING", BULGARIAN ACTRESS ANJELA NEDYALKOVA, BRITISH ACTORS JONNY LEE MILLER AND EWEN BREMNER, AND BRITISH DIRECTOR DANNY BOYLE ARRIVING FOR NEWS CONFERENCE NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS JONNY LEE MILLER SPEAKING TO REPORTERS EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JANUARY 22, 2017) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) JONNY LEE MILLER AND DANNY BOYLE SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AT "T2 TRAINSPOTTING" WORLD PREMIERE/ EWEN BREMNER WALKING IN FRONT OF SHOT MILLER SPEAKING TO REPORTER
- 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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