Jonny Lee Miller On Stage - Theater Credits, Bio and Tickets
Jonathan Lee Miller was born on November 15, 1972 in London, England. He is an Olivier Award-winning actor, perhaps best known for his TV role as Sherlock Holmes in "Elementary" on CBS and for his film role as Sick Boy in 1996's "Trainspotting" and 2017's "T2 Trainspotting."
Miller attended Tiffin School in Kingston upon Thames in the UK and became a member of the National Youth Music Theatre. He began his career in British television, appearing in minor roles throughout the early 1980s (including "Doctor Who" and "Mansfield Park") and then again throughout the early 1990s, with appearances in popular UK series such as "Keeping Up Appearances," "Inspector Morse," "Minder," "Casualty," "Eastenders," "The Bill," "Prime Suspect 3," and "Cadfael." His big break came with the 1995 film "Hackers," after being cast as Dade Murphy opposite Angelina Jolie. He would marry the actress the following year, but would seperate 18 months later and finally divorce in 2000. His next movie role launched his career into superstardom, playing Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson in the 1996 box office smash "Trainspotting." Since then, Miller has been a regular on both the small and silver screens. His most notable film credits include the roles of Jeffrey Byron in "Afterglow" (1997), Macleane in "Plunkett & Macleane" (1999), Edmund Bertram in "Mansfield Park" (1999), Simon Shephard in Wes Craven's "Dracula 2001" (2000), Lucas Harper in "Mindhunters" (2004), Oren Goodchild in "Æon Flux" (2005), Graeme Obree in "The Flying Scotsman" (2006, earning a Scottish BAFTA nomination for his performance), Michael Young in "Endgame" (2009), and Roger Collins in Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" (2012). 21 years after the original film's release, he finally reprised the role of Sick Boy in the 2017 sequel "T2 Trainspotting."
On the small screen, Miller has gained much popularity in the US since 2012 for his portrayal of a modern day Sherlock Holmes, starring opposite Lucy Liu as Dr. Watson, in "Elemenraty" on CBS. His other notable TV credits include his 2010 recurring role as Jordan Chase on Showtime's "Dexter," as well as his performance as the titular character in ABC's "Eli Stone" (from 2008 to 2009) and as Mr. Knightley in the BBC's 2009 adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma."
On stage, Miller's most acclaimed performance was arguably in the National Theatre's 2011 production of Frankenstein (which was also broadcast live to cinemas across the globe). He co-starred alongside Benedict Cumberbatch with both actors alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creature and both actors would also pick up the Olivier Award for "Best Actor" at the 2012 ceremony. He previously made his Broadway debut as John in the fall 2009 premiere of After Miss Julie (opposite Sienna Miller), courtesy of Roundabout Theatre Company and his other London stage credits include productions of Beautiful Thing (1993), Four Knights in Knaresborough (1999), Festen (2004), and Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (2005).
Miller returned to the Broadway stage to star as Larry Lamb in Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Ink, running at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre from April 2 through July 7, 2019.