Jonny Lee Miller On Stage - Theater Credits, Bio and Tickets

Jonny Lee Miller

Jonathan Lee Miller was born on November 15, 1972 in London, England. He is an Olivier Award-winning actor 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 United Kingdom 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 in shows including Doctor Who and Mansfield Park, and then again throughout the early 1990s, with appearances in popular U.K. series such as Keeping Up AppearancesInspector MorseMinderCasualtyEastendersThe BillPrime 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 the two separated 18 months later and finally divorced in 2000.

His next movie role was as Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson in the 1996 box office smash Trainspotting. 21 years later, he reprised his role in the 2017 sequel T2 Trainspotting. Since the original film's premiere, 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).

On the small screen, Miller has gained much popularity in the U.S. since 2012 for his portrayal of a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, starring opposite Lucy Liu as Dr. Watson, in Elementary 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 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 picked up the Olivier Award for Best Actor at the 2012 ceremony. Miller's 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 made his Broadway debut as John in the fall 2009 premiere of After Miss Julie (opposite Sienna Miller) courtesy of Roundabout Theatre Company. He returned to the Broadway stage to star as Larry Lamb in Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Ink, which ran at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre from April 2 through July 7, 2019.

 


Jonny Lee Miller and Bertie Carvel in Ink
(Photo credit: Joan Marcus)

 

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