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Jonny Lee Miller

Highest Rated:   90% Trainspotting (1996)
Lowest Rated:   9% Aeon Flux (2005)
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Birthplace:   Kingston, Surrey, England, UK
The grandson of Bernard Lee (better known to the world as M in the James Bond movies), Jonny Lee Miller ironically became famous for his portrayal of the Sean Connery-obsessed Sick Boy in the 1996 film Trainspotting. Contrary to popular belief, the actor is English, not Scottish, and was born outside of London on November 15, 1972. Interested in the theater from an early age, Lee Miller participated in a number of school productions and made his television debut at the age of 11, in the miniseries Mansfield Park. Following appearances in a number of other productions, including 1993's Prime Suspect 3, Lee Miller made his film debut in Iain Softley's Hackers in 1995. His turn as a cyberpunk gave the actor both a wider audience and an introduction to co-star Angelina Jolie, whom he would marry in 1995 (they divorced in 1999). Lee Miller's big break came with his casting as Sick Boy, in director Danny Boyle's film adaptation of the Irvine Welsh novel Trainspotting. The film became an international hit, boosting the careers of Lee Miller and his co-stars, Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle. Lee Miller chose to remain on Scottish soil for his next project, Gillies MacKinnon's Regeneration (1997). Subsequently, Lee Miller headlined an all-star cast in the relationship drama Afterglow, in which he co-starred with Nick Nolte, Lara Flynn Boyle, and the formidable Julie Christie. In 1999, the actor reunited with Trainspotting co-star Robert Carlyle to star in Plunkett & Maclean, which also featured Liv Tyler. Though subsequent roles in lowbrow fare like Dracula 2000, Mindhunters, and Aeon Flux hinted that the talented actor's career was circling the drain, Lee Miller's memorable performances in the shortlived ABC series Eli Stone (in which he played the title character) and Dexter (as a malevolent motivational speaker) helped both to keep in in the public eye, and offer further proof of his versitilty. In 2011 Lee Miller shared an Oliver Award with actor Benedict Cumberbatch for their performances in Boyle's stage production of Frankenstein (the two actors alternated between playing Dr. Frankenstein and the Creature), and the following year he kept up the gothic vibe with his turn as the shady Roger Collins in Tim Burton's feature adaptation of the spooky soap opera Dark Shadows.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
79% T2 Trainspotting
  • Sick Boy
$2.4M 2017
No Score Yet NT Live: Frankenstein 2016 Encore
  • Actor
2016
64% Byzantium
  • Ruthven
$84.8k 2013
No Score Yet National Theatre Live 50th Anniversary Encore: Frankenstein
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet National Theatre Live: Frankenstein
  • Actor
2012
37% Dark Shadows
  • Roger Collins
$79.8M 2012
71% Endgame
  • Michael Young
2009
No Score Yet The Day After Peace
  • Actor
2008
49% The Flying Scotsman
  • Graeme Obree
$78.8k 2006
9% Aeon Flux
  • Oren Goodchild
$25.9M 2005
No Score Yet Byron
  • Lord Byron
2005
25% Mindhunters
  • Lucas Harper
2005
53% Melinda and Melinda
  • Lee
$3.8M 2005
27% Love, Honour and Obey
  • Jonny
2001
No Score Yet The Escapist
  • Denis
2001
17% Dracula 2000
  • Simon Sheppard
$32.7M 2000
No Score Yet Complicity (Retribution)
  • Cameron Colley
2000
76% Mansfield Park
  • Edmond Bertram
1999
60% Behind the Lines
  • Billy Prior
1999
24% Plunkett & Macleane
  • James Macleane
1999
No Score Yet Regeneration
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Retribution
  • Actor
1998
74% Afterglow
  • Jeffrey Byron
1997
90% Trainspotting
  • Sick Boy
1996
No Score Yet Larry McMurtry's 'Dead Man's Walk'
  • Woodrow Call
1996
32% Hackers
  • Dade
1995
27% Bad Company
  • Michael Hickey
1995

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
95% Elementary
2012
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Mr. Knightley Michael Young
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2009
80% Dexter
2006-2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Elementary
  • Sherlock Holmes

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