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Jonny Lee Miller first gained international attention with his performance as the drug-addicted punk Sick Boy in Danny Boyle’s drama “Trainspotting,” with Ewan McGregor. Also, he starred in the true-life drama “The Flying Scotsman,” receiving Scottish BAFTA Award and London Film Critics Circle Award nominations for his portrayal of the innovative but troubled racing cyclist Graeme Obree. His additional film credits include Alan Rudolph’s “Afterglow,” Gillies MacKinnon’s “Behind the Lines,” “Plunkett & Macleane,” “Mansfield Park,” Woody Allen’s “Melinda and Melinda,” and “Aeon Flux.” Most recently, Miller appeared in Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows,” opposite Johnny Depp. Later this year, Miller will star in Neil Jordan’s vampire thriller “Byzantium,” with Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan.
On television, Miller had a memorable multi-episode arc on “Dexter,” and shared a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination as a member of the show’s 2010 cast. He also starred for two seasons in the title role “Eli Stone.” His other television work includes the miniseries “Dead Man’s Walk,” based on the Larry McMurtry novel, such BBC projects as the four-part adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma,” the miniseries “Canterbury Tales,” and the telefilm “Byron,” and the Emmy Award-nominated “Endgame.”
Miller made his Broadway debut in 2009 in “After Miss Julie,” opposite Sienna Miller. His theatre work also includes the West End productions of “Someone Who’ll Watch over Me,” “Feston” and “The Play What I Wrote.”
In 2011, Miller starred in the world premiere of “Frankenstein,” a new play based on Mary Shelley’s classic story, presented at London’s National Theatre under the direction of Danny Boyle. Miller won an Olivier and Evening Standard Award for his performance, shared with Benedict Cumberbatch with whom he alternated in the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature.
His hometown is Kingston-Upon-Thames and his birthday is Nov. 15.