10 Things to Know About Jonny Lee Miller

10 Things to Know About Jonny Lee Miller

jonny lee millerJonny Lee Miller will be yet another actor depicting Sherlock Holmes. However, there are a few things that sets Jonny apart from the rest; Here are 10 things you should know about the newest Sherlock:

1. He was married to Angelina Jolie.
The two met on set of the 1995 movie Hackers and married on March 28, 1996. They divorced only eighteen months later.

2. He does a fabulous Scottish accent.
In the 1996 film Trainspotting, Jonny got the role of ‘Sick Boy’ on Ewan McGregor’s recommendation. He was the only non-Scot on cast, however, his accent was so believable that many people believed he was from Scotland as well.

3. His grandfather was in the James Bond films.
Jonny’s maternal grandfather was actor Bernard Lee who famously played M in the first eleven James Bond Films.

4. He’s best buds with the handsome Jude Law.
The two actors are so close, in fact, that Jonny became the godfather of Jude’s eldest son, Rafferty Law, who was born on October 6, 1996.

5. He’s a Broadway star.
He received rave reviews in his appearance in the 2009 production of After Miss Julie as John.

6. He loves to get his jog on!
He was going to run the Marathon des Sables in 2006 but had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict with another movie. He did, however, run the London Marathon in 2008 with a time of three hours and one minute, and the New York marathon in 2010.

7. He has played two roles in one play.
Jonny did double duty when he played on alternate nights both Victor Frankenstein and his Creature in a stage adaption of Frankenstein at the National Theatre.

8. He got his first acting job at age 10.
He played an uncredited child for one episode of the popular British television show Doctor Who.

9. He left school at a young age.
Jonny left school when he was 17 to pursue an acting career.

10. Both his parents were in the acting business.
His mother worked in theatre production and starred in many films such as Lost & Found. His father was a stage actor and later a stage manager at the British television network, BBC.

Jonny’s role as Sherlock Homes, alongside Lucy Liu as his sidekick Watson, can be seen on the CBS show Elementary which will debut on September 27, 2012.

—Ivetta Babadjanian