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Also Known As: Jonathan Lee Miller Died:
Born: November 15, 1972 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Surrey, England, GB Profession: actor, producer

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With a charm and wit that was uniquely British, Jonny Lee Miller brought a passion and dedication to acting that earned him a lasting, though mostly under-the-radar career from stage to screen. Whether portraying heroin addict Sick Boy in Danny Boyle's critically acclaimed "Trainspotting" (1996) or a record-breaking cyclist in "The Flying Scotsman" (2006), Miller's varied performances earned him much notice in Britain. In America, he first became known as Angelina Jolie's first ex-husband, but that all changed in 2008 when he stormed primetime American television as a prophetic lawyer who has strange visions on "Eli Stone" (ABC, 2008-09). Though the show only lasted two seasons, it was enough to put the British actor on the map stateside. From there, he played the villain on the fifth season of "Dexter" (Showtime, 2006- ), was a shiftless ne'er-do-well in "Dark Shadows" (2012) and was the star of the praised revamp of the Sherlock Holmes tale "Elementary" (CBS, 2012- ). Having finally elevated his status in the States, Miller established himself as a major leading player primed for true stardom.

With a charm and wit that was uniquely British, Jonny Lee Miller brought a passion and dedication to acting that earned him a lasting, though mostly under-the-radar career from stage to screen. Whether portraying heroin addict Sick Boy in Danny Boyle's critically acclaimed "Trainspotting" (1996) or a record-breaking cyclist in "The Flying Scotsman" (2006), Miller's varied performances earned him much notice in Britain. In America, he first became known as Angelina Jolie's first ex-husband, but that all changed in 2008 when he stormed primetime American television as a prophetic lawyer who has strange visions on "Eli Stone" (ABC, 2008-09). Though the show only lasted two seasons, it was enough to put the British actor on the map stateside. From there, he played the villain on the fifth season of "Dexter" (Showtime, 2006- ), was a shiftless ne'er-do-well in "Dark Shadows" (2012) and was the star of the praised revamp of the Sherlock Holmes tale "Elementary" (CBS, 2012- ). Having finally elevated his status in the States, Miller established himself as a major leading player primed for true stardom.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Byzantium (2013)
2.
 Dark Shadows (2012)
3.
4.
 Mindhunters (2005) Cast
5.
 Aeon Flux (2005) Oren Goodchild
6.
 Melinda and Melinda (2004) Cast
7.
 Complicity (2000) Cameron Colley
8.
 Love, Honour & Obey (2000) Jonny Lee
9.
 Dracula 2000 (2000) Simon Sheppard
10.
 Mansfield Park (1999) Edmund Bertram
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Milestones close milestones

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At age 17, began working as a theater usher
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Appeared in various British stage and TV productions
1982:
Made TV debut on an episode of "Doctor Who" (BBC)
1990:
Made guest appearance on the popular British sitcom "Keeping Up Appearances" (BBC1)
1992:
Cast as a student suspected of being a serial killer in the BBC2 drama "Dead Romantic"
1993:
Played role of Ste in the stage play "Beautiful Thing" at London's Bush Theatre
1993:
Appeared on ITV networks' "Prime Suspect 3"
1994:
Landed guest role on an episode of "Cadfael," starring Derek Jacobi
1995:
Feature debut as a computer expert in "Hackers"; co-starred with future wife Angelina Jolie
1996:
Co-starred in CBS miniseries "Larry McMurtry's 'Dead Man's Walk'"
1996:
Cast in breakthrough role as Sick Boy in Danny Boyle's "Trainspotting"
1997:
Co-founded the British film production company Natural Nylon; company folded in 2003
1997:
Portrayed a young uptight married man who begins an affair with an older woman in Alan Rudolph's "Afterglow"
1997:
First collaboration with director Gillies Mackinnon, "Regeneration"
1999:
Teamed with "Trainspotting" co-star Robert Carlyle to portray 18th-century highwaymen in the delightful "Plunkett and Macleane"
1999:
Portrayed Edmund Bertram to Frances O'Connor's Fanny Price in "Mansfield Park"
2000:
Played a newspaper reporter who becomes the prime suspect in a series of murders in "Complicity"
2000:
Co-starred with Gerard Butler in "Wes Craven Presents Dracula 2000"
2001:
Reunited with director Gillies Mackinnon for "The Escapist"
2004:
Co-starred in Renny Harlin's "Mindhunters," replacing an unavailable Gerard Butler
2005:
Cast in Woody Allen's "Melinda and Melinda," a comedic storyline which was one of two stories (one comic and one tragic)
2005:
Cast in the feature adaptation of the MTV cartoon "Aeon Flux," starring Charlize Theron in the title role
2006:
Portrayed cyclist Graeme Obree in "The Flying Scotsman"; nominated for the Scottish BAFTA for Best Actor
2008:
Starred as the titular lawyer who believes he might be a prophet on the short-lived ABC series "Eli Stone"
2010:
Guest starred on Showtime's "Dexter" as serial killer Jordan Chase
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Education

Tiffin Boys' School: -

Notes

With Sadie Frost, Jude Law, Ewan McGregor and others, Miller is one of the co-founders of Natural Nylon, an independent production company.

"I would've disappeared into New York if I hadn't been taken away. I wouldn't want to live there, but making a film, you get to see more than you usually would." --Jonny Lee Miller in Empire, June 1996.

"If you show why people take drugs, you get a better understanding. That's much more responsible than just showing the downside. People don't give audiences enough credit. They think they're so easily led." --Miller in Details, September 1996.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Lisa Faulkner. TV presenter. No longer together.
wife:
Angelina Jolie. Actor. Born in 1975; met during filming of "Hackers"; daughter of actor Jon Voight; married in 1996; separated in 1997; divorced in February 1999; rumored to be dating again February 2004.
companion:
Natalie Appleton. Singer. Front band All Saints; has daughter Rachel (born c. 1992) from previous relationship; dated in 1999; reconciled briefly in 2000; no longer together.
companion:
Jennifer Espisito. Actor. Reportedly became romantically involved in summer 2000 during filming of "Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000"; no longer together.
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Family close complete family listing

grandfather:
Bernard Lee. Actor. Portrayed "M" in the James Bond films; born in 1908; died in 1981; maternal grandfather.
father:
Alan Miller. Actor, theater manager.

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