- Jonathan Miller.
"My name's actually Jonathan without an 'h', but I couldn't
have Jonathan Miller as a professional name as there's already
a Dr. Jonathan Miller," he recalls, explaing the missing 'h'
from Jonny. "And Jonathan Lee Miller was too close, so I decided
to go for a Country & Western feel. Then I can do what
Laurence Fishburne did and change it back. Or maybe I'll change
my name to Ken Miller..." (Empire magazine)
Date of birth - 15th November 1972 in Kingston, england.
'Lee Miller grew up in Kingston upon Thames, leaving Tiffins
Boys School (a non fee paying grammer school) at 16 'to get
a job in a cafe' before accepting acting as his fate. At 17,
he was ushering at London's Drury Lane Theatre, and auditioning
for "bits of telly'' during the day.' (Night & Day)
'He admits that, although he has auditioned for a few blockbusters
(Batman and Robin and Star Wars among them), 'In retrospect,
I'm quite glad I didn't get them; I wouldn't like having my
face on a packet of crisps.' (Night & Day)
'he's an old hand at the acting game acting in BBC dramas
when he was just nine years old. He certainly had acting in
his blood. His grandfather, Bernard Lee, played M in the early
Bond films. His dad, Alan Miller, was a stage actor in the
'5Os and '60s, before going into production at the BBC. Even
his great-grandfather was a music-hall performer in Northern
"I hated school but always wanted to be an actor. I worked
with my dad in the drury Lane theatre - he was theatre company
manager." (Elle magazine)
'It was similar family ties that drew Miller towards thespian
matters; both grandfather and father trod the boards, the
latter turning his hand to stage management, and his mother
was involved in production.' (Empire magazine)
'His father has been around the London stage scene his whole
life, managing companies and acting. His grandfather, Bernard
Lee (for whom Miller is named), is best remembered for his
role as M in the first dozen or so James Bond movies.' (Examiner)
'Acting is, indubitably, in his blood. His father, Alan Miller,
was a stage actor who worked in production at the BBC, and
his great-grandfather was a music hall performer. Most famously
of all, and "most handily for the Sean Connery 'impershonashions'
in Trainspotting, his grandfather, Bernard Lee, played M in
the first 12 Bond films.' (NIght & Day)
His grandfather, Bernard Lee, played M in the first 12 Bond
films and was an enormous influence on the schoolboy actor.
"I watched some of his films and knew that's what I wanted
to do too," he smiles. "I was only disappointed that he died
before he could see me in theatre because that was his major
love. This is why I'm so interested in it myself."
Besides the skydiving and Aikido, he runs two half-marathons
a week. He says of skydiving: 'If you jump out of an aeroplane,
you're gonna die. You will die. If you panic, you will die.
The buzz is then executing the procedures to prevent your
death, using your equipment properly. If you jump at 10,000
feet, you've got about 30 seconds before you need to pull
your chord, and then you've got about another 10 seconds before
it'll be too late.' (Night & Day)
Meanwhile he runs every morning, "just over an hour, five
or six days a week. I'm getting silly now: I run with weights
and back packs." That's about more than clearing the mind,
isn't it? "Well, it's about getting really fit," (XS
- Jonny has several tattoos - these are the ones we have managed
to see on publicity shots, but if you can point us towards
pics of any other we would be very greatful! He also reportedly
has a snake on one of his inner forearms.
"I had to go back to this for the Western," Miller explains,
indicating his naturally light brown thatch. "There isn't
much bleach in the desert..."
Looking like a bookish, fresh-faced
schoolboy in his thick NHS- style glasses and baggy
blue Adidas, track-suit, and carrying a cute little
backpack, on first impressions Lee Miller seems to be
introverted to the point of chronic insecurity, with
none of the cocky confidence displayed by the likes
of Law and McGregor (Night & day)
Picture from Sean pertwee page - SPecial
"I've had a problem With nude scenes. Afraid the whole idea
of large quantities of people seeing you naked really. Disturbing.
I had to do one for Complicity which is coming out next year.
I was shit scared, man, terrified." (Night & Day)