After appearing in many high school plays at his selective state grammar school, Johnny dropped out at 17, to pursue acting full time. His very first popular film was Hackers (1995), alongside Angelina Jolie and Matthew Lillard. Later his co-star Angelina became his wife. They were divorced 4…more
Jonny was nominated for a 'Best Supporting Actor' Chlotrudis Award for his role in Mansfield Park.
Jonny's first tattoo was of a Japanese word.
Jonny mostly travels by bicycle when in England, due to the fact he does not own a car there.
Jonny has an older sister.
Jonny is a capable saxophonist.
Jonny hated attending school and was fascinated by acting since his childhood.
Jonny has a tattoo of a rat and a snake on his arm.
Jonny considers himself to be very shy.
In 1999, Jonny was ranked #10 in the Cosmopolitan UK's World's 100 Most Sexiest Men.
In 2007, Jonny was ranked #5 on OK Magazine's Top 10 Friendliest Exes.
Jonny was the founder of the production company, Natural Nylon, along with Ewan McGregor and Jude Law.
Miller's favorite football team is Chelsea FC.
Jonny often runs marathons in support of Mencap, a British charity for people with learning disabilities. In 2008 he ran the 2008 London Marathon in a time of 3:01:40.
In 2008 Jonny was nominated for a Scottish BAFTA and an ALFS Award in the category of 'British Actor of the Year' for his portrayal of Graeme Obree in The Flying Scotsman.
Though The Flying Scotsman was finally filmed in 2006, Jonny Lee Miller began hanging around Graeme Obree (whom the film was based) as early as 2002 to learn his speech patterns and mannerisms.
Not only is Bernard Lee who portrayed M from the Bond Movies Jonny's Grandpa, but Jonny himself was in contention to take over the role of James Bond from Pierce Brosnan. He lost out to Daniel Craig who assumed the role in Casino Royale (2006).
He starred as Lord Byron in a BBC movie named Byron that was based on the life of the poet.
He is well known for playing Scottish characters, so much so that people erroneously believe Jonny Lee Miller is Scottish. Not only is he English but he was born in a borough of London.
His first appearance on American TV was in 1996's Dead Man Walk, a prequel to Lonesome Dove.
Jonny began dating actress Michele Hicks in 2006, and as at 2008, they are engaged to marry.
He worked with his dad in the Drury Lane Theatre.
Jonny studied at Tiffins Boys School until he was 17, he then left to get a job in a cafe. His drama teacher at the school was Frank Whately who is the brother of the actor Kevin Whately.
His height is 5'11" (1.80 m).
One of Jonny's favorite television shows is The West Wing.
Jonny's real name is Jonathan, but he shortened it to Jonny because there is already a Dr. Jonathan Miller.
Jonny got together with Jennifer Esposito on the set of Dracula 2000.
Jonny used to date Natalie Appleton, from the British girl group All saints, and the two were voted Elle Magazine's coolest couple of the year.
Jonny enjoys skydiving, Aikido and running marathons.
He has been involved with, Peace One Day, which is a project started by British filmmaker, Jeremy Gilley.
Jonny is Rafferty Law's godfather, who is Jude Law's oldest son.
Jonny was a member of The National Youth Music Theatre in the UK.
In the 50's and 60's Alan Miller, Jonny's father, was a stage actor.
Miller was Angelina Jolie's first husband from the 28 March 1996 to the 3 February 1999. They met when filmming Hackers.
Jonny: New York and LA are both great places to visit, but I wouldn't want to live in either of them now. I find New York extremely claustrophobic and dirty. LA is quite a nice place. But there's no hustle and bustle, no street life. Everyone's going from A to B in a car. Why did I leave [America]? My relationship [with Angelina Jolie] was going bad and I missed England, simple things like smells and major things like the British sense of humour.
Jonny: I don't think any actor has the luxury of knowing exactly what scripts are going to turn out well and what ones aren't. It would be wonderful to have that particular skill, and maybe people like Tom Cruise have it more than most, but you go into each project hoping that a good, if not great, film will come out the other end. All you can do is look out for good scripts, and interesting people to work with.
Jonny: (on his first wife, Angelina Jolie) For a while, it was a very intense relationship, very passionate, and you can never regret being involved in something like that. It was sad that it ended, but I wouldn't change a thing about it. Well, except maybe my haircut.
Jonny: (on Natural Nylon ) Being part of Natural Nylon is a great way to have an influence on the films that get out there. I love films and it gives me an input. You're always looking for good scripts and when they're not always forthcoming you go mad. The whole point of being an actor is to get satisfaction out of a role - unless you're just vain about celebrity. You're always looking for the one thing that will surprise you.
Jonny: (On future acting projects) The whole thing about the way I approach work is to be surprised by an opportunity when it comes up. So I have no idea what I will be doing next, and I kind of like that.
Jonny: (About ex-wife Angelina Jolie) She's a very nice big hearted girl. It wasn't extraordinary at all that we were together.