In the funniest news we’ve seen all week comes the latest cast announcement for Netflix streaming success ‘The Crown’. ‘Elementary’ and ‘Trainspotting star, Jonny Lee Miller has been cast as ex-prime minister John Major in the fifth season of ‘The Crown,’
Jonny Lee Miller will play John Major in the fifth season of The Crown. pic.twitter.com/woMcTQtUmb
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) June 25, 2021
Production on the fifth season is due to commence next month and will see a whole new cast of faces replacing those from the previous two seasons. Elizabeth Debicki is on board to play the role of Princess Diana, while Imelda Staunton takes over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Olivia Colman. Dominic West will be portraying Prince Charles, Jonathan Pryce Prince Philip and Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret. Anyone would think they are trying to give the Tories and the Royal Family a bit of a sexy edge!
Season 5 will delve into the early 1990s — a hugely turbulent period for the Royal Family, to be honest, 90% of the Windsor reign has never been quiet on the drama front, they could give the Ewings a run for their money. It will focus on the breakdown of three of her children’s marriages, a fire at Windsor Castle, and the deaths of Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother and the Princess of Wales.
Miller shot to fame back in 1996 when he played the role of Sick Boy in Danny Boyle’s iconic ‘Trainspotting’ alongside Ewan McGregor. He reprised the role in 2017 for the sequel. More recently, he has been playing the role of Sherlock Holmes in ‘Elementary,’ with Lucy Liu as Watson.