Jonny Lee Miller is the newest actor to join the cast of The Crown Season 5, as the UK Prime Minister John Major. Netflix’s historical drama is a hit. It follows Queen Elizabeth II’s reign with all the scandals that followed. The Crown season 4, spanned starting from 1979 to the early 1990s, it primarily revolved around Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s early relationship, their fairytale marriage, and the first cracks of their marriage.
Season 5 will see a new cast, including Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Pryce, as Prince Philip, as well as Elizabeth Debicki, as Princess Diana. The Crown is a series that focuses on Queen Elizabeth’s relationship with the Parliament. Season 4 featured X-Files star Gillian Anderson playing the role of Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher was frequently at odds with Her Majesty over certain policies. It seems that season 5 will see another Prime Minister.
Netflix announced that Miller will join The Crown’s new cast as John Major via Twitter. The actor, 48, is best known for his role in Elementary’s modern-day Sherlock Holmes. He also appeared in films like Hackers (1995) and Trainspotting (1996). Take a look at Netflix’s announcement below.
Jonny Lee Miller will play John Major in the fifth season of The Crown. pic.twitter.com/woMcTQtUmb
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) June 25, 2021
Although Netflix’s curt announcement didn’t reveal much about Miller’s role in the project, viewers of The Crown can draw some clues from past events. The tenure of Prime Minister Major lasted just seven years, between 1990 and his resignation in 1997. Miller, despite his brief tenure as Prime Minister Major, will have huge shoes to fill after Anderson’s outstanding performance as Thatcher. Anderson’s work was highly praised and earned her several awards, including a Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe.
Miller joins the show, despite Major’s short tenure and ineffectiveness as other British prime ministers. It is a crucial moment. The Crown Season 5 The series’ penultimate episode, titled “The Final Instance”, is expected to portray some of the most shocking and scandalous events in British royal family history. The marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana ended in divorce. However, the two sides gave explosive interviews to the media. The tragic death of Princess Diana in 1997 was truly devastating and forever changed the history of the monarchy. These events will make for an exciting season. The Crown Nearing its end.