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‘The Crown’ casts Jonny Lee Miller as John Major for Season 5

‘The Crown’ casts Jonny Lee Miller as John Major for Season 5

The Crown has added another gem to its glittering cast.

For the upcoming fifth season of the beloved Netflix show, Jonny Lee Miller will play John Major, who served as prime minister of the UK from 1990 to 1997.

Miller is best known for playing Simon “Sick Boy” Williamson in Trainspotting in 1996. In recent years he starred as the lead role in CBS’s modern-day Sherlock Holmes series Elementary.

The casting announcement was revealed on Twitter by the official account for The Crown.

Other names for Season 5 and 6, the first of which which will begin filming next month, have been already been announced. Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth, Lesley Manville will play Princess Margaret, Elizabeth Debicki will play Princess Diana, and Jonathan Pryce will play Prince Philip.

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Sadly, it looks like we’ll have to wait until 2022 to watch it. I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait, though.

For now, Seasons 1-4 of The Crown are streaming on Netflix.

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