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Trainspotting’s Jonny Lee Miller: ‘If I could make a living being a firefighter, I may well just do that’

The actor who played Sick Boy on his voluntary work in New York and why he’s relieved social media wasn’t around in the 90s

Jonny Lee Miller is a 51-year-old British actor who has played Sick Boy in Trainspotting, Sherlock Holmes in Elementary and John Major in The Crown. In 2012 he won a joint Olivier award with Benedict Cumberbatch for Frankenstein on stage, and this month stars in the West End transfer of Sam Holcroft’s play A Mirror, which was a sell-out hit at the Almeida last summer. Miller lives mainly in New York, where he is a volunteer firefighter, and has a 15-year-old son.

How does it feel to go on stage every night? Are there nerves? Terror?
Yeah, I wouldn’t call it terror. It’s frightening, for sure, but that’s what makes it so much fun. It’s really the most fun you’re going to have acting. Because it’s live and people demonstrate their enjoyment of it. You don’t get that electric experience from even some of the most intense things doing film and television.

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