Jonny Lee Miller, who plays UK Prime Minister John Major in Season 5 of The Crown, is the most recent addition to the cast. The hit Netflix historical drama recounts Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, including all of the scandals that occur during her reign. Season 4 of The Crown focused on Prince Charles’ early connection with Princess Diana, their fairytale wedding, and the first cracks in their marriage, which aired from 1979 to the early 1990s.
Season 5 of The Crown will include a new cast, including veteran actress Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, and Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana. Apart from the royal family, British prime ministers are featured prominently in The Crown, which seeks to reflect Queen Elizabeth’s working relationship with Parliament.
Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) played Margaret Thatcher in Season 4, and she was frequently at differences with Her Majesty on certain topics. It appears that Season 5 will have a new Prime Minister.
Netflix revealed on Twitter that Miller will join The Crown’s new ensemble as John Major. The 48-year-old actor is most known for portraying modern-day Sherlock Holmes in the CBS series Elementary. Miller has also appeared in films such as Trainspotting (1996) and Hackers (2001). (1995). Take a look at Netflix’s announcement, which is posted below.
While Major’s term was brief and ordinary in comparison to past British prime ministers, Miller joins the show at a critical juncture. Season 5 of The Crown is expected to recreate some of the most scandalous and horrific moments in the history of the British royal family.
During this time, Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage fell apart, eventually leading to divorce, but not before the two parties gave shocking media interviews. Princess Diana’s sudden death in 1997 was sad and forever altered the monarchy. As The Crown approaches its climax, these events will undoubtedly make for a fascinating and dramatic season.