Jonny Lee Miller to star John Major in season five of The Crown, filming kicks off in July

Trainspotting actor Jonny Lee Miller has been asked to play the role of former British Prime Minister John Major in the fifth season of the Netflix series The Crown.

The creators of the British period drama announced the casting of Jonny Lee Miller on the show’s official Twitter page. “Jonny Lee Miller will play John Major in season five of The Crown,” read the post.

John Major was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1997. His reign coincided with the last years of Princess Diana’s life.

Prior to his appointment as Prime Minister, John served in the British government led by Margaret Thatcher from 1987 to 1990 as Chancellor of the Exchequer and Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Filming for season five of The Crown will begin in July.

Actor Elizabeth Debicki will play Princess Diana, while Dominic West will play Prince Charles. It will star veteran actress Imelda Staunton as the Queen; Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip and Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret.

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The Crown follows the royal family for several decades, beginning in the late 1940s and early 1950s with the marriage and early careers of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

The third season, released in 2019, took place in the 1960s and 1970s, replacing the cast with older actors. Season four followed the relationship between Princess Diana (Emma Corin) and Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor), while the upcoming season will dive deep into the early 1990s, seen as an extremely eventful time for the family. royal.

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