How The Crown Season 5 turned Jonny Lee Miller’s John Major into internet’s latest crush

Yes, it has happened. The Internet has found their next unlikely heartthrob for ‘thirsty more,’ and it is none other than the British actor Jonny Lee Miller, who plays the Tory Prime Minister John Major. Season 5 Crown. Miller is best known for playing Simon ‘Sick Boy’ Williamson in the dark comedy Trainspotting. He has since been featured in Elementary, Dark Shadows, Byzantium, Melinda and Melinda, and Trainspotting 2 among other projects.

jonny lee mill Jonny Lee Miller in The Crown Season 5. (Photo: Netflix)

Twitter is full of all kinds of thirsty tweets for the actor, with one user writing, “Thanks to him my daddy issues are worse. Thanks for nothing, Johnny Lee Miller.” My brain is struggling to calculate, how hot #JohnnyLeeMiller from #Trainspotting to be ##JohnMajor at @TheCrownNetflix. And even more annoying now I think I have a weird crush on #JohnMajor!” read another comment. “John Major must be glad he’s suddenly hot,” commented another.

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So who is John Major?

John Major is a former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and was leader of the Conservative Party from 1990-1997. Major followed the controversial reign of Margaret Thatcher as reigning PM, and was succeeded by the somewhat successful Tony Blair.

During his period as Prime Minister, John Major was credited with the privatization of railways, introducing Council Tax instead of Poll tax, among other things. After experiencing a landslide defeat in the 1997 election, Major gave up his seat and decided to pursue other interests, including business and charity. The Major was popularly known as ‘Honest John’ in the press for his politeness and courtesy.

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john major Former British PM John Major. (Photo: Express Archive)

While he may now be a sensation among the audience thanks to The Crown Season 5, the prime minister himself is not so impressed with his portrayal on the screen, and has been called ‘a barrel-load of nonsense,’ reported The Guardian. The statement came after reports that the show showed that King Charles lobbied with Major to remove his mother, Queen Elizabeth II as queen. Meanwhile, a Netflix spokesperson was quoted by the publication, “Series five is a fictional dramatization, imagining what could have happened behind closed doors during an important decade for the royal family – which has been researched and documented by journalists. , biographers and historians.”

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In The Crown Season 5

In the show, John Major appeared to be his charming self as he worried about what would happen if Prince Charles and Princess Diana separated, fearing some widespread national unrest. He was later seen playing a key role in a ‘quiet’ split meditation between the couple at the behest of the queen.

Also starring the likes of Dominic West, Jonathan Pryce, Olivia Williams and Imelda Staunton, The Crown Season 5 is currently streaming on Netflix.


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