Emma 2009 Lead MaleActor
Mr. Knightley: Jonny Lee Miller
This is Jonny's third role in a Jane Austen film adaptation. Back in 1983, he played Charles Price in the BBC adaptation of Mansfield Park and, as a reader reminded me, as Edmund in 1999's Mansfield Park. You might recall first seeing him in Trainspotting and Hackers, where he acted alongside Angelina Jolie, who became his wife. Jonnie comes from a long line of actors. His great-great grandfather was an Edwardian music hall performer and his grandfather was the British actor Bernard Lee, who played M in the first 12 James Bond films. His father, Alan Miller, worked as a stage actor and for the BBC for 20 years. Jonny has worked steadily since playing Charles Price. Before filming Emma, he played Eli Stone, a man with a brain aneurism who experiences visions in a weekly ABC drama. Is Jonny your perfect Mr. Knightley? Or would you have cast someone else in the role? You decide. You tell us.