Jonny Lee Miller Fights Crime in Real Life
Jonny Lee Miller took a few cues from his new job as TV’s Sherlock Holmes and used those “skills” to do some crime fighting of his own.
Miller, who will portray the fictional super-sleuth in CBS’s upcoming series Elementary, grabbed a boost of confidence from the role and used it to root out injustice wherever it may rear its ugly head. In Los Angeles, Friday, evil worked its most insidious practice at Miller’s mailbox. Yes. Miller encountered a mail thief. Miller discovered the thief messing with his mailbox and subsequently chased him down, reports TMZ.
Miller is highly trained -to act like he fights crime, anyway – but nonetheless confronted the thief, exchanged a few nasty words, and entered a melee with the thief when the latter just wouldn’t stop trying to steal mail from other people. Miller called on Holmes’ history of bare-knuckle boxing proficiency and exchanged blows with the thief, apparently having either such a dramatic advantage (or severe disadvantage) that he was able to call 911 in the midst of the scuffle. Miller kept the thief busy until the police arrived and arrested him.
So settles the case of the purloined letters. Okay, that’s a Poe reference, but it’s still detective fiction, damn it!
Jonny Lee Miller is an English actor best known in celebrity circles for his short stint as Angelina Jolie’s husband. They divorced after four years. Miller is probably best known on film for roles in 1996 films Hackers with ex-wife Jolie and Trainspotting with Ewan McGregor. He can be seen in the upcoming CBS Sherlock Holmes adaptation Elementary as the titular detective, co-starring Lucy Liu as Watson, and Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows alongside Johnny Depp.