Trainspotting’s Jonny Lee Miller in career change as he celebrates fireman gig

Jonny Lee Miller, who famously played Simon "Sickboy" Williamson in Trainspotting, has a new job – a firefighter.

The British actor recently revealed he has just completed his Firefighter 1 course in New York and is now a qualified volunteer fireman.

Jonny shared a picture of himself proudly standing alongside his fellow newly qualified firefighters with the caption: "Huge thank you to all the instructors, but especially Chief Sicilian, who took great care of class 2, and never got mad at us (externally).

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"Can't wait to serve the community I love on Fire Island NY."

The five-month course took place at Suffolk County Fire Academy and Jonny has been sharing pictures of his journey.

In January, he posted a picture of his new uniform all spread out across the floor as he confirmed the start of his training.

Alongside the snap, he wrote: "School tomorrow! #50yearoldvirgin."

Jonny also stars as Prime Minister John Mayor in The Crown, and despite playing the middle-aged Nineties politician, fans still think he is a hunk.

One said on Twitter: "Jonny Lee Miller appreciation tweet, even as John Major I can't un-see the hotness," while another commented: "Oh look, It's Clark Kent. I mean, John Major."

As well as having star turns in Hackers, Dexter, Mansfield Park and The Flying Scotsman among others, Jonny is also famous for marrying Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie in 1996.

They divorced in 2000 but remained good pals. He went on to marry model and actress Michele Hicks and they have a son, Buster.

In 2012 Jonny won a coveted Olivier Award for his role in Frankenstein.

Meanwhile, back to his role in The Crown, the real John Major blasted the show saying in a statement it was “nothing other than damaging and malicious fiction” and “a barrel-load of nonsense peddled for no other reason than to provide maximum – and entirely false – dramatic impact”.

There were rumours that the show would feature discussions where Major, 80, and his wife Norma are rude about the royals.

The former politician said in a statement: “Sir John has not cooperated – in any way – with The Crown. Nor has he ever been approached by them to fact-check any scripted material in this or any other series,” said the spokesperson.

“Discussions between the monarch and prime minister are entirely private and – for Sir John – will always remain so.”


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