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Not to be outdone by his friend, Sherlock Holmes competitor and Frankenstein co-star, Jonny Lee Miller is getting into the charity act as well.
You may recall that in January, Benedict Cumberbatch signed a deerstalker cap for charity. That auction, held on eBay, raised more than £2,000 for St. Mungo's. The bidding was intense, and one lucky fan walked away with the treasured "death frisbee" for the keeping. And St. Mungo's earned a respectable gift for its important work with the homeless.
Inspired by his erstwhile colleague and costar, Miller has decided to make a more permanent impact than left by the Sharpie that Cumberbatch used on the Sherlockian head-gear. As you know, Miller has a number of tattoos on his body, which he has shown on Elementary.
|Image courtesy of the Jonny Lee Miller Appreciation Society (Tumblr)
Of course, one of them — "26.2" to be exact — represents the many marathons that Jonny has run (a marathon being 26.2 miles long). In fact, he ran one ultramarathon last year (50 miles) to support Jonah's Just Begun, a foundation established to help cure Sanfilippo disease, and raised over $170,000.
This year, Miller is taking part in a 112-mile long Iron Man Triathlon in an effort to help generate enough fan support for him to join the other Sherlock Holmes — Robert Downey, Jr., to be exact — in Iron Man 4, which at this point exists as a Kickstarter project. If Miller is successful in doing so, it means he'll have shared the screen with the other Sherlock Holmes of his time.
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