Biography

Jonathan Hyde (born 21 May 1948) is an Australian-born English actor, well known for his roles as J. Bruce Ismay, the managing director of the White Star Line in Titanic, Egyptologist Allen Chamberlain in The Mummy and Sam Parrish/Van Pelt, the hunter in Jumanji. He is married to the Scottish soprano Isobel Buchanan. They have two daughters, one of which is the actress Georgia King.

Hyde was born in Brisbane, Queensland. He is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Among other roles, he played Ferdinand in a 1985 production of John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and is an Associate Member there. He was also an original cast member of Not the Nine O'Clock News, the first series of which was pulled from broadcast because of the General Election of 1979. Hyde has been in numerous films including The Contract, The Curse of King Tut's Tomb, Land of the Blind, The Tailor of Panama, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking, Eisenstein, Anaconda and Richie Rich.

He appeared in the 1989 BBC miniseries Shadow of the Noose in which he played the famous barrister Edward Marshall Hall. He has also appeared in several television mysteries, including The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Jeremy Brett, and Midsomer Murders.

In 2007, Hyde played Dr. Dorn in Chekhov's The Seagull and the Earl of Kent in King Lear for the RSC in a repertory company that included Ian McKellen, Frances Barber, Romola Garai, William Gaunt and Sylvester McCoy. Both plays toured together internationally, before taking up residence in the New London Theatre. The final performance was on 12 January 2008. He reprised his role of Kent in the 2008 television film of King Lear.

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Jonathan Hyde (born 21 May 1948) is an Australian-born English actor, well known for his roles as J. Bruce Ismay, the managing director of the White Star Line in Titanic, Egyptologist Allen Chamberlain in The Mummy and Sam Parrish/Van Pelt, the hunter in Jumanji. He is married to the Scottish soprano Isobel Buchanan. They have two daughters, one of which is the actress Georgia King.

Hyde was born in Brisbane, Queensland. He is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Among other roles, he played Ferdinand in a 1985 production of John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and is an Associate Member there. He was also an original cast member of Not the Nine O'Clock News, the first series of which was pulled from broadcast because of the General Election of 1979. Hyde has been in numerous films including The Contract, The Curse of King Tut's Tomb, Land of the Blind, The Tailor of Panama, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking, Eisenstein, Anaconda and Richie Rich.

He appeared in the 1989 BBC miniseries Shadow of the Noose in which he played the famous barrister Edward Marshall Hall. He has also appeared in several television mysteries, including The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Jeremy Brett, and Midsomer Murders.

In 2007, Hyde played Dr. Dorn in Chekhov's The Seagull and the Earl of Kent in King Lear for the RSC in a repertory company that included Ian McKellen, Frances Barber, Romola Garai, William Gaunt and Sylvester McCoy. Both plays toured together internationally, before taking up residence in the New London Theatre. The final performance was on 12 January 2008. He reprised his role of Kent in the 2008 television film of King Lear.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jonathan Hyde, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 43

Birthday 1948-05-21

Place of Birth Brisbane, Australia

Official Site http://jonathanhyde.net/

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 A Very English Scandal(3 episodes) as David Napley
2017 Breathe as Dr. Entwistle
2016 Trollhunters(53 episodes) as Mr. Strickler (voice)
2016 Tokyo Trial(4 episodes) as President Sir William Webb
2016 First Born as Alistair
2015 Crimson Peak as Ogilvie
2014 The Strain(48 episodes) as Eldritch Palmer
2013 Isaac Newton: The Last Magician
2012 Endeavour(1 episode) as Sir Edmund Sloan
2008 King Lear as Earl of Kent
2006 The Curse of King Tut's Tomb as Morgan Sinclair
2006 The Contract as Turner
2006 Land of the Blind as Smith
2004 Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking as George Pentney
2003 Dinotopia 6 The Exit as Mayor Waldo
2003 Dinotopia 5 The Virus as Mayor Waldo
2003 Dinotopia 4 New Horizons as Mayor Waldo
2003 Stealing Bess as Edwin Snipe
2002 Dinotopia 3 The Election as Mayor waldo
2002 Dinotopia 2: The Temptation as Mayor waldo
2002 Dinotopia(0 episodes)
2002 Dinotopia 1 The Outsiders as Mayor Waldo
2001 Princess of Thieves as Prince John
2001 The Tailor of Panama as Cavendish
2001 Attila(2 episodes) as Felix
2000 Eisenstein as Meyerhold
2000 The Prince and the Pauper as Lord Hertford
1999 The Mummy as Dr. Allen Chamberlain
1997 Titanic as Bruce Ismay
1997 Anaconda as Warren Westridge
1997 Midsomer Murders(1 episode)
1995 Jumanji as Samuel Alan Parrish / Van Pelt
1994 Ri¢hie Ri¢h as Herbert Cadbury
1994 Cadfael(1 episode)
1994 Being Human as Francisco
1994 Deadly Advice as George Joseph Smith
1992 A Touch of Frost(1 episode)
1986 Caravaggio as Baglione
1986 Lovejoy(1 episode)
1985 An Indecent Obsession as Neil Parkinson
1985 A.D.(5 episodes) as Tigellinus
1984 Lace(2 episodes) as Paul
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare(1 episode)

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