Person Details

Birthday: 1948-05-21 17:30:07

Aliases: Jonathan van Hyde

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Brisbane, Australia

Homepage: http://jonathanhyde.net/

Movie Involvements: 32

TV Involvements: 12


Most Famous Work

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

Most Famous Work

Titanic
Average
8

Titanic

(1997) Bruce Ismay
The Strain
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8

The Strain

(2014) Eldritch Palmer
The Mummy
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7

The Mummy

(1999) Dr. Allen Chamberlain
The Professionals
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8

The Professionals

(1977) Tommy
Sherlock Holmes
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8

Sherlock Holmes

(1984) Culverton Smith
Endeavour
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8

Endeavour

(2013) Sir Edmund Sloan
Anaconda
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5

Anaconda

(1997) Warren Westridge
Crimson Peak
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7

Crimson Peak

(2015) Ogilvie

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2021 N/A
2018 David Napley
2017 Dr. Entwistle
2016 Mr. Strickler (voice)
President Sir William Webb
Alistair
2015 Ogilvie
2014 Eldritch Palmer
2013 Sir Edmund Sloan
N/A
2008 Earl of Kent
2006 Morgan Sinclair
Morgan Sinclair
Turner
Smith
2004 George Pentney
2003 Mayor Waldo
Mayor Waldo
Mayor Waldo
Edwin Snipe
2002 Mayor waldo
Mayor waldo
N/A
Mayor Waldo
Mayor Waldo
2001 Cavendish
Prince John
Felix
2000 Meyerhold
Lord Hertford
1999 The Duke of Bedford
Dr. Allen Chamberlain
1997 Bruce Ismay
Warren Westridge
N/A
1995 Samuel Alan Parrish / Van Pelt
1994 Herbert Cadbury
N/A
Francisco
George Joseph Smith
1992 N/A
1991 Colonel Shrapnell
1989 'Sheriff of Nottingham'
1987 St. Quentin Miller
1986 Baglione
N/A
1985 Neil Parkinson
Tigellinus
Wilson Barrett
1984 Culverton Smith
Paul
1980 Rosencrantz
1979 Napier
1978 N/A
1977 Tommy
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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