Jonny Coyne

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Jonny Coyne
Jonny Coyne by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Coyne at the WonderCon 2012
Born Jonathan Coyne
Alma mater Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990–present

Jonathan "Jonny" Coyne is an English actor. He has enjoyed a long career in theatre, television and film, but he is best known for playing Warden Edwin James on Fox's short-lived series, Alcatraz (2012).[1] He appeared as Dr. Lydgate in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.[2]


Coyne's earliest performances were in school plays. He played leading roles in two outstanding productions: ‘The Judge’ in Oscar Wilde's 'Hang of the Gaol' and 'Phaeton' in Ovid's Chariot of the Sun. He won rave reviews for his performances in the national press and decided to pursue a career as an actor.[3] He won a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and upon his graduation, he received the Hannam Clarke Award.[4]

His first role on TV was on an episode of London's Burning in 1990. His next big role was in a mini-series Gulliver's Travels starring Ted Danson. He appeared in many British TV series over the next few years including guest appearance on EastEnders, Pulling and The Bill. In 2003, he was cast in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. In 2010, he was cast in The Nutcracker in 3D.[5]

His biggest role was as Warden Edwin James on Alcatraz. He was later cast in Would You Rather and the British film, London Boulevard. In 2013, he was cast in two major films, in a supporting yet adequate role. He was cast as a henchman in Gangster Squad and as the right hand man of John Goodman's character in The Hangover Part III.[6]


Feature films and made-for-TV-films
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Secrets & Lies Fiancé Independent
2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Gus Petraki Feature
2007 Irina Palm Dave Feature
2008 Sharpe's Peril Croop TV Movie
2009 The Nutcracker in 3D Gnomad Feature
2010 London Boulevard Heavy One Feature
2012 Would You Rather Bevans Feature
2013 Gangster Squad Grimes Feature
2013 The Hangover Part III Hector Feature
2014 Nightcrawler Pawn Shop Owner Feature
Television series and mini-series
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Gulliver's Travels Yahoo mini-series
1990-2008 The Bill multiple characters 5 episode
2009 Merlin Asgerd 1 episode
2012 Alcatraz Warden Edwin James 13 episodes
2013 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Dr. Lydgate 2 episodes
2014 TURN


  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (1 December 2010). "Two More Board J.J. Abrams' Pilot 'Alcatraz'". Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jonny Coyne Cast as Dr. Lydgate in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland". Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jonny Coyne bio". Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jonny Coyne - M-Net". Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Ford, Allan (1 June 2010). "Nutcracker and the Rat King Poster". Film Filia. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (17 September 2012). "Coyne Flips for Laffer: Thesp Joins Cast of 'Hangover III'". Variety (via Chicago Tribune). Retrieved 27 September 2013. 

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