John David Hannah
23 April 1962
|Alma mater||Royal Conservatoire of Scotland|
John David Hannah (born 23 April 1962) is a Scottish film and television actor. He came to prominence in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role as Matthew. His other film appearances include Sliding Doors (1998) and The Mummy trilogy (1999–2008). His television roles include: Dr Iain McCallum in McCallum (1995–1998); D.I. John Rebus in Rebus (2000–2001); Jack Roper in New Street Law (2006–2007); Jake Osbourne in Cold Blood (2007–2008), Quintus Lentulus Batiatus in Spartacus (2010–2011), Jack Cloth in A Touch of Cloth (2012–2014), Jason's father (Aeson) in the BBC series Atlantis (2013–2015), Dr Holden Radcliffe in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2016–2017), Colin in Overboard (2018), and Archie Wilson in the BBC series Trust Me.
Hannah was born in East Kilbride in Lanarkshire, the youngest of three children; he has two older sisters. His mother, Susan, was a cleaner at Marks & Spencer, and his father, John, a toolmaker. He attended Heathery Knowe Primary School then Claremont High School in East Kilbride and went on to an apprenticeship as an electrician. In East Kilbride, he participated in the East Kilbride Rep Theatre Club. At the suggestion of a colleague, after completing his apprenticeship he then attended the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
After graduation, Hannah had parts in theatre productions, films and television, which included leading roles. He broke into the "big-time" with his appearance as Matthew in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). Since this breakthrough role, he has played a psychopathic killer alongside Helen Baxendale in Truth or Dare and a mystery-solving pathologist in McCallum. He was a karaoke-mad dead-beat dad in The James Gang, the alcoholic, pilfering but endearing, lovable comic-relief brother of the female lead in The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns (2001) and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) and the Monty Python-quoting love interest of Gwyneth Paltrow in the romantic comedy Sliding Doors (1998). Hannah also starred in the axed U.S. series MDs (2002), as well as making guest appearances in Alias (2001), Carnivàle (2002) and Frasier (2003). In 2006 he starred in the drama series New Street Law. In 2007–08, he played a starring role in the ITV crime drama Cold Blood.
On 24 December 1997, Hannah and Scottish Films producer Murray Ferguson established a production company called Clerkenwell Films. Clerkenwell's first big production was the Rebus series, including Black And Blue and The Hanging Garden. However, Rebus was later taken in-house by STV Productions, and Hannah was replaced in the leading role in the series by Ken Stott.
He is the voice of the Co-operative Group adverts in Europe. He played the part of Quintus Lentulus Batiatus, the owner of a gladiator training house, in Spartacus: Blood and Sand and the prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.
Hannah currently plays the role of Dr. Jedidiah Bishop on the medical drama Transplant on NBC.
He is also the narrator of BBC reality series Race Across the World where 5 pairs of Brits travel across the world without taking a plane for just the price of the flight.
Hannah married actress Joanna Roth in 1996. The pair met several years before during a studio production of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. In many of his interviews, he mentions stories from their relationship, such as their visit to London's 'Sri Siam' restaurant where he proposed to her in writing on the tablecloth. They live in Richmond, London with their two children.
|1990||Harbour Beat||Neal McBride|
|1994||Four Weddings and a Funeral||Matthew|
|1996||The Innocent Sleep||James|
|The Final Cut||Gilmore|
|1997||The James Gang||Spendlove James|
|Romance and Rejection||Tony|
|1998||Sliding Doors||James Hammerton|
|Resurrection Man||Darkie Larche|
|1999||The Mummy||Jonathan Carnahan|
|The Hurricane||Terry Swinton|
|2001||The Mummy Returns||Jonathan Carnahan|
|2002||Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde||Jekyll and Hyde|
|Camouflage||Man invited||Short film|
|Before You Go||Mike Pennington|
|I'm with Lucy||Doug|
|2003||I Accuse||Richard Darian|
|2004||Male Mail||Alan||Short film|
|The Last Legion||Nestor|
|2008||The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor||Jonathan Carnahan|
|Zip 'n Zoo||Tom||Short film|
|2012||The Words||Richard Ford|
|2013||The Wee Man||Tam McGraw|
|The Christmas Candle||William Barstow|
|2014||Shooting for Socrates||Billy Bingham|
|Ping Pong Summer||Mr Miracle|
|2015||Angel||Lapslie||AKA Still Waters|
|Bone in the Throat||Sullivan|
|2017||Another Mother's Son||Arthur|
|Love of My Life||Richard|
|Blood, Sweat and Terrors||James Borans||Segment: "Get Some"|
|2019||Princess Emmy||King Karl||Voice|
|The Garden of Evening Mists||Magnus Gemmell|
|2020||Enemy Lines||Colonel Preston|
|The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud||Revengor (Justin)|
|2021||The Auschwitz Report||Warren|
|1988||Bookie||Johnny Dawson||3 episodes|
|Screen Two||Pretty Boy||1 episode|
|1990||Taggart||Danny Bonnar||1 episode|
|Boon||Willie Connolly||1 episode|
|1992||The Bill||Derek Pierce||1 episode|
|Between the Lines||D.C. Mellis||1 episode|
|1993||Paul Calf's Video Diary||Mark||TV short|
|1994||Capital Lives||John Robinson||1 episode|
|Faith||Nick Simon||Television film|
|Pauline Calf's Wedding Video||Mark||Television film|
|Milner||Windscreen washer||Television film|
|1995||Out of the Blue||D.S Frankie Drinkall||6 episodes|
|1995–1998||McCallum||Dr. Iain McCallum||8 episodes|
|1996||Truth or Dare||Nick||Television film|
|Circles of Deceit: Kalon||Jason Sturden||Television film|
|1997||The Love Bug||Simon Moore III||Television film|
|2000–2001||Rebus||D.I. John Rebus||4 episodes|
|2001||Alias||Martin Shepard||2 episodes|
|2002||MDs||Dr. Robert Dalgety||10 episodes|
|2003||Frasier||Avery McManus||1 episode|
|2004||Agatha Christie's Marple 4.50 from Paddington||Inspector Tom Campbell||Single drama|
|Amnesia||D.S. Mackenzie Stone||Two episodes|
|2005–2007||Cold Blood||Jake Osbourne||5 episodes|
|2005||Sea of Souls||John Wade||2 episodes|
|2006–2007||New Street Law||Jack Roper||14 episodes|
|2007||Sinking of the Lusitania: Terror at Sea||Prof. Ian Holbourn||TV docudrama|
|2008||Agatha Christie's Poirot Appointment with Death||Dr. Gerard||1 episode|
|2010||Spartacus: Blood and Sand||Quintus Lentulus Batiatus||13 episodes|
|2011||Kidnap and Ransom||Alexander Willard||2 episodes|
|Spartacus: Gods of the Arena||Quintus Lentulus Batiatus||6 episodes|
|2012||The Other Wife||Richard Kendall||1 episode|
|Damages||Rutger Simon||10 episodes|
|2012–2014||A Touch of Cloth||D.I. Jack Cloth||6 episodes|
|2013–2015||Atlantis||Aeson (Jason's Father)||3 episodes|
|2014||The Widower||DS Charlie Henry||2 episodes|
|2015–2016||Marley's Ghosts||Adam||9 episodes|
|2016||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Duke Theseus||Television film|
|2016–2017||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Holden Radcliffe||22 episodes|
|2017||Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency||The Mage||8 episodes|
|2019–present||Race Across the World||Narrator||15 episodes|
|2019||The Victim||DI Stephen Grover||4 episodes|
|Trust Me||Dr. Archie Watson||4 episodes|
|2020||Transplant||Dr. Jed Bishop||Series regular|
|Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse||Narrator||Television film|
|2021||Taskmaster||Himself||New Years Day special|
|2023||The Last of Us||Dr. Newman||Episode: "When You're Lost in the Darkness"|
|Black Mirror||Richard||Episode: "Loch Henry"|
|2008||The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor||Jonathan Carnahan|
- "Trust Me". Media Centre. BBC.
- East Kilbride at 75: John Hannah reflects fondly on childhood playing 'conkers and crossy' on council estate, Daily Record, 10 May 2022
- Time and Place: John Hannah - Times Online
- John Hannah Interviews – 1998
- ITN, Cold Blood, 2007-2008. Archived 27 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine
- "Agents of SHIELD: Season Four Premiere 'The Ghost' (Review)". Mike's Film Talk. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
- John Hannah in The Guardian
- John Hannah lives in Richmond
- "Studio 100 Announces International Cast for 'Princess Emmy'". Animation Magazine. 15 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
- "Brond". IMDb. 13 May 1987.
- "Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse". sky.com. Retrieved 24 December 2020.