Jonathan Kydd (actor)
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|Born||1956 (age 60–61)
|Occupation||Actor, voice Actor|
His first acting role was in the 1962 British comedy film The Iron Maiden, in which he appeared aged six with his father. His mother, Pinkie, was one of England's first female advertising copywriters. She also played table tennis eleven times for England. He narrates some Video 125 train videos.
Jonathan Kydd was the man who had his car buried in the sand in a 1989 AA commercial which ran for four years. He has also appeared in numerous radio and television series including: Pipkins, Chambers, Dial M For Pizza, Flying the Flag', The Quest, Jonathan Creek, Trial and Retribution and The Castle and "Cabin Pressure" He wrote 23 comedy songs for the comedian Brian Conley when he was appearing in his Saturday evening show in the early nineties, one of which was on the 1994 Royal Variety Show. He has written three musicals, "Hey Get a Life" which was on at the St Andrews Lane Theatre in Dublin in 2000 which he also directed. His musical "The Hard Boiled Egg and the Wasp", about the Victorian comedian Dan Leno, was on at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre in 2012.
He has acted in many sitcoms, including 'One Foot in the Grave' and 3 series of 'Smith and Jones' as one of the 'pals'. He voiced the cult Ferrero Rocher Ambassador's Reception television advertisement, and featured as the voice of various wizards in all the Harry Potter computer games. His short film Ahaarrrr (2007) appeared at seventeen international film festivals. His most recent short is 'Shakespeare's Wart'.
He has voiced over 8,000 adverts, promos, documentaries, corporate videos, and CD ROM games, and has dubbed many films and TV programmes. He was the voice for L'Oreal adverts in the early 2000s. He writes and provides vocals with comedy band "The Rudy Vees' having been in The Amazing Singing Dentists, The Bay Citee Molars and The Kondos who appeared on the finals of 'New Faces' in 1988, and played in his own band "Jonny Kydd", for whom he recorded a song for Chelsea FC called "Chelsea Blue". His album 'Eggshell Heart' was out in 2005. His Bay Citee Molars album 'Dentura Highway' was released in 2009. His Rudy Vees album 'The Fists of Harmonious Righteousness' has two videos recorded from it: King of Thongs and Dance Like My Dad.
From 2015, he was the voice for the airline Emirates, lending his voice to most of their promotional material
From 1997, he was the voice of Paddington Bear in The Adventures of Paddington Bear. Other animated programmes he voiced on are 'Mr Bean' ,'Warren United' and 'Hilltop Hospital'. He regularly podcasts about football on the Chelsea Fancast.
- Jonathan Kydd appears in This Is Your Life
Voiceover in Trailers
- VCI - Children's Videos promo (1996 & 1997)
- Sources are Jonathan Kydd's website
Videos narrated for
- Kent Coast
- East Coastway & Marshlink
- Isle Of Wight
- Cotswolds & Malverns Line by Great Western Railway
- Exeter to Basingstoke by Southwest Trains
- Eurostar Brussels to London St Pancras
- Strasbourg to Paris by TGV
- Turin to Chambéry by TGV