John Hannah


Date Of Birth

April 23, 1962


Born on April 23, 1962 in East Kilbride, Scotland, actor John David Hannah is the youngest of three children. He studied at Claremont High School in his hometown before taking on an apprenticeship as an electrician. Before that though, he became part of the East Kilbride Rep Theatre Club. A colleague of his suggested he attend the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and he agreed, making it the first step in his acting career.

John Hannah then appeared on several theatre productions, as well as on film and television. In 1994, he made it big with a role in Four Weddings and a Funeral. Other appearances of his include those in Truth or Dare, McCallum, and The James Gang. He was even known for playing the comical Jonathan on The Mummy (1999) and its sequels, The Mummy Returns (2001) and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008). On television, he has had guest appearances on Alias, Frasier and the HBO series Carnivale. He also became known for his role in the drama New Street Law, as well as his stint on the ITN crime show Cold Blood. Later on, he was cast as Lentulus Batiatus on the Starz Network series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

In 1996, Hannah was wed to actress Joanna Roth. She gave birth to twins Gabriel and Astrid in February of 2004. Aside from acting, he joined Scottish Films producer Murray Ferguson in founding a production company called Clerkenwell Films. They were the minds behind the Rebus series, which was later taken in-house by STV Productions.

Place of Birth

East Kilbride, Scotland

Birth Name

John David Hannah




2011: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (TV series) - Quintus Batiatus
2011: Kidnap and Ransom (TV series) - Alexander Willard
2010: Spartacus: Blood and Sand (TV series) - Batiatus
2008: Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV series) - Dr Gerard
2008: Zip 'n Zoo (short) - Tom
2008: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor - Jonathan Carnahan
2008: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Video Game) - Jonathan Carnahan (voice)
2007-2008: Cold Blood (TV mini-series) - Jake Osbourne
2006-2007: New Street Law (TV series) - Jack Roper
2007: Lusitania: Murder on the Atlantic (TV documentary) - Prof. Ian Holbourn
2007: The Last Legion - Nestor
2007: Ghost Son - Mark
2007: Cold Blood 2 (TV movie) - Jake Osbourne
2005: Cold Blood (TV movie) - Jake Osbourne
2005: Sea of Souls (TV series) - John Wade
2004: Agatha Christie Marple: 4.50 from Paddington (TV movie) - Inspector Tom Campbell
2004: Amnesia (TV movie) - D.S. Mackenzie Stone
2004: Male Mail (short) - Alan
2003: I Accuse - Dr. Richard Darian
2003: Carnivàle (TV series) - Stangler
2003: Frasier (TV series) - Avery McManus
2002: MDs (TV series) - Robert Dalgety
2002: I'm with Lucy - Doug
2002: Before You Go - Mike Pennington
2002: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV movie) - Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde
2001: Alias (TV series) - Martin Shepard
2000-2001: Rebus (TV series) - DI John Rebus
2001: The Mummy Returns - Jonathan 'Jon' Carnahan
2001: Camouflage (short) - Man invited
2000: Pandaemonium - William Wordsworth
2000: Circus - Leo
1999: The Intruder - Charlie
1999: The Hurricane - Terry Swinton
1999: The Mummy - Jonathan 'Jon' Carnahan
1995-1998: McCallum (TV series) - Dr. Iain McCallum
1998: Resurrection Man - Darkie Larche
1998: Sliding Doors - James Hammerton
1997: The Love Bug (TV movie) - Simon Moore III
1997: So This Is Romance? - Tony
1997: The James Gang - Spendlove James
1996: The Innocent Sleep - James
1996: Truth or Dare (TV movie) - Nick
1996: Circles of Deceit: Kalon (TV movie) - Jason Sturden
1995: Madagascar Skin - Harry
1995: Out of the Blue (TV series) - D.S Frank 'Frankie' Drinkall
1995: The Final Cut - Gilmore
1994: Pauline Calf's Wedding Video (TV movie) - Mark
1994: Faith (TV movie) - Nick Simon
1994: Capital Lives (TV series) - John Robinson
1994: Four Weddings and a Funeral - Matthew
1994: Milner (TV movie) - Windscreen washer
1993: Paul Calf's Video Diary (TV short) - Mark
1992: Between the Lines (TV series) - D.C. Mellis
1992: The Bill (TV series) - Derek Pierce
1991: Shrinks (TV series) - Hamish
1990: Harbour Beat - Neal McBride
1990: Boon (TV series) - Willie Connolly
1990: Taggart (TV series) - Danny Bonnar
1988: Screen Two (TV series)
1987: Brond (TV series) - Robert
1987: Bookie (TV series) - Johnny Dawson


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