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Encyclopedia > John Hannah (actor)
John Hannah
Birth name John David Hannah
Born April 23, 1962 (1962-04-23) (age 45)
Official site http://www.johnhannah.net/

John David Hannah (born April 23, 1962) is a Scottish film and television actor. is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the country. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ...

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Biography

Early life

Hannah was born in East Kilbride, the youngest of three children; he has two older sisters. He attended 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, he completed his apprenticeship and then attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. East Kilbride (Cille Bhrìghde an Ear in Scottish Gaelic) is a large town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. ... Claremont High School can refer to: Claremont High School (Tasmania) Claremont High School (Kenton) Category: ... RSAMD The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD), founded in 1845 by the Glasgow Educational Association, is a university of music and drama in Glasgow, Scotland. ...


Career

After graduation, Hannah had parts in theatre productions, films, and television, including leading roles, then broke into the "big-time" with his appearance as Matthew in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). Since his breakthrough role in Four Weddings and a Funeral, he has played a psychopathic killer alongside Helen Baxendale (Truth or Dare) and a mystery-solving pathologist McCallum. He played a karaoke-mad dead-beat dad (The James Gang), drunken, thieving comic relief (The Mummy, 1999 and The Mummy Returns, 2001) and a Monty Python-quoting romantic comedy love interest (Sliding Doors, 1998). He also starred in the axed U.S. series MDs (2002), as well as guest appearances in Alias (2001), Frasier (2002) and Carnivale (2002). In 2006 he starred in the drama series New Street Law and Cold Blood. Four Weddings and a Funeral is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. ... Helen Baxendale (born 1969 in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England) is a British TV, film and stage actress. ... McCallum was a British television series produced by Scottiosh Television. ... The Mummy is a 1999 American film written and directed by Stephen Sommers, starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, with Arnold Vosloo in the title role as the reanimated mummy. ... The Mummy Returns is a 2001 American movie starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, and Arnold Vosloo, and is directed by Stephen Sommers. ... Sliding Doors is a 1998 film written and directed by former actor Peter Howitt. ... Alias is an American Spy-fi television series created by J. J. Abrams which was broadcast on ABC from September 30, 2001 to May 22, 2006, spanning five seasons. ... Frasier was an American sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer as psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane. ... Carniv le is an American dramatic television series produced by HBO. Created by Daniel Knauf, it stars Nick Stahl and Clancy Brown. ... The cast of New Street Law New Street Law is a British television series, made for BBC One by the Red Production Company and One-Eyed Dog Ltd and created by G. F. Newman and Matthew Hall. ... Cold Blood is a long-standing soul-rock-jazz band founded by Larry Field in 1968 and originally based in Oakland. ...


On December 24, 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 SMG Productions, and Hannah was replaced in the leading role in the series by Ken Stott. is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Clerkenwell Films is a British television production company, which has produced several drama programmes for the ITV network in the United Kingdom. ... Rebus is the title of the detective drama based on the Inspector Rebus novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin based in and around Edinburgh produced by SMG Productions (STV) for the ITV Network. ... SMG Productions is the network television production arm of the Scottish media group SMG plc, and incorporates Ginger Productions. ... Kenneth Campbell Stott (born 1955, Edinburgh) is a Scottish film and television actor, particularly known in the United Kingdom for his many roles in the latter medium. ...


Personal life

Hannah was married on 20 January 1996 to actress Joanna Roth. 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 the visit to London's Sri Siam restaurant where he proposed to her in writing on the tablecloth. They had twins, a boy named Gabriel and a girl named Astrid on 11 February 2004. January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


For years, Hannah has made an effort to use his status as a celebrity to support charitable causes. Soon after his role as the epileptic police officer Franky Drinkall in Out Of The Blue, he showed his support for the Epilepsy Association of Scotland. He was, for a long time, a spokesman for Oxfam's Cut Conflict Campaign. Oxfam International logo Oxfam International is a confederation of 13 organizations working with over 3000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. ...


Filmography

2008 - The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor


2007 - The Last Legion The Last Legion is a 2007 movie directed by Doug Lefler. ...


2001 - Before You Go


2001 - The Mummy Returns The Mummy Returns is a 2001 American movie starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, and Arnold Vosloo, and is directed by Stephen Sommers. ...


2000 - Circus For other uses, see Circus (disambiguation). ...


2000 - Pandaemonium Pandemonium has the following meanings: Pandæmonium (or Pandemonium) is the name given by John Milton to the capital of Hell in Paradise Lost. ...


1999 - The Mummy The Mummy is the title of: a 1932 movie starring Boris Karloff: see The Mummy (1932 movie) a 1959 movie starring Christopher Lee: see The Mummy (1959 movie) a 1999 movie starring Brendan Fraser: see The Mummy (1999 movie) a novel by Anne Rice: see The Mummy (novel) This is...


1997 - The James Gang The James Gang was a rock band formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1966. ...


1997 - Sliding Doors Sliding Doors is a 1998 film written and directed by former actor Peter Howitt. ...


1997 - Resurrection Man Resurrection Man is the title of a DC Comics comic book series about Mitchell Shelly which ran for 27 issues from 1997 to 1999. ...


1997 - Romance and Rejection


1995 - The Innocent Sleep


1995 - Madagascar Skin Madagascar Skin is a 1995 British film starring Bernard Hill and John Hannah. ...


1993 - Four Weddings and a Funeral Four Weddings and a Funeral is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. ...


External links


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