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Also Known As: John David Hannah Died:
Born: April 23, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: actor, producer, apprentice electrician

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Although he had planned to be an electrician, Scottish star John Hannah fell into acting after a friend recommended he give it a go. Following a few lean years, the unconventionally handsome Hannah impressed with his turn as a sensitive gay man in the international smash "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994). That comedy gained him much recognition, but Hannah also became a regular face on British dramatic television by appearing on programs like "Out of the Blue" (BBC, 1995-96) and "McCallum" (BBC, 1995-98), where he aided the fight against crime in various capacities. Feature film roles across the pond began to come his way, including a romantic lead opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in the touching dramedy "Sliding Doors" (1998) and in the blockbuster "The Mummy" (1999) and its two sequels. He also branched out into occasional roles on American television, with his highest profile credit undoubtedly being "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" (Starz, 2010-2012), in which he portrayed the villainous slave school owner Quintus Lentulus Batiatus. Partnered with Lucy Lawless as his equally amoral wife, the pair were among the most talked about components of the sexy, violent miniseries and were invited back for the...

Although he had planned to be an electrician, Scottish star John Hannah fell into acting after a friend recommended he give it a go. Following a few lean years, the unconventionally handsome Hannah impressed with his turn as a sensitive gay man in the international smash "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994). That comedy gained him much recognition, but Hannah also became a regular face on British dramatic television by appearing on programs like "Out of the Blue" (BBC, 1995-96) and "McCallum" (BBC, 1995-98), where he aided the fight against crime in various capacities. Feature film roles across the pond began to come his way, including a romantic lead opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in the touching dramedy "Sliding Doors" (1998) and in the blockbuster "The Mummy" (1999) and its two sequels. He also branched out into occasional roles on American television, with his highest profile credit undoubtedly being "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" (Starz, 2010-2012), in which he portrayed the villainous slave school owner Quintus Lentulus Batiatus. Partnered with Lucy Lawless as his equally amoral wife, the pair were among the most talked about components of the sexy, violent miniseries and were invited back for the prequel, "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" (Starz, 2011). With his natural charisma and willingness to take risks as an actor, audiences were impressed by Hannah's aptitude in parts that ran the gamut from lighthearted comedy to grim procedural drama.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Kickback (2015)
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3.
 Ping-Pong Summer (2014)
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5.
 Words, The (2012)
7.
 Ghost Son (2008)
8.
 Last Legion, The (2007)
9.
 Houseboat (2005)
10.
 Mummy Returns, The (2001) Jonathan
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Worked as apprentice electrician for four years before attempting an acting career
1990:
Made feature debut with small role in "Harbour Beat"
1994:
Received notice for his co-starring role in "Four Weddings and a Funeral"
1995:
Portrayed a shy young gay man in "Madagascar Skin"
1995:
Landed regular role on BBC series "Out of the Blue"
1995:
Played Dr. Iain McCallum on the ITV series "McCallum"
1998:
Played Gwyneth Paltrow's love interest in "Sliding Doors"
1998:
Became a partner in Clerkenwell Films
1999:
Cast as explorer Jonathan Carnahan in adventure thriller "The Mummy"
2000:
Portrayed poet William Wordsworth in the BBC Films production "Pandaemonium"
2000:
Cast as Inspector John Rebus in the first series of "Rebus" for the ITV Network
2001:
Reprised role of Jonathan Carnahan for "The Mummy Returns"
2002:
Made American series debut on ABC medical drama "MDs"
2003:
Played both characters in British TV movie "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
2006:
Cast as lawyer Jack Roper in the BBC drama "New Street Law"
2007:
Co-starred with Colin Firth and Ben Kingsley in "The Last Legion"
2008:
Returned as Jon Carnahan in "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor"
2010:
Cast as Spartacus' master Batiatus on Starz series "Spartacus"
2012:
Landed recurring guest role on "Damages" (FX)
2012:
Cast alongside Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana in romantic drama "The Words"
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Education

Claremont High School: -
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama: -

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wife:
Joanna Roth. Married on January 20, 1996.

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