Jonathan Hyde


Jonathan Hyde (born 21 May 1948) is an Australian-born English actor, well known for his roles as J. Bruce Ismay, the managing director of the White Star Line in Titanic, Egyptologist Allen Chamberlain in The Mummy and Sam Parrish/Van Pelt, the hunter in Jumanji. He is married to the Scottish soprano Isobel Buchanan. They have two daughters, one of which is the actress Georgia King.

Hyde was born in Brisbane, Queensland. He is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Among other roles, he played Ferdinand in a 1985 production of John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and is an Associate Member there. He was also an original cast member of Not the Nine O'Clock News, the first series of which was pulled from broadcast because of the General Election of 1979. Hyde has been in numerous films including The Contract, The Curse of King Tut's Tomb, Land of the Blind, The Tailor of Panama, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking, Eisenstein, Anaconda and Richie Rich.

He appeared in the 1989 BBC miniseries Shadow of the Noose in which he played the famous barrister Edward Marshall Hall. He has also appeared in several television mysteries, including The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Jeremy Brett, and Midsomer Murders.

In 2007, Hyde played Dr. Dorn in Chekhov's The Seagull and the Earl of Kent in King Lear for the RSC in a repertory company that included Ian McKellen, Frances Barber, Romola Garai, William Gaunt and Sylvester McCoy. Both plays toured together internationally, before taking up residence in the New London Theatre. The final performance was on 12 January 2008. He reprised his role of Kent in the 2008 television film of King Lear.

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2018A Very English Scandal as David Napley
2017Tokyo Trial as President Sir William Webb
2016Trollhunters as Mr. Strickler (voice)
2016First Born as Alistair
2015Crimson Peak as Ogilvie
2014The Strain as Eldritch Palmer
2013Isaac Newton: The Last Magician as
2012Endeavour as Sir Edmund Sloan
2008King Lear as Earl of Kent
2006The Contract as Turner
2006Land of the Blind as Smith
2004Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking as George Pentney
2003Dinotopia 6 The Exit as Mayor Waldo
2003Dinotopia 5 The Virus as Mayor Waldo
2003Dinotopia 4 New Horizons as Mayor Waldo
2003Stealing Bess as Edwin Snipe
2002Dinotopia 3 The Election as Mayor waldo
2002Dinotopia 2: The Temptation as Mayor waldo
2002Dinotopia 1 The Outsiders as Mayor Waldo
2002Dinotopia as
2001Princess of Thieves as Prince John
2001The Tailor of Panama as Cavendish
2001Attila as Felix
2000Eisenstein as Meyerhold
2000The Prince and the Pauper as Lord Hertford
1999The Mummy as Dr. Allen Chamberlain
1997Titanic as Bruce Ismay
1997Anaconda as Warren Westridge
1997Midsomer Murders as
1995Jumanji as Samuel Alan Parrish / Van Pelt
1994Ri¢hie Ri¢h as Herbert Cadbury
1994Cadfael as
1994Being Human as Francisco
1992A Touch of Frost as
1986Caravaggio as Baglione
1986Lovejoy as
1985An Indecent Obsession as Neil Parkinson
1985A.D. as Tigellinus
1984Lace as Paul
1978BBC Television Shakespeare as