Before taking on the rigors of the action-adventure genre in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, JOHN HANNAH (Jonathan Carnahan) distinguished himself in the critically acclaimed drama Sliding Doors, opposite Gwyneth Paltrow, and in the international hit Four Weddings and a Funeral, which won him the Scottish BAFTA for Best Actor.
Hannah recently starred in the action-adventure The Last Legion, Ghost Son, I’m With Lucy, I Accuse, Memory of Water, Pandaemonium and the thriller Circus and has also appeared in The Hurricane, Resurrection Man and The James Gang.
Hannah also has an extensive list of television credits, including the Cold Blood series of telefilms for Independent Television in the U.K.; the BBC series New Street Law and Out of the Blue; the documentary Sinking of the Lusitania: Terror at Sea for the BBC; the telefilm Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; and ABC’s MDs and Alias. He also played the title role in two British TV series: McCallum and Rebus.
Winner of the Best Actor award at the Stockholm International Film Festival for his performance in Madagascar Skin, Hannah studied for three years at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He has performed with Britain’s leading repertory theater companies, including the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Before his acting career took off, Hannah worked as an electrician in Scotland.