John Hannah Biography

Film Actor, Actor, Television Actor(1962–)
Scottish actor John Hannah played a supporting role opposite Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell in Four Weddings and a Funeral and was also in Sliding Doors.

Synopsis

Actor John Hannah was born April 23, 1962, in East Kilbride, Scotland. He made his feature debut with a small role in an obscure film entitled Harbour Beat then went on to play opposite Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell in Four Weddings and a Funeral; the actor later received a BAFTA nomination for his supporting role. In 1995's Madagascar Skin, he landed his first leading role.

Early Life

Actor John David Hannah was born on April 23, 1962, in East Kilbride, Scotland.Hannah dropped out of school at 16 to pursue a career as an electrician. He worked as an electrical apprentice for four years before enrolling in Glasgow's Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Acting Career

Hannah made his feature debut with a small role in an obscure film titled Harbour Beat (1990). Hannah went on to play opposite Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell in the memorable British hit Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994); the actor later received a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) nomination for his supporting role. In 1995's Madagascar Skin, Hannah landed his first leading role in which he portrayed a dark and reclusive gay man.

Shortly after, Hannah was offered recurring roles on two BBC television series.The first was titled McCallum (1995), in which Hannah played a forensic pathologist, and the second, Out of the Blue (1995), featured the actor as a police detective.

Hannah was offered his next significant role in Peter Howitt's romantic comedy Sliding Doors (1998), where he was commended for his work as Gwyneth Paltrow's love interest. The publicity generated by the success enabled Hannah to appear in his first American movie titled The Mummy (1999). Hannah also portrayed a Canadian activist in Norman Jewison's The Hurricane (1999).

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