Jonathan Hyde

Jonathan Hyde

Highest Rated: 87% Titanic (1997)

Lowest Rated: 10% Joan of Arc (1999)

Birthday: May 21, 1948

Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

A Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts graduate and long-time member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Jonathan Hyde gradually became one of Britain's most respected stage thespians before switching his attention to Hollywood, appearing in a string of 1990s blockbusters including "Jumanji" (1995), "Titanic" (1997) and "The Mummy" (1999). Bon in Brisbane, Australia in 1948, Hyde moved to London in 1969 where after watching Ian McKellen's portrayal of Richard II, he decided to pursue acting as a profession and subsequently landed a place at the city's prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Hyde's early career largely focused on the stage, but after making his on-screen debut in an episode of chilling anthology "Supernatural" (BBC, 1977), he continued to crop up in various TV movies, miniseries and British films, most notably as Nero's chief advisor Tigellinus in the biblical epic "A.D." (NBC, 1985), early Baroque painter Baglione in the fictionalised biopic "Caravaggio" (1986) and barrister Edward Marshall Hall in Edwardian courtroom drama "Shadow Of The Noose" (BBC, 1989). But after suffering a self-described bout of 'mental fatigue' due to the treadmill of nightly theatre performances, Hyde then made a concerted attempt to break into Hollywood and soon after landed the role of Macauley Culkin's trustworthy butler Herbert in family comedy "Richie Rich" (1994). Hyde went onto grace a number of '90s box-office hits including "Jumanji" (1995) as both Robin Williams' father and intrepid hunter Van Pelt, jungle horror "Anaconda" (1997) as documentary narrator Warren Westridge, and "Titanic" (1997) as the White Star Line's managing director, Bruce Ismay. After playing Egyptologist Dr. Allen Chamberlain in "The Mummy" (1999), Hyde took a break from blockbusters in favour of smaller fare such as the biopic of seminal Russian director "Eisenstein" (2000), the small-screen adaptation of "The Prince and the Pauper" (Hallmark Channel, 2000) and Irish-American spy thriller "The Tailor Of Panama" (2001). Following roles as Roman Empire politician Flavius Felix in miniseries "Attila" (USA Network, 2001) and Prince John in action-adventure "Princess Of Thieves" (ABC, 2001), Hyde guested on the Emmy Award-winning "Dinotopia" (Disney Channel, 2002) and British crime dramas "Midsomer Murders" (ITV, 1997-) and "The Brief" (ITV, 2004-05) before showing up in political satire "Land Of The Blind" (2006) and cat-and-mouse thriller "The Contract" (2006). After returning to the RSC in a production of "King Lear," Hyde then reprised his role as the Earl Of Kent for its TV adaptation in 2008 and landed a recurring role as Russian minister Ilya Gavrik in the final series of British espionage hit "Spooks" (BBC1, 2002-2011). Appearances in "Foyle's War" (ITV, 2002-15) and "Endeavour" (ITV, 2012- ) then followed before Hyde was cast as Eldritch Palmer, the elderly billionaire who will stop at nothing to obtain immortality in Guillermo del Toro's vampire horror "The Strain" (FX, 2014- ).

Highest rated movies

Crimson Peak
The Mummy
Richie Rich
Land of the Blind




No Score Yet 33% FirstBorn Alistair (Character) - 2016
73% 55% Crimson Peak Ogilvie (Character) $31.1M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once Upon a Time in Dublin Unknown (Character) - 2009
17% 63% Land of the Blind Smith (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Curse of King Tut's Tomb Morgan Sinclair (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dinotopia 1: The Outsiders Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 54% Princess of Thieves Prince John (Character) - 2001
64% 57% Eisenstein Meyerhold (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 58% The Prince and the Pauper Lord Hertford (Character) - 2000
10% 57% Joan of Arc Duke of Bedford (Character) - 1999
61% 75% The Mummy Dr. Chamberlin, the Egyptologist (Character) - 1999
40% 24% Anaconda Warren Westridge (Character) $65.9M 1997
87% 69% Titanic J. Bruce Ismay (Character) $656.5K 1997
52% 62% Jumanji Samuel Alan Parrish/Hunter Van Pelt (Character) $100.3M 1995
No Score Yet 20% Deadly Advice George Joseph Smith (Character) - 1994
26% 32% Richie Rich Herbert Arthur Runcible Cadbury (Character) $37.1M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Returns Unknown (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 53% The Plot to Kill Hitler Prof. Joseph Goebbels (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fellow Traveller Sheriff of Nottingham (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sitting Targets Vincent Stott (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Death of the Heart St. Quentin Miller (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Indecent Obsession Neil Parkinson (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Unknown (Character) - 1980


No Score Yet 96% Trollhunters: Tales Of Arcadia Mr. Strickler (Voice) 2016-2018
79% 76% The Strain Eldritch Palmer (Character) 2014-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Unknown (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dinotopia Unknown (Character) 2002-2003
No Score Yet 100% Midsomer Murders Frank Webster (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet 100% The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Unknown (Guest Star) 1994