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Jonathan Hyde Biography

Birth Name:
Jonathan King
Birth Place:
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Fast Facts

  • Left Australia for the United Kingdom in 1969; shortly after his arrival, he saw Ian McClellan perform on the stage in Richard II and decided to become an actor
  • Was an original cast member of Not the Nine O'Clock News; left the show when it underwent heavy cast changes for the second season
  • Is an Associate Member of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
  • A member of the Royal Shakespeare Company; performed in the RSC's tour of King Lear in 2007, opposite Ian McKellan
  • Is an accomplished singer and painter


  • 1997Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated