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Jonathan Hyde
Biological Information



21 May 1948 (age 65)


Brisbane, Australia

Background Information

Isobel Buchanan (married)





Jonathan Hyde (born 21 May 1948) is an Australian-born English actor. He is known for playing Joseph Bruce Ismay in James Cameron's 1997 film, Titanic.

Early lifeEdit

Hyde was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia to an average middle-class family.


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

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.

In the final series of BBC's popular series Spooks, Hyde played Ilya Gavrik, a Russian Minister.

Hyde also appeared as Lionel Logue, the King's speech therapist in the West End production of The King's Speech at Wyndham's Theatre.

Personal LifeEdit

Hyde is married to Scottish soprano Isobel Buchanan. The couple have two daughters, one of whom is actress Georgia King.

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