John Hannah (born April 23, 1962) is a Scottish actor of film and television. He has appeared in Stephen Sommers Mummy Series, Richard Curtis Four Weddings and a Funeral and Sliding Doors with Gwyneth Paltrow. John David Hannah was born on April 23, 1962, in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. Raised in a working-class family, Hannah developed an early interest in acting and the arts. He attended Heathfield Primary School and Claremont High School, where his passion for drama began to flourish. After completing his secondary education, Hannah enrolled at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now known as the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) in Glasgow. His time at the academy laid the foundation for his acting career, and he graduated with honors. John Hannah's acting career took off in the late 1980s and early 1990s with notable stage performances, including roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company. His breakthrough on the big screen came with the critically acclaimed film "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994), where he played the endearing and scene-stealing character, Matthew. The film's success catapulted Hannah into international recognition. Following his success in "Four Weddings and a Funeral," John Hannah continued to build a diverse and impressive filmography. He starred in films such as "Sliding Doors" (1998), "The Mummy" (1999), and its sequel "The Mummy Returns" (2001), gaining popularity for his charismatic and versatile performances. Additionally, he showcased his talent in television, earning praise for his roles in series like "Rebus" and "Spartacus." Beyond the screen, John Hannah maintains a private personal life. In 1996, he married actress Joanna Roth, and the couple has two children. Despite his fame, Hannah remains known for his down-to-earth demeanor and commitment to his craft. John Hannah's career spans across genres, from romantic comedies to action-adventure and dramatic television series. His ability to portray a wide range of characters has solidified his status as a respected and versatile actor in the entertainment industry.