In the John
Hannah Appreciation Club, we find ourselves asking, answering, and
explaining the same questions over and over. I figured it was about
time we answered them once and for all in a John Hannah FAQ page...and
here it is! Some of these questions may also be answered elsewhere
on the site, but some are exclusive to this page, so read carefully!
They are all related to John Hannah, his career, or this site. If
you can think of something that should be included or corrected in the
FAQ list, please email me.
John Hannah Frequently
John Hannah has been married
since 20 January 1996 to the accomplished actress Joanna Roth.
Roth has been in several movies and television programs, as you can see
from her entry in the
Internet Movie Database. The most visible of these are her roles
as Marie in MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN and as Lilliana in SNOW WHITE.
She can also be found acting on the stage, as she seems to be primarily
a theatre actress. She and John met working together on a stage production
of MEASURE FOR MEASURE.
have I seen his wife?
But perhaps you have already
seen her without realizing it! Joanna has a cameo in SLIDING
DOORS as a character called "Suspicious Girl" - she is the woman in
Bertorelli's who suspects that her boyfriend is having an affair when he
brings her flowers [at left]. John Hannah has been quoted as saying that
this role is Joanna "to a T". :)
Joanna and John appear together
again in REBUS: BLACK AND BLUE, where Joanna plays
Eve Kendal [at right]. John has mentioned in interviews that they
are looking forward to working together again in the future. Go here
pictures of Joanna or of John
and Joanna together.
No children, but they do have
have any children?
April 23, 1962.
He's a Taurus.
is John Hannah's birthday?
This is the same day of the year that William Shakespeare was born and
died and that William Wordsworth - who JH portrayed in PANDAEMONIUM
You can contact John through
his agent at the following address:
can I contact John Hannah?
Great Portland St.
He says that he reads his
fan mail. If you write to John, please be courteous in your mail
and do remember that he is a busy man who enjoys his privacy. Occasionally,
fans have received replies to their letters.
His favorite TV shows are "THE
SIMPSONS" and "FRASIER". [JHAC letter]
are some fun facts about John Hannah?
Horror films like PET SEMATERY
make him squeamish. ["Hannah bares all"]
He likes golf, scuba diving,
snowboarding, movies, and riding his motorbike. [Sunday Post/JHAC
He likes to cook (so he
doesn't have to do the dishes!) [Yearling UK]
Thai food is his favorite.
When he was a "wee" boy,
he was afraid of the dark. [Yearling UK]
He supports the football
(soccer) team Partick Thistle. [JHAC letter]
He was once turned down
for a job at Pizza Express because he was not sufficiently "career-motivated".
["The Flying Scotsman"]
His favorite Pizza Express
pizza is the Fiorentina (spinach, egg, parmesan, garlic, olives, mozzarella,
The song is called "Cry Me A
River" and the "MCCALLUM" version is performed
by Mari Wilson.
We have so far been unable to
find "MCCALLUM" videos in the United States.
We don't believe they have been released for sale or rental.
(and maybe other internet-video-stores, but this is the one I know about)
is selling PAL-version (that's the type of video used in Europe and Australia
and most of the world, I think) videos of the "MCCALLUM"
to My Heart". So those who use the PAL-VHS system are lucky,
and North Americans, who use the NTSC-VHS system, do have the option
of buying the videos and having them converted.
The answer to this question
varies greatly according to where you are. If you are in North America
or Japan, you use the NTSC-VHS video format. If you are almost anywhere
else in the world, you use the PAL-VHS system. Blackstar
and Amazon are a couple of good places
to find videos for sale on the Internet. Here are the titles that
I believe are or have been available to buy in PAL and NTSC formats, either
to rent or to buy:
of John Hannah's projects are available to me?
or DVD Zone 2
Weddings and a Funeral
(episode: Key to My Heart)
(episode: Evil Eye)
or DVD Zone 1
Weddings and a Funeral
(episode: Key to My Heart) (Japan)
You may also be able to catch
reruns of things on television. Keep checking in at this site, as
I try to keep up on what will be showing all over the world.
A new series of "MCCALLUM"
has been shown, which doesn't have the characters Iain McCallum or Angela.
John Hannah and Zara Turner do not appear in it. It stars Nathaniel
Parker as "Dan Gallagher" in the same type of pathologist role (I assume
taking over McCallum's job) and has many of the same supporting characters.
To see what JH programs
are on television this week or month in the U.S., click here
The poem read by John Hannah
in the funeral scene was written by Wystan Hugh (W.H.) Auden and is commonly
referred to as "Funeral Blues", although Auden did not title it.
In his collections, it is known only as "XX", and sometimes it is referred
to as "Stop All The Clocks". If you are looking for the words to
the poem, they are reproduced on the FOUR WEDDINGS
AND A FUNERAL page of my site.
John has been involved in many
non-movie projects. He has recorded several radio commercials in
the UK, and has narrated some audio books, including "Golf in the Kingdom"
by Michael Murphy, its follow up, "The Kingdom of Shivas Irons" and a collection
of W.H. Auden's poems called "Tell Me the Truth About Love". His
reading of Auden's "Funeral Blues" can also be heard on the soundtrack
album for "Four Weddings and a Funeral". He's also done voice-overs
for several television programs and a museum narration. Some of the
UK radio stations that play JH's commercials can be heard on the Internet.
See the Voice page of his filmography for a complete
listing of the projects we know of.
can I hear John Hannah's lovely voice?
Not yet. The domain names "johnhannah.co.uk"
and "clerkenwellfilms.com" are reserved. I don't know if this means
that official sites for John and his production company are in the works,
or if they are being reserved to keep others from using them, or for another
purpose - or if it was someone else altogether who reserved them.
There is a website at www.johnhannah.com but it is not related to the actor
- it is the website for John Hannah Corp. in Asheville, NC.
John Hannah have an official website?
He does! For more information,
see my Information section.
Hannah know about this site?
I am a 21-year-old college student
in Michigan, USA. My name is Sarah, but my friends call me "Srah"
to differentiate me from the millions of other Sarahs out there.
This is my homepage if
you want to learn more about me (I promise: John is a lot more interesting
than I am).
you, the site creator?
None of my friends here
are JH fans, but I'm thrilled to have met so many fellow "Fannahs" on the
Internet, either through the John
Hannah Appreciation Club, or people who have visited my page.
I love to get feedback about my sites or to chat about John Hannah and
anything else under the sun. To get in contact with me, you can email
me, sign the srah's JH fan site guestbook
or talk to me in the JHAC.
Lovely. Hope to be in touch with you soon!
Hmmmmmmm... Let's call this
answer "Srah's John Hannah History".
did you create this site?
I first saw John Hannah
in FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL. Matthew was
my favorite character [although I must admit I like David too] and I ran
around my house speaking in a Scottish accent for a long time after I saw
[It wasn't necessarily 4WAAF that did that to me...
I often run around speaking in a Scottish accent].
Then for a while I forgot
about him because I didn't see him in anything else. "MCCALLUM"
showed on Canadian PBS about a year later and my dad pointed out that it
starred that guy I liked so much in FOUR WEDDINGS.
I taped a couple of episodes, but 15-year-old me was not really interested
in a show about a pathologist, even if he was John Hannah.
So I saw a couple of the episodes, but then I stopped taping and watching
them because I got bored. Ah, me.
I saw SLIDING
DOORS in 1998 and fell in love with JH's character, James. I
realized he was the same guy I'd liked in FOUR WEDDINGS
and was interested in finding out more about him. By this time I
was in college with free Internet access and no life (hee hee) so I scrounged
up a lot of random info on him, but I was surprised to find that no one
had a fan site for him.
After a lot of consideration,
I decided to start one. After I'd started mine, I discovered Tinny's
JH Fan Page, which I think is actually a little older than mine.
Then I got invited to Yahoo!'s
John Hannah Appreciation Club, which is a really great place to meet
up with other John Hannah fans. It was really nice to know I wasn't
the only one who appreciated him!
I admire John's talent as
an actor - he seems to go so deep into his characters, even down to the
subtlest facial movements or gestures. He also has a wide range,
so while following his career I've seen him in a lot of different parts
in many different kinds of movies (many of which I probably wouldn't have
seen if it weren't for him, but I ended up loving them!). So my interest
in his films have also widened my film-watching horizon in general.
This site is here for you,
so that you don't have to go scrounging around the Internet like I did.
I'm trying to bring you all the John Hannah news, information, and pictures
I can find out there. For more information and disclaimers about
this site, please see my site information.
Last Update: 9 September 2002
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