Jonathan Kydd (actor)

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For the academic of the same name, see Jonathan Kydd (academic).

Jonathan Kydd (born in 1956) is a British actor. He is the son of the actor Sam Kydd.

His first film was The Iron Maiden, in which he appeared aged six with his father. His mother, Pinkie, was one of England's first female advertising copywriters. She also played table tennis eleven times for England. She was the 1948 World Doubles Finalist with Hungarian Guisey Farkus.

Jonathan was the man who had his car buried in the sand in a 1989 AA commercials which ran for four years. He has also appeared in numerous radio and television series including: Pipkins, Chambers, Dial M For Pizza, Flying the Flag, Smith and Jones, The Quest, Jonathan Creek, Trial and Retribution and The Castle and "Cabin Pressure" He wrote 23 comedy songs for the comedian Brian Conley when he was appearing in his Saturday evening show in the early nineties. He has acted in many sitcoms. He voiced the cult Ferrero Rocher Ambassador's Reception television advertisement (including the immortal 'eccelente' line), and featured as the voice of Hagrid, Peeves the ghost, a death eater and sundry other wizards in all the Harry Potter computer games. His short film Ahaarrrr" (2007) appeared at seventeen international film festivals. His most recent short is 'Shakespeare's Wart'. He has voiced over 8,000 adverts, promos, documentaries, corporates, and CD rom games, (36 games) and has dubbed many films. He was a voice for L'Oreal adverts for 13 years. He sings and writes with comedy band "The Rudy Vees' having been in The Amazing Singing Dentists', 'The Bay Citee Molars' and 'The Kondos' who appeared on the finals of 'New Faces' in 1988, and played in his own band "Jonny Kydd", for whom he recorded a song for Chelsea FC called "Chelsea Blue". His album 'Eggshell Heart' was out in 2005. He was the voice of Paddington Bear. His latest TV appearance is in 'Holby City'. He regularly podcasts about football. His website is regularly updated


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