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SF and Fantasy's 20 Most Irritating Characters 19

19 Jonathan Carnahan
The Mummy

Role: Cash-obsessed, devious (in his dreams, at least) and bumbling brother of romantic lead Evey.

The painful truth: John Hannah brought a nation to tears with his heart-wrenching eulogy in Four Weddings And A Funeral. Here he’s more likely to induce collective wincing. “No redeeming features” is the phrase that best sums up his Jonathan, an unlikeable, pointless, painfully unfunny shadow of a character who turns getting in the way into an artform. If only someone had had the foresight to kill him off so he couldn’t turn up in the sequels.


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