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.


first page

SFX Magazine is the world's number one sci-fi, fantasy, and horror magazine published by Future PLC. Established in 1995, SFX Magazine prides itself on writing for its fans, welcoming geeks, collectors, and aficionados into its readership for over 25 years. Covering films, TV shows, books, comics, games, merch, and more, SFX Magazine is published every month. If you love it, chances are we do too and you'll find it in SFX.