Allan Hyde was born on the 20th of December, 1989 in Denmark. He grew up in Valby, a residential district of Copenhagen. Allan has been singing and acting since he was 11#(Ugens Bedste TV).
In theater.Allan participated in theater productions of Les Misérables in 2002 (Gavroche), The Sound of Music in 2004 (Friedrich), Peter’s Christmas in 2005-2006 (Rasmus) and Uncle Danny in 2006 (Danny). Later he joined Adventure Theater (Eventyrteater) in Copenhagen, where he also participated in several plays. One of them was an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “Den Grimme Ælling” (The Ugly Duckling) on October of 2005. Allan played the Ugly Duckling.
The voice-over actor.Aside from acting and singing in theater productions, Allan is also a voice-over actor. He had dubbed Danish voices for Hollywood hits like “The Polar Express” and “High School Musical” where he worked on the voice-over for Zac Efron’s character, Troy Bolton. Allan has been dubbing the voice of Ron Weasley in J.K. Rowling’s film adaptation of Harry Potter.
Ekstrabladet.dk reported that Troells Toya calls Allan a “hardcore dubber” as Allan’s voice has been used in various cartoons and films, including the animated film “Racing Stripes.”
“[Teenage Mutant Ninja] ‘Turtles’ is super cool. I play Donatello, the wise one. He is a little more nerdy than the others.” -Allan Hyde
Independent films.Allan also worked with directors like Søren Grinderslev Hansen and fellow actor/director/producer Christian Tafdrup. These collaborations with the mentioned talented filmmakers and artists resulted to Allan’s most well known and loved films among Allan’s followers.
Also known as “Please Stay” is a 2009 Danish independent short film written and directed by Søren Grinderslev Hansen. The film is about Mikkel, a young and disturbed character played by Allan Hyde. For the most part of the film, Mikkel was involved in a rather emotional discussion with an unseen character voiced out by Rasmus Flensborg. The film’s cinematographer was Kasper Rasmussen and it was scored by Michael Pærremand.
“Awakening” as it is widely known, is a short Danish film about a teenager named Carsten who fell in between his relationship with his girlfriend, Melisse and his attraction to Melisse’s father, Stig. The film also featured Julie Grundtvig Wester and Lars Brygmann and Ellen Hillingsø. “En Forelskelse” was directed by actor/producer Christian Tafdrup. Tafdrup co-wrote the short film with Jonatan Spang.
Thomas was upset and only wanted to see his best friend, Mattias, to Thomas dismay. This is the short premise to Balder Skånström-Bo’s short film, “Implosion” which starred Allan as Thomas. The film was shown in Odense Film Festival Odense in Denmark in August 2009. It gained unlimited release in Cologne, Germany in November 2009. The short film was produced Karen Nørøxe.
“Exteriors” is a Norwegian film written and directed by Patrik Syversen and Marie Kristiansen. It is presented by Euforia and produced by Fredrik Fiction AS. It will premiere in Oslo, Norway on March, 2011. It stars Gitte Witt, Ruta Gedmintas, Joshua Bowman, Mark Wystrach and Allan Hyde (as Allan.)
“Its a poetic, realistic, surrealistic and somewhat experimental drama. The film features two girls, Pearl and Skye, both struggling foreign actresses in L.A. during pilot season. We follow these two on the day of a very important audition. Their stories are very similar: they are both competing or the same part, they are both living on a friends couch and they are both involved in destructive relationships. It is an exploration of the need to get recognized, to be loved and accepted, but most importantly of the sacrifices we make to achieve this. We see the girls go through great lengths to get what they want. They might even get stripped of their dignity.”
"Franky, Frankly" follows a young man drifting about the city, struggling to share something of meaning between his friend Madison and the beautiful, mysterious Chantal. Via Artistic Analogies Film Co.
“Franky, Frankly” is written and directed by Matthew Anderson and produced by Artistic Analogies Film Co. “Franky, Frankly” stars Mikandrew Perdaris (Franky), Allan Hyde (Madison) and Bella Dayne (Chantal.)
The writer and director.Aside from the short independent films Allan had acted on, Allan also created a few independent short films himself where he was either the writer and/or the director. In all of the self-made short films Allan created (in exception of “Stupid Clown”), he had collaborated with his long time best friend and fellow actor/writer/director, Aske Bang Sørensen.
“Nick is on the clock riding a rickshaw around Copenhagen when he meets Trine who has just walked in on her boyfriend cheating on her. He decides to show her a good time to cheer her up.” – Allan Hyde
Written and directed by Allan himself, the 13 minutes and 13 seconds long short was shown at the 2009 Oregon Film Festival in Denmark. It won The Sound of Sunrise Prize (the audience pick in the category under 20) and The EBH Prize (best fiction in the category under 20.) “Cykeltaxa” featured Aske Bang Sørensen as Nick along with other young Danish actors - Marie Søderberg, Sine Kappel and Julie Grundtvig Wester.
The writer and director.“Dværgen og Luderen”
“The Dwarf and The Whore” is a 2009 short written and directed by Aske Bang. Allan played a small part in this short which focuses on a man who was constantly ridiculed due to his physical appearance and found .
“Two guys' friendship is put to the test during a game of Fifa Football.” -Allan Hyde
“Venskabskampen” or “The Friendly” is one of the newest collaborations between Allan and friend Aske. The short was created early in 2010. It was written, directed and edited by Allan himself. With friend Aske, Allan was joined in by young actress, Julie Grundtvig Wester who Allan and Aske previously worked with in the short “Cykeltaxa.” Allan also starred with Julie in “En Forelskelse.” Sound by David Bjergsø and Jonas Torp Vilhelmsen, scored by Tempo.
“Stupid Clown is theatre of the absurd as a road trip short film. Vincent and Eugene are on the road and though the distractions are plenty they are determined not to let anything slow them down.” -Allan Hyde
A short written and directed by Allan, it stars Allan himself as Eugene and fellow friend and actor, Johnny Simmons as Vincent. Shot in the Mojave Desert in California, “Stupid Clown” is still in production.
Gourmet FilmAllan Hyde discussed Gourmetfilm.com with AllanHydeNews.com in November 2010. Allan stated that the idea for the website’s name rooted from his and his long time best friend Aske Bang’s (creator of the short “The Dwarf and The Whore”/ ‘Dværgen og Luderen‘) love of fine wine and food. Allan and Aske love to dine out and cook food themselves. A joke the best friends shared together goes that if they ever started a film production company, it would be called “Gourmet Film” and that people who would help them with their projects would be paid with good food that they cooked themselves as they considered it gourmet. Gourmetfilm.com is planned to be launched early in 2011. As part of Gourmetfilm.com, Allan and Aske are currently working on a five-part web series entitled, “Alla Salute!”
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In Danish television.Allan also starred in various Danish series including “Album” and most recently, “Lærkevej.”
“Album” (16 Mar '08)
Allan played the teenage Martin Lund Jensen
“2900 Happiness” (18 Sept '08)
“Lærkevej” (November 4to 25, 2010)
Allan recently starred in “Lærkevej”, a Danish TV series which aired in TV2. In the 9th episode of season 2, Allan Hyde’s character, Jonas, a suave and drug-dealing teenager was introduced as a new resident in Lærkevej together with his mother Jasmine who was played by Charlotte Fich. Allan was in 4 episodes of the series, including the very last episode of the show. On November 18th, Lærkevej aired its very last episode. The Danish TV series shown on TV2 lasted for two seasons.
“Den som dræber”
TV2 which produced "Lærkevej" is bringing a new crime series “Den som dræber” (“Those Who Kill”).
“I play Andreas, a young Russian kid who was recruited by Jacov, a Russian mafia Boss living in Denmark. He works at the boxing club that Jacov owns and is in charge of making sure everything is clean and in perfect order. He regards Jacov as being his father but Jacov has adopted another kid who he considers his son. And out of competitive motivation and love Andreas will do anything for Jacov.” - Allan talked about his new TV character as part of “Den som dræber”. The series is based on an original storyline created by bestselling author Elsebeth Egholm. Birger Larsen directs the series which premieres Sunday, March 13 at 8pm.
TRUE BLOOD and HOLLYWOODAllan is most notable of his exceptional performance as the 2000 year old Vampire Godric- Sheriff of Area 9 and Maker of Eric Northman- in HBO and Alan Ball’s critically acclaimed series True Blood. Godric was first introduced in the series’ episode 5 of season 2. Allan has been a supporting role since then, appearing in seasons 3 and 4 of the series.
Godric in True Blood:
205. “Never Let Me Go”
207. “Release Me”
208. “Time Bomb”
209. “I Will Rise Up”
302. “Beautifully Broken”
312. “Evil is Going On”
405. “Me and the Devil”
[Note: Will be updated.]