John Noble

Actor, Theatre director
A stage veteran in his native Australia, actor John Noble had been performing for over two decades before earning his star-making turn as the emotionally corrupt Lord Denethor in "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" ... Read more »
Born: 08/19/1948 in Port Pirie, South Australia, AU

Filmography

Actor (22)

Elementary 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sleepy Hollow 2013 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mule 2014 (Movie)

Pat Shepherd (Actor)

Fringe 2008 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dark Matters: Twisted But True 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Serbian Scars 2009 (Movie)

Goran Obilich (Actor)

Plane Dead 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

24 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Journeyman 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Unit 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

One Night with the King 2006 (Movie)

Prince Admantha (Actor)

Running Scared 2006 (Movie)

Ivan Yugorsky (Actor)

Stargate SG-1 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 (Movie)

Denethor (Actor)

The Monkey's Mask 2001 (Movie)

Mr Norris (Actor)

A Sting in the Tail 1989 (Movie)

Prime Minister's Minder (Actor)

Superfire (TV Show)

Actor

The Mystery of Natalie Wood (TV Show)

Actor

The Outsider (TV Show)

Actor

Virtual Nightmare (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Song of the Islands (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Biography

A stage veteran in his native Australia, actor John Noble had been performing for over two decades before earning his star-making turn as the emotionally corrupt Lord Denethor in "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (2002). His rich, Shakespearean turn won him worldwide favor and prime roles in films and on television, most notably "24" (Fox, 2001-2010) as a villainous Russian spy. However, his most acclaimed small screen turn was as the eccentric scientist Walter Bishop on "Fringe" (Fox, 2008- ). Produced by J.J. Abrams, the cult science fiction series was anchored by Noble's performance as a man seemingly driven mad by his experiments who then emerged from an institution after nearly 20 years to continue investigating strange phenomena. His work as Bishop made him a perennial favorite during Emmy season, as well as a much-loved character among the show's devoted fans. Having made the successful transition from Down Under to American productions, there was no doubt that for Noble the best was yet to come.

Relationships

Penny Noble

Wife

Daniel Noble

Son
Mother is Penny Noble

Samantha Noble Actor

Daughter
Born in 1981 mother is Penny Noble

Jessica Noble Actor

Daughter
Mother is Penny Noble

EDUCATION

The University of Adelaide

Rostrevor College

A private day and boarding school for boys

Milestones

2010

Voiced the Dragon Spirit in fantasy adventure "The Last Airbender"

2008

Cast as mentally unstable scientist Walter Bishop on the J. J. Abrams-produced series "Fringe" (Fox)

2007

Appeared on the sixth season of "24" (Fox) as Russian envoy Anatoly Markov

2007

Cast as the evil pirate Blackheart in the Australian series "Lost Treasure of Fiji"

2006

Cast in recurring role as Dr. Helpman on the Australian series "Home and Away"

2006

Portrayed the conniving and plotting Prince Ardmantha in "One Night with the King"

2005

Appeared as Ben in the thriller "Voodoo Lagoon"

2003

Returned for "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" as Denethor, the Steward of Gondor

2002

Filmed a scene in "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" but part was only see in the extended version (name misspelled in the credits)

1998

Appeared in a semi-regular role in "All Saints" as neurosurgeon Dr. John Madsen

1989

Appeared in the miniseries "Hills End" (ABC)

1988

Made film debut in the mystery thriller "The Dreaming"

1982

Directed "Percy and Rose" for the Adelaide Festival of Arts

1977

Began ten-year tenure as the Artistic Director of the Stage Company of South Australia

First paid acting job with the Arts Council touring a pub show

Bonus Trivia

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For eight years Noble was a Festival Centre trustee, chairman of the inaugural Australian Drama festival in 1982 and produced four major pieces for the 1984 Festival of Arts.

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Noble was involved in a drunken brawl with screen veteran Omar Sharif on Oct. 30, 2004. He was struck with a lamp by Sharif during a drink-fuelled argument at a restaurant in Jodhpur, India, where they were filming the biblical epic "One Night With The King" (2006).

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Noble has produced more than 70 Australian plays and has served as artistic director of the Stage Company of South Australia for 10 years.

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