John Noble at the March 2012 WonderCon
|Occupation||Actor, theatre director|
|Children||Samantha Noble, Daniel Noble, Jess Noble|
John Noble (born 20 August 1948) is an Australian actor and theatre director of more than 80 plays.[ citation needed ] He is best known for his roles as Dr. Walter Bishop in the US Fox science fiction television series Fringe , and Henry Parrish in the Fox action-horror series Sleepy Hollow . His most high-profile film role was as Denethor in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He also provided the voice of the DC Comics supervillain Scarecrow in the 2015 video game Batman: Arkham Knight , where his character served as the main antagonist. In 2015, he joined the main cast of the television series Elementary as Sherlock Holmes's father. He was also cast as a doctor in the Australian TV series All Saints. In 2012, Noble was diagnosed with osteoporosis. His charity, Noble Bones, helps to raise awareness for the disease.
Walter Harold Bishop, Ph.D. is a fictional character on the Fox television series Fringe. He is portrayed by John Noble. Noble also plays Walter's counterpart in the show's parallel universe, who is referred to in the show as Walternate.
The Fox Broadcasting Company is an American commercial terrestrial television network that is a flagship property of Fox Corporation. The network is headquartered at 1211 Avenue of the Americas in New York City, with additional offices at the Fox Broadcasting Center and at the Fox Television Center in Los Angeles.
Noble starred as scientist Walter Bishop in the television series Fringe .
Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. It premiered on the Fox network on September 9, 2008, and concluded on January 18, 2013, after five seasons and 100 episodes. The series follows Olivia Dunham, Peter Bishop, and Walter Bishop, all members of the fictional Fringe Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, based in Boston, Massachusetts, under the supervision of Homeland Security. The team uses fringe science and FBI investigative techniques to investigate a series of unexplained, often ghastly occurrences, which are related to mysteries surrounding a parallel universe.
He made occasional appearances on the television series All Saints . He is internationally known for his performance as Denethor in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He played Russian Consul Anatoly Markov in the sixth season of the US television series 24 . In 2011, he appeared as Real Estate tycoon Leland Monroe in Rockstar's video game L.A. Noire .He is also the voice of Unicron for the television show Transformers: Prime and its conclusion TV film.
All Saints is an Australian television medical drama that first screened on the Seven Network on 24 February 1998. Set in the fictional All Saints Western General Hospital, it focused on the staff of Ward 17 until its closure in 2004, which is when the focus changed and began following the staff of the Emergency Department. It was produced by John Holmes alongside Jo Porter, MaryAnne Carroll and Di Drew. The final episode aired on 27 October 2009, completing its recording-breaking 12-year run.
Denethor II, son of Ecthelion II, is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Return of the King, which is the third and final part of his novel The Lord of the Rings. He is the 26th Ruling Steward of Gondor.
The Lord of the Rings is a film series of three epic fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson, based on the novel The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. The films are subtitled The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003). They are a New Zealand-American venture, produced by WingNut Films and The Saul Zaentz Company and distributed by New Line Cinema.
John Noble later worked in Legends of Tomorrow where he voiced the time demon Mallus. In its episode "Guest Starring John Noble," he portrayed himself when Atom visited him on set of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and had him record a fake rewrite which would be used to fool Nora Darhk.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow, or simply Legends of Tomorrow, is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, and Phil Klemmer, who are also executive producers along with Sarah Schechter and Chris Fedak; Klemmer and Fedak serve as showrunners. The series, based on the characters of DC Comics, airs on The CW and is a spin-off featuring characters introduced in Arrow and The Flash along with new characters, set in the Arrowverse, the same fictional universe. The series premiered in January 2016. Legends of Tomorrow has been renewed for a fourth season which premiered on October 22, 2018. On January 31, 2019, The CW renewed the series for a fifth season.
The Atom is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by editor and co-plotter Julius Schwartz, writer Gardner Fox and penciler Gil Kane. The Atom was one of the first superheroes of the Silver Age of comic books and debuted in Showcase #34.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy adventure film co-produced, co-written, and directed by Peter Jackson based on the second and third volumes of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is the last installment in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, following The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Two Towers (2002), preceding The Hobbit film trilogy (2012–14).
|1988||The Dreaming||Dr. Richards|
|1989||A Sting in the Tale||Prime Minister's minder|
|1990||Call Me Mr. Brown||Sergeant|
|1993||The Nostradamus Kid||General Booth|
|2000||The Monkey's Mask||Mr. Norris|
|2002||The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers||Denethor||Seen only in the Extended Edition|
|2003||The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King||Denethor|| Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast |
Critics Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble
National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
|2006||One Night with the King||Prince Admantha|
|2006||Running Scared||Ivan Yugorsky|
|2010||The Last Airbender||Dragon Spirit||Voice|
|2014||The Mule||Pat Shepherd|
|1991||Police Rescue||Sergeant||Episode: "Hostage"|
|1993||Time Trax||Mr. Michaels||Episode: "One on One"|
|1997||Big Sky||Graham James||Episode: "Future Past and Present"|
|1998||Water Rats||Dr. Harry||Episode: "Epiphany"|
|1998–2004||All Saints||Dr. John Madsen||32 episodes|
|2000||Tales of the South Seas||Christian Ambrose||Episode: "Trent in Love"|
|2000||Virtual Nightmare||Dad||Television movie|
|2001||Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World||Inspector Robert Anderson||Episode: "The Knife"|
|2001||The Bill||Commander Warren||Episode: "Beech on the Run"|
|2001–2006||Home and Away||Dr. Helpman||9 episodes|
|2002||Young Lions||Adam Gallagher||4 episodes|
|2002||Stingers||Michael Kranz||Episode: "Disgraceful Conduct"|
|2002||The Outsider||Fergus Hunter||Television movie|
|2004||The Mystery of Natalie Wood||Irving Pichel||Television movie|
|2002||Superfire||Paul Baylis||Television movie|
|2006||Stargate SG-1||Meurik||Episode: "Camelot"|
|2007||Journeyman||Wine Connoisseur||Episode: "Winterland"|
|2007||The Unit||The CEO||Episode: "Pandemonium – Part 2"|
|2007||24||Anatoly Markov||3 episodes|
|2007||Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji||Blackheart||13 episodes|
|2008–2013||Fringe||Walter Bishop/Walternate||100 episodes|
Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2008–09)
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television (2010, 2012–13)
|2011–2012||Dark Matters: Twisted But True||Himself||16 episodes|
|2011||Transformers: Prime||Unicron (voice)||3 episodes|
|2013||The Good Wife||Matthew Ashbaugh||2 episodes|
|2013||Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising||Unicron||Television movie|
|2013–2017||Sleepy Hollow||Henry Parish/Jeremy Crane||25 episodes|
|2013||Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries||Edward Stanley||Episode: "Murder Under The Mistletoe"|
|2014||Rake||Clayton Post||2 episodes|
|2014||Devil's Playground||Bishop McNally||6 episodes|
|2015||Forever||Aubrey Griffin||Episode: "The Last Death of Henry Morgan"|
|2015–2016, 2018||Elementary||Morland Holmes||14 episodes|
|2017–2018||DC's Legends of Tomorrow||Mallus (voice); Himself||recurring voice role; appearing in episode "Guest Starring John Noble"|
|2017||Salvation||Nicholas Tanz||3 episodes|
|2018||The Blacklist||Raleigh Sinclair III||2 episodes|
|2011||L.A. Noire||Leland Monroe|
|2013||Infinity Blade III||The Worker of Secrets|
|2015||Batman: Arkham Knight||Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow|
|2003||National Board of Review||Best Cast||The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King||Won|
|2004||Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards||Best Cast||Won|
|Critics' Choice Awards||Best Cast||Won|
|Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards||Best Cast||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Won|
|2008||Satellite Awards||Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Fringe||Nominated|
|2009||Satellite Awards||Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Nominated|
|2010||Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actor on Television||Nominated|
|2011||Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Won|
|Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actor on Television||Won|
|2012||Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actor on Television||Nominated|
|2013||Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actor on Television||Nominated|
|2016||15th National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers (NAVGTR) awards||Performance in a Drama, Supporting (as "Scarecrow")||Batman: Arkham Knight||Nominated|
Noble lives in the US with his wife Penny Noble. They have three children: Daniel Noble, Jess Noble and actress Samantha Noble. In 2011, John Noble's hobbies were reported to be "music, painting and narration".He studies theoretical physics, and requested that the writers of Fringe always keep things grounded in what could be scientifically feasible.
Samantha C. Noble is an Australian actress who has worked on television series and films. She is currently best known for her role as Jade/Amitiel in Gabriel, and has appeared in several films including See No Evil and Court of Lonely Royals.
The pilot episode of the television series Fringe premiered on the Fox network on September 9, 2008. The pilot was written by series creators J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci, and directed by Alex Graves. The episode introduces the character Olivia Dunham, portrayed by Anna Torv, an FBI special agent drawn into the world of applied fringe science. John Noble portrays Dr. Walter Bishop, a scientist formerly incarcerated in a mental institution for over seventeen years. Joshua Jackson plays his son, Peter, who is hired by Olivia to assist with Walter's work.
"Power Hungry" is the fifth episode of the first season of the American science fiction drama television series Fringe. The episode was written by playwright Julia Cho and consulting producer Jason Cahill, and was directed by Christopher Misiano. The episode focuses on Fringe Division's efforts in finding a man with the uncontrolled ability to affect electrical energy, thanks to the work of a wanted rogue scientist. Meanwhile, Olivia Dunham sees visions of her deceased lover, John Scott.
"The Equation" is the eighth episode of the first season of the American science fiction drama television series Fringe. The episode follows the Fringe team's investigation into the kidnapping of a young musical prodigy who has become obsessed with finishing one piece of music. Dr. Walter Bishop returns to St. Claire's Hospital in an effort to find the boy's whereabouts.
The first season of the American science fiction television series Fringe commenced airing on the Fox network on September 9, 2008, and concluded on May 12, 2009. It was produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, and its showrunners were Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman. The first season introduces a Federal Bureau of Investigation "Fringe Division" team based in Boston, Massachusetts under the supervision of Homeland Security. The team uses unorthodox "fringe" science and FBI investigative techniques to investigate a series of unexplained, often ghastly occurrences, which are related to mysteries surrounding a parallel universe. FBI agent Olivia Dunham is portrayed by actress Anna Torv, while actors Joshua Jackson and John Noble play father-son duo Peter and Walter Bishop. Other regular cast members include Lance Reddick, Jasika Nicole, Blair Brown, Mark Valley, and Kirk Acevedo.
The third season of the American science fiction television series Fringe began airing on the Fox network on September 23, 2010, and concluded on May 6, 2011. Twenty-two episodes long, the season was produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, and its showrunners were Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman. Lead actors Anna Torv, John Noble, and Joshua Jackson reprised their roles as FBI agent Olivia Dunham and the father-son duo Walter and Peter Bishop. Previous series regulars Lance Reddick, Jasika Nicole, and Blair Brown also returned, along with recurring guest stars Kirk Acevedo, Seth Gabel, and Ryan McDonald.
"Peter" is the 16th episode of the second season of the American science fiction drama television series Fringe, and the 36th episode overall.
"The Bishop Revival" is the 14th episode of the second season of the American science fiction drama television series Fringe. The episode's storyline followed Nazi scientist Alfred Hoffman as he specially designed airborne toxins to kill only surrounding people with similar genetic traits, such as people with brown eyes.
"The Road Not Taken" is the nineteenth episode of the first season of the American science fiction drama television series Fringe. It centers on the death of a young woman, who spontaneously combusts in the middle of a street. The Fringe team's investigation leads them to learn more about the drug trials Olivia experienced as a child, as well as other revelations.
"The Firefly" is the 10th episode of the third season of the American science fiction drama television series Fringe, and the 53rd episode overall. The episode centers on a chain of events created by Walter crossing over into the parallel universe in 1985 that has had subtle but significant effects in the present. Christopher Lloyd guest-starred as retired rocker Roscoe Joyce.
"The Man from the Other Side" is the 19th episode of the second season of the American science fiction drama television series Fringe. The episode follows the attempts of Thomas Jerome Newton, with the help of shapeshifters, to create a pathway between the two parallel universes, while the Fringe team's Olivia Dunham, Peter Bishop, and Walter Bishop try to stop him.
"The Transformation" is the thirteenth episode of the first season of the American science fiction drama television series Fringe. Its storyline centers on the circumstances surrounding a deceased scientist, who was doped with a "designer virus" and transformed into a dangerous monster, causing his plane to crash. Fringe agent Olivia Dunham and FBI consultants Peter and Walter Bishop connect the event to an impending arms deal. Olivia must explore her mind for remaining memories of her former partner and lover, John Scott, in order to prevent the sale of the virus.
"Subject 13" is the 15th episode of the third season of the American science fiction drama television series Fringe, and the 58th episode overall. Inspired by fan reaction to the show's previous flashback episode, "Peter", "Subject 13" occurs 25 years before the show's current timeline, in 1985 a few months after "Peter". The episode, with scenes set in both the prime and the parallel universe, explore Walter and Elizabeth Bishop's attempts to return Peter to the parallel universe using the Cortexiphan-induced abilities of young Olivia Dunham, while Walternate in the parallel universe struggles to deal with the kidnapping of his son.
"Lysergic Acid Diethylamide" is the 19th episode of the third season of the American science fiction drama television series Fringe, and the 62nd episode overall. The narrative followed the Fringe team's attempts to extract William Bell from Olivia's brain by entering her mind with the help of LSD.
"Subject 9" is the fourth episode of the fourth season of the Fox science fiction drama television series Fringe, and the series' 69th episode overall.
"Novation" is the fifth episode of the fourth season of the Fox science fiction drama television series Fringe, and the series' 70th episode overall. In the episode, the Fringe team of the alternate timeline deal with the ramifications of Peter Bishop's return.
"Letters of Transit" is the nineteenth episode of the fourth season of the Fox science-fiction drama television series, Fringe, and the series' 84th episode overall. It is set in the future, where the Observers have taken control of human society. In 2036, two FBI agents fight to free their world of the Observers by finding the amber-encased bodies of the original Fringe team. The episode's premise is subsequently built upon as the key setting of the show's fifth and final season.
"Worlds Apart" is the twentieth episode of the fourth season of the Fox science-fiction drama television series Fringe, and the series' 85th episode overall. It was co-written by series story editor Matt Pitts and DC Comics' Nicole Phillips based on a story by co-producer Graham Roland. Charles Beeson served as director.
"Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11" is the first episode of the fifth season of the American Fox science-fiction/drama television series Fringe, and the show's 88th episode overall. The episode premiered in the United States on September 28, 2012.
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