John Noble

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John Noble
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John Noble at the March 2012 WonderCon
Born (1948-08-20) 20 August 1948 (age 70)
ResidenceUnited States
OccupationActor, theatre director
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Penny Noble
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. [2]

Walter Bishop (<i>Fringe</i>) fictional character on the Fox television series Fringe

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.

Fox Broadcasting Company American television network

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.

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Career

Noble starred as scientist Walter Bishop in the television series Fringe .

<i>Fringe</i> (TV series) American science fiction television series

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 . [3] [4] He is also the voice of Unicron for the television show Transformers: Prime and its conclusion TV film.

<i>All Saints</i> (TV series) Australian television medical drama

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.

<i>The Lord of the Rings</i> (film series) 2001-2003 three films directed by Peter Jackson

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.

<i>Legends of Tomorrow</i> American superhero television series

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.

Atom (Ray Palmer) fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by DC Comics

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.

<i>The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King</i> 2003 film directed by Peter Jackson

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).

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1988The DreamingDr. 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 DenethorSeen 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
2004 Fracture Howard Peet
2006 One Night with the King Prince Admantha
2006 Running Scared Ivan Yugorsky
2006Voodoo LagoonBen
2010 Risen Eddie Thomas
2010 The Last Airbender Dragon SpiritVoice
2013 Superman: Unbound Brainiac Voice [5]
2014 The Mule Pat Shepherd

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1991 Police Rescue SergeantEpisode: "Hostage"
1993 Time Trax Mr. MichaelsEpisode: "One on One"
1997 Big Sky Graham JamesEpisode: "Future Past and Present"
1998 Water Rats Dr. HarryEpisode: "Epiphany"
1998–2004 All Saints Dr. John Madsen32 episodes
1999AirtightSorrentinoTelevision movie
2000 Tales of the South Seas Christian AmbroseEpisode: "Trent in Love"
2000Virtual NightmareDadTelevision movie
2001 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World Inspector Robert AndersonEpisode: "The Knife"
2001 The Bill Commander WarrenEpisode: "Beech on the Run"
2001–2006 Home and Away Dr. Helpman9 episodes
2002 Young Lions Adam Gallagher4 episodes
2002 Stingers Michael KranzEpisode: "Disgraceful Conduct"
2002 The Outsider Fergus HunterTelevision movie
2004 The Mystery of Natalie Wood Irving PichelTelevision movie
2002SuperfirePaul BaylisTelevision movie
2006 Stargate SG-1 MeurikEpisode: "Camelot"
2007 Journeyman Wine ConnoisseurEpisode: "Winterland"
2007 The Unit The CEOEpisode: "Pandemonium – Part 2"
2007 24 Anatoly Markov3 episodes
2007 Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji Blackheart13 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 Himself16 episodes
2011 Transformers: Prime Unicron (voice)3 episodes
2013 The Good Wife Matthew Ashbaugh2 episodes
2013 Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising Unicron Television movie
2013–2017 Sleepy Hollow Henry Parish/Jeremy Crane25 episodes
2013 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Edward StanleyEpisode: "Murder Under The Mistletoe"
2014 Rake Clayton Post2 episodes
2014 Devil's Playground Bishop McNally6 episodes
2015 Forever Aubrey GriffinEpisode: "The Last Death of Henry Morgan"
2015–2016, 2018 Elementary Morland Holmes14 episodes
2017–2018 DC's Legends of Tomorrow Mallus (voice); Himselfrecurring voice role; appearing in episode "Guest Starring John Noble"
2017 Salvation Nicholas Tanz3 episodes
2018 The Blacklist Raleigh Sinclair III2 episodes

Video games

YearTitleRole
2009 The Saboteur Bishop
2011 L.A. Noire Leland Monroe
2013 Infinity Blade III The Worker of Secrets
2015 Batman: Arkham Knight Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow

Other work

Awards and nominations

YearAssociationCategoryNominated workResult
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 AwardsBest CastNominated
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
201615th National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers (NAVGTR) awardsPerformance in a Drama, Supporting (as "Scarecrow") Batman: Arkham Knight Nominated

Personal life

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". [6] He studies theoretical physics, and requested that the writers of Fringe always keep things grounded in what could be scientifically feasible. [7]

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.

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