Marton Paul Csokas
30 June 1966
Marton Paul Csokas // ; born 30 June 1966) is a New Zealand actor who has appeared in films and on television. His notable roles include Yorgi in XXX (2002), Guy de Lusignan in Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Trevor Goodchild in Æon Flux (2005), Hora in Romulus, My Father (2007), Nico in Dead Europe (2012), Jack Barts in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), Lieutenant Barnes in Pawn (2013), Nicolai Itchenko in The Equalizer (2014), and Quinn in the U.S. television series Into the Badlands .(
Marton was born in Invercargill, New Zealand; the son of Margaret Christine (née Rayner), a nurse, and Márton Csókás I, who worked as a mechanical engineer.His father was Hungarian and his mother had English, Irish, and Danish ancestry. He holds dual New Zealand and Hungarian citizenship.
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Csokas made his acting debut[ when? ] on the New Zealand drama series Shark in the Park , as Terry Mercer, in the episode "Technical K.O.".[ citation needed ] He also portrayed Leonard Rossi-Dodds in the soap opera Shortland Street from 1993 until 1995.[ citation needed ] In 1996, he starred in the romantic drama film Broken English ;[ citation needed ] an from 1997 to 2001, he had a recurring role on Xena: Warrior Princess , portraying the character Borias. Csokas also portrayed Lord Celeborn in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Yorgi in XXX (2002), Mr. Smith in Kangaroo Jack (2003), Jarda in The Bourne Supremacy (2004), Trevor Goodchild in Æon Flux (2005), and Guy de Lusignan in Kingdom of Heaven (2005).[ citation needed ]
Csokas' stage credits include plays by Tom Stoppard and William Shakespeare in the 1990s in New Zealand, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2007) and Peribáñez (2006) with Company B in Australia.
In 2007, he portrayed Hora in the drama film Romulus, My Father , for which he won an AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and a Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Supporting Actor.[ citation needed ] In 2012, he appeared in the drama film Dead Europe . For his role in Dead Europe, he was again nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.[ citation needed ]
In 2013, Csokas co-starred in the crime-thriller Pawn with Forest Whitaker and Michael Chiklis,and portrayed Jimmy Laszlo in the DirecTV police drama Rogue , starring opposite Thandie Newton. In 2014, he starred in the films Noah , The Amazing Spider-Man 2 , and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For , and as Nicolai Itchenko in The Equalizer . Also in 2014, he starred as the superintendent in the Discovery Channel's scripted miniseries Klondike . Csokas then portrayed General Thomas Gage in History Channel's three-part miniseries Sons of Liberty in 2015.
In May 2015, Csokas joined the cast of AMC's martial arts drama Into the Badlands , playing the role of Quinn, the most powerful baron in the badlands.The show was canceled in 2019 after three seasons. In 2016, he co-starred with Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga in the Jeff Nichols-directed drama film Loving , and starred alongside Vera Farmiga in the comedy-drama Burn Your Maps . Csokas starred alongside Emilia Clarke in the supernatural thriller Voice from the Stone released in April 2017.
Csokas is known for his portrayals of villains.
|1994||A Game with No Rules||Kane||Short film|
|Jack Brown Genius||Dennis|
|1995||Twilight of the Gods||Soldier||Short film|
|2000||The Monkey's Mask||Nick Maitland|
|2001||The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring||Lord Celeborn|
|2002||Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones|| Poggle the Lesser |
|Garage Days||Shad Kern|
|2003||The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King||Lord Celeborn|
|Timeline||Sir William De Kere|
|Kangaroo Jack||Mr. Smith|
|2004||The Bourne Supremacy||Jarda|
|Evilenko||Vadim Timurovic Lesiev|
|2005||Æon Flux||Trevor Goodchild|
|Kingdom of Heaven||Guy de Lusignan|
|The Great Raid||Captain Redding|
|2007||Romulus, My Father||Hora|
|2010||Alice in Wonderland||Charles Kingsleigh|
|The Tree||George Elrick|
|With Love... from the Age of Reason||Malcolm|
|South Solitary||Jack Fleet|
|The Debt||Young Stefan Gold|
|2011||Dream House||Jack Patterson|
|2012||Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter||Jack Barts|
|The Amazing Spider-Man 2||Dr. Ashley Kafka|
|Sin City: A Dame to Kill For||Damien Lord|
|The Equalizer||Nicolai "Teddy" Itchenko|
|Burn Your Maps||Connor Firth|
|2017||Voice from the Stone||Klaus Rivi|
|Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House||L. Patrick Gray|
|1990||Shark in the Park||Terry Mercer||Episode: "Technical K.O."|
|1992||The Ray Bradbury Theater||Sid||Episode: "By The Numbers"|
|1993–1995||Shortland Street||Leonard Rossi-Dodds|
|1996||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Tarlus||Episode: "Promises"|
|G.P.||Paul Deacon||Episode: "The Ceremony of Innocence"|
|1997–2001||Xena: Warrior Princess||Borias||10 episodes|
|1999||Water Rats||Robert Tremain||Episode: "Shark Bait"|
|Wildside||Larry Lodans||Episode: "2.18"|
|All Saints||Brother Thomas||Episode: "More Things in Heaven and Earth"|
|Halifax f.p.||John Garth||Episode: "Swimming with the Sharks"|
|2000||The Three Stooges||Ted Healy||Television film|
|The Lost World||Kenner||Episode: "Tourist Season"|
|Farscape||Br'Nee||Episode: "Bone to be Wild"|
|2001||Cleopatra 2525||Krider||Episode: "No Thanks For The Memories"|
|The Farm||Adrian Beckett||Miniseries|
|2012||Falcón||Javier Falcón||4 episodes|
|2013||Rogue||Jimmy Laszlo||10 episodes|
|2014||Klondike||The Superintendent||Miniseries; 6 episodes|
|Covert Affairs||Ivan Kravec||2 episodes|
|2015||Sons of Liberty||General Thomas Gage||Miniseries; 3 episodes|
|2015–2017||Into the Badlands||Baron Quinn||16 episodes|
|2018||Divorce||Skip Zakarian||2 episodes|
|2020||The Luminaries||Francis Carver||Miniseries; 6 episodes|
|2011||Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters||Thaal Sinestro||Voice|
|1996||AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Television Drama||G.P.||Nominated|
|2007||AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Romulus, My Father||Won|
|2008||Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|2013||AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Dead Europe||Nominated|
|Australian Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
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