John Noble’s newfound popularity with the international television audience comes after more than 30 years as an acclaimed stage actor and director and distinguished character actor in film.
Noble, best-known worldwide for his award-winning portrayal of “Denethor” in “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” began his career on the Australian stage, where he was a leader in the country’s cultural expansion of the 1970s and 1980s. As Artistic Director of the Stage Company of South Australia for 10 years, he produced and directed more than 70 new plays, spent time in London directing “Sons of Cain” in the West End and produced “Percy and Rose” for the Adelaide Festival of Arts.
His most recent television credits in the U.S. include “Journeyman,” “The Unit,” “Stargate SG-1” and a season on “24” as Russian Consul “Anatoly Markhov.” He has appeared on Australian television as “Captain Blackheart” in the children’s series “Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji.”
Noble’s film credits include “One Night with the King” opposite Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif and “The Last Airbender,” as well as the upcoming “Risen,” the story of a featherweight boxing champion overcoming a tragic injury. Noble lent his voice talents to the soon-to-be-released video game “L.A. Noire.”
An Australian native, Noble splits his time between Vancouver and New York.