John Noble

John Noble (born 20 August 1948) is an Australian actor and theatre director of more than 80 plays. 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]

John Noble
John Noble at the March 2012 WonderCon
Born (1948-08-20) 20 August 1948
ResidenceUnited States
OccupationActor, theatre director
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Penny Noble
ChildrenSamantha Noble, Daniel Noble, Jess Noble

Career

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

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.

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.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1988The DreamingDr. Richards
1989A Sting in the TalePrime Minister's minder
1990Call Me Mr. BrownSergeant
1993The Nostradamus KidGeneral Booth
2000The Monkey's MaskMr. Norris
2002The Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersDenethorSeen only in the Extended Edition
2003The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingDenethorBroadcast 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
2004FractureHoward Peet
2006One Night with the KingPrince Admantha
2006Running ScaredIvan Yugorsky
2006Voodoo LagoonBen
2010RisenEddie Thomas
2010The Last AirbenderDragon SpiritVoice
2013Superman: UnboundBrainiacVoice[5]
2014The MulePat Shepherd

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1991Police RescueSergeantEpisode: "Hostage"
1993Time TraxMr. MichaelsEpisode: "One on One"
1997Big SkyGraham JamesEpisode: "Future Past and Present"
1998Water RatsDr. HarryEpisode: "Epiphany"
1998–2004All SaintsDr. John Madsen32 episodes
1999AirtightSorrentinoTelevision movie
2000Tales of the South SeasChristian AmbroseEpisode: "Trent in Love"
2000Virtual NightmareDadTelevision movie
2001Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost WorldInspector Robert AndersonEpisode: "The Knife"
2001The BillCommander WarrenEpisode: "Beech on the Run"
2001–2006Home and AwayDr. Helpman9 episodes
2002Young LionsAdam Gallagher4 episodes
2002StingersMichael KranzEpisode: "Disgraceful Conduct"
2002The OutsiderFergus HunterTelevision movie
2004The Mystery of Natalie WoodIrving PichelTelevision movie
2002SuperfirePaul BaylisTelevision movie
2006Stargate SG-1MeurikEpisode: "Camelot"
2007JourneymanWine ConnoisseurEpisode: "Winterland"
2007The UnitThe CEOEpisode: "Pandemonium – Part 2"
200724Anatoly Markov3 episodes
2007Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of FijiBlackheart13 episodes
2008–2013FringeWalter Bishop / Walternate100 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)
2011–2012Dark Matters: Twisted But TrueHimself16 episodes
2011Transformers: PrimeUnicron (voice)3 episodes
2013The Good WifeMatthew Ashbaugh2 episodes
2013Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons RisingUnicron (voice)Television movie
2013–2017Sleepy HollowHenry Parish / Jeremy Crane25 episodes
2013Miss Fisher's Murder MysteriesEdward StanleyEpisode: "Murder Under The Mistletoe"
2014RakeClayton Post2 episodes
2014Devil's PlaygroundBishop McNally6 episodes
2015ForeverAubrey GriffinEpisode: "The Last Death of Henry Morgan"
2015–2016, 2018, 2019ElementaryMorland Holmes16 episodes
2017–2018Legends of TomorrowMallus / Himself
(voices)
2017SalvationNicholas Tanz3 episodes
2018The BlacklistRaleigh Sinclair III2 episodes

Video games

Year Title Voice role Notes
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

  • Artistic Director of Stage Company of South Australia 1977–1987
  • Head of Drama, Brent St. School of Arts (Sydney) 1997–2000

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 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

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]

References

  1. "John Noble Biography". Starpulse.com. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  2. "Exclusive Interview with John Noble!". 5 July 2016.
  3. Nick Broughall. "How L.A. Noire Conquered The Uncanny Valley with a Tech Called MotionScan". Gizmondo.
  4. Real Estate Agent
  5. Sands, Rich (7 January 2013). "First Look: Matt Bomer Gets Animated for Superman: Unbound". TV Guide. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  6. Bill Keveney (29 April 2011). "Universes collide in Bishops' world". USA Today. McLean, Virginia: Gannett. p. 8D.
  7. "The Soapbox Office Podcast: Episode 9: Running Crank". www.soapboxoffice.com. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
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