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.
John Noble at the March 2012 WonderCon
|Occupation||Actor, theatre director|
|Children||Samantha Noble, Daniel Noble, Jess Noble|
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. 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.
|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 (voice)||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, 2019||Elementary||Morland Holmes||16 episodes|
|2017–2018||Legends of Tomorrow||Mallus / Himself |
|2017||Salvation||Nicholas Tanz||3 episodes|
|2018||The Blacklist||Raleigh Sinclair III||2 episodes|
- Artistic Director of Stage Company of South Australia 1977–1987
- Head of Drama, Brent St. School of Arts (Sydney) 1997–2000
Awards and nominations
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.
- "John Noble Biography". Starpulse.com. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- "Exclusive Interview with John Noble!". 5 July 2016.
- Nick Broughall. "How L.A. Noire Conquered The Uncanny Valley with a Tech Called MotionScan". Gizmondo.
- Real Estate Agent
- Sands, Rich (7 January 2013). "First Look: Matt Bomer Gets Animated for Superman: Unbound". TV Guide. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
- Bill Keveney (29 April 2011). "Universes collide in Bishops' world". USA Today. McLean, Virginia: Gannett. p. 8D.
- "The Soapbox Office Podcast: Episode 9: Running Crank". www.soapboxoffice.com. Retrieved 25 June 2016.