John Noble

John Noble is an Australian stage, film and television actor, as well as a theater director of more than 80 plays. Early in his career, Noble was the Artistic Director of the Stage Company of South Australia for ten years, during which he was involved in South Australia’s cultural explosion. He performed with all of the state’s major arts companies, and produced over 70 new Australian plays.

As an actor, he is best known for his role as “Denethor” in “The Lord of the Rings,” for which he won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast and a Broadcast Film Critics Association USA Award for Best Ensemble Cast. Noble’s television guest roles include 24, “Journeyman,” “The Unit,” “Lost Treasure of Fiji,” “Home and Away,” “Stargate SG-1,” “The Mystery of Natalie Wood,” “Stingers,” “The Lost World Series III,” “Superfire,” “The Outsider,” “The Bill,” “Big Sky,” “Police Rescue,” “Water Rats,” “Timetrax,” “Above the Law,” “The Young Lions” and “Tales of the South Pacific.” For the last six-and-a-half years, he has had a semi-regular role on “All Saints” as the neurosurgeon “Dr. John Madsen.” Noble’s additional credits include the mini-series “Hills End” and the films “The Dreaming,” “Nostradamus Kid,” “A Sting in the Tail,” “Call Me Mr. Brown,” “Airtight,” “The Monkeys Mask” and “A Virtual Nightmare,” “One Night with the King” and “Running Scared.”

Noble lives in Sydney, Australia.

Stana Katic and John Noble Talk ‘Superman: Unbound’

Stana Katic and John Noble Talk ‘Superman: Unbound’

Based on the Geoff Johns / Gary Frank 2008 release Superman: Brainiac, Superman: Unbound finds the Man of Steel aptly handling day-to-day crime while helping acclimate Supergirl to Earth's customs and managing Lois Lane's expectations for their relationship. Personal issues take a back seat when the horrific force responsible for the destruction of Krypton - Brainiac - begins his descent upon Earth. Brainiac has crossed the universe, collecting cities from interesting planets - including Supergirl's home city of Kandor - and now the all-knowing, ever-improving android has his sights fixed on Metropolis. Superman must summon all of his physical and intellectual resources to protect his city, the love of his life and his newly-arrived cousin.

Yesterday was Stana Katic's birthday. She voices Lois Lane in this animated adventure. To celebrate, she joined John Noble as Brianiac for a series of video interviews, which were released along with four new photos.

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Is John Noble the Main Villain in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’?

Is John Noble the Main Villain in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’?

While the news may seem to come out of left field, John Noble is no stranger to big-budget franchises. He played Denethor in Peter Jackson's The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King. Of course, he already has a relationship with director J.J. Abrams from his work on Fringe, the Fox series which the filmmaker created alongside Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Nothing has been confirmed by Disney or LucasFilm yet, so stay tuned.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015.

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COMIC-CON 2012: ‘Fringe’ Movie May Happen Says John Noble!

We also reported in March that producer Jeff Pinkner has plans for an elaborate comic book series. Producer J.H. Wyman also revealed at the panel that Season 5 will pick up where Episode 4.19: Letters of Transit left off. The episode is set in the year 2036, foreshadowing a world where the Observers have taken over.

The show also played a five-minute video for the fans, showing scenes from Season 4 and Season 5, with main cast members coming out of an "amber" state to do battle with the Observers. That video isn't available yet, but we will share it as soon as it comes online.

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‘Fringe’ Favorite Walterisms Featurette

The Fox sci-fi series Fringe hit the convention floor at WonderCon 2012 today, where they debuted a special video comprised of the cast and crew's favorite "Walterisms" from the first four seasons. Fringe returns after a month-long hiatus this week with Episode 4.15: A Short Story About Love debuting Friday, March 23 at 9 PM ET on Fox. Take a look at John Noble deliver some of his most memorable lines as eccentric scientist Walter Bishop.

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‘The Lord of the Rings’ Extended Edition Blu-ray Brings the Fans Out in Los Angeles

Actors John Noble and Sala Baker at The Lord of the Rings Blu-ray celebration in Los Angeles If you were driving past the Best Buy in West Los Angeles yesterday, you might have seen a few sights you don't see every day, even in L.A. The gigantic store on Sawtelle Blvd. was transformed into Middle Earth to celebrate the midnight release of The Lord of The Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition Blu-ray release, which hits shelves June 28. I was invited to take part in the festivities, and even chat with a few cast members from the trilogy last night. It was quite a sight to see.

Part of the festivities was a costume contest, which saw numerous die-hard fans dressed up as their favorite characters such as Gandalf, Saruman, and many others. They were all vying for several LOTR-related prizes, including the whopper of a grand prize: a one-week trip to New Zealand to visit several trilogy-related locales, including the WETA special effects house. Two of WETA's own, Richard Taylor and Daniel Falconer, even took time out of their busy schedules working on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, to judge the finalists via Skype. The winner, Nicole Roberts, impressed the judges with her unique "showgirl" rendition of a Balrog to take home the grand prize. Nearly all of the finalists made the costumes by hand, showing their true loyalty to this epic franchise.

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EXCLUSIVE: John Noble Talks ‘Fringe’ Season 4

The actor who plays Walter Bishop on the Friday night Fox series discusses bringing back the Peter/Olivia/Bolivia love triangle in Season 4 and more.

John Noble and Christopher Lloyd Talk ‘Fringe’ Season 3

The two actors discuss Fox's popular sci-fi series as it makes its move to Friday Night.

‘Fringe’ Returns to Fox on January 21st

Series star John Noble will also be live-tweeting during this Thursday's brand new episode.