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Also Known As: Died:
Born: June 30, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New Zealand Profession: actor, writer

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Marton Csokas attended New Zealand Drama School and subsequently landed film and TV work, first in the Peter Jackson-produced "Jack Brown Genius" and more notably on "Shortland Street," a nightly soap opera set in an Auckland hospital. After extensive stage experience, Csokas found further TV work in the fantasy series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," and later played warlord Borias on "Xena: Warrior Princess." Further work came in New Zealand and Australian television throughout the '90s in the cop show "Water Rats" and the medical drama "All Saints." His major role of the era came when Jackson asked him to portray Celeborn, the elven husband of Cate Blanchett's Galadriel, in both "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" and its sequel "The Return of the King." Parts in several big-budget Hollywood films followed, including the 2004 espionage thriller "The Bourne Supremacy" and Ridley Scott's 2005 crusades epic "Kingdom of Heaven." Continuing to land roles in major productions, Csokas appeared in "The Debt," a 2010 spy drama, and he portrayed villainous characters in the supernatural movies "Dream House" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."

Marton Csokas attended New Zealand Drama School and subsequently landed film and TV work, first in the Peter Jackson-produced "Jack Brown Genius" and more notably on "Shortland Street," a nightly soap opera set in an Auckland hospital. After extensive stage experience, Csokas found further TV work in the fantasy series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," and later played warlord Borias on "Xena: Warrior Princess." Further work came in New Zealand and Australian television throughout the '90s in the cop show "Water Rats" and the medical drama "All Saints." His major role of the era came when Jackson asked him to portray Celeborn, the elven husband of Cate Blanchett's Galadriel, in both "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" and its sequel "The Return of the King." Parts in several big-budget Hollywood films followed, including the 2004 espionage thriller "The Bourne Supremacy" and Ridley Scott's 2005 crusades epic "Kingdom of Heaven." Continuing to land roles in major productions, Csokas appeared in "The Debt," a 2010 spy drama, and he portrayed villainous characters in the supernatural movies "Dream House" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Loving (2016)
2.
 Equalizer, The (2014)
3.
 Noah (2014)
5.
 Pawn (2013)
6.
 Dead Europe (2012)
8.
 South Solitary (2010)
9.
 Tree, The (2010)
10.
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1989:
Graduated from the New Zealand Drama School
1989:
Co-founded the theatre company The Stronghold Theater
1994:
Landed his first feature role in "Jack Brown Genius," which was co-written by Peter Jackson
1994:
Starred in the popular New Zealand soap opera "Shortland Street"
1996:
Played Tarlus in an episode of the popular Pacific Renaissance series "Hercules"
1996:
Had a supporting role in the acclaimed New Zealand film "Broken English"
1997:
Cast in a recurring role on "Xena: Warrior Princess"
2000:
Appeared in the television movie "The Three Stooges"
2001:
Co-starred in the award-winning coming-of-age drama "Rain"
2000:
Cast as Celeborn, Lord of the Elves, in Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy
2002:
Apppeared in the action spy thriller "XXX," starring Vin Diesel
2003:
Played Mr. Smith in the comedy "Kangaroo Jack"
2003:
Cast in the Michael Crighton adaptation "Timeline"
2004:
Cast in the WWII drama "The Great Raid," about the resuce of over 500 American prisoners of war from the notorious Cabanatuan Japanese POW camp
2004:
Cast opposite Matt Damon in "The Bourne Supremacy"
2005:
Co-starred in Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven" about the 12th-Century Crusades
2005:
Cast in "Asylum" as a mental patient romantically involved with the wife (Natasha Richardson) of his sanitarium's chief psychiatrist
2005:
Co-starred opposite Charlize Theron in the sci-fi adventure "Aeon Flux"
2008:
Co-starred in "Romulus, My Father," the directing debut of Richard Roxburgh
2010:
Cast in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" opposite Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Mia Wasikowska
2010:
Played the young Stephan Gold (Tom Wilkinson) in the drama thriller "The Debt"
2011:
Acted opposite Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz in "Dream House"
2012:
Played a vampire in the genre mash-up "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith
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Education

University of Cantebury: -
The New Zealand Drama School: - 1989

Notes

"Growing up in New Zealand, my mother would send my brother and me to work on various farms to sheer sheep, make hay, milk cows, ride motorbikes and tractors ... a typical rural upbringing."---Csokas quoted to Movieline's Hollywood Life, May/June 2005.

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father:
Marton Csokas. Hungarian.

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