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Born: August 20, 1948 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Port Pirie, South Australia, AU Profession: actor, theatre director

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A stage veteran in his native Australia, actor John Noble had been performing for over two decades before earning his star-making turn as the emotionally corrupt Lord Denethor in "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (2002). His rich, Shakespearean turn won him worldwide favor and prime roles in films and on television, most notably "24" (Fox, 2001-2010) as a villainous Russian spy. However, his most acclaimed small screen turn was as the eccentric scientist Walter Bishop on "Fringe" (Fox, 2008- ). Produced by J.J. Abrams, the cult science fiction series was anchored by Noble's performance as a man seemingly driven mad by his experiments who then emerged from an institution after nearly 20 years to continue investigating strange phenomena. His work as Bishop made him a perennial favorite during Emmy season, as well as a much-loved character among the show's devoted fans. Having made the successful transition from Down Under to American productions, there was no doubt that for Noble the best was yet to come.

A stage veteran in his native Australia, actor John Noble had been performing for over two decades before earning his star-making turn as the emotionally corrupt Lord Denethor in "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (2002). His rich, Shakespearean turn won him worldwide favor and prime roles in films and on television, most notably "24" (Fox, 2001-2010) as a villainous Russian spy. However, his most acclaimed small screen turn was as the eccentric scientist Walter Bishop on "Fringe" (Fox, 2008- ). Produced by J.J. Abrams, the cult science fiction series was anchored by Noble's performance as a man seemingly driven mad by his experiments who then emerged from an institution after nearly 20 years to continue investigating strange phenomena. His work as Bishop made him a perennial favorite during Emmy season, as well as a much-loved character among the show's devoted fans. Having made the successful transition from Down Under to American productions, there was no doubt that for Noble the best was yet to come.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Serbian Scars (2009)
3.
 Running Scared (2006)
5.
 Mystery of Natalie Wood, The (2004) Irving Pichel
7.
 Outsider, The (2002) Fergus Hunter
8.
 Superfire (2002) Paul Baylis
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10.
 Monkey's Mask, The (2000) Mr Norris
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Milestones close milestones

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First paid acting job with the Arts Council touring a pub show
1977:
Began ten-year tenure as the Artistic Director of the Stage Company of South Australia
1982:
Directed "Percy and Rose" for the Adelaide Festival of Arts
1988:
Made film debut in the mystery thriller "The Dreaming"
1989:
Appeared in the miniseries "Hills End" (ABC)
1998:
Appeared in a semi-regular role in "All Saints" as neurosurgeon Dr. John Madsen
2002:
Filmed a scene in "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" but part was only see in the extended version (name misspelled in the credits)
2003:
Returned for "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" as Denethor, the Steward of Gondor
2005:
Appeared as Ben in the thriller "Voodoo Lagoon"
2006:
Cast in recurring role as Dr. Helpman on the Australian series "Home and Away"
2006:
Portrayed the conniving and plotting Prince Ardmantha in "One Night with the King"
2007:
Appeared on the sixth season of "24" (Fox) as Russian envoy Anatoly Markov
2007:
Cast as the evil pirate Blackheart in the Australian series "Lost Treasure of Fiji"
2008:
Cast as mentally unstable scientist Walter Bishop on the J. J. Abrams-produced series "Fringe" (Fox)
2010:
Voiced the Dragon Spirit in fantasy adventure "The Last Airbender"
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Education

Rostrevor College: -
The University of Adelaide: -

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