John Noble


John Noble Trivia


  • Trivia

    • John was nominated a best supporting actor Satellite Award for Fringe in 2008.

    • John has worked as a voice teacher.

    • As part of the ensemble cast of "The Lord of the Rings" Trilogy John has won 3 awards: 2004 Critics Choice award for d Best Acting Ensemble, 2003 National Board of Review for Best Acting by an Ensemble and Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. He was nominated for 3; 2003 DVD Exclusive Award for Best Audio Commentary and Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards for Best Ensemble Acting.

    • John enjoys researching, on the internet, the scientific jargon in the scripts for Fringe.

    • John's hair was originally dark brown and his eyes are blue.

    • John's wife is named Penny.

    • One of his favourite shows is Stargate SG-1.

    • John has three children: Samantha, Jessica, and Daniel. His daughter Samantha is an actress.

    • John is best known for his role as Lord Denethor from "The Lord Of The Rings" trilogy.

    • His height is 6' 1" (1.85 m).

    • In the ending credits of the Extended Edition of "The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers", his name is misspelled "John Nogle".

    • Was the Artistic Director Of Stage Company of South Australia, from 1977 till 1987. He was also Head Of Drama, Brent St. School Of Arts (Sydney) from 1997 till 2000.

    • Directed over 80 plays, including Sons Of Cain on London's West End.

  • Quotes

    • John Noble: I am very grateful when people do respond to the work I do. It feels to me like two way traffic. I certainly always do my absolute best, in fact I think I am a bit obsessive, I'm always thinking about the details. I love my work and I think that might come through some times. That's what people pick up on too and they talk to me about the details in attempting to be very truthful in what I do and the characters I play. My thought to them is thank you and I'm going to keep trying to do the best I can do and I hope they keep watching it.

    • John Noble: "Lord of the Rings" was so special, you could tell even when you were working on it, that it was just so good, and sometimes, you just want to leave that in a special place somehow.

    • John Noble: (about the possibility of being in a movie version of "The Hobbit") If they said, 'Would you come and play Denethor again, I would have to say, 'No, I'm doing 'Fringe'! And I certainly couldn't play a younger Denethor or even Echelion now that I'm an older John. Not even with makeup.

    • John Noble: (about the cow that is on the set of Fringe) She's beautiful but she's a huge animal. Somehow or other she seems to have a very natural gift because whenever the cue comes she'll give the right look at the right time. I did something with her the other night where absolutely right on tune, she turned around an looked at me and went 'moooo!' Everyone just cracked up laughing - it was perfect timing.

    • John Noble: (about signing a 6 year contract for Fringe) I didn't. It was something that my wife and I discussed. We're at the stage now where our kids are grown up so we've treated it like a great adventure and it's turned out so far to be exactly that. We're having the time of our lives.

    • John Noble: (about the possibility of being type cast as a villain) It's nice to be able to work. Some people see me as a villain and offer me that type of role and I will play it. I am sure I will play more villains in the future.

    • John Noble: (answering a question about his favorite line from the Pilot of Fringe) I don't know It was a beauty, wasn't it? "It's just a squirt." It's classic, it was so simple and a such a poignant line. I think it's becoming a favorite. That and "let's make some LSD." people are saying oh my god I love those lines. I have some more good lines, but you'll just have to wait and see what they are.

    • John Noble: (about his character on Fringe) You know most of us live with boundaries around, this mans boundaries are different so he behaves, differently. The fact that he's recognized as insane means that he can get away with things a lot of other characters can't. And so can I!

    • John Noble: I played Denethor in "Lord of the Rings", and I classify that as a role that I would die for. And I'd say the same about [my role on Fringe]. It's challenging and fun and hard. It makes life interesting.