John Noble is an Australian actor and theatre director best known for his role as Denethor in the feature films The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).
Early in his career, Noble was the Artistic Director of the Stage Company of South Australia for 10 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 3, Superfire, The Outsider, The Bill, Big Sky, Police Rescue, Water Rats, Timetrax, Above the Law, The Young Lions and Tales of the South Pacific.
He also had a recurring role on All Saints as the neurosurgeon Dr. John Madsen, from 1998-2004.
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.
He also starred in the science fiction television series Fringe, as Dr. Walter Bishop, from 2008-2013.
Noble lives in Sydney, Australia.