“When I fell into acting for the first time in my life I felt complete.
And not only did I feel complete but I felt this is something I can do really
well - and that I adore - and that’s the magic that happened to me;
and the magic that’s still there.”
- John Noble, The Moment HQ podcast
What a quote! Now that’s the words of someone who’s following pure love for what they do. It’s clearly evident. What I love about this quote is that it serves as a beautiful reminder for us all that when you’re doing what you love and you are being moved by an inner energy force, you are truly living your dream and expressing your gift into the world. The world needs more of that.
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing John Noble, Australian Theatre, Film & Television Actor for the past 13 years, and while we both lived in New York I got to spend quite a bit of time with his family, who his kids I’m very close with. I used to take some of his acting classes when I was a teenager, which were a lot of fun and which is exactly his précis for the craft - “Just have fun, just have fun. Without that it’s just a dilemma.”
I admire John’s incredible ability to take the love he has for his craft and channel it through the various characters he plays; he’s truly remarkable to watch.
John has starred as Denethor in Lord of the Rings, where his career unexpectedly shot to international success. He later then starred as Dr. Walter Bishop in the science fiction TV series, Fringe. I remember watching these with his kids, Daniel, Sam and Jess in New York - as we all marvelled at his brilliant characterisation, while eating take out. More recently John has played in Sleepy Hollow and Elementary as Sherlock Holme’s father.
If you’re an aspiring actor, a John Noble fan or someone who’s simply got a creative mind there’s something in this interview for you.
John and I have a chat about THE ACT OF LOVE: SUCCESS, ACTING & CHASING YOUR DREAMS.
How his acting career all began
What it was like having his greatest success come later in life
Advice for actors and other creatives
Reaching rock bottom
The positive & negative parts of Hollywood
The beautiful thing inside Hollywood
And find out:
What he’d be doing if he wasn’t in his profession?