Tuesday, 29th March 2016
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.