Bio of Denethor from TheOneRing.net Aliases: none Date of Birth: TA 2935 Race: Man of Gondor Height: 5'10-6'0? Date of Death: TA 3019 Alignment: Good Parents: Ecthelion II, mother unknown Spouse: Findulas Date of Marriage: TA 2976 Children: Faramir, Boromir
Physical description: An old man with white hair and a long, curved nose.
Biography: Last Ruling Steward of Gondor, Denethor held a long dislike for Gandalf, and it may have hindered him. Upon Denethor's hearing of Boromir's death, he fell into a deep depression, and his last days were blackened. Even though the swearing in of Pippin as a Swordthain of Gondor cheered him some, it was not enough to save him. Denethor ordered his own execution, after hearing of Faramir's illness after his encounter with a Nazgul. Denethor had intended to burn both himself and Faramir in the pyre, but Faramir was saved by Pippin, Gandalf, and Beregond. It is supposed that the vision that Denethor saw in the Palantir also contributed to his eventual suicide.
John Noble Bio from ToRn: Full Name: John Noble Birthdate: August 20th, 1948 Birthplace: Port Pirie, South Australia Hair Color: Dark Brown Eye Color: Blue Height: 6'1" Spouse: Penny Children: Samantha, Jessica and Daniel
Biography: As Artistic Director of the 'Stage Company of S.A.' for ten years, John Noble was involved in South Australia's cultural explosion in the 1970's and 80's. He performed with all of the States major arts companies. He also directed on London's West End (David Williamson's Sons of Cain), and acted in an award winning production at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland (Rob George's Errol Flynn's Great Big Adventure Book For Boys). He was a cultural guest in Texas as part of S.A's sesquicentennial sister-state celebrations in 1985, and in 1986 represented Australia at the New Zealand Playwrights Conference in Christchurch. Other highlights include:
Producing over 70 new Australian plays. 240 performances of Ron Blair's one man play 'The Christian Brothers'. Commissioning and directing the enormously successful Percy and Rose for the 1982 Adelaide Festival of Arts and subsequent National tour. Producing four major pieces for the 1984 Festival of Arts, including the memorable Masterclass.
He served an eight-year term as a Trustee of the Adelaide Festival Centre. In that time he was associated in the Australian productions of Cats and La Miserable. He was chairman of the inaugural Australian Drama Festival in Adelaide in 1982, and was a foundation member and chairman of the Association of Community Theatres. In 1984 the Premier of S.A. Mr. John Bannon nominated him as Young Australian of the Year for his work in the Arts. John is Head of Drama at Brent Street School of Arts. He has conducted master classes at N.I.D.A., Flinders University, the R.A.A.F., The Centre for Performing Arts, Carclew Youth Drama Camps, the S.A. Education Department, the National Book Council and the NSW & ACT Writers Centres. He has a private teaching studio specialising in presentation skills, accent modification, and film and TV performance and audition preparation.
As an actor, he has had guest roles in TV series Big Sky, Police Rescue, Water Rats, Timetrax, Above the Law and Tales of the South Pacific. For the last two and a half years he has a semi-regular role in All Saints as the neuro surgeon Dr John Madsen. He appeared in the mini-series Hills End, and films The Dreaming, Nostradamus Kid, A Sting in the Tail and Call me Mr. Brown. In 1999 played Sorrentino in the telemovie Airtight, and Mr. Norris in the feature film The Monkeys Mask. In 2000 he played a support lead in the telemovie A Virtual Nightmare. He will play Denethor in two films in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.