Saving the Best for the End of the Week: John Noble Joining SLEEPY HOLLOW


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I don’t see how news gets much better than this. John Noble, who played the beloved Walter in Fringe, as well as countless excellent portrayals of a wide range of characters over the years, not the least of which was the mad Denethor in the Lord of the Rings films, has been cast in a recurring role in my favorite new series of the season, Roberto Orci‘s and Alex Kurtzman‘s Sleepy Hollow.

JOHN NOBLE TO GUEST-STAR ON HIT FOX DRAMA “SLEEPY HOLLOW”

All-New Episode Airs This Monday, September 23

Veteran actor John Noble, famous for his acclaimed tenure as eccentric scientist “Walter Bishop” on the FOX cult-classic “Fringe,” will appear in a recurring guest-starring role on the new hit drama SLEEPY HOLLOW. Noble will appear later in the season as HENRY PARRISH, a kind and reclusive man who possesses supernatural powers that have the potential to help the series’ protagonist, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison).

Sleepy Hollow John NobleThe role marks a return to FOX for Noble, as well as a creative reunion with SLEEPY HOLLOW executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Heather Kadin, all of whom collaborated with the versatile actor on FRINGE.

On the next episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW, airing Monday, Sept. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Ichabod Crane (Mison) and Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) move forward in their mission to unravel the mysteries lurking in Sleepy Hollow. A frightful vision from Ichabod’s former wife, Katrina (Katia Winter), sends the unlikely duo on the hunt for a vengeful witch from the 1700s, who has been awoken by unknown evils and is on a path of destruction in the quaint town.

SLEEPY HOLLOW premiered on Monday, Sept. 16 to an impressive 10.1 million viewers, making it FOX’s most-watched fall drama premiere in seven years.

For his role on FRINGE, Noble was nominated in 2012 for a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and won the category in 2011. Best known worldwide for his portrayal of “Denethor” in “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” Noble began his career on the Australian stage, where he was a leader in the country’s cultural expansion of the 1970s and 1980s. As artistic director of the Stage Company of South Australia for 10 years, he produced and directed more than 70 new plays, spent time in London directing “Sons of Cain” in the West End and produced “Percy and Rose” for the Adelaide Festival of Arts. His film credits include “One Night with the King,” opposite Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif; “The Last Airbender”; and “Risen.”

SLEEPY HOLLOW is from K/O Paper Products in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is co-created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman (“Hawaii Five-0,” “Underworld” and “Total Recall”). The series is executive-produced by Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman, Mark Goffman, Ken Olin and Heather Kadin. Iscove serves as supervising producer. Wiseman directed the pilot. “Like” SLEEPY HOLLOW on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SleepyHollowFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @SleepyHollowFOX and join the discussion using #sleepyhollow.

Sleepy Hollow, starring Tom MisonNicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, and John Noble, airs Mondays at 9/8c on Fox.


Erin Willard
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Erin is the Editor In Chief and West Coast Correspondent for SciFiMafia.com

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    September 23, 2013

    Cannot wait to see what he does. Loved John Noble in Fringe and can only imagine he would be a welcome character to an already great cast. The first episode gives me hope that we will continue to see new spins on old stories. It would be brilliant if this show encouraged some of those viewer who have not read some of the original work these show are based on.

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