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Marton Csokas

Acclaimed Actor - "The Kiwi who Infiltrated Hollywood"

After WW II, Marton's father (whom he was named for) emigrated from Hungary to New Zealand, where he met and married Marton's mother, a New Zealander of Irish/Danish descent. A graduate of the New Zealand Drama School in 1989, he landed his first movie role in Jack Brown, Genius in 1994. Talent, elvish good-looks, and a muscular 6'3" frame helped him land the roles of the assassin Jarda in The Bourne Supremacy; that of Russian bad guy Yorgi, opposite Vin Diesel in XXX; and one of the most sought after roles, that of King of the Elves in the Lord of the Rings, husband to Galdadriel (played by the stunning Australian Cate Blanchett). Other credits include Swimming with Sharks, The Monkey’s Mask, Timeline, Kangaroo Jack, Broken English, Down and Under, Rain, and as the voice of Poggle in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. For television, Csokas has performed in a range of dramas including "The Three Stooges," "G.P." (AFI Nomination), "Farscape," "Halifax f.p" and "Wildside." Marton is known to most in the US as Khrafstar and Borias in the 1997-1998 seasons of "Xena: Warrior Princess" (1995).

Marton’s performances on the stage include New Zealand’s productions of "Arcadia," "Angels in America," "Julius Caesar," "Glorius Ruins," "Amy’s View" and "Closer." In Australia, Csokas has performed on the stage in "A Clockwork Orange," "Twelfth Night," "The Herbal Bed" and "Andromache" as well as an Australian tour of "Ladies Night." Marton also co-founded the Stronghold Theatre in Australasia, which has created such pieces as "Possibilities," "Meeting Place" and "Media Sluts," all of which played to great acclaim. His talent for classical work was seen in numerous productions of Shakespeare, Chekhov and Brecht, including roles as Alstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Brutus in Julius Caesar and Orsino in Twelfth Night, as well as performing in Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard, and Happy End.

Source: The Hungary Page

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