Marton Csokas

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Marton Csokas
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Marton Csokas, 2008
BornMarton Paul Csokas
(1966-06-30) 30 June 1966 (age 47)
Invercargill, New Zealand
Years active1990–present
 
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Marton Csokas
Marton Csokas by andrew maccoll.jpg
Marton Csokas, 2008
BornMarton Paul Csokas
(1966-06-30) 30 June 1966 (age 47)
Invercargill, New Zealand
Years active1990–present

Marton Paul Csokas[1] (Hungarian: Csókás Márton [ˈtʃoːkaːʃ ˈmaːɾton]; born 30 June 1966) is a New Zealand film and television actor.

Career[edit]

Two of Csokas' most notable roles are Lord Celeborn in the films The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, and Guy de Lusignan in Kingdom of Heaven. He made repeated appearances in Xena: Warrior Princess as Xena's past love and ally, Borias. He also played roles as Jarda in The Bourne Supremacy, the villain Yorgi in xXx, and played opposite Charlize Theron in Æon Flux, as Trevor Goodchild.

Csokas's stage credits include plays by Tom Stoppard and William Shakespeare in the 1990s in New Zealand, and in Australia Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (2007) and Peribáñez (2006) with Company B.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Csokas was born in Invercargill, New Zealand, the son of Margaret Christine (née Rayner), a nurse, and Márton Csókás, who worked as a mechanical engineer.[1][3] His father was Hungarian and his mother had English, Irish, and Danish ancestry.[4][5][6] Csokas has a younger brother, Robert. Csokas attended King's College, Auckland, and graduated from Toi Whakaari, The New Zealand Drama School in 1989. His surname is pronounced "CHO-Kash".[7] Csokas holds dual New Zealand and Hungarian citizenship.

He became involved with actress Eva Green after they met in 2005 on the set of Kingdom of Heaven. In 2008, after three years of a long distance relationship, he moved to London to live with her.[8] He split with Green at some point in 2009[citation needed] and now lives in Venice Beach, Los Angeles.

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRole
1992The Ray Bradbury TheaterSid (ep "By The Numbers")
1993–
1995
Shortland StreetDr. Leonard Rossi-Dodds
1994A Game with No Rules (short)Kane
Jack Brown GeniusDennis
1995Twilight of the Gods (short)Soldier (short film)
1996Broken EnglishDarko
Hercules: The Legendary JourneysTarlus (ep "Promises")
Chicken
1997–
2001
Xena: Warrior PrincessKrafstar, Borias/Belach
1998Hurrah (also known as Heaven Sent)Raoul
1999Water RatsRobert Tremain (ep "Shark Bait")
WildsideLarry Lodans (ep #2.18)
All SaintsBrother Thomas (ep "More Things in Heaven & Earth")
Halifax f.p.John Garth (ep "Swimming with the Sharks")
2000Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost WorldKenner (ep "Tourist Season")
The Monkey's MaskNick Maitland
BeastmasterQord (eps "Revelations", "Rescue" & "Golden Phoenix")
The Three StoogesTed Healy
FarscapeBr'Nee (ep "Bone to be Wild")
Accidents (short)Chug
2001The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingCeleborn
RainCady
Cleopatra 2525Krider (ep "No Thanks For The Memories")
The FarmAdrian Beckett (mini series)
2002Garage DaysShad Kern
xXxYorgi
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the ClonesPoggle the Lesser
2003The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingCeleborn
TimelineSir William De Kere/ William Decker
Kangaroo JackMr. Smith
2004The Bourne SupremacyJarda
EvilenkoVadim Timurovic Lesiev
2005Æon FluxTrevor Goodchild
Kingdom of HeavenGuy de Lusignan
The Great RaidCaptain Redding
AsylumEdgar Stark
2007Romulus, My FatherHora
2010Alice in WonderlandCharles Kingsleigh
The TreeGeorge
L'âge de raisonMalcolm
South SolitaryJack Fleet
The DebtYoung Stefan
2011Dream HouseJack Patterson
2012Abraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterJack Barts
Dead EuropeNico
FalcónJavier Falcón
2013PawnLt. Barnes
Rogue (TV series)Jimmy Laszlo [9]
2014The Amazing Spider-Man 2Dr. Kafka
2014The Equalizer
2014Sin City: A Dame to Kill ForDamien Lord

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