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 48)
Invercargill, Southland, 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 48)
Invercargill, Southland, 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.


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 as well as Mr. Smith in Kangaroo Jack 2003.

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]

His 2014 film credits include Noah, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and playing main antagonist Teddy in The Equalizer.

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.[citation needed]

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[8] and now lives in Venice Beach, Los Angeles.


1992The Ray Bradbury TheaterSidTV series (Episode: "By The Numbers")
1993–1995Shortland StreetDr. Leonard Rossi-Dodds
1994A Game with No RulesKaneShort
1994Jack Brown GeniusDennis
1995Twilight of the GodsSoldierShort[9]
1996Broken EnglishDarko
1996Hercules: The Legendary JourneysTarlusTV series (Episode: "Promises")
1997–2001Xena: Warrior PrincessKrafstar, Borias/Belach
1998HurrahRaoulAlso known as Heaven Sent
1999Water RatsRobert TremainTV series (Episode: "Shark Bait")
1999WildsideLarry LodansTV series
1999All SaintsBrother ThomasTV series (Episode: "More Things in Heaven & Earth")
1999Halifax f.p.John GarthTV series (Episode: "Swimming with the Sharks")
2000Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost WorldKennerTV series (Episode: "Tourist Season")
2000The Monkey's MaskNick Maitland
2000BeastmasterQordTV series (3 episodes)
2000The Three StoogesTed Healy
2000FarscapeBr'NeeTV series (Episode: "Bone to be Wild")
2001The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingCeleborn
2001Cleopatra 2525KriderTV series (Episode: "No Thanks For The Memories")
2001The FarmAdrian BeckettMini series
2002Garage DaysShad Kern
2002Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the ClonesPoggle the Lesser (voice)Uncredited
2003The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingCeleborn
2003TimelineSir William De Kere/ William Decker
2003Kangaroo JackMr. Smith
2004The Bourne SupremacyJarda
2004EvilenkoVadim Timurovic Lesiev
2005Æon FluxTrevor Goodchild
2005Kingdom of HeavenGuy de Lusignan
2005The Great RaidCaptain Redding
2005AsylumEdgar Stark
2007Romulus, My FatherHora
2010Alice in WonderlandCharles Kingsleigh
2010The TreeGeorge
2010L'âge de raisonMalcolm
2010South SolitaryJack Fleet
2010The DebtYoung Stefan
2011Dream HouseJack Patterson
2012Abraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterJack Barts
2012Dead EuropeNico
2012FalcónJavier Falcón
2013PawnLt. Barnes
2013Rogue[10]Jimmy LaszloTV series (10 episodes)
2014The Amazing Spider-Man 2Dr. Kafka
2014Sin City: A Dame to Kill ForDamien Lord
2014The EqualizerTeddy


  1. ^ a b "Alison Clare Whale, b:". 
  2. ^ The Marton Csokas Network: Theater[dead link]
  3. ^ "Interview with Marton Csokas (Fall 2005 – #101)". 8 August 2005. 
  4. ^ Steve Toth, Quatra.Net Ltd. - "Marton Csokas – Celebrities, famous people – – Budapest, Hungary". 
  5. ^ "An Interview With Marton Csokas". 9 March 1999. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  8. ^ a b Silvia Nucini (January 2009). "La signora delle mosche". Vanity Fair (Italy) (in Italian). 
  9. ^ "Twilight of the Gods | New Zealand Film Commission". 
  10. ^ "Catch the Rogue TV Series Exclusively on Audience Network". Directv. 29 March 2010. 

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