Jeffrey Thomas (actor)

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Jeffrey Thomas
Born Wales, United Kingdom
Occupation Actor
Years active 1979-present

Jeffrey Thomas is a Welsh-born New Zealand actor, best known for his film, television and stage roles.

Early life[edit]

Thomas is a graduate of Liverpool University and Oxford University in England.[citation needed]


Jeffrey Thomas rose to prominence in New Zealand in the late 1980s with the lead role of Inspector "Sharky" Finn in the TVNZ police drama series Shark in the Park, and is also well known for his roles in two long-running New Zealand soap operas, Mercy Peak and Shortland Street, and his distinctive voice can be heard narrating a large number of documentaries.

Internationally, Thomas is best known for his roles of Jason in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and narrator in Costa Botes's and Peter Jackson's mockumentary Forgotten Silver.

Thomas played Titus Lentulus Batiatus on the Starz series Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. Thomas reunited with Peter Jackson in The Hobbit, in which played the Dwarf King Thrór.[1]

Thomas is bilingual in English and Welsh, he is also a writer of dramatic material in both languages.[citation needed]

He has scripted several episodes of New Zealand television programmes, and also of the Welsh drama series Mwy Na Phapur Newydd. He wrote the play, Playing the Game, which has been performed in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom,[citation needed] a short film (Making Money), and two books, one of them a collection of stories for children.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "The Hobbit Starts Shooting Today | Movie News | Empire". Retrieved 2012-08-06. 

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