Jeffrey Thomas (actor)
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|Born||Wales, United Kingdom|
He 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.
More recently he is known for his role as Titus Lentulus Batiatus on the Starz series Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. Thomas reunited with Peter Jackson in The Hobbit film production, in which played the Dwarf King Thrór.
He has scripted several episodes of New Zealand television programmes, and also of the Welsh drama series Mwy Na Phapur Newydd. He has also written a play, Playing the Game, which has been performed in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom, a short film (Making Money), and two books, one of them a collection of stories for children.
- "The Hobbit Starts Shooting Today | Movie News | Empire". Empireonline.com. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
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