Mark Ferguson

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Mark Ferguson
Born (1961-02-28) 28 February 1961 (age 54)
Sydney, Australia
Residence New Zealand
Occupation Actor and television presenter
Known for Gil-galad in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)

Mark Ferguson (born 28 February 1961) is a New Zealand-based Australian actor and television presenter.


Ferguson was born in Sydney, Australia, in family of Scottish ancestry (Ferguson (name) is a Scottish clan). He attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and graduated in 1981.[1] In 1982, he played Paul Shepard in the television series Sons and Daughters, played alongside Michael York in the film The Far Country and starred in The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior. Between 1992 and 1995, he portrayed twin brothers Darryl and Damian Neilson in the popular New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street and had a stint in the award-winning animation short film "When Ponds Freeze Over".

In 1994 he made his first appearance in Hercules – The Legendary Journeys, playing Prometheus in "Hercules and the Circle of Fire". He also had roles in the Xena television series.

Ferguson also helped found a production company and an improvisational theatre.[citation needed]

Ferguson had two roles in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. He played Gil-galad, the last High King of the Noldor, but also filmed some scenes as the Witch-king of Angmar. However, the Witch-king material wasn't used in the final production.[citation needed]

In 2001, Ferguson was the New Zealand host of Australian reality television series Big Brother Australia and The Mole, as well as several special episodes of Big Brother Australia 2001 and 2002. Also in 2001 Ferguson played Andrew Couch in the television series Spin Doctors.



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