Mark Ferguson

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Mark Ferguson
Ferguson at the Hobbitcon III convention in Bonn, Germany on 6 April 2015
Born (1961-02-28) 28 February 1961 (age 58)
OccupationActor, television presenter
Years active1981–present

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


Born in Sydney, Australia,[citation needed] Ferguson attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and graduated in 1981.[1][better source needed] 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 had a role in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, in which he portrayed Gil-galad,[2][3] the last High King of the Noldor. Though most of his scenes were eventually cut from the movie, he can still be spotted at several shots during the film's prologue.

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.

In 2012, he appeared as Dominus in an episode of Spartacus: War of the Damned.



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