Marton Csokas

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Marton Csokas
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Marton Csokas, 2008
Born Marton Paul Csokas
(1966-06-30) 30 June 1966 (age 49)
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
Years active 1990–present

Marton Paul Csokas[1] (Hungarian: Csókás Márton [ˈchoːkash ːʃ ˈmaːɾton]) born 30 June 1966, is a New Zealand-born film and television actor, who has worked in numerous country's in productions, including America.


Csokas at the premiere of The Equalizer

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 2003's Kangaroo Jack.

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 recent film credits include Noah, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, playing main antagonist Teddy in The Equalizer and playing the role of General Thomas Gage in Sons of Liberty (miniseries).

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,[citation needed] 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.


Year Film Role Notes
1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater Sid TV series (Episode: "By The Numbers")
1993–1995 Shortland Street Dr. Leonard Rossi-Dodds
1994 A Game with No Rules Kane Short
1994 Jack Brown Genius Dennis
1995 Twilight of the Gods Soldier Short[9]
1996 Broken English Darko
1996 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Tarlus TV series (Episode: "Promises")
1996 Chicken
1997–2001 Xena: Warrior Princess Krafstar, Borias/Belach
1998 Hurrah Raoul Also known as Heaven Sent
1999 Water Rats Robert Tremain TV series (Episode: "Shark Bait")
1999 Wildside Larry Lodans TV series
1999 All Saints Brother Thomas TV series (Episode: "More Things in Heaven & Earth")
1999 Halifax f.p. John Garth TV series (Episode: "Swimming with the Sharks")
2000 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World Kenner TV series (Episode: "Tourist Season")
2000 The Monkey's Mask Nick Maitland
2000 Beastmaster Qord TV series (3 episodes)
2000 The Three Stooges Ted Healy
2000 Farscape Br'Nee TV series (Episode: "Bone to be Wild")
2000 Accidents Chug Short
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Celeborn
2001 Rain Cady
2001 Cleopatra 2525 Krider TV series (Episode: "No Thanks For The Memories")
2001 The Farm Adrian Beckett Mini series
2002 Garage Days Shad Kern
2002 xXx Yorgi
2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Poggle the Lesser (voice) Uncredited
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Celeborn
2003 Timeline Sir William De Kere/ William Decker
2003 Kangaroo Jack Mr. Smith
2004 The Bourne Supremacy Jarda
2004 Evilenko Vadim Timurovic Lesiev
2005 Æon Flux Trevor Goodchild
2005 Kingdom of Heaven Guy de Lusignan
2005 The Great Raid Captain Redding
2005 Asylum Edgar Stark
2007 Romulus, My Father Hora
2010 Alice in Wonderland Charles Kingsleigh
2010 The Tree George
2010 L'âge de raison Malcolm
2010 South Solitary Jack Fleet
2010 The Debt Young Stefan
2011 Dream House Jack Patterson
2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Jack Barts
2012 Dead Europe Nico
2012 Falcón Javier Falcón
2013 Pawn Lt. Barnes
2013 Rogue[10] Jimmy Laszlo TV series (10 episodes)
2014 Noah Lamech
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Dr. Ashley Kafka
2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Damien Lord
2014 The Equalizer Nicolai "Teddy" Itchenko
2015 Sons of Liberty General Thomas Gage
2015 Voice from the Stone Post-production


  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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