Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK
Claim to Fame
Gimli on Lord of the Rings, Sliders
Actor/Actress, Writer, Producer
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Acclaimed Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). He has also had leading roles in _Victor/Victoria (1982)_, The Living Daylights (1987) and King Solomon`s Mines (1985).
Rhys-Davies, who was raised in England, Africa and Wales, credits his early exposure to classic literature for his decision to pursue acting and writing. he later refined his craft at London`s renowned Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His television credits include James Clavell`s "Shogun" (1980) (mini) and "Noble House" (1988) (mini), "Great Expectations" (1989) (mini), _"War and Remembrance" (1989) (mini)_ and "Archaeology" (1991).
An avid collector of vintage automobiles, Rhys-Davies has a host of theater roles to his credit, including "the Misanthrope", "Hedda Gabler" and most of Shakespeare`s works. He divides his time between Los Angeles and the Isle of Man.
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University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
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Actor, Voice Actor
John Rhys-Davies (born 5 May 1944) is a Welsh actor and voice actor best known for his portrayal of Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the charismatic Arab excavator Sallah in the Indiana Jones films. He also played Agent Michael Malone in the 1993 remake of the 1950s television series The Untouchables, Pilot Vasco Rodrigues in the mini-series Shōgun, Professor Maximillian Arturo in Sliders, King Richard I in Robin of Sherwood, General Leonid Pushkin in the James Bond film The Living Daylights, and Macro in I, Claudius. Additionally, he provided the voices of Cassim in Disney's Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Man Ray in SpongeBob SquarePants, Hades in Justice League and Tobias in the computer game Freelancer.
Rhys Davies (mechanical engineer)
Mary Margaretta Phyllis Jones (nurse)
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