John Noble is a perfect actor and a gentleman.
Born in Australia on August 20 1948.
The most of us know mr. Noble from his portrayal as Denethor in The Lord of the Rings:The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings:The Return of the King (2003).
As Denethor he played the second to last ruling Steward of the city of Gondor.
And his faith on the end of his ruling wasnt good.
Burning and crazy he run down the walls of Gondor.
In his career he played a lot of roles in many TV series.
Small roles,guest roles.
And he loan his voice to many cartoon characters like Unicron in Transformers Prime (2011)
and we can hear him in a few video games like Bishop in The Saboteur (2009) and Leland Monroe in L.A. Noir (2011).
But from 2008 to 2013 he portrayed Walter Bishop and Walternate Bishop.
In this serie he let see 2 sides of him,the slightly disturbed/mad scientist Walter in our Universe and later on the devious and smart scientist and Secratary of Defense Walternate as our walter has called him.
The Walter in our Universe has braindamage caused by removing parts of his brain,on his own request,by his friend William Bell--played by Leonard Nimoy--to let Walter forget how to create a bridge between ours and the other Dimension.
Trough that bridge he stole 'his' son,Peter,from the other dimension as his real son has died in this dimension.
in between many things happend and his wife commit suicide and after the removal of parts of his brain caused Walter to be locked away for 17 years in a mental institution.
After he was recruited by the FBI to work on the Fringe team with his son Peter Bishop--Joshua Jackson-- and Olivia Dunham--Anna Torv--,John Noble in his role as Walter Bishop developed a character you wont forget fast.
For the people who are known with the actor Vincent Price--the scary voice on MJ Thriller--will recognise in the portrayal of Walter Bishop many things of Vincent Price.
The way mr.Noble speaks,listen as he say "My dear",how he moves,some movements with his hands even his face sometimes is pure Vincent Price.
If it was intentional i dont know,but im not the only one who noticed the Noble/Price performance.
There are some episodes that feels like a few old Price movies.
One episode Walter talks about soul magnets to get back the soul and relive that person the soul belongs to.
Vincent Price was in a short called "The strange case of M Waldemar"(part of Tales of Terror) where they try to get the soul back by hypnotism in the same body.
The walter Bishop from our Dimension is a bit shabby if you see him.
Walternate is always dressed as a real gentleman,as he is the Secratary of Defense.
Perfect suit and tie.
Walternate,in the beginning evil,can you see as Vincent Price in his evil roles.
Avenging and planning to destroy our dimension to safe his.
From time to time you feel compassion then in the same scene you hate him again.
Vincent played his roles the same.
Take Vincent's character Dr.Phibes,(The Abominable Dr.Phibes-1971,Dr.Phibes rises again-1972)he is angry and want to revenge his wife by killing the Docters who treated his wife after they had an accident,his wife died and Dr.Phibes his face was deformed badly.
One side you feel compassion for Dr.Phipes but hate him the same time for the horrible way he kills his victims by using the 10 plagues Egypt.
If you have not seen Fringe yet,try it out.
If you want to know more on Vincent Price,ask me and look for his films.
John Noble an unique actor,we will hear more from him.
Vincent Price,once called with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing,the unholy trinity of 60's and 70's Cothic Horror.
R.I.P. Vincent Price.
My mind,dads and my movie collection and IMBD.