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Csokas, Marton

Marton Csokas

Márton Csókás (Cho-kash) was born on June 30, 1966 in New Zealand to Márton Csókás (Hungarian mechanical engineer was was trained as an opera singer and one time trapeze artist), and Margaret Christine Csókás (née Rayner - nurse). Csókás' father had immigrated to New Zealand from Hungary after WWII where he met and married Margaret Rayner, they lived on a farm.

Csókás did not start out wanting to be an actor, but on a trip to London when he was 19, he had made a stop in a bookshop and picked up a copy of Marin Esslin's The Theatre of the Absurd and started reading...he was inspired.  After he returned from his trip he attended the University of Canterbury (for a year) then went into an 6 months art program in Christchurch, New Zealand. He went on to attend and graduate from the Te Kura Toi Whakaari o Aotearoa/New Zealand Drama School in 1989.

Felt~2017 - Pat Gray
Loving~2016 - Sheriff Brooks
Burn Your Maps~2016 - Connor
True Crimes~2016 - Kozlow
Voice from the Stone~2016 - Klaus
Choreography of War: Creating the Battles and Special Effects of Sons of Liberty~2015 (V short) - Himself
Lensing Liberty: The Making of Sons of Liberty~2015 (V short) - Himself
Men of Independence: The Historical Figures of Sons of Liberty~2015 (V short) - Himself
Denzel Washington: A Differnt Kind of Superhero~2014 (V short) - Himself
Equalizer Vision: Antoine Fuqua~2014 (V short) - Himself
The Equalizer~2014 - Teddy
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For~2014 - Damien Lord
The Amazing Spider-Man 2~2014 - Dr. Shaley Kafka
Noah~2014 - Lamech
Pawn~2013 - Lieutenant Barnes
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter~2012 - Jack Barts
Dead Europe~2012 - Nico
Dream House~2011 - Jack Patterson
The Debt~2010 - Young Stephan (Berlin 1965; performer: "Deutschland Uber Alles")
With Love...from the Age of Reason~2010 - Malcolm
South Solitary~2010 - Jack Fleet
The Tree~2010 - George
Alice in Wonderland~2010 - Charles Kingsleigh
Romulus, My Father~2007 - Hora (see Actor Connections - Film)
Peribañez~2007 - Commander of Ocana (El Comendador de Ocaña)
Colores of the Crusades~2006 (V doc short) - Himself
Kingdom of Heaven: Cast Rehearsals~2006 (V doc Short) - Himself
The Path to Redemption~2006 - (V doc) - Himself
Creating a World: Æon Flux~2006 (V short) - Himself
Æon Flux~2005 - Chairman Trevor Goodchild
Asylum~2005 - Edgar Stark
Great Raid, The (Ghost Soldiers)~2005 - Captain Redding
'Kingdom of Heaven': Interactive Production Grid~2005 (V doc) - Himself
Kingdom of Heaven~2005 - Guy De Lesignan (see Actor Connections - Film)
Bourne Supremacy, The~2004 - Jarda
Evilenko~2004 - Vadim Timurovic Lesiev
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The~2003 - Celeborn
XXX: A Filmmakers Diary~2003 (V) - Himself
Timeline~2003 - Robert De Kere
Kangaroo Jack (Down and Under)~2003 - Mr. Smith
Xena: Warrior Princess - A Friend in Need (The Director's Cut)~2002 (V) - Borias
Garage Days~2002 - Shad Kern
XXX~2002 - Yorgi
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones~2002 - uncredited voice of Poggle the Lesser
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The~2001 - Celeborn
Rain~2001 - Cady
Accidents~2000 (short) - Chug
Monkey's Mask, The~2000 - Nick Maitland
Hurrah~1998 - Raoul
Broken English~1996 - Darko
Twilight of the Gods~1995 (short) - Soldier
Game with No Rules, A~1994 (short) - Kane
Jack Brown Genius~1994 - Dennis

Film Thanks
The New World~2005

Into the Badlands~2015 - Quinn in:
     Hand of Five Poisons
     Snake Creeps Down
     Two Tigers Subdue Dragons
     White Stork Spreads Wings
     Fist Like a Bullet
     The Fort
Sons of Liberty~2015 - General Thomas Gage in:
     The Uprising
     A Dangerous Game
Made in Hollywood~2014 - Himself in 10.2
Covert Affairs~2014 - Ivan Kravec in:
     Embassy Row
     Elevate Me Later
Klondike~2014 - The Superintendent in 1.1-1.6
Rogue~2013 - Jimmy Laszlo (10 episodes)
Falcón~2012 - Javier Falcón in:
     The Silent and the Damned
     The Blind Man of Seville
The Farm~2001 (mini) - Adrian Beckett
Xena: Warrior Princess~1995 - Borias/Khrafster/Belach (10 episodes)
Three Stooges, The~2000 - Ted Healy
Cleopatra 2525~2001 - Krider in No Thanks for the Memories
Lost World, The~2000 - Kenner in Tourist Season
Cover Story~1999 - (#1.8)
BeastMaster~2000 - Qord in:
    The Golden Phoenix
Farscape~2000 - Br'Nee in Bone to Be Wild
Happy Birthday 2 You~2000 - (archive footage) Dr. Leonard Rossi-Dodds
Halifax F. P.: Swimming with Sharks~1999 - John Garth
Water Rats~1999 - Robert Tremain in Shark Bait
All Saints~1999 - Brother Thomas in More Things in Heaven and Earth
Xena: Warrior Princess~998 - (archive footage) Khrafstar in Forget Me Not
Wildside~1997 - Larry Lodans in 2.18
G.P.~1996 - Mr. Paul Deacon in The Ceremony of Innocence
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys~1996 - Tarlus in Promises
Ray Bradbury Theatre, The~1992 - Sid in By the Numbers
Shortland Street~1994-1996 - Dr. Leonard Rossi-Dodds
Call Up, The~ -
Shark in the Park, The~1990 - Terry Mercer in Technical K.O.

TV Commercials
Speights Beer (4): Wally's Funeral; Southern Man; Speight's Nowhere; The Perfect Girl

The Pillowman~2012 - Tupolski (Belvoir St. Theatre,  (see Actor Connections - Theatre)
The Little Foxes~2010 - (New York Theatre Workshop, New York, NY)
Antony and Cleopatra~2008 - Antony (Duke on 42nd Street Theater, New York, NY)
Riflemind~2007 - Phil - bass player (Wharf 1, Walsh Bay, Sydney, Australia)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?~2007 - George Woolf (Belvoir St. Theatre, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia)
Twelfth Night~2000 - Orsino (Australia)
A Clockwork Orange~1999 - Dim and chorus (CZ2 Productions, Australia)
Herbal Bed, The~1998 - Rafe Smith (Melbourne Theatre Company,  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Julius Caesar~1998 - Brutus (Auckland Theatre Company, Auckland, NZ)
Amy's View~1998 - Dominic (Circa Theatre, Wellington, NZ)
Closer~1998 - Dan (Circa Theatre/Auckland Theatre Company, Auckland, North Island, NZ)
Arcadia~1997 - Septimus Hodge (Auckland Theatre Company, Auckland, North Island, NZ)
Possibilities~1993 - The Torturer (Enzentium, Stronghold Theatre, )
Glorious Ruin~1991 - Brantley (Circa Theatre, Wellington, NZ)
Angels in America~1990 - Joe Pitt (Silo Theatre, Auckland Theatre Company, Auckland, NZ)
Ladies Night~1988 - Barry (Footbridge Theatre, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Tour - Australia)
Frontmen~ - Ken (Maidment Theatre, )
Andromache~ - Pyrrhus (STC Workshop, Australia)
Cherry Orchard, The~ - Yasha (National School - New Zealand Drama School, NZ)
Merry Wives Of Windsor, The~ - Falstaff  (National School - New Zealand Drama School, NZ)
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf~ - Nick  (National School - New Zealand Drama School, NZ)
As You Like It~ - Orlando (Christchurch Academy, )
Casement~ - Adler (Court Theatre, )
Happy End~ - Baby Face  (National School - New Zealand Drama School, NZ)
Three Sisters, The~ - Rode  (National School - New Zealand Drama School, NZ)
Dancing at Lughnasa~ - Gerry (Court Theatre, )
Kvetch~ - Frank (Maidment Theater, )
Icarus' Mother~ -  (Canterbury University, NZ)
Today's Bay~ - Various roles (Christchurch Repertory, NZ)
Te Whaunau A Tuanui Jones~ - Sam Brook (Taki Rau/Depot, NZ)
Anglophiles~ - (Watershed Theatre, )

Theatre Writing
Frontmen~ -

Video Games (voice)
Green Lantern Rise of the Manhunters~2011 - Sinestro
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers~2002 - (archive footage) Celeborn

Awards, Honors, and Nominations
Australian Film Critics Association Awards:
Nom 2013 Best Supporting Actor for Dead Europe
Australian Film Institute:
Nom 2014 Best Supporting Actor for Dead Europe
Rec'd 2007 Best Supporting Actor for Romulus, My Father
Nom 1996 Best Actor for G.P.
Chapman Tripp Theatre Award:
Rec'd 1998 Production of the Year for Closer
Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards:
Rec'd 2008 Best Actor - Supporting Role for Romulus, My Father
New Zealand Television and Film Awards:
Nom 1996 Best Actor for Broken English

Co-founded the Stronghold Theatre in Australasia (plays: Possibilities, Meeting Lace, Media Sluts)

When he was cast as Poggle in Attack of the Clones, the role was originally not going to be CGI.

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