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"Sleepy Hollow": John Noble to guest star on Fox drama

Melissa Hayer Published: September 20, 2013
SLEEPY HOLLOW: John Noble is set to guest-star on the new hit drama SLEEPY HOLLOW, appearing later this season on FOX. ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr. FOX
SLEEPY HOLLOW: John Noble is set to guest-star on the new hit drama SLEEPY HOLLOW, appearing later this season on FOX. ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr. FOX

Good news for “Fringe” fans:  John Noble, who played eccentric scientist Walter Bishop on the cult classic, will be appearing in a recurring guest-starring role in Fox’s new hit drama “Sleepy Hollow.”

Details, provided by Fox, are as follows:

Noble will appear later in the season as HENRY PARRISH, a kind and reclusive man who possesses supernatural powers that have the potential to help the series’ protagonist, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison).

The role marks a return to FOX for Noble, as well as a creative reunion with SLEEPY HOLLOW executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Heather Kadin, all of whom collaborated with the versatile actor on FRINGE.

On the next episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW, airing at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 on FOX, Ichabod Crane (Mison) and Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) move forward in their mission to unravel the mysteries lurking in Sleepy Hollow. A frightful vision from Ichabod’s former wife, Katrina (Katia Winter), sends the unlikely duo on the hunt for a vengeful witch from the 1700s, who has been awoken by unknown evils and is on a path of destruction in the quaint town.

SLEEPY HOLLOW premiered on Monday, Sept. 16 to an impressive 10.1 million viewers, making it FOX’s most-watched fall drama premiere in seven years.

For his role on FRINGE, Noble was nominated in 2012 for a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and won the category in 2011. Best known worldwide for his portrayal of “Denethor” in “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” Noble began his career on the Australian stage, where he was a leader in the country’s cultural expansion of the 1970s and 1980s. As artistic director of the Stage Company of South Australia for 10 years, he produced and directed more than 70 new plays, spent time in London directing “Sons of Cain” in the West End and produced “Percy and Rose” for the Adelaide Festival of Arts. His film credits include “One Night with the King,” opposite Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif; “The Last Airbender”; and “Risen.”

SLEEPY HOLLOW is from K/O Paper Products in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is co-created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman (“Hawaii Five-0,” “Underworld” and “Total Recall”). The series is executive-produced by Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman, Mark Goffman, Ken Olin and Heather Kadin. Iscove serves as supervising producer. Wiseman directed the pilot.

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