'Fringe' Star John Noble to Recur on 'Sleepy Hollow'

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September 20th, 2013


via press release:



All-New Episode Airs This Monday, September 23


Veteran actor John Noble, famous for his acclaimed tenure as eccentric scientist “Walter Bishop” on the FOX cult-classic “Fringe,” will appear in a recurring guest-starring role on the new hit drama SLEEPY HOLLOW. 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 Monday, Sept. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) 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. “Like” SLEEPY HOLLOW on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SleepyHollowFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @SleepyHollowFOX and join the discussion using #sleepyhollow

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  • Michael

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Lived the pilot. Adore John Noble. Can’t wait.

  • Wright

    OMG Walter in Sleepy Hollow. This just made my day. I miss Fringe so much. Sleepy Hollow should be a good fit for him. The first episode was great.

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  • tomko44

    The biggest crime in the industry was John Noble not getting an Emmy for Fringe. With his great acting ability he will be a great addition to Sleepy Hollow!

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  • Big D

    Total crime that John Noble was never even nominated for an Emmy for Fringe. He gave a very gracious speech in accepting his third Ewwy (awarded by the readers of ew.com) the other day.

  • Rebecca

    I couldn’t really get into Fringe (only saw maybe 3-4 episodes from season one) but I liked Noble’s character in what I saw. I’m in on Sleepy Hollow from the get go, so I look forward to seeing his character – hope he’s funny in it. Awesome.

  • Dan S

    YES, hopefully he’ll eventually become a regular. SH was a lot of fun & I think it will have a good run.

  • Networkman

    This seems like a good fit. All the loyal fans from Fringe should be accepting of Sleepy Hollow. I really enjoyed the premiere and I’ll definitely be watching for John Noble, who should of gotten an Emmy nomination this year.


    We’re already calling SH a hit? Hmmmm…

    Hope they’re right & hope John N will be a good fit.

    Watched the show & really like it (so far)

  • USAmerica1st

    John Noble, recurring on SH? Oh, this should be fun. He’ll fit in great in the creepy shadows and storyline of Sleepy Hollow. Bring him on!

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