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John Rhys-Davies is a Actor British born on 5 may 1944 at Ammanford (United-kingdom)

John Rhys-Davies

John Rhys-Davies
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Birth name John Rhys-Davies
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 5 may 1944 (75 years) at Ammanford (United-kingdom)

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.

Biography

Débuts : le théâtre
John Rhys-Davies fait ses premiers pas sur les planches à l'âge de 13 ans, alors qu'il incarne les personnages de Shakespeare pour les spectacles de son école, la Truro School de Cornouailles. Il suit ensuite des cours à l'Université d'East Anglia, où il fonde la Dramatic Society of UEA Norwich. Il choisit le célèbre Maddermarket Theatre (de Norwich) pour entamer sa carrière, où il enseigne pendant un an avant de préparer son diplôme de la Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), qu’il obtient en 1969. Il joue ensuite dans plus d’une centaine de pièces dans des théâtres de répertoire britanniques, dont 26 de Shakespeare où il incarnera tous les personnages, d’Othello à Macbeth en passant par Claudius ou Falstaff. Il joue aussi plusieurs saisons à la Royal Shakespeare Company.


Au cinéma
John Rhys-Davies débute au cinéma avec Contre une poignée de diamants de Don Siegel aux côtés de Michael Caine. C'est un rôle bref puisque son personnage meurt avant le générique de début, mais ce premier film est le début d'une longue série de petits personnages qui lui permettent de s'illustrer dans près de 80 films dont deux épisodes d'Indiana Jones, un James Bond, mais aussi Mystère à Buffalo d'Alan Rudolf, Sabretooth de James Hickox ou encore Delta Force One : the Lost Patrol de Joseph Zito.


À la télévision
John Rhys-Davies a joué dans de nombreux feuilletons télévisés et séries télévisées comme Les Contes de la crypte (Saison 3, épisode 6 : La Perle Noire - titre original : Dead Wait), Sliders : Les Mondes parallèles, dans le rôle du Professeur Maximilien Arturo ou Shogun (rôle pour lequel il a été cité aux Emmy Awards), Moi Claude empereur, Hélène de Troie, Britannic.
Il apparaît en guest-star, à la suite du succès du Seigneur des anneaux, dans Airliss, The Justice League, Star Trek : Voyager et Les Contes de la crypte.
Il a même participé à une parodie du Seigneur des anneaux, Lord of the Piercing, un film (réalisé par une chaîne télévisée américaine) qui n'a pas encore été diffusé en France.
John Rhys-Davies participe également au dessin-animé Bob l'éponge, dans lequel il prête sa voix au méchant "lunettes noires".


Jeux vidéo
John Rhys-Davies fait plusieurs apparition dans des videos de jeux vidéo, notamment dans Dune 2000.

Il tient le rôle de James "Paladin" Taggart dans Wing Commander III : Cœur de tigre et Wing Commander IV : Le Prix de la liberté

Il participe également au projet Squadron 42 de Star Citizen


Le Seigneur des anneaux
Malgré ses nombreux films et sa collaboration à plusieurs reprises avec Steven Spielberg, le véritable succès de John Rhys-Davies reste l'adaptation cinématographique du Seigneur des anneaux.

John Rhys-Davies a eu la dernière phalange du majeur droit sectionnée à la suite d'un accident, bien avant le tournage. Par conséquent, quand il est arrivé sur le plateau du Seigneur des anneaux, il a demandé aux maquilleurs de lui confectionner une prothèse en latex pour remplacer la phalange manquante.


Opinions politiques
Rhys-Davies est un fervent défenseur du nationalisme blanc. En 2004, Rhys-Davies a déclaré lors d'une interview controversée : « Je pense que Tolkien annonce que des générations feront face à un défi. Et que, si elles ne se réveillent pas pour faire face à ce défi, elles perdront leur civilisation. Et je suis concerné par ça. [...] Je suis à fond pour la culture traditionnelle de l'homme blanc. Il y a beaucoup de gens qui ne comprennent pas combien la civilisation occidentale est précaire, et qui n'en comprennent pas la beauté [...]. L'accroissement des populations musulmanes en Europe est une catastrophe démographique qui menace la civilisation occidentale [...]. Personne ne veut en parler, personne n'ose en parler, parce que nous sommes très attentifs à ne pas offenser les gens racialement. [...]. En 2020, 50 % des enfants des Pays-Bas seront d'ascendance musulmane».

Ses propos ont été repris par le Parti national britannique. Rhys-Davies a dit que ça n'avait aucune incidence vu l'insignifiance du nombre de militants mais a trouvé "déstressant d'être publié dans un tract du parti national britannique". Il a également écrit un édito pour National Vanguard, une organisation de nationalistes blancs. Il clarifie son point de vue dans un article du journal conservateur National Review où il explique qu'il est contre l'islam radical car cette branche de la religion met en danger les valeurs occidentales telles que l'égalité, la démocratie, la tolérance et l'abolition de l'esclavage.

Best films

Usually with

Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(3 films)
Frank Welker
Frank Welker
(7 films)
Fran Walsh
Fran Walsh
(3 films)
Sala Baker
Sala Baker
(3 films)
Menahem Golan
Menahem Golan
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Rhys-Davies (89 films)

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Actor

Aquaman
Aquaman (2018)

Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman
Roles Brine King (voice)
Rating69% 3.4976553.4976553.4976553.4976553.497655
Personnage légendaire depuis 70 ans, Aquaman est le Roi des Sept Mers, régnant à contrecœur sur Atlantis. Pris en étau entre les Terriens qui détruisent constamment la mer et les habitants d'Atlantis prêts à se révolter, Aquaman doit protéger la planète tout entière…
Beyond the Mask, 1h43
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about religion
Actors John Rhys-Davies, Kara Killmer, Adetokumboh McCormack, Steve Blackwood, Samrat Chakrabarti
Roles Charles Kemp
Rating50% 2.506822.506822.506822.506822.50682
The film follows William Reynolds, an assassin for the British East India Company. To redeem his past and earn the heart of the woman he loves, he must aid in the cause of the colonists during the American Revolution.
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet, 1h24
Directed by Bill Plympton, Roger Allers, Joann Sfar, Mohammed Saeed Harib, Tomm Moore, Gaëtan et Paul Brizzi
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Actors Quvenzhané Wallis, Liam Neeson, John Krasinski, Salma Hayek, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina
Roles Yousef
Rating70% 3.549743.549743.549743.549743.54974
Kamila, a widowed mother, works as the housekeeper for Mustafa, a foreign poet, painter, and political activist being held under house arrest. Mustafa is guarded by the soldier Halim, who has a secret crush on Kamila. Kamila's daughter, Almitra, has stopped talking due to her father's death, and has become a troublemaker who frequently steals from local merchants. Almitra has seagulls for her only friends; she even seems able to talk to them by making birdlike noises. Halim's pompous Sergeant arrives to tell Mustafa that he is now free, but he must board a ship to his home country by day's end. The Sergeant escorts Mustafa to the ship, and Mustafa spends the time conversing with Kamila, Almitra and Halim, as well as with the townspeople, who regard him as a hero. Mustafa's conversations, ranging in topics from freedom to marriage to parenthood to eating, are animated by the movie's many directors in their own unique styles.
Apocalypse Pompeii
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Themes Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Adrian Paul, John Rhys-Davies, Dylan Vox
Roles Colonel Carlos Dillard
Rating24% 1.2365351.2365351.2365351.2365351.236535
When a Former Special Ops commando visits Pompeii, his wife and daughter are trapped as Mount Vesuvius erupts with massive force. While his family fights to survive the deadly onslaught of heat and lava, he enlists his former teammates in a daring operation beneath the ruins of Pompeii.
Time Lapse
Time Lapse (2014)
, 1h44
Directed by Bradley King
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic
Themes Time travel films
Actors Danielle Panabaker, Matt O'Leary, John Rhys-Davies, George Finn, Amin Joseph, Jason Spisak
Roles Mr. Bezzeredes
Rating64% 3.249933.249933.249933.249933.24993
Finn (Matt O'Leary) is a painter with a creative block, who lives together with his girlfriend Callie (Danielle Panabaker) and his best friend Jasper (George Finn) in an apartment complex where Finn works as a manager. Because the elderly tenant, Mr. Bezzerides (informally called "Mr. B" by the protagonists), across the way has not paid his rent in two months, Callie goes to check on him, and discovers a strange machine in his apartment that takes Polaroid photos of their living room's picture window—apparently 24 hours in the future, always at 8 pm, although Mr. B's photo display includes daytime photos. The friends check Mr. B's storage unit and find his inexplicably charred corpse; he has apparently been dead for a week. Gambling addict Jasper pushes to use the machine to win bets, as he usually loses, and the next day's photo confirms they will do just that. It also shows that Finn has finally created a new painting; copying the work in the photo gets him past his block. Based on what happened to Mr. B and notes in his journal, they realize they have to make sure the events in the photos—whatever they may be—have to occur, or their timeline will stop, and they will therefore cease to be.
Prisoners of the Sun, 1h25
Directed by Roger Christian
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors John Rhys-Davies, David Charvet, Carmen Chaplin, Emily Holmes, Nick Moran, Joss Ackland
Roles Prof. Hayden Masterton
Rating37% 1.8701451.8701451.8701451.8701451.870145
A young archaeological apprentice played by David Charvet is drawn into a perilous expedition deep beneath the timeless sands of Egypt. They encounter ancient monsters and escape death traps. Through the expedition they discover a secret older than time and a danger beyond imagination. The "sleepers" have awoken. The gods have arisen. And the countdown to the end of the world has begun.
Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map, 45minutes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films
Actors Frank Welker, Matthew Lillard, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Grey DeLisle, John Rhys-Davies, Dee Bradley Baker
Roles Gnarlybeard (voice)
Rating54% 2.7276452.7276452.7276452.7276452.727645
The Scooby Gang is little and hanging out in their tree house. Fred is lifting weights talking to himself in the mirror, Velma is using her computer, and Daphne is looking at her shoes and orders them to be lined up. Then Shaggy orders a pizza. The gang denies eating the pizza when it arrives. Then Scooby finds a rolled up map in his slice of pizza. The gang sets out to find the treasure of Gnarlybeard the Pirate. On the adventure they encounter Phantom Parrot and Gnarlybeard the Pirate, among others. The gang uncovers the missing treasure chest and is surprised by the contents.
Escape
Escape (2012)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors C. Thomas Howell, John Rhys-Davies
Roles Malcom Andrews
Rating46% 2.3153752.3153752.3153752.3153752.315375
After the unexpected death of their infant, doctors Paul (C. Thomas Howell) and Kim Jordan (Anora Lyn) decide to leave America and travel to Thailand on a medical mission. While they're adapting to their new life, Paul is kidnapped and taken to an isolated island by human traffickers, who need a doctor to save their wounded leader. Kim is left to find her husband on her own, unable to prove the reason for his disappearance. Paul is imprisoned with Englishman Malcolm Andrews (John Rhys-Davies), who is being held for ransom. The two men quickly discover that their philosophies are polar opposites: Andrews is a highly spiritual man, while Paul is a strict atheist. Paul later learns that he cannot save his kidnappers' leader without modern equipment, to which he has no access. Paul and Andrews decide to plan an escape as their last hope for survival.
Return to the Hiding Place
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Historical
Actors John Rhys-Davies, Craig Robert Young, Louie Lawless
Roles Eusi
Rating49% 2.46352.46352.46352.46352.4635
1941, Deuxième Guerre mondiale. Face au massacre de juifs en Hollande, les étudiants Piet Hartog et Hans Poley rassemblent un groupe de jeunes obstinés pour empêcher le meurtre d'innocents.
Ferocious Planet, 1h28
Directed by Billy O'Brien
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films, Disaster films
Actors Joe Flanigan, John Rhys-Davies, Newman, Chris
Roles Senator Jackson Crenshaw
Rating40% 2.0117452.0117452.0117452.0117452.011745
During the demonstration of a device which allows the observation of alternate dimensions, an accident causes the building in which the demonstration is taking place - and its occupants - to be transported to a dimension seemingly devoid of animal life but for large, vicious carnivores which hunt and kill the displaced humans one by one. A creature with six eyes attacks the people. The senator is attacked and ripped in half, and Lex has a heart attack. While researching an alien creature, Josh Burke accidentally sprays Al with an acidic toxin, and the first creature kills the private. While out getting water, two groups of three include Sam, Josh, and Dr. Karen Frost in one group, and Rivers, Dr. Jillian O'Hara and Murphy in the other, try to get out. Josh steals an egg, drops it on the rock, and is instantly sliced in half by "Momma." Rivers blows himself up to save Sam, and Brian Murphy is attacked and killed by "Momma". Only Colonel Synn, Dr. Frost, and Dr. O'Hara are left. Dr. Frost goes off by herself in an attempt to find intelligent life because of a structure she saw in the distance, only to discover too late that it was part of a building that got beamed with them and she is attacked and eaten by "Momma" off-screen. At the same time Colonel Synn and Dr. O'Hara manage to repair the device and return home, but discover that upon their return, off-screen damage from the machine has apparently caused chaos in their world, presumably bringing through one of the monsters.
Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes, 48minutes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Historical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Sherlock Holmes films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Malcolm McDowell, Michael York, John Rhys-Davies, Grey DeLisle, Billy West, Jeff Bergman
Roles Dr. Watson (voice)
Rating64% 3.2493553.2493553.2493553.2493553.249355
In London, an unseen criminal begins masterminding his "perfect plot on paper" which starts with a robbery taking place and three cats stealing a pink diamond. Three constables spot them and give chase, but the cats escape to the rooftops and glide off into the night, giving the stolen diamond to a mysterious horseman. The next day Dr. Watson rushes to 221B in Baker Street and informs his colleague Sherlock Holmes of the robbery. Holmes calls Jerry Mouse to bring him a copy of the Times. Jerry heads out to buy it, bumping into Tom Cat on the way, who has something for Holmes. Jerry sends a pile of bricks on Tom and Tom gives chase. Jerry returns to Holmes' flat and hands him the paper or what was left of it after the chase. Reading a letter Tom had given to them, for the night, Holmes and Watson decide to go to the Bruce Nigel Theatre and see a lady named Red. Holmes is told that she is being blackmailed and Holmes suggests the perpetrator might be - Professor Moriarty. Holmes deduces that the Star of Punjab, a diamond that is sensitive to the light of a solar eclipse which was to happen the following day, is to be stolen by the mastermind of the blackmail.
Medium Raw
Medium Raw (2010)
, 1h40
Directed by Andrew Cymek
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Actors William B. Davis, John Rhys-Davies, Boyd Banks, Brigitte Kingsley, Mercedes McNab, Andrew Cymek
Roles Elliot Carbon
Rating42% 2.120762.120762.120762.120762.12076
This script must be run from the command line
Three Wise Women, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Romance
Themes Christmas films
Actors Hugh O'Conor, Fionnula Flanagan, Amy Huberman, John Rhys-Davies, Lauren Coe, Jack Reynor
Roles Green
Rating54% 2.721422.721422.721422.721422.72142
Des anges s'immiscent dans la vie de Liz afin de l'aider à faire les bons choix…
31 North 62 East
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller
Actors John Rhys-Davies, Marina Sirtis, Aurélie Bargème, Heather Peace, Christopher Simpson, Nathalia Ramos
Roles John Hammond
Rating42% 2.143882.143882.143882.143882.14388
31 North 62 East tells the story of a British Prime Minister who gives up the position of an Special Air Service (SAS) unit in Afghanistan to ensure a UK £80 billion arms deal goes through, assuring his re-election. All soldiers in the SAS unit are thought to have died, until two months later, when one of them, a female captain, is found by Italian special forces and returns to the UK to investigate.