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John Rhys-Davies

Acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Rhys-Davies was introduced to a new generation of fans in the blockbuster trilogy "The Lord of the ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Late 1990s: Reprised his Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) role for a special film to be played in the line-up area for the "Indiana Jones" attraction at Disneyland. See more »

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5 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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John Rhys Davies | Jonathan Rhys-Davies | John Rhys-Davis | John Rhys Davies in closing credits


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Before getting the role of Gimli, he auditioned for the role of Denethor. Orlando Bloom, who played Legolas, auditioned for the role of Denethor's other son, Faramir. In Helen of Troy, Rhys-Davies played Priam, and in Troy (2004), Bloom played Paris, Priam's younger son. See more »


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