Marton Csokas

Biography: Marton was born on June 30th 1966, in New Zealand. Growing up in New Zealand, his mother would send him and his brother to work on various farms to sheer sheep, make hay, milk cows, ride motorbikes and tractors- a typical rural upbringing. He didn't discover his passion for the stage and screen until his late teens. While studying literature and art history for a year at Canterbury and Christchurch, Csokas became involved with a writer's club and theater company, and he went on to graduate from the New Zealand Drama School in 1989. He embarked on his career on stage, first at the Taki Rua/Depot's Te Whaunau A Tuanui Jones. He soon portrayed the scholar Septimus in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, the ambiguous Joe Pitt in Tony Kusher's Angels in America, as well as appearing in the productions of Brian Friel's Dancing in Lughnasa, David Hare's Amy's View, Patrick Marber's Closer, which won him the Chapman Tripp Theatre Award for Production of the Year, and finally Steven Berkoff'sMarton was born on June 30th 1966, in New Zealand. Growing up in New Zealand, his mother would send him and his brother to work on various farms to sheer sheep, make hay, milk cows, ride motorbikes and tractors- a typical rural upbringing. He didn't discover his passion for the stage and screen until his late teens. While studying literature and art history for a year at Canterbury and Christchurch, Csokas became involved with a writer's club and theater company, and he went on to graduate from the New Zealand Drama School in 1989. He embarked on his career on stage, first at the Taki Rua/Depot's Te Whaunau A Tuanui Jones. He soon portrayed the scholar Septimus in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, the ambiguous Joe Pitt in Tony Kusher's Angels in America, as well as appearing in the productions of Brian Friel's Dancing in Lughnasa, David Hare's Amy's View, Patrick Marber's Closer, which won him the Chapman Tripp Theatre Award for Production of the Year, and finally Steven Berkoff's Kvetch. His talent for classical work was seen in numerous productions, including the Shakespearen roles of Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Brutus in Julius Caesar and Orsino in the romantic comedy Twelfth Night, as well as performing in Chekhov's Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard and Bertolt Brecht's Happy End.
He then co-founded the The Stronghold Theater. He then co-founded the The Stronghold Theater.
Steadily gaining experience working in commercials and as a music presenter, what Marton really wanted to do was cal-stage drama, but he was becoming more and more in demand on the screen. He landed a role in the television series Shortland Street before making his feature debut as Dennis in Jack Brown Genius (1994).

He then went on to play Dr. Leonard Rossi-Dodds in the NZ soap opera, Shortland Street, where he remained for 2 years. After leaving the soap, he worked in theater and short films including the awarded Twilight of the Gods and Game with no rules and in the internationally successful feature Broken English.
In 1996, working with Renaissance Pictures, he got the part of Tarlus in the episode "Promises" of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Soon after that he got the parts of Khrafstar and Borias in the third season of Xena:Warrior Princess. He reprised the role of Borias in other 5 episodes including the series finale.

He guest starred in many other shows produced down under such as Farscape, Cleopatra 2525, Water Rats and Beastmaster.

Marton was cast as Celeborn in the Lord of the Rings movies and as the voice of Poggle the Lesser in Star Wars Episode II. He had at least 5 movies to be released in a single year, including Down and Under with Jerry O'Connell, Garage Days directed by Alex Proyas and XXX with Vin Diesel.

Marton has also written the play Frontmen.

When he's not on location, Marton makes his home either in London or Los Angeles, and he enjoys living a gypsy lifestyle. At just over 40 years old, he remains a bachelor, and has not been publicly romantically linked with anyone. According to Linda Herrick of the New Zealand Herald, Marton "announced several years ago he was pansexual, meaning anything goes."
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Marton Csokas' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 55
Highest Metascore: 94 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lowest Metascore: 16 Kangaroo Jack
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
24 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
94 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Dec 17, 2003 Celeborn 9.1
92 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dec 19, 2001 Celeborn 9.1
73 The Bourne Supremacy Jul 23, 2004 Jarda 8.7
35 Dream House Sep 30, 2011 Jack Patterson 8.6
42 Voice from the Stone Apr 28, 2017 Klaus 8.3
63 Kingdom of Heaven May 6, 2005 Guy De Lusignan 8.1
46 Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Aug 22, 2014 Damien Lord 8.0
58 The Tree Jul 15, 2011 George Elrick 7.5
79 Loving Nov 4, 2016 Sheriff Brooks 7.2
57 The Equalizer Sep 26, 2014 Cast / Teddy / Teddy 6.8
57 Romulus, My Father Feb 29, 2008 Hora 6.7
65 The Debt Aug 31, 2011 Young Stefan 6.6
49 The Monkey's Mask Jul 27, 2001 Nick Maitland 6.5
53 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 2, 2014 Dr. Ashley Kafka / Dr. Kafka 6.5
53 Alice in Wonderland Mar 5, 2010 Charles Kingsleigh 5.8
42 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Jun 22, 2012 Jack Barts 5.8
51 Asylum Aug 12, 2005 Edgar Stark 5.5
36 Æon Flux Dec 2, 2005 Trevor Goodchild 5.5
68 Noah Mar 28, 2014 Cast / Lamech 5.4
tbd Pawn Apr 19, 2013 Lieutenant Barnes 5.2
16 Kangaroo Jack Jan 17, 2003 Mr. Smith 5.0
71 Rain Apr 26, 2002 Cady 4.7
28 Timeline Nov 26, 2003 Sir William De Kere/William Decker 4.3
50 Garage Days Jul 18, 2003 Shad Kern 4.1
48 xXx Aug 9, 2002 Yorgi 3.5
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