Mark Ferguson

The Australian actor and television presenter is perhaps best known for his role as Gil-galad in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Ferguson attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and graduated in 1981. In 1982, he played Paul Shepard in the television series "Sons and Daughters", appeared alongside Michael York in the film "The Far Country", and starred in "The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior".
In 1987 he appeared in the television series "Gloss", and later in 1992, starred in the series "The Rainbow Warrior". Between 1992 and 1995, he portrayed twin brothers Darryl and Damian Neilson in the popular New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street and had a stint in the award-winning animation short film "When Ponds Freeze Over". In 1994 he made his first appearance in Hercules - The Legendary Journeys, playing Prometheus in "Hercules and the Circle of Fire", and would subsequently appear in the "Xena: Warrior Princess" spin-off series. Of "Lord of the Rings", Ferguson initially had two roles in the trilogy. He played the Elvenking Gil-galad, but also filmed some scenes as the Witch-king of Angmar. However, the Witch-king material wasn't used in the final production. In 2001, he became the New Zealand host of Australian reality television series "Big Brother Australia" and "The Mole", as well as several special episodes of "Big Brother Australia 2001" and "2002". That same year, he played Andrew Couch in the television series "Spin Doctors". Ferguson currently resides in New Zealand. He has two sons, Liam and Cam.
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