John Rhys-Davies

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/05/1944, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor; screenwriter
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John Rhys-Davies Fast Facts:
  • After graduating from college, he spent a year teaching before he decided to pursue an acting career.
  • Made his big-screen debut in a small role as a policeman in the 1974 thriller The Black Windmill.
  • Spent two seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the late 1970s.
  • Had an allergic reaction to the makeup he had to wear for his role as a dwarf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03).
  • Though he moved on to another relationship, he refused to divorce his wife, Suzanne A.D. Wilkinson, while she underwent a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. 
  • Has lent his voice to numerous animated series, including Animaniacs, Batman: The Animated Series and Pinky and the Brain, as well as many video games, such as Dune 2000, Risen and various Lord of the Rings games.
  • Collects vintage cars.
  • John Rhys-Davies Relationships:
  • Mary Margaretta Phyllis Jones - Mother
  • Ben Davies - Son
  • Suzanne A.D. Wilkinson - Wife (deceased)
  • Violet Colley - Aunt
  • Rhys Davies - Father
  • Tom Davies - Son
  • Maia - Daughter
  • Lisa Manning - Significant Other
  • John Rhys-Davies Awards:
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of East Anglia, Norwich, England (BA in English and History, 1966); Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England (1969)

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