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Marton Csokas

Marton Csokas
Marton Csokas in May 2008
Born Marton Paul Csokas
(1966-06-30) 30 June 1966
Invercargill, New Zealand
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990–present

Marton Paul Csokas[1] (Hungarian: Csókás Márton, Hungarian pronunciation: ; born 30 June 1966), is a New Zealand-born actor. He has starred in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), xXx (2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Æon Flux (2005), Romulus, My Father (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), Pawn (2013), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), and The Equalizer (2014).


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Filmography 4
    • Film 4.1
    • Television 4.2
  • Awards and nominations 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early life

Csokas was born in Invercargill, New Zealand, to Margaret Christine (née Rayner), a nurse, and Márton Csókás, who worked as a mechanical engineer.[1][2] His father was Hungarian and his mother had English, Irish, and Danish ancestry.[3][4] Csokas has a younger brother, Robert. Csokas attended King's College, Auckland, and graduated from Toi Whakaari in 1989. He holds dual New Zealand and Hungarian citizenship.


Csokas made his acting debut in the New Zealand drama series xXx (2002), Mr. Smith in Kangaroo Jack (2003), Jarda in The Bourne Supremacy (2004), and Trevor Goodchild in Æon Flux (2005).

Csokas' stage credits include plays by Tom Stoppard and William Shakespeare in the 1990s in New Zealand, and in Australia Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2007) and Peribáñez (2006) with Company B.

Csokas at the premiere of The Equalizer, September 2014

In 2007, he portrayed Hora in the drama film Romulus, My Father, for which he won an AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and a Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2010, he appeared in the Tim Burton-directed fantasy film Alice in Wonderland, the French-Australian drama The Tree, the French romantic comedy With Love... from the Age of Reason, the romance film South Solitary, and the drama-thriller The Debt. In 2011, Csokas starred in the psychological thriller Dream House. The following year, he appeared in the fantasy action horror Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and the drama film Dead Europe. For his role in Dead Europe, he was again nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

In 2013, Csokas co-starred in the crime-thriller Pawn with Forest Whitaker and Michael Chiklis,[5] and portrayed Jimmy Laszlo in the DirecTV police drama Rogue, starring opposite Thandie Newton.[6] In 2014, he starred in the films Noah,[7] The Amazing Spider-Man 2,[8] Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and The Equalizer.[9] That same year, he starred as Sam Steele in the Discovery Channel's scripted miniseries Klondike.[10] Csokas then portrayed General Thomas Gage in History Channel's 3-part miniseries Sons of Liberty.[11] In May 2015, he joined the main cast of AMC's martial arts drama series Into the Badlands.[12] In 2016, he will co-star with Emilia Clarke in the supernatural thriller Voice from the Stone,[13] and will star alongside Vera Farmiga in the comedy-drama Burn Your Maps.[14]

Personal life

Csokas began dating French actress Eva Green after meeting on the set of Kingdom of Heaven in 2005. After three years in a long-distance relationship, he moved to London in 2008 to live with her.[15] He split with Green in 2009[16] and now resides in Venice Beach, Los Angeles.[17]



Year Film Role Notes
1994 A Game with No Rules Kane Short film
1994 Jack Brown Genius Dennis
1995 Twilight of the Gods Soldier Short film[18]
1996 Broken English Darko
1996 Chicken Unknown
1998 Hurrah Raoul
2000 The Monkey's Mask Nick Maitland
2000 Accidents Chug Short film
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Lord Celeborn
2001 Rain Cady
2002 Garage Days Shad Kern
2002 xXx Yorgi
2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Poggle the Lesser Uncredited; voice
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Lord Celeborn
2003 Timeline Sir William De Kere
2003 Kangaroo Jack Mr. Smith
2004 The Bourne Supremacy Jarda
2004 Evilenko Vadim Timurovic Lesiev
2005 Æon Flux Trevor Goodchild
2005 Kingdom of Heaven Guy de Lusignan
2005 The Great Raid Captain Redding
2005 Asylum Edgar Stark
2007 Romulus, My Father Hora
2010 Alice in Wonderland Charles Kingsleigh
2010 The Tree George Elrick
2010 With Love... from the Age of Reason Malcolm
2010 South Solitary Jack Fleet
2010 The Debt Young Stefan
2011 Dream House Jack Patterson
2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Jack Barts
2012 Dead Europe Nico
2013 Pawn Lieutenant Barnes
2014 Noah Lamech
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Dr. Ashley Kafka
2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Damien Lord
2014 The Equalizer Nicolai "Teddy" Itchenko
2016 Voice from the Stone Klaus In post-production
2016 Burn Your Maps Connor Firth In post-production
2016 Loving Filming


Year Film Role Notes
1990 Shark in the Park Terry Mercer Episode: "Technical K.O."
1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater Sid Episode: "By The Numbers"
1993–95 Shortland Street Leonard Rossi-Dodds Unknown episodes
1996 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Tarlus Episode: "Promises"
1996 G.P. Paul Deacon Episode: "The Ceremony of Innocence"
1997–2001 Xena: Warrior Princess Borias 10 episodes
1999 Water Rats Robert Tremain Episode: "Shark Bait"
1999 Wildside Larry Lodans Episode: "2.18"
1999 All Saints Brother Thomas Episode: "More Things in Heaven and Earth"
1999 Halifax f.p. John Garth Episode: "Swimming with the Sharks"
2000 The Three Stooges Ted Healy Television film
2000 The Lost World Kenner Episode: "Tourist Season"
2000 BeastMaster Qord 3 episodes
2000 Farscape Br'Nee Episode: "Bone to be Wild"
2001 Cleopatra 2525 Krider Episode: "No Thanks For The Memories"
2001 The Farm Adrian Beckett Miniseries
2012 Falcón Javier Falcón 2 episodes
2013 Rogue Jimmy Laszlo 10 episodes
2014 Klondike Sam Steele Miniseries; 6 episodes
2014 Covert Affairs Ivan Kravec 2 episodes
2015 Sons of Liberty General Thomas Gage Miniseries; 3 episodes
2015 Into the Badlands Quinn Upcoming series

Awards and nominations

Year Award Work Result
2007 AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Romulus, My Father Won
2008 Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Supporting Actor Won
2013 AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Dead Europe Nominated
Australian Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated


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