|Marton Csokas Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1¼ in|
|Date of Birth||June 30, 1966|
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Marton Csokas is a New Zealander actor, theatre artist, and voiceover actor who is known for playing a wide range of characters in a number of projects such as Lord Celeborn in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Jack Barts in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Trevor Goodchild in Æon Flux, Guy de Lusignan in Kingdom of Heaven, Dr. Ashley Kafka in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Hora in Romulus, My Father, Charles Kingsleigh in Alice in Wonderland, Lieutenant Barnes in Pawn, and L. Patrick Gray in Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House. He has often said in interviews that it was acting that chose him rather than the other way round and he has been quite happy and content about the same. Moreover, Marton Csokas has always focused on honing his acting skills and has developed a habit of reading a lot of textbooks which help him increase his knowledge about the field. Over the years, he has also been cast in a number of other movies and shows which include Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Shortland Street, Xena: Warrior Princess, Sons of Liberty, Into the Badlands, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Burn Your Maps, The Equalizer, Voice from the Stone, With Love… from the Age of Reason, and The Bourne Supremacy.
Marton Paul Csokas
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
Marton Csokas studied at King’s College, an independent secondary boarding and day school, located in Auckland, New Zealand. Later, he attended Canterbury University as he got enrolled for a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Art History.
Afterward, he transferred to Te Kura Toi Whakaari o Aotearoa/The New Zealand Drama School from where he graduated in the year 1989.
Actor, Voiceover Artist, Theatre Actor, Singer
- Father – Márton Csókás I (Mechanical Engineer, Opera Singer, Trapeze Artist in the Hungarian Circus)
- Mother – Margaret Christine (née Rayner) (Nurse)
- Siblings – Robert Csokas (Brother)
- Others – Frank Percival Rayner (Maternal Grandfather), John Frederick Rayner (Maternal Great Grandfather), Frances Isabel Sandagger (Maternal Great Grandmother), Jean Margaret Rowan McKinney (Maternal Grandmother), Joseph Barkley McKinney (Maternal Great Grandfather), John Alexander McKinney (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Isabella Burney (Maternal Great Great Grandmother), Mary “Birdie” Allcock (Maternal Great Grandmother), William Allcock (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Margaret Totty (Maternal Great Great Grandmother)
Marton Csokas is represented by Independent Talent Group Ltd., Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.
6 ft 1¼ in or 186 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Marton Csokas has dated –
- Eva Green (2005-2007) – In February 2005, Marton Csokas started going out with French actress and model, Eva Green. She is known for her acting prowess showcased in a variety of projects such as Casino Royale, Kingdom of Heaven, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Penny Dreadful, The Dreamers, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Golden Compass, White Bird in a Blizzard, Based on a True Story, and Euphoria. Moreover, their relationship grabbed attention due to a considerable age difference between Marton and Eva. The duo dated for more than 2 years after which their romance fizzled out and they decided to head separate ways in November 2007.
Race / Ethnicity
Marton Csokas is of Hungarian descent on his father’s side and has English, Irish, and Danish ancestry on his mother’s side.
- Has often played the villainous characters
- Deep-set eyes
Marton Csokas has done endorsement work for Speights which is a draught beer produced in Otago, New Zealand.
Best Known For
- Playing the role of Hora, one of Romulus’s friends, in the Australian drama film, Romulus, My Father, in which he starred alongside Eric Bana, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Franka Potente. For his role, Marton Csokas also won an AACTA Award in the “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” category in 2007 as well as a Film Critics Circle of Australia Award in the “Best Supporting Actor” category in 2008.
- Having been cast as Nico in the Australian drama film, Dead Europe, because for this role, he was nominated for an AACTA Award in the “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” category and Australian Film Critics Association Award in the “Best Supporting Actor” category
- Starring as Baron Quinn, the Badlands’ preeminent baron and a former clipper, in the American action-adventure drama wuxia television series, Into the Badlands, along with actors Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Aramis Knight, Emily Beecham, Oliver Stark, Madeleine Mantock, Ally Ioannides, Lorraine Toussaint, and Ella-Rae Smith
- Appearing in one of the lead roles as Guy de Lusignan in the epic historical drama film, Kingdom of Heaven, whose cast also comprised of Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Ghassan Massoud, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Iain Glen, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton, and Velibor Topić
As a Singer
In 2010, he performed Deutschland Uber Alles in the British-American thriller drama movie, The Debt. However, his part went uncredited.
Marton Csokas made his first feature film appearance by playing one of the lead roles of Dennis in the sci-fi romantic comedy fantasy film, Jack Brown Genius in 1996. Directed by Tony Hiles, the film also starred other actors such as Timothy Balme, Nicola Murphy, Stuart Devenie, Edward Campbell, and Lisa Chappell.
The same year, i.e. in 1996, Marton Csokas made his first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of Darko in the romantic drama film, Broken English, in which he starred alongside the likes of Aleksandra Vujčić, Julian Arahanga, and Rade Šerbedžija.
As a voiceover artist, he made his theatrical film debut by providing vocals to the character of Poggle the Lesser, the archduke of Geonosis, in the American epic fantasy action-adventure space opera film, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones in the year 2002. The movie was directed by George Lucas and its lead cast comprised of actors Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Frank Oz. However, Marton Csokas was not credited for his role.
First TV Show
Marton Csokas made his first TV show appearance by playing the role of Terry Mercer in an episode titled Technical K.O. of the crime drama series, Shark in the Park in 1990. The show was based on the lives of a group of officers at a Wellington police station.
Marton Csokas Facts
- It can certainly be said that he inherited some of his artistic genes from his father.
- His last name “Csokas” is pronounced as ”Cho-Kash”.
- From 1997 to 2001, Marton Csokas played the role of Borias in the popular American supernatural action-adventure fantasy television series, Xena: Warrior Princess.
- His acting as Trevor Goodchild in the 2005 American science fiction spy action film, Æon Flux, also brought him much critical appreciation.
- To manage the finances of his university education, he used to work in a flower auction. Also, he has washed dishes before making it big as an actor.
- He has also co-founded his own theatre company named the Stronghold Theatre.
- Marton Csokas holds dual citizenship in both New Zealand and Hungary.
- In 2011, he provided vocals to the character of Thaal Sinestro, a fictional supervillain, in the action video game, Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters.
- He portrayed the character of General Thomas Gage in the American historical drama television miniseries, Sons of Liberty. Directed by Kari Skogland, the miniseries explored the years between 1765 and 1776, the time before the start of the American Revolutionary War.
- Marton Csokas worked alongside the likes of Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Rufus Sewell as they all starred in the American dark fantasy action horror film, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
- He was cast as Astrov in the play, Uncle Vanya by the great Russian playwright and short-story writer, Anton Chekhov, at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, United States. His co-actors included Kristen Bush and Caroline Neff and he also won the 2017 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award in the “Supporting Actor in a Play” category.
- Marton Csokas got to work with the well-known late English actor, singer, and author, Christopher Lee in a couple of projects such as The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, and Alice in Wonderland.
- He is a big fan of the English actor, theatre director, and playwright, Mark Rylance.
- Marton loves to read and especially when he is preparing for a role, he tries to read a couple of books on acting to refine his art.
- He is not active on social media.
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