John Rhys-Davies

John Rhys-Davies

actor, sound department, producer

John Rhys-Davies was born on May 05, 1944 in UK. John Rhys-Davies's big-screen debut came with The Guardians - Season 1 directed by Robert Tronson in 1971, strarring First Guardian. John Rhys-Davies is known for Wizards directed by Francisco Ruiz-Velasco, Colin O'Donoghue stars as Douxie and David Bradley as Merlin. John Rhys-Davies has got 11 awards and 8 nominations so far. The most recent award John Rhys-Davies achieved is Eerie Horror Fest. The upcoming new movie John Rhys-Davies plays is Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny which will be released on Jun 30, 2023.

Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, to Mary Margaretta Phyllis (nee Jones), a nurse, and Rhys Davies, a mechanical engineer and Colonial Officer. He graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Les Aventuriers de l'arche perdue (1981) and Indiana Jones et la dernière croisade (1989). He was introduced to a new generation of fans in the blockbuster trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" (Le Seigneur des anneaux : La Communauté de l'anneau (2001), (Le Seigneur des anneaux : Les Deux Tours (2002), and (Le Seigneur des anneaux : Le Retour du roi (2003)) in the role of Gimli the dwarf. He has also had leading roles in Victor/Victoria (1982), Tuer n'est pas jouer (1987) and Allan Quatermain et les mines du roi Salomon (1985).Rhys-Davies, who was raised in England, Africa and Wales, credits his early exposure to classic literature for his decision to pursue acting and writing. He later refined his craft at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (of which he is now an Associate Member). His television credits include James Clavell's Shogun (1980) and La Noble maison (1988), Great Expectations (1989), Les orages de la guerre (1988) and Archaeology (1991). An avid collector of vintage automobiles, Rhys-Davies has a host of theater roles to his credit, including "The Misanthrope", "Hedda Gabler", and most of Shakespeare's works. He divides his time between Los Angeles and the Isle of Man.

  • Birthday

    May 05, 1944
  • Place of Birth

    Ammanford, Wales, UK
  • Also known

    Джон Рис-Дэвис, John Rhys Davies, Jonathan Rhys-Davies, John Rhys-Davis

Known For


11 wins & 8 nominations

Eerie Horror Fest
Best Actor
Winner - Eerie Film Festvial Award
Aux (2018)
Louisville Fright Night Film Fest
Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner - Festival Prize
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