I KNEW there was a reason I loved “Sleepy Hollow.” Because my psychic abilities told me that John Noble would be guest-starring on the Fox drama this season.
It makes sense. “Sleepy Hollow” is executive produced by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Heather Kadim, all of whom collaborated with Noble on “Fringe.” When you’ve got that kind of talent in your wheelhouse, don’t squander it!
A new episode airs tonight, but Noble, who played eccentric scientist Walter Bishop on “Fringe” (one of my all-time favorite characters), will appear in a recurring guest-starring role on “Sleepy Hollow” later this season (way to keep us hooked, Fox!).
He’ll play Henry Parrish, a kind and reclusive man who possesses supernatural powers that have the potential to help the series’ protagonist, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison). Perfect casting!
On tonight’s episode of “Sleepy Hollow,” Ichabod Crane and Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) move forward in their mission to unravel the mysteries lurking in Sleepy Hollow. A frightful vision from Ichabod’s former wife, Katrina (Katia Winter), sends the unlikely duo on the hunt for a vengeful witch from the 1700s, who has been awoken by unknown evils and is on a path of destruction in the quaint town.
“Sleepy Hollow” premiered on Monday, Sept. 16 to an impressive 10.1 million viewers, making it Fox’s most-watched fall drama premiere in seven years.
For his role on “Fringe,” Noble was nominated in 2012 for a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and won the category in 2011. Perhaps best known worldwide for his portrayal of “Denethor” in “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” Noble began his career on the Australian stage, where he was a leader in the country’s cultural expansion of the 1970s and 1980s.
As artistic director of the Stage Company of South Australia for 10 years, he produced and directed more than 70 new plays, spent time in London directing “Sons of Cain” in the West End, and produced “Percy and Rose” for the Adelaide Festival of Arts. His film credits include “One Night with the King,” opposite Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif.