John Rhys-Davies

Courageous adventurer who took risks.

John Rhys-Davies
Age80
Full NameJohn Rhys-Davies
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Biography

The illustrious John Rhys-Davies was born to a distinguished family in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales. His mother, Mary Margaretta Phyllis, was a nurse and his father, Rhys Davies, was a mechanical engineer and Colonial Officer. After graduating from the University of East Anglia, he went on to make a name for himself in the film industry, appearing in such blockbuster hits as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). His successful acting career reached new heights when he joined the cast of the acclaimed Lord of the Rings trilogy (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), and (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)) as Gimli the dwarf. Additionally, he has starred in Victor/Victoria (1982), The Living Daylights (1987) and King Solomon's Mines (1985). Raised in England, Africa, and Wales, Rhys-Davies has credited his father with inspiring him to pursue acting. Truly, he is a prince among actors.

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Nope! John Rhys-Davies is a true bootstrapper who never let their humble beginnings hold them back. They are a self-starter who always took the initiative to make things happen and are now one of the most successful figures in their field.

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Freelancer
  • I, Claudius
  • Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger
  • World of Discovery
  • Batman Unburied
  • Smokin'
  • The Making of a Legend
  • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The Pirates of Dark Water
  • War and Remembrance
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Documentary Now!
  • Gargoyles
  • Shogun
  • To Have and to Hold
  • Wizards
  • Many Beautiful Things
  • The Naked Civil Servant
  • Under Milk Wood
  • Shogun
  • The Magic Paintbrush
  • Noble House
  • Dune 2000
  • The Barefoot Bandits
  • Lego Dimensions
  • Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles
  • The Quest
  • The Untouchables
  • Budgie
  • Peter and Paul
  • The Untouchables
  • Victor/Victoria
  • 1990
  • Freakazoid!
  • Sliders
  • Silent Night: A Song for the World
  • The Legend of Prince Valiant
  • Ripper
  • You Wish
  • Fresh Eggs
  • Mickey Mouse Works
  • The Shannara Chronicles
  • Harvey Beaks
  • The Zeta Project
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