Stargaste Facts: MARK FERGUSON



Born 28 February 1961 (1961-02-28) (age 47)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Residence New Zealand
Occupation Actor and television presenter
Height 191 cm
Known for Gil-galad in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Mark Ferguson (born 28 February 1961 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is an New Zealand-based Australian actor and television presenter.

Ferguson attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and graduated in 1981.[1] In 1982, he played Paul Shepard in the television series Sons and Daughters, played alongside Michael York in the film The Far Country and starred in The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior. Between 1992 and 1995, he portrayed twin brothers Darryl and Damian Neilson in the popular New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street and had a stint in the award-winning animation short film "When Ponds Freeze Over".

In 1994 he made his first appearance in Hercules - The Legendary Journeys, playing Prometheus in "Hercules and the Circle of Fire". He also had roles in the Xena television series.

Ferguson also helped found a production company and an imporvisational theatre.[citation needed]

Ferguson had two roles in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. He played the Elvenking Gil-galad, but also filmed some scenes as the Witch-king of Angmar. However, the Witch-king material wasn't used in the final production.[citation needed]

In 2001, Ferguson was the New Zealand host of Australian reality television series Big Brother Australia and The Mole, as well as several special episodes of Big Brother Australia 2001 and 2002. Also in 2001 Ferguson played Andrew Couch in the television series Spin Doctors.

Ferguson has two sons, Liam and Cam. He resides in New Zealand.[citation needed]


* Sons and Daughters (1982) (TV Series) - Paul Sheppard
* A Country Practice (1982) (TV Series) - Phil Shepherd
* The Far Country (1986) (TV) - Harry Peters
* Gloss (1987) (TV Series)
* The Rainbow Warrior (1992) - Det. Neil Morris
* The Further Adevntures Of Black Beauty - (1992) (TV Series) Masters
* Shortland Street (1992 - 1995) (TV series) - Darryl Neilson
* Marlin Bay (1992) (TV Series) - Gene Toomey
* Hercules in the Underworld (1994) - Hades
* Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Hercules and the Circle of Fire (1994) (TV) - Prometheus
* High Tide (1994) (TV series) - Robert E. Harper
* Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - As Darkness Falls (1994) (TV Episode) - Craesus the Centaur
* Xena: Warrior Princess - Hooves and Harlots (1995) (TV Episode) - Krykus
* Melody Rules (1995) (Sitcom) - Aaron
* Xena: Warrior Princess - Orphan of War (1996) (TV Episode) - Dagnine
* Xena: Warrior Princess - Remember Nothing (1996) (TV Episode) - Krykus
* Every Woman's Dream (1996) (TV movie) - Bank Officer
* Xena: Warrior Princess - The Xena Scrolls (1996) (TV Episode) - John Smythe
* Shortland Street (1998) (TV Series) - Damian Neilson
* Xena: Warrior Princess - Past Imperfect (1999) (TV Episode) - Dagnine
* Above the Law - Happy Families (2000) (TV Episode) - Andie
* Spin Doctors (2001-2003) (TV Series) - Andrew Couch
* The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) – Gil-galad
* Spooked (2004) - Bill Roberts
* Living The Dream (2004) (TV Series) - The Smarmy Host
* Ring*Con 2004 (2004) - Himself
* Power Rangers: Mystic Force - (2006) (voice) - Gekkor
* Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive - (2007) (voice) - Moltor
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