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Mark Ferguson is a New Zealand-based Australian actor and television presenter.

Biography


Ferguson was born in Sydney, Australia, in family of Scottish
Scottish people
The Scottish people , or Scots, are a nation and ethnic group native to Scotland. Historically they emerged from an amalgamation of the Picts and Gaels, incorporating neighbouring Britons to the south as well as invading Germanic peoples such as the Anglo-Saxons and the Norse.In modern use,...

 ancestry (Ferguson (name)
Ferguson (name)
Ferguson is a surname and given name. The surname is a patronymic form of the personal name Fergus. The name Fergus is derived from the Gaelic elements fear and gus .-Australia:...

 is a Scottish
Scottish people
The Scottish people , or Scots, are a nation and ethnic group native to Scotland. Historically they emerged from an amalgamation of the Picts and Gaels, incorporating neighbouring Britons to the south as well as invading Germanic peoples such as the Anglo-Saxons and the Norse.In modern use,...

 clan). He attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art
National Institute of Dramatic Art
The National Institute of Dramatic Art is an Australian national training institute for students of theatre, film, and television, based in the Sydney suburb of Kensington. It is supported by the federal Office for the Arts, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. NIDA is located adjacent...

 (NIDA) and graduated in 1981. In 1982, he played Paul Shepard in the television series Sons and Daughters
Sons and Daughters (Australian TV series)
Sons and Daughters was a Logie Award winning Australian soap opera created by Reg Watson and produced by the Reg Grundy Organisation between 1981 and 1987. The first episode aired in December 1981, during the Christmas/New Year non-ratings period, and the official broadcast date of the final...

, 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
Darryl Neilson
Darryl Neilson is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street. Darryl was portrayed by Mark Ferguson from 1992 to the characters death in 1995....

 and Damian Neilson in the popular New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street
Shortland Street
Shortland Street is a New Zealand prime-time soap opera, first broadcast on Television New Zealand's TV2 on 25 May 1992. It is the country's longest-running drama and soap opera, being broadcast continuously for over 4500 episodes and 19 years, and is one of the most watched television programs in...

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
Prometheus
In Greek mythology, Prometheus is a Titan, the son of Iapetus and Themis, and brother to Atlas, Epimetheus and Menoetius. He was a champion of mankind, known for his wily intelligence, who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mortals...

 in "Hercules and the Circle of Fire". He also had roles in the Xena
Xena
Xena is a fictional character from Robert Tapert's Xena: Warrior Princess franchise. She first appeared in the 1995–1999 television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, before going on to appear in Xena: Warrior Princess TV show and subsequent comic book of the same name...

 television series.

Ferguson also helped found a production company and an improvisational theatre.

Ferguson had two roles in Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
Sir Peter Robert Jackson, KNZM is a New Zealand film director, producer, actor, and screenwriter, known for his The Lord of the Rings film trilogy , adapted from the novel by J. R. R...

's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy
The Lord of the Rings film trilogy
The Lord of the Rings is an epic film trilogy consisting of three fantasy adventure films based on the three-volume book of the same name by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. The films are The Fellowship of the Ring , The Two Towers and The Return of the King .The films were directed by Peter...

. He played the Elvenking
Elvenking
Elvenking can refer to either of the following:*Thranduil - A character from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth.*Elvenking - A folk/power metal band from Italy....

 Gil-galad
Gil-galad
Ereinion Gil-galad is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium. He is mentioned in The Lord of the Rings, and featured in The Silmarillion.- Character overview :...

, but also filmed some scenes as the Witch-king of Angmar
Witch-king of Angmar
The Witch-king of Angmar, also known as the Lord of the Nazgûl and the Black Captain among other names, is a fictional character and a major antagonist in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth fantasy writings. In Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings, he is the chief of the Nazgûl , the chief servants...

. However, the Witch-king material wasn't used in the final production.

In 2001, Ferguson was the New Zealand host of Australian reality television series Big Brother Australia and The Mole
The Mole (Australian TV series)
The Mole was an Australian reality television series that aired on the Seven Network. It is based on The Mole franchise of programs that have aired in numerous countries. The sub-title for the Australian version of the show was a simple question: Who is the traitor?...

, 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.

Filmography


  • Sons and Daughters
    Sons and Daughters (Australian TV series)
    Sons and Daughters was a Logie Award winning Australian soap opera created by Reg Watson and produced by the Reg Grundy Organisation between 1981 and 1987. The first episode aired in December 1981, during the Christmas/New Year non-ratings period, and the official broadcast date of the final...

    (1982) (TV Series) – Paul Sheppard
  • A Country Practice
    A Country Practice
    A Country Practice is an Australian television drama series. One of the longest-running of its kind, produced by James Davern of JNP Productions, it ran on the Seven Network for 1,058 episodes from 18 November 1981 to 22 November 1993. It was produced in ATN-7's production facility at Epping,...

    (1982) (TV Series) – Phil Shepherd
  • The Far Country
    The Far Country
    The Far Country is a 1954 American western movie directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart in their fourth western collaboration...

    (1986) (TV) – Harry Peters
  • Gloss
    Gloss
    A gloss is a brief notation of the meaning of a word or wording in a text. It may be in the language of the text, or in the reader's language if that is different....

    (1987) (TV Series)
  • The Rainbow Warrior
    The Rainbow Warrior (film)
    The Rainbow Warrior, sometimes called The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, is a 1992 television film starring Sam Neill and Jon Voight.-Plot summary:...

    (1992) – Det. Neil Morris
  • The Further Adevntures Of Black Beauty – (1992) (TV Series) Masters
  • Shortland Street
    Shortland Street
    Shortland Street is a New Zealand prime-time soap opera, first broadcast on Television New Zealand's TV2 on 25 May 1992. It is the country's longest-running drama and soap opera, being broadcast continuously for over 4500 episodes and 19 years, and is one of the most watched television programs in...

    (1992–1995) (TV series) – Darryl Neilson
    Darryl Neilson
    Darryl Neilson is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street. Darryl was portrayed by Mark Ferguson from 1992 to the characters death in 1995....

  • Marlin Bay
    Marlin Bay
    Marlin Bay was a New Zealand one-hour drama television series which ran for 39 episodes from 1991 - 1994. The series was set in a fictional resort and casino in the picturesque far north of New Zealand. The series dealt with issues regarding the high-flying lifestyle surrounding the hotel and...

    (1992) (TV Series) – Gene Toomey
  • Hercules in the Underworld
    Hercules In The Underworld
    Hercules in the Underworld is the fourth made for TV movie in the series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.-Overview:When villagers begin disappearing it is discovered that they had fallen through a crack in the earth which goes straight to Hades...

    (1994) – Hades
  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is a television series, filmed in New Zealand and the United States. It was produced from 1995, and was very loosely based on the tales of the classical Greek culture hero Heracles...

    Hercules and the Circle of Fire (1994) (TV) – Prometheus
  • High Tide
    High Tide
    High Tide was a band formed in 1969 by Tony Hill , Simon House , Peter Pavli and Roger Hadden .-History:...

    (1994) (TV series) – Robert E. Harper
  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is a television series, filmed in New Zealand and the United States. It was produced from 1995, and was very loosely based on the tales of the classical Greek culture hero Heracles...

    – As Darkness Falls (1994) (TV Episode) – Craesus the Centaur
  • Xena: Warrior Princess
    Xena: Warrior Princess
    Xena: Warrior Princess is an American–New Zealand supernatural fantasy adventure series that aired in syndication from September 4, 1995 until June 18, 2001....

    – Hooves and Harlots (1995) (TV Episode) – Krykus
  • Melody Rules
    Melody Rules
    Melody Rules was a 1993 sitcom created by New Zealand TV station TV3. The series centred on sensible careerwoman Melody and her semi-dysfunctional family consisting of her teenage sister Zoe and their brother. Frequent recurring characters included an unkempt and filthy man as well as neighbour...

    (1995) (Sitcom) – Aaron
  • Xena: Warrior Princess
    Xena: Warrior Princess
    Xena: Warrior Princess is an American–New Zealand supernatural fantasy adventure series that aired in syndication from September 4, 1995 until June 18, 2001....

    – Orphan of War (1996) (TV Episode) – Dagnine
  • Xena: Warrior Princess
    Xena: Warrior Princess
    Xena: Warrior Princess is an American–New Zealand supernatural fantasy adventure series that aired in syndication from September 4, 1995 until June 18, 2001....

    – Remember Nothing (1996) (TV Episode) – Krykus
  • Every Woman's Dream (1996) (TV movie) – Bank Officer
  • Xena: Warrior Princess
    Xena: Warrior Princess
    Xena: Warrior Princess is an American–New Zealand supernatural fantasy adventure series that aired in syndication from September 4, 1995 until June 18, 2001....

    – The Xena Scrolls (1996) (TV Episode) – John Smythe
  • Shortland Street
    Shortland Street
    Shortland Street is a New Zealand prime-time soap opera, first broadcast on Television New Zealand's TV2 on 25 May 1992. It is the country's longest-running drama and soap opera, being broadcast continuously for over 4500 episodes and 19 years, and is one of the most watched television programs in...

    (1998) (TV Series) – Damian Neilson
  • Xena: Warrior Princess
    Xena: Warrior Princess
    Xena: Warrior Princess is an American–New Zealand supernatural fantasy adventure series that aired in syndication from September 4, 1995 until June 18, 2001....

    – Past Imperfect (1999) (TV Episode) – Dagnine
  • Above the Law – Happy Families (2000) (TV Episode) – Andie
  • Big Brother Australia (2001) – Himself
  • The Mole
    The Mole (Australian TV series)
    The Mole was an Australian reality television series that aired on the Seven Network. It is based on The Mole franchise of programs that have aired in numerous countries. The sub-title for the Australian version of the show was a simple question: Who is the traitor?...

    (TV Series) (2001) – Himself
  • Big Brother Australia 2002 (2001) – Himself
  • Spin Doctors
    Spin Doctors
    Spin Doctors is an American alternative rock band formed in New York City, best known for their early 1990s hits, "Two Princes," and "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong," which peaked the Billboard Hot 100 charts at #7 & #17 respectively....

    (2001–2003) (TV Series) – Andrew Couch
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) – Gil-galad
    Gil-galad
    Ereinion Gil-galad is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium. He is mentioned in The Lord of the Rings, and featured in The Silmarillion.- Character overview :...

  • Spooked
    Spooked (film)
    Spooked is a 2004 New Zealand film directed by Geoff Murphy and loosely based on Ian Wishart's novel The Paradise Conspiracy, which itself is based on actual events in New Zealand...

    (2004) – Bill Roberts
  • Living the Dream
    Living The Dream (TV series)
    Living the Dream was the New Zealand version of Spike TV's Joe Schmo Show, produced by Touchdown Television for TV2.- Description :It was a reality TV show that began airing in August 2004 and involves a setup that is reminiscent of the movie The Truman Show.One man, Sam Chambers, thinks he's on a...

    (2004) (TV Series) – The Smarmy Host
  • Ring*Con 2004 (2004) – Himself
  • Power Rangers: Mystic Force
    Power Rangers: Mystic Force
    Power Rangers Mystic Force is an American television series, and is part of the Power Rangers franchise. As with all Power Rangers series, the show is adapted from a series in the long-running Japanese tokusatsu franchise, Super Sentai...

    – (2006) (voice) – Gekkor
  • Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive
    Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive
    Power Rangers Operation Overdrive is an American television program, the fifteenth installment in the Power Rangers franchise based on the Super Sentai series GoGo Sentai Boukenger, which is also the thirtieth entry and anniversary of that franchise. It premiered on February 26, 2007...

    – (2007) (voice) – Moltor

Mark Now


Has his own business specializing in corporate events and entertainment called Ovation Business Theatre based in Auckland, New Zealand.
http://www.ovationbiz.co.nz/

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