John Noble and James Frain Joining Sleepy Hollow

The White Queen, James Frain

Actors John Noble and James Frain have landed recurring roles on Fox‘s new drama series Sleepy Hollow.

TV Line reports that both actors are set to appear in multiple episodes of Fox’s hit new series. John Noble will play a character called Henry Parrish who is a reclusive individual with supernatural powers that may be of assistance to Ichabod Crane (Tom Misson).

Noble’s role in Sleepy Hollow reunites the actor with the drama’s co-creators Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci who also created Fringe. Noble played Walter Bishop in the critically acclaimed Fringe which ran for five seasons and impressively managed to dodge the axe repeatedly despite its low ratings.

John Noble will also be familiar to audiences around the world for his role of Denethor of Gondor in The Lord of the Rings film Return of the King. The actor also appears in the extended edition of the second film, The Two Towers, as Denethor in a small number of scenes.

James Frain meanwhile will join Sleepy Hollow as Rutledge, a nobleman who will arrive to interrogate Ichabod. It seems as though Rutledge will know more about Ichabod that he originally lets on.

James Frain mostly recently appeared on television in the Summer drama series The White Queen in which he played Lord Warwick ‘The King Maker’ for the Starz/BBC co-production [see picture above]. The actor will also appear in the new series of NBC drama Grimm in several episodes. Frain’s other famous credits include playing Thomas Cromwell in The Tudors, Franklin in True Blood and Peter Fleming in The Cape.

Last week’s series premier of Sleepy Hollow gave Fox its best fall drama debut ratings in seven years.

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