Mark was born in Sydney. He attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and graduated in 1981. 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 many roles in the Xena television series.
Ferguson also helped found a production company and an improvisational theatre.
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.
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 Mark played Andrew Couch in the television series Spin Doctors.
Mark has also appeared in a number of episodes of Power Rangers and Spartacus.
Mark looks forward to meeting all his fans at the Gold Coast and Melbourne expos in 2014. There are signing* and photo* sessions throughout Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 3.30pm) excluding breaks and there’s a general admission Q&A on Saturday and Middle Earth Magic exclusive Q&A on Sunday.
* Autograph ($30 each) and photograph ($40 each) fees apply.
* Special Ticketing TBC.
Guest confirmed health and other commitments pending.