With the Blu-ray release of Indiana Jones – The Complete Adventures, we were lucky enough to chat with John Rhys-Davies on his trip to Australia. The actor is known for playing the character of Sallah, Indy’s affable Egyptian friend in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
John’s long career has afforded him the opportunity to play opposite Richard Chamberlain and Toshiro Mifune in TV’s Shogun (1980), a leading role in Victor Victoria (1982), General Leonid Pushkin in the James Bond film The Living Daylights (1987) and the diminutive Gimli in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001 – 2003).
We’d like to thank Paramount Australia and Free Publicity for the opportunity to speak with the star, and of course, Mr. Davies for his generous time and answers. Indeed, the actor is a font of information, and a genuinely likeable fellow. Mr. Davies took the time to sign an autograph and snap a picture with us after the interview. If you ever get a chance to do the same, watch out: he tickles.