FOX's 'Fringe' Adds 'Lord of the Rings' Co-Star From John Noble has scored one of the leads in FOX’s J.J. Abrams-produced drama series “Fringe.” … Scripted by Abrams and frequent cohorts Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, “Fringe” focuses on a young female FBI agent whose investigations into unexplained phenomena lead her to an eccentric research scientist (Noble) and his estranged son…While his credits include “Fracture,” “Running Scared” and TV appearances including “24” and “Journeyman,” Noble is almost certainly best known from his work as Denethor in “The Return of the King.” FOX’s ‘Fringe’ Adds ‘Lord of the Rings’ Co-Star