(RustyWright) When I interviewed veteran actor John Rhys-Davies at a film premiere recently, I already knew we had several things in common. We both understand some Swahili, studied at UK universities, and married older women. But I was not aware of his deep concerns about two significant social issues – slavery and anti-Semitism – that also ignite my passions.
Rhys-Davies, whose filmography credits are extensive, is best known for appearing in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and two Indiana Jones movies. On June 5, he'll open in Beyond the Mask, a swashbuckling Revolutionary War-era action-adventure with a message. More on that role later.