Updated: Jun 8
Welcome to the latest in our series of ‘Spotlight’ features, where we focus on one of our mega-talented clients to give you an introduction to their screen careers.
In today’s post, we will be talking about heroes, stunts, horses, swamps (oh no!) and spaceships – yes, our star this week is the wonderful Noah Hathaway, star of the 1980s classic movie The Neverending Story and the original series of Battlestar Galactica!
Noah’s first taste of screen work came in 1978, when he played the child character Boxey in Battlestar Galactica, starting his career at the tender age of six years old. The original series consisted of a single season of 26 episodes broadcast over 1978 and 1979, but was hugely popular and has entered into fan lore, with a number of re-imaginings over the years. Noah made a firm impression on the fan base and critics alike, and was nominated at the Young Artists Awards for his role. The character of Boxey was also one of a select few with a direct counterpart in the hugely successful most recent re-telling of the saga.
Noah’s next major role was the heroic character of Atreyu in The Neverending Story in 1984, an enduring family favourite movie adapted from the book by Michael Ende. Noah’s role of Atreyu is fondly remembered by those who watched the movie at the time and can now watch with their own families – however, we cannot gloss over the fate of Atreyu’s horse, Artax, lost to the Swamp of Sadness in a particularly emotional scene. (Traumatising, even to this day!!) The film’s director, Wolfgang Petersen, would insist on actors doing as many of the stunts as possible, and Noah was no exception, narrowly avoiding serious injury on more than one occasion while filming.
For his role in The Neverending Story, Noah was again nominated for the Young Artists Awards, and won Best Younger Actor at the 12th Annual Saturn Awards.
Noah continued his screen career with roles in the 1986 movie Troll (starring as one Harry Potter Jr.!), and guest roles in series such as Mork & Mindy, Laverne & Shirley and Family Ties.
After a well-deserved break from acting, Noah returned to the screen in 1994, with roles in movies such as Mondo Holocausto! And Sushi Girl.
Away from the screen Noah’s passions are customising and riding motorcycles, tattoo artistry and martial arts.
Noah will be telling his story in the upcoming retrospective feature Life After Atreyu by Life After Movies, the team that brought you Life After Flash and Life After The Navigator. You can pre-order at www.lifeaftermovies.com.
We are very pleased to announce that Noah is available and you can book him for your convention or event! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.