Craig Parker

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Craig Parker
Craig Parker.jpg
Born(1970-11-12) 12 November 1970 (age 43)
Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
Years active1987–present
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Craig Parker
Craig Parker.jpg
Born(1970-11-12) 12 November 1970 (age 43)
Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
Years active1987–present

Craig Parker (born 12 November 1970) is an actor from New Zealand, best known for his roles as Haldir in The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Two Towers (2003), Darken Rahl in Legend of the Seeker (2008–10) and Gaius Claudius Glaber in Spartacus. (2010–12)


Parker is best known for his role as Haldir of Lórien in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, his performance of Bellerophon in Xena: Warrior Princess, and for playing Darken Rahl in Legend of the Seeker. He also does voice-overs for New Zealand documentaries. His recent work has also involved voice-over work in the recent Power Rangers series since the filming moved to New Zealand. He also starred in the TVNZ soap Shortland Street, as Guy Warner, a character that has made several return appearances, most recently involving a story where Guy ran off with his brother's wife, Toni, only to return months later as a drug addled loser who attempted to use his daughter to score drugs for him. It ultimately led to the death storyline of long term fan favourite Toni Warner. He has an older brother named David, and he also has an older sister. He is the reigning champion of New Zealand's Celebrity Joker Poker.

Parker starred as Darken Rahl in Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert's syndicated television series Legend of the Seeker. He also appears as Gaius Claudius Glaber in the Starz original series Spartacus: Blood and Sand[1] which premiered on 22 January 2010 and is also produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert.

Personal life[edit]

His grandfather moved from Edinburgh, Scotland to Fiji when he was stationed during his years of service in the British Army. Apart from Scottish ancestry, Parker has Welsh, Danish, English and Cornish ancestry.



1998Soldier's Sweetheart, AA Soldier's SweetheartSoldier #1
2001No One Can Hear YouHenley
2001Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, TheThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingHaldir
2002Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, TheThe Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersHaldir
2006Weekend LoversMatt
2009Underworld: Rise of the LycansSabas


1987GlossTV series
Shortland StreetGuy WarnerMain role
1993Tommyknockers, TheThe TommyknockersStudent BartenderTV miniseries
1996City LifeSethEpisodes: "1.9", "1.10"
19972 PeopleHostTV series
1997Xena: Warrior PrincessPrince SarpedonEpisode: "For Him the Bell Tolls"
1998Young HerculesLuciusEpisodes: "Dad Always Liked Me Best", "Mommy Dearests"
1999Twist in the Tale, AA Twist in the TaleLarry SharpeEpisode: "A Crack in Time"
1999Xena: Warrior PrincessCleadesEpisode: "The Key to the Kingdom"
2001Xena: Warrior PrincessBellerophonEpisode: "To Helicon and Back"
Mercy PeakAlistair KingsleyMain role (32 episodes)
2003Power Rangers Ninja StormMotodrone (voice)Recurring role (10 episodes)
2005Power Rangers S.P.D.Narrator (voice)Episode: "Beginnings: Part 1"
Legend of the SeekerDarken RahlMain role (25 episodes)
2009Diplomatic ImmunityLeighton MillsMain role (13 episodes)
2010RadiradirahPrince JohnEpisodes: "1.5", "1.8"
SpartacusGaius Claudius GlaberMain role (13 episodes)
2011Waitangi: What Really HappenedFreemanTV film
2012Shackleton's CaptainFrank WorsleyTV film
2012Auckland DazeCraigEpisode: "1.2"
2013NCIS: Los AngelesVasile Comescu
2013Sleepy HollowColonel Banastre TarletonEpisode: 1.6 "The Sin Eater"


1994Seagull, TheThe SeagullConstantin
1997ArcadiaValentine Coverly
1998–1999Wind in the WillowsMole
1999Theatre Sports
1999Amy's ViewDominic Tyghe
2001Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are DeadRosencrantz
2001Judas Kiss, TheThe Judas KissRobert Ross
2002–2003Rocky Horror Show, TheThe Rocky Horror ShowNarrator
2005Serial KillersMatt
2006Glide TimeJohn
2007Pillowman, TheThe PillowmanKaturian

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