Craig Parker

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Craig Parker
Craig Parker.jpg
Parker at the 38th Saturn Awards in July 2012
Born(1970-11-12) 12 November 1970 (age 44)
Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
Years active1987–present
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Craig Parker
Craig Parker.jpg
Parker at the 38th Saturn Awards in July 2012
Born(1970-11-12) 12 November 1970 (age 44)
Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
Years active1987–present

Craig Parker (born 12 November 1970) is a New Zealand actor, known for his roles as Haldir in the films The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Two Towers (2002), Darken Rahl in the television series Legend of the Seeker and Gaius Claudius Glaber in the television series Spartacus.


Parker is known for his role as Haldir of Lórien in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, his performance of Bellerophon in Xena: Warrior Princess, and for playing Darken Rahl in Legend of the Seeker. He also serves as narrator for New Zealand documentaries. Parker 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 Toni Warner. 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 Raimi and 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
2011Waitangi: What Really HappenedJames Stuart FreemanTelevision film
2012Shackleton's CaptainFrank WorsleyTelevision film
1987GlossJustin GriegUnknown episodes
Shortland StreetGuy WarnerMain role
1993Tommyknockers, TheThe TommyknockersStudent bartenderMiniseries
1996City LifeSeth2 episodes
19972 PeopleHostUnknown episodes
1997Xena: Warrior PrincessPrince SarpedonEpisode: "For Him the Bell Tolls"
1998Young HerculesLucius2 episodes
1999Xena: Warrior PrincessCleadesEpisode: "The Key to the Kingdom"
1999Twist in the Tale, AA Twist in the TaleLarry SharpeEpisode: "A Crack in Time"
2001Xena: Warrior PrincessBellerophonEpisode: "To Helicon and Back"
2001–04Mercy PeakAlistair KingsleyMain role (60 episodes)
2003Power Rangers Ninja StormBlue Face (voice)Episode: "Prelude to a Storm"
2003Power Rangers Ninja StormMad Magnet (voice)Episode: "There's No "I" in Team"
2003Power Rangers Ninja StormMotodrone (voice)8 episodes
2005Power Rangers S.P.D.Narrator (voice)Episode: "Beginnings: Part 1"
2008–10Legend of the SeekerDarken RahlMain role (25 episodes)
2009Diplomatic ImmunityLeighton MillsMain role (13 episodes)
2010RadiradirahPrince John2 episodes
2010–12SpartacusGaius Claudius GlaberMain role (13 episodes)
2013NCIS: Los AngelesVasile ComescuEpisode: "Reznikov, N."
2013Sleepy HollowColonel Banastre TarletonEpisode: "The Sin Eater"
2014NCISJAG Major Richard HugginsEpisode: "Shooter"
2014–presentReignLord Stefan NarcisseRecurring role
2012Auckland DazeCraigSeason 1, episode 2


1994Seagull, TheThe SeagullConstantin
1997ArcadiaValentine Coverly
1998–99Wind in the WillowsMole
1999Theatre Sports
1999Amy's ViewDominic Tyghe
2001Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are DeadRosencrantz
2001Judas Kiss, TheThe Judas KissRobert Ross
2002–03Rocky Horror Show, TheThe Rocky Horror ShowNarrator
2005Serial KillersMatt
2006Glide TimeJohn
2007Pillowman, TheThe PillowmanKaturian


  1. ^ "Craig Parker in Spartacus: Blood and Sand". Starz. Retrieved February 2, 2010. 

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