|Born||12 November 1970|
Craig Parker (born 12 November 1970) is an actor from New Zealand, 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 , Stéphane Narcisse in the CW television series Reign , 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 , Stéphane Narcisse in the CW television series Reign, 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 , and Spartacus: Vengeance which premiered on 22 January 2010 and is also produced by Raimi and Tapert.
Craig Parker guest starred in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. portraying the Kree Taryan and most recently appears in the 2018 reboot of Charmed.
His grandfather moved from Edinburgh, Scotland, to Fiji when he was stationed during his years of service in the British Army. Apart from his Scottish ancestry, Parker is also of Welsh, Danish, and English descent.
|1989-1990||A Soldier's Sweetheart||Soldier #1|
|2001||No One Can Hear You||Henley|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring||Haldir|
|2002||The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers|
|2003||The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King||Gothmog / Guritz||Extra / Voice|
|2009||Underworld: Rise of the Lycans||Sabas|
|1987||Gloss||Justin Grieg||Unknown episodes|
|Shortland Street||Guy Warner||Main role|
|1993||The Tommyknockers||Student bartender||Miniseries|
|1996||City Life||Seth||2 episodes|
|1997||2 People||Host||Unknown episodes|
|1997||Xena: Warrior Princess||Prince Sarpedon||Episode: "For Him the Bell Tolls"|
|1998||Young Hercules||Lucius||2 episodes|
|1999||Xena: Warrior Princess||Cleades||Episode: "The Key to the Kingdom"|
|1999||A Twist in the Tale||Larry Sharpe||Episode: "A Crack in Time"|
|2001||Xena: Warrior Princess||Bellerophon||Episode: "To Helicon and Back"|
|2001–2004||Mercy Peak||Alistair Kingsley||Main role|
|2003||Power Rangers Ninja Storm||Blue Face||Voice role; episode: "Prelude to a Storm"|
|2003||Power Rangers Ninja Storm||Mad Magnet||Voice role; episode: "There's No "I" in Team"|
|2003||Power Rangers Ninja Storm||Motodrone||Recurring voice role, 8 episodes|
|2005||Power Rangers S.P.D.||Narrator||Voice role; episode: "Beginnings: Part 1"|
|2008–2010||Legend of the Seeker||Darken Rahl||Main role|
|2009||Diplomatic Immunity||Leighton Mills||Main role|
|2010||Radiradirah||Prince John||2 episodes|
|2010, 2012||Spartacus||Gaius Claudius Glaber||Recurring role (season 1)|
Main role (season 2)
|2011||Waitangi: What Really Happened||James Stuart Freeman||Television film|
|2012||Shackleton's Captain||Frank Worsley||Television film|
|2013||NCIS: Los Angeles||Vasile Comescu||Episode: "Reznikov, N."|
|2013||Sleepy Hollow||Colonel Banastre Tarleton||Episode: "The Sin Eater"|
|2014||NCIS||JAG Major Richard Huggins||Episode: "Shooter"|
|2014–2017||Reign||Lord Stéphane Narcisse||Main role (seasons 2–4)|
|2018||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Taryan||2 episodes|
|2018–2019||Charmed||Alastair Caine||Recurring role (season 1)|
|2021||Good Trouble||Yuri Elwin||Recurring role (season 3)|
|2012||Auckland Daze||Craig||Season 1, episode 2|
|1998–99||Wind in the Willows||Mole|
|1999||Amy's View||Dominic Tyghe|
|2001||Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead||Rosencrantz|
|2001||The Judas Kiss||Robert Ross|
|2002–03||The Rocky Horror Show||Narrator|
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