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Craig Parker
Born November 12, 1970 (1970-11-12) (age 39)
Suva, Fiji
Occupation Actor
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Craig Parker (born November 12, 1970) is a New Zealand actor who was based in the United Kingdom for some time, but has since returned to New Zealand.

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Biography

Parker was born in Suva, Fiji. He is most famous for his role as Haldir of Lórien in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. He also does voice-overs for New Zealand documentaries and has been entertaining and meeting fans at various Lord of the Rings-related conventions for several years - for example, Ring*Con in Germany, which he has attended every year since its creation in 2002, with the exception of 2007, when he had to cancel his appearance due to pressing acting commitments. His recent work has also involved voiceover work in the recent Power Rangers series since the filming moved to New Zealand. He is currently starring in the TVNZ soap Shortland Street, as Guy Warner, from which his character has been absent for 11 years. 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 currently stars as Darken Rahl in Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert's syndicated TV series Legend of the Seeker, he will also appear as Glaber in the upcoming Starz original TV series Spartacus: Blood and Sand which will premiere on January 22, 2010 and is also produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert. He is openly bisexual.

Filmography

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Film

  • Mother Tongue (1993), Daniel Rosen
  • The Tommyknockers (1993), Student Bartender
  • Man Made (1996) - Short film
  • No one can hear you (2000), Deputy Henley
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), Haldir of Lórien
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), Haldir of Lórien
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Voice of Gothmog (Third Age)
  • Weekend Lovers (2006), Matt
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) Sabas

Television

  • Gloss (1987), Justin Grieg
  • Hotshots (1989), Nicholas Paget
  • Gold (1991), Stanley Smith
  • Shortland Street (1992-2007), Guy Warner
  • City Life (1996), Seth
  • Xena: Warrior Princess - For him the Bell tolls (1997), Prince Sarpedon
  • Young Hercules - Dad always liked me best and Mommy dearest (1998), Lucius
  • Xena: Warrior Princess - The Key to the Kingdom (1998), King Cleades
  • A Twist in the Tale - A Crack in Time (1999), Larry Sharpe
  • Scared Scriptless (1999) - as himself
  • Great TV Comedy Debates (2000-2004) - during the Queenstown Winter Festival - himself
  • Xena: Warrior Princess - To Helicon and back (2001), Bellerophon
  • Intrepid Journeys (2002) - Nepal - himself
  • Power Rangers: Ninja Storm (2003), Voices of Blue Face, Mad Magnet & Motodrone
  • Mercy Peak (2001-2004), Alistair Kingsley
  • Power Rangers: S.P.D. (2005), Narrator in "Beginnings"
  • Something about Dalai (2006), Narrator in "Reach Around"
  • Shortland Street (2007-2008), Guy Warner
  • Legend of the Seeker (2008), Darken Rahl
  • Diplomatic Immunity (2009), Leighton Mills
  • Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010), Glaber

Theatre

Other

  • Ashley's Worlds (1996), Ashley - I+II, Radio
  • Caffeine Comedy/News in Brief (1996), Jock - Radio
  • Nature's Warzone (2003), Narrator - Documentary
  • Spinner Dolphins (2003), Narrator - Documentary
  • Panda Nursery (2003), Narrator - Documentary
  • Middle Earth Connection (2005), Narrator - Documentary

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References


Simple English

Craig Parker was born 12 November, 1970 in Suva, Fiji. He is a New Zealand actor who played Guy Warner in Shortland Street.


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