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Craig Parker Biography

Craig Parker is a New Zealand actor born on 12th November 1970 in Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji. Parker is famously known for his role as Haldir of Lórien in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ film trilogy, Bellerophon in ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’, Stéphane Narcisse in the CW television series ‘Reign’ and Darken Rahl in ‘Legend of the Seeker’.

Craig Parker Age

Craig was born on 12 November 1970 in Suva, Fiji. He is 47 years old as of 2017.

Craig Parker Gay

Parker is openly gay.

Craig Parker Boyfriend

There is no record of Parker being in relationship at any point of his life.

He is a very private person and his fame does not change that fact. With experience that the press can alter stories and quotes as they see fit, he says, “A quote can be made to mean anything and in their photo sections there’s a lot of innuendo. When that first happens you worry about how people who don’t know the situation will read it, how your family will be affected by it”, hence he handles the media with a good deal of “healthy distrust”.

According to him, “It really pays to keep your private self for the people you like and love. It does me no favours at all to reveal my personal life to people who read magazines.”

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Craig Parker Career

Parker is popularly 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 also starred in the TVNZ soap Shortland Street, as Guy Warner, a character that has made several return appearances, 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 story-line of Toni Warner. He is the reigning champion of New Zealand’s Celebrity Joker Poker.

Parker starred in Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert’s syndicated television series Legend of the Seeker as Darken Rahl. 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 also guest starred in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. portraying the Kree Taryan.

He 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, except 2007 when he had to cancel his appearance. Parker is also involved in voice overwork in Power Rangers series since the filming moved to New Zealand.

Craig Parker The Lord of the Rings

The future of civilization rests in the fate of the One Ring, which has been lost for centuries. Powerful forces are unrelenting in their search for it. But fate has placed it in the hands of a young Hobbit named Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), who inherits the Ring and steps into legend. A daunting task lies ahead for Frodo when he becomes the Ringbearer – to destroy the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom where it was forged.
Initial release: 10 December 2001 (United Kingdom)
Director: Peter Jackson
Music composed by: Howard Shore
Budget: 93 million USD
Box office: 871.5 million USD

Craig Parker Reign

Portrayed by Craig Parker, Stéphane Narcisse is a major recurring character and the husband of Lady Lola Narcisse. He made his first appearance during the second season as an antagonist. He continually blackmailed Francis in order to get what he wanted as he knew of Francis killing King Henry.

Also during all this, he began to continually try to court Lola and eventually fell in love with her. He also was in a sexual relationship with Catherine, trying to win her favor to gain more power at the court but also helped her in trying to take down Mary and Condé. He eventually betrayed her after she made false accusations against Condé and put Lola’s life in danger.

Later on, Narcisse tried to obtain the blessing of Francis to marry Lola. Eventually, Francis allowed the marriage for Narcisse and Lola and attended the ceremony to show his blessing. Some time after, Narcisse was involved in a deep heavy battle with Catherine over the Regency. After Francis’ death, Charles became the new King of France and Narcisse tried to brainwash him against his mother.

He had become Regent, beginning to commit several crimes and trying to tear apart Catherine’s family in order to gain even more power. However, Narcisse lost his title and power when Charles finally stood up for his mother and sister, Claude. After Narcisse’s treasons were revealed, the Privy Council voted to make Catherine the Regent of France. Despite his pleas, Lola left him after finding out everything he had done to marry her and gain the position of Regent including cheating on her with Catherine.

Narcisse is a member of the House of Narcisse by birth.

Craig Parker Unofficial Facebook

Craig does not have any official website, twitter account or Instagram account or any other public accounts on the web. However the following are unofficial accounts dedicated to provide information about the actor.

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Craig Parker Movies

Movies
Year Title Role Notes
1998 A Soldier’s Sweetheart Soldier #1
2001 No One Can Hear You Henley
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Haldir
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Haldir
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Gothmog / Guritz Voice
2006 Weekend Lovers Matt
2009 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Sabas
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1987 Gloss Justin Grieg Unknown episodes
1989 Hotshotz Nicholas
1992–96,
2007–08
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”
2001–04 Mercy Peak Alistair Kingsley Main role (60 episodes)
2003 Power Rangers Ninja Storm Blue Face (voice) Episode: “Prelude to a Storm”
2003 Power Rangers Ninja Storm Mad Magnet (voice) Episode: “There’s No “I” in Team”
2003 Power Rangers Ninja Storm Motodrone (voice) 8 episodes
2005 Power Rangers S.P.D. Narrator (voice) Episode: “Beginnings: Part 1”
2008–10 Legend of the Seeker Darken Rahl Main role (25 episodes)
2009 Diplomatic Immunity Leighton Mills Main role (13 episodes)
2010 Radiradirah Prince John 2 episodes
2010–12 Spartacus Gaius Claudius Glaber Main role (13 episodes)
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”
2014–17 Reign Lord Stéphane Narcisse Main role (season 2–4)
2018 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Taryan 2 episodes

Craig Parker Theatre

Year Title Role
1991 Macbeth Malcolm
1992 Weed Hugh
1994 The Seagull Constantin
1997 Arcadia Valentine Coverly
1998–99 Wind in the Willows Mole
1999 Theatre Sports
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
2005 Serial Killers Matt
2006 Glide Time John
2007 The Pillowman Katurian

Craig Parker as Glaber in Spartacus

Craig Parker News

Charmed Reboot Casts Reign’s Craig Parker as Possibly Villainous CEO

Published: September 17, 2018

Charmed may have revealed its first central villain, with Craig Parker (Reign, Lord of The Rings) reportedly added to the cast. While the “Power of Three” and their new whitelighter (Rupert Evans) have all been introduced, this marks the first reoccurring villain to go up against the new trio.

Charmed trailer footage has shown the sisters going up against seemingly one-off demons so far. Maggie (Sarah Jeffery), the youngest, was seen contending with an Underworld creature disguised as a fellow college student, and the trio were seen chanting a vanquishing spell in a laboratory – possibly the workplace of Macy (Madeleine Mantock), the eldest and a geneticist. The original Charmed (1998-2006) initially relied heavily on a procedural structural, with the sisters only discovering loose ties between antagonists from episode to episode. The Source, the leader of the Underworld behind the attacks on them, wasn’t revealed until the later half of season 2.

Now, Parker seems to be in the perfect position to enact a barrage of malevolent schemes to destroy the Charmed Ones. As reported by TVLine, he will reportedly play Alastair Caine, the polished CEO of Morningstar Biotech, which funds the town’s university where Macy works, and Maggie and Mel (Melonie Diaz) presumably go to school.

Charmed premieres on Sunday October 14th, 9/8 central on The CW.

Source: TV Line