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
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.
Craig Parker Unofficial Twitter
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Craig Parker Movies
|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|
|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”|
|2001–04||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
|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|
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