Craig Parker

Craig Parker

Highest Rated: 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Lowest Rated: 29% Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

Birthday: Nov 12, 1970

Birthplace: Suva, Fiji

The island nation of Fiji has a population of less than 900,000, which is likely a major reason why there aren't a lot of Fijians active and prominent in the TV/film business. One exception is Craig Parker, who started a vibrant career after island-hopping to New Zealand. His first appearances were in local productions there, including a small role as a bartender in the 1993 big-budget TV movie adaptation of Stephen King's science-fiction chiller "The Tommyknockers." Not long after that, Parker's profile rose with several guest appearances as various characters in "Xena: Warrior Princess" (1997), the internationally distributed adventure series set in the ancient Greece of myth. It rose even further when the actor was picked to play the elf hero Haldir in the first two films of Peter Jackson's highly lucrative and successful adaption of "The Lord of the Rings" (2001) trilogy. Although his character died in the second of the two, he nevertheless provided various character voices for the third, 2003's "The Return of the King." Following his appearances in those blockbusters, Parker continued to work consistently in the busy New Zealand film and TV industry. He played the murderous wizard Darken Rahl in a Xena-style mythological fantasy series, "The Legend of the Seeker" (2008), among other parts.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
29% 63% Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Sabas (Character) $45.8M 2009
95% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Haldir (Character) $342.6M 2002
No Score Yet 45% No One Can Hear You Henley (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 90% A Soldier's Sweetheart Soldier 1 (Character) - 1998

TV

Credit
95% 90% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Taryan (Guest Star) 2018
86% 86% Reign Lord Stéphane Narcisse (Character),
Narcisse (Guest Star)
2014-2017
47% 70% The Messengers Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 86% Navy NCIS JAG Maj. Richard Huggins (Guest Star) 2014
76% 76% Sleepy Hollow Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 76% NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
42% 91% Legend of the Seeker Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2008-2010
67% No Score Yet Spartacus: Blood and Sand Unknown (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diplomatic Immunity Leighton Mills (Character) 2009
No Score Yet 84% Xena Unknown (Guest Star) 2001 1999 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE STARZ: Spartacus Glaber (Character)

QUOTES FROM Craig Parker CHARACTERS

Haldir says: I bring word from Elrond of Rivendell. An alliance once existed between elves and men. Long ago we fought and died together. We've come to honor that allegiance.

Haldir says: I bring word from Elrond of Rivendell. An alliance once existed between elves and men. Long ago we fought and died together. We've come to honor that allegiance.

Aragorn says: Mae govannen, Haldir! (Welcome Haldir)

Aragorn says: Mae govannen, Haldir! [welcome Haldir]

Aragorn says: [Embraces Haldir] You are most welcome.

Aragorn says: [embraces Haldir] You are most welcome.