Craig Parker is an actor from New Zealand, best known for his roles as Haldir of Lórien in The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Two Towers (2003)of the The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Darken Rahl in Legend of the Seeker (2008–10) and Gaius Claudius Glaber in Starz gladiator series Spartacus (2010–12).
One of Parker’s earliest roles was that of Bellerophon in Xena: Warrior Princess. Parker is best known for his role as Haldir of Lórien in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy and for playing Darken Rahl in Legend of the Seeker.He also does voice-overs for New Zealand documentaries. His recent work has also involved voice-over work in the recent Power Rangers series since the filming moved to New Zealand. He also starred in the TVNZ soap Shortland Street as Guy Warner and in vampire/werewolf actioner Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. He also appears as Gaius Claudius Glaber in the Starz original series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.