Friday, January 1, 2010

HOLLYWOOD SPY'S HIDDEN GEMS: CRAIG PARKER FROM "SPARTACUS", "LORD OF THE RINGS" & "LEGEND OF THE SEEKER"

The first actor to be presented in HOLLYWOOD SPY's HIDDEN GEMS section (introducing cool actors we've been seeing a lot in many movies and shows but they aren't mega popular yet) is Fiji born actor from New Zealand Craig Parker. He is interesting because it seems he's always getting royal or godly roles, constantly portraying charismatic and authoritative characters. After playing demi-gods in XENA and "Young Hercules" he kept on playing immortal or magical figures. Peter Jackson has given him the role of the brave elven army leader Haldir from Galadriel's kingdom of LotLorien who dies in the arms of Aragorn in the battle against Uruk-hais in LORD OF THE RINGS saga. But after playing the good guy with a blond wig, he decided to become naughty and dark-haired, so he accepted the role of now famous Darken Rahl, the main villain in LEGEND OF THE SEEKER. This year we will be watching him as a charming and strict Roman general
Glaber in another historical project SPARTACUS BLOOD AND SAND. He's obviously like a chameleon so it's almost impossible to recognize him as the same person under the mask and costume of "Seeker's" Darken Rahl, "LOTR's" Haldir, "Underworld's" Sabas or "Spartacus'" Glaber.
UPDATE FEBRUARY 2012: this post on deeply charismatic and stunningly seductive Craig Parker has become one of the most visited pages at HOLLYWOOD SPY ever and is constantly getting hits even two years after the premier. Craig has gathered quite a number of devoted fans now, and has continued amazing us with his role in the third season as well in SPARTACUS VENGEANCE.

11 comments:

  1. Great choice and I love his intense eyes. I haven't actually heard of someone from Fiji before! You always keep me in the know, Dez.

    Michele
    SouthernCityMysteries

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  2. Thanx Avalon.

    Chels, all the best actors and actresses come from New Zealand, Australia or Fiji :) I actually had a friend on Fiji when I was in Primary School, but we lost contact over the years.

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  3. Someone to definitely keep an eye on.

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  4. not just an eye but both eyes :))

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  5. Craig's character in Spartacus is named Glaber. :)

    And yes, he is AMAZING. :)

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  6. Oopsy daisy :) I made a spelling mistake with the name :) I've corrected it now.
    And I agree that he is amazing ;)

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  7. I want more of the ravishing red robed Rahl and his royal rampages. Bring back Legend of the Seeker!

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  8. yes, we adore Craig and his Rahl too. But I think there's no hope of SEEKER continuing which makes me wanna cry :( If it's any consolation, he will be seen more in the second season of SPARTACUS next year as Roman legatus Glaber.

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  9. He is almost as royal in Diplomatic Immunity as Leighton Mills

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    1. I bet he is, we adore him tones and tones!

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