plays the Roman Legatus Claudius Glaber in Spartacus: Blood and Sand
, the Starz original action adventure drama series. Glaber blames Spartacus for his failed military campaign and plots against him. Married to Ilithyia, the spoiled daughter of a wealthy and powerful Senator, Glaber aims for greatness without the ability to achieve it.
A New Zealander born in Fiji, Parker was 17 when he started work in New Zealand television on the hit series Gloss, followed by roles in several dramas, including Gold and City Life and four years as the popular Guy Warner on the soap Shortland Street. His international work began with Spartacus: Blood and Sand executive producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi's Xena: Warrior Princess and Young Hercules and includes Disney's Power Rangers. He recently starred as the villain Darken Rahl in Tapert and Raimi's The Legend of the Seeker. Parker is equally at home in comedy, and was seen most recently in Diplomatic Immunity, a New Zealand sitcom.
In film, he is well-known to Lord of the Rings fans as the elf Haldir of Lorien from The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers and also was the voice of Gothmog (Third Age) in The Return of the King. He recently appeared in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.
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