Craig Parker – NZ Screen Talk

Craig Parker – NZ Screen Talk

Posted by MaryD On: January 4, 2010
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Craig Parker made his television debut in the 80s soap Gloss and then went on to Shortland Street where he played a womanising social worker. After checking out of the long-running soap, Parker played an elf in Lord of the Rings, a doctor on Mercy Peak, a villain in Legend of the Seeker and a diplomat in Diplomatic Immunity. Some of his other screen credits include Hercules the Legendary Journeys, Xena and the soon to be released Spartacus.

In this ScreenTalk interview, Parker discusses:

* How terrifying Gloss was but how it taught him about TV
* Playing annoying social worker Guy Warner on Shortland Street
* The fun of Hercules and Xena
* Fighting with Lucy Lawless on set
* The dangers of on-set catering on Mercy Peak
* An awkward sex scene with good friend Robyn Malcolm
* The enormity of Lord of the Rings
* How he loved making Diplomatic Immunity despite it not being a complete success
* Being part of the yet to be screened TV series Spartacus

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