Ol Parker

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Ol Parker
Oliver Parker

London, England
OccupationWriter, film director
Years active1995–present
Thandie Newton (m. 1998)

Oliver Parker, commonly known as Ol Parker, is an English film writer and director. He wrote and directed the 2018 musical film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.


Parker was born in London, England. His directing credits include Imagine Me & You (2005) and Now Is Good (2012). He wrote the screenplay for Imagine Me & You (2005), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015), and wrote and directed the musical sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018).[1]

He married English actress Thandie Newton in 1998, and they have three children: daughters Ripley (b. 2000) and Nico (b. 2004), and son Booker Jombe (b. 2014).[2][3]


  1. ^ Kroll, Justin (2017-05-19). "'Mamma Mia' Sequel Gets Release Date, Director at Universal". Variety. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  2. ^ Eggenberger, Nicole (5 March 2014). "Thandie Newton welcomes baby boy Booker Jombe Parker in home birth". Us Weekly. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  3. ^ Rivera, Zayda (6 March 2014). "Thandie Newton, husband Ol Parker welcome son Booker Jombe Parker in home birth". New York Daily News.

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