Oliver Parker

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Oliver Parker
Born (1960-09-06) 6 September 1960 (age 62)
Plymouth, Devon, England
Occupation(s)Screenwriter, director, producer, actor
Years active1987–present

Oliver Parker (born 6 September 1960) is a British film director, screenwriter and former actor. He is known for writing and directing the film adaptations of Shakespeare's Othello (1995) and Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest (2002), and for his role as Peloquin in the cult film Nightbreed (1990).


Parker was born in Plymouth, the second of three sons of Jillian, Lady Parker, a writer and GP (general practitioner), and Sir Peter Parker, formerly chairman of British Rail.[1]

His brothers include the public relations executive Sir Alan Parker (born 1956) and the actor Nathaniel Parker (born 1962). They also have a sister Lucy.



Year Film Director Producer Writer Other Notes
1987 Hellraiser Yes Actor: "Moving Man 2"
1988 Hellbound: Hellraiser II Yes Actor: "Workman 2"
1990 Nightbreed Yes Actor: "Peloquin"
Nuns on the Run Yes Actor: "Doctor"
1993 Shepherd on the Rock Yes Actor: "Simon McIntyre"
1994 Murder in Belgravia: The Lucan Affair Yes Actor: "Lord Lucan"; Television movie
1995 Othello Yes Yes
The Big Game Yes Actor: "Charles Harman"; Television movie
1999 An Ideal Husband Yes Yes Yes Actor: "Bunbury"
2001 Zoe Yes Actor: "Julian"
2002 The Importance of Being Earnest Yes Yes
2003 The Private Life of Samuel Pepys Yes Television movie
2006 Fade to Black Yes Yes
2007 I Really Hate My Job Yes
St Trinian's Yes Yes
2009 Dorian Gray Yes
St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Yes Yes
2011 Johnny English Reborn Yes
2016 Dad's Army Yes Yes Lyrics: "Auf Wiedersehen Mr Hitler"
2018 Swimming with Men Yes
TBA Pure[2] Yes


  • Matlock (1 episode, 1987) – Man at Butler's School
  • The Bill (1 episode, 1989) - Glen Phelps
  • Agatha Christie's Poirot (The Million Dollar Bond Robbery, 1991) - Philip Ridgeway
  • Casualty (18 episodes, 1993-94) - Mark Calder
  • Lovejoy (Day of Reckoning, 1994) - Desmond Dexter


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