Ol Parker biography
British-born Oliver Parker grew up in London and began his acting career in
After years of acting and directing on stage, work in
television and also as a stand-up comic, Parker decided to give film making
a try. In 1994, he wrote and directed his first short film entitled
Unsigned, which he presented at the London Film Festival.
After directing two more short films, Parker took a chance and tackled his
first feature film project.
Drawing from his stage experience, he decided
to adapt the Shakespearian play, Othello to the screen.
Laurence Fishburne, Irene Jacob and Kenneth Branagh, Othello (1995)
received positive reviews from the critics, but failed to garner much
interest from the general public.
Parker followed up his full-length feature debut with two more play
This time he chose Oscar Wilde's work, An Ideal Husband
(1999) - which again received rave reviews from film critics - and The
Importance of Being Earnest (2002).
Not only an accomplished screenwriter and director, Parker has also spent
sometime in front of the camera guest starring in television series like
Matlock and playing small roles in films like Hellraiser (1987),
Nuns on the Run (1990) and An Ideal Husband (1999).
Ol Parker Filmography