Ol Parker biography

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Director

OL PARKER

British-born English writer, director and producer Oliver “Ol” Parker was born and raised in London and is half Spanish. His first writing credit was the made-for-TV movie Loved Up (1995) and he also wrote the script for his directorial debut film Imagine Me & You (2005) which starred Lena Headey and Piper Perabo.

Ol was a writer on the television series Grange Hll from 1994 until 1996, when he also wrote the script for the TV movie In Your Dreams (1996). He also wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) which earned several award nods. A few years later, he returned to the writing desk and completed the screenplay for the film’s sequel, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015).

Most recently, Ol wrote and directed the critical and box office musical hit Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018), which was the highly anticipated sequel to Mamma Mia! (2008).

In 1998, Ol married actress Thandie Newton, who starred in the TV movie In Your Dreams (1997) for which he contributed the script. Together they have three children: two daughters, Ripley and Nico, and their youngest, a son named Booker Jombe.

In order to avoid confusion with fellow director Oliver Parker, who directed the film An Ideal Husband (1999), Ol legally changed his name from Oliver to Ol.

Director:

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
Now Is Good (2012)
Imagine Me & You (2005)

Writer:

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Now Is Good (2012)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Imagine Me & You (2005)
It Was an Accident (2000)

Ol Parker Filmography

Director:

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Genre:  Comedy, Musical
Running Time:  114 min.
Release Date: July 20, 2018
DVD: October 23, 2018
Blu-ray: October 23, 2018
VOD: October 9, 2018
Digital: October 9, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.83
based on 318 votes and 109 reviews
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Cast: Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Andy Garcia, Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Cher , Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irvine, Josh Dylan, Hugh Skinner