Director and actor
Oliver Parker first feature, a filmadaptation of Othello, was released in 1995 and starred LaurenceFishburne and Kenneth Branagh. His next film was an adaptation of OscarWilde’s An Ideal Husband, starring CateBlanchett, Minnie Driver, Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore and Jeremy Northam. The film was nominated for two Golden Globesand three BAFTAs. He also directed anadaptation of The Importance of BeingEarnest,starring Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench,Rupert Everett and Colin Firth.
His otherfeature film credits include Fade toBlack, starring DannyHuston and Christopher Walken; I ReallyHate My Job, starring NeveCampbell, Shirley Henderson and Anna Maxwell Martin; Dorian Gray, starring Colin Firth, Ben Barnes and Rebecca Hall; and St. Trinian’s. Most recently, Parker directed St. Trinian’s II: The Legend of Fritton’sGold, starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and Jodie Whittaker.
Histelevision work includes The Private Lifeof Samuel Pepys, starring Steve Coogan; BillingsgateAlfie, starring JimBroadbent;and Copper Clive,starring Steve Tompkinson.
Prior tobecoming a film director and screenwriter, Parker worked extensively as anactor and theatre director, spending three years at the Dog Company withlegendary horror maestro Clive Barker.
Filmography Oliver Parker
Johnny English Reborn 2011
St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold
Dorian Gray 2007
I Really Hate My Job 2006
Fade to Black 2003
The Private Life of Samuel Pepys (TV movie) 2002
The Importance of Being Earnest 1999
An Ideal Husband 1995