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Oliver Parker is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor British born on 6 september 1960 at London (United-kingdom)

Oliver Parker

Oliver Parker
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 6 september 1960 (58 years) at London (United-kingdom)

See also: Ol Parker, also a film director (and husband of Thandie Newton)


Oliver Parker (born 6 September 1960) is an English film director.

Biography

Parker was born in London, the son of Jillian, Lady Parker, a writer and GP (general practitioner), and Sir Peter Parker, formerly Chief executive of British Rail. His brother is actor Nathaniel Parker.

Usually with

Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(4 films)
Clive Barker
Clive Barker
(3 films)
Doug Bradley
Doug Bradley
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Oliver Parker (16 films)

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Actor

An Ideal Husband, 1h37
Directed by Oliver Parker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Cate Blanchett, Peter Vaughan, Minnie Driver, Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Jeremy Northam
Rating68% 3.4483053.4483053.4483053.4483053.448305
Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs. Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old and the plot to help his friend has unintended consequences.
Nightbreed
Nightbreed (1990)
, 1h42
Directed by Clive Barker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Horror, Romance
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Craig Sheffer, David Cronenberg, Charles Haid, Anne Bobby, Hugh Quarshie, Doug Bradley
Roles Peloquin
Rating65% 3.298513.298513.298513.298513.29851
Aaron Boone dreams of Midian, a city where monsters are accepted. At the request of girlfriend Lori Winston, Boone is seeing psychotherapist Dr. Phillip K. Decker, who convinces Boone that he committed a series of murders. In reality, Decker is a masked serial killer who has murdered several families. Decker drugs Boone with LSD disguised as lithium and orders Boone to turn himself in. Before he can, Boone is struck by a truck and taken to a hospital. There, Boone overhears the rants of Narcisse who seeks to enter Midian. Narcisse, convinced that Boone is there to test him, gives Boone directions before tearing the skin off his face. Boone makes his way to Midian, a city standing under a massive graveyard. Once there, he encounters supernatural creatures Kinski and Peloquin. Kinski says that they should bring him below, but Peloquin refuses to allow in a normal human. Boone claims to be a murderer, but Peloquin smells his innocence and attacks him. Boone escapes, only to run into a squad of police officers led by Decker. Boone is gunned down by the police after Decker tries to get him to turn himself in. Due to Peloquin's bite, he comes back to life in the morgue. When he returns to Midian, he finds Narcisse there and he is inducted into their society by Dirk Lylesburg, leader of the Nightbreed. In an initiation ceremony, he is touched by the blood of their deity Baphomet.
Hellbound: Hellraiser II, 1h37
Directed by Tony Randel
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about religion
Actors Clare Higgins, Kenneth Cranham, Ashley Laurence, Imogen Boorman, Doug Bradley, Nicholas Vince
Roles Workman 2
Rating64% 3.2494553.2494553.2494553.2494553.249455
Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence), the protagonist from the previous film, has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital, still haunted by visions of the unspeakable horror that destroyed her family. Interviewed by Doctor Channard (Kenneth Cranham), and his assistant, Kyle MacRae (William Hope), she tells her account of the events depicted in the first film, and pleads with them to destroy the bloody mattress her murderous stepmother, Julia Cotton (Clare Higgins) died on. Despite her frantic urging, MacRae is the only one who seems to believe her.
Hellraiser
Hellraiser (1987)
, 1h34
Directed by Clive Barker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, BDSM in films
Actors Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Sean Chapman, Ashley Laurence, Oliver Smith, Doug Bradley
Roles Moving Man 2
Rating69% 3.4999153.4999153.4999153.4999153.499915
In Morocco, Frank Cotton buys a puzzle box from a dealer. In a bare attic, Frank solves the puzzle, and hooked chains emerge from it to tear into his flesh. Later the room is filled with swinging chains spattered with the remnants of his body. A black-robed figure picks up the puzzle box and returns it to its original state, restoring the room to normal.

Director

Dad's Army
Dad's Army (2016)

Directed by Oliver Parker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Military humor in film, Political films
Actors Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Toby Jones, Tom Courtenay, Bill Paterson, Daniel Mays
Rating51% 2.597112.597112.597112.597112.59711
En 1944, alors que la Seconde Guerre mondiale touche à sa fin, un groupe de soldats de la Home Guard, mené par le Capitaine Mainwaring (Toby Jones), et basé à Walmington-on-Sea, accumule les déboires. C'est alors que la journaliste Rose Winters (Catherine Zeta-Jones) arrive en ville pour écrire un article sur ce petit groupe de soldats. Parallèlement, on apprend qu'un espion nazi sévit dans les environs.
Johnny English Reborn, 1h42
Directed by Oliver Parker
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Rowan Atkinson, Rosamund Pike, Gillian Anderson, Dominic West, Daniel Kaluuya, Richard Schiff
Rating62% 3.148553.148553.148553.148553.14855
Five years after the events of the first film, former Sir Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) is learning martial arts in Tibet as penance for a botched mission in Mozambique which resulted in him being stripped of his Knighthood. However, he is contacted by MI7, who arrange for him to be flown back to London and call him back to service.
Dorian Gray, 1h46
Directed by Oliver Parker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Peinture, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, Ben Chaplin, Emilia Fox, Rachel Hurd-Wood
Rating62% 3.146493.146493.146493.146493.14649
When a naïve young Dorian Gray arrives in late Victorian London, by train, to inherit an estate left to him by his abusive grandfather, he is swept into a social whirlwind by the charismatic Lord Henry Wotton, who introduces Gray to the hedonistic pleasures of the city. Lord Henry's friend, society artist Basil Hallward, paints a portrait of Gray to capture the full power of his youthful beauty. When the portrait is unveiled, Gray makes a flippant pledge: he would give anything to stay as he is in the picture—even his soul.
St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold, 1h46
Directed by Oliver Parker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, David Tennant, Talulah Riley, Sarah Harding, Tamsin Egerton
Rating54% 2.70242.70242.70242.70242.7024
One night, an unknown man telephones St. Trinian's and bribes a girl, Celia, to find an old ring in the school library. She is caught by the other girls, and forced to explain that the man offered her £20,000 for the ring. Annabelle, the new head girl of St. Trinian's, bartered for £100,000 from the man when he called back, but he refused and then proceeded to threaten them. Afterwards, the girls ask the headmistress, Camilla Fritton, about why the ring might be so valuable. She tells them a story about Pirate Fritton, her ancestor, who supposedly hid a great treasure somewhere in the world. He had two rings made, which when fitted together would reveal the location of the treasure.
I Really Hate My Job, 1h29
Directed by Oliver Parker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Neve Campbell, Shirley Henderson, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina, Anna Maxwell Martin, Oana Pellea, Danny Huston
Rating54% 2.703742.703742.703742.703742.70374
I Really Hate My Job is the story of the lives of five women stuck working in a second-rate London restaurant with delusions of grandeur. Customers come and go, unaware of the real concerns of these women; a rat or two in the kitchen, bitter arguments about life and art, as well as a coup d'état in the kitchen... all overshadowed by the anticipation of a booking by a famous Hollywood film star.
St Trinian's, 1h37
Directed by Oliver Parker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Musical theatre
Themes Films about education, Feminist films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Political films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Russell Brand, Antonia Bernath, Talulah Riley, Lena Headey
Rating58% 2.900212.900212.900212.900212.90021
Annabelle Fritton (Talulah Riley), an uptight daddy’s girl, unwillingly transfers to St Trinian’s from the distinguished Cheltenham Ladies’ College at her father’s (Rupert Everett) request. Annabelle is clearly different and doesn’t fit in, telling her father, Carnaby Fritton, that the school is “like Hogwarts for pikeys”. She is taken around the school by Kelly Jones (Gemma Arterton), the head girl, who introduces her to the various cliques within the school, including Emos, Chavs, Geeks and the First Years. On her first night at St Trinian’s, Annabelle calls her father and demands he pick her up immediately, following a series of pranks played on her by the other students, but her father dismisses her.
Fade to Black, 1h39
Directed by Oliver Parker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Films about television, Political films
Actors Danny Huston, Diego Luna, Paz Vega, Christopher Walken, Anna Galiena, Violante Placido
Rating55% 2.756072.756072.756072.756072.75607
The year is 1948. His Hollywood career deadlocked, Orson Welles (Danny Huston) is in need to get over his failed marriage to Rita Hayworth. When he travels to Rome for the lead role in Black Magic, an actor is murdered on set and Welles finds himself allured by the deceased's beautiful stepdaughter (Paz Vega). Soon Welles becomes embroiled in dangerous political games as the run-up to post-war elections surfaces.
The Importance of Being Earnest, 1h37
Directed by Oliver Parker
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Historical, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench, Anna Massey
Rating68% 3.449693.449693.449693.449693.44969
The story revolves around two men in Victorian England, John "Jack" Worthing (Colin Firth) and Algernon "Algy" Moncrieff (Rupert Everett). Whenever Jack travels to London from his Hertfordshire estate, he says he is going to see his (fictitious) wayward brother, Ernest. Once in London, he keeps his privacy by calling himself Ernest. This tactic is especially important as his beloved, Gwendolen (Frances O'Connor), declares that she could love only a man named Ernest. Her cousin, Algy, is the one person who knows Jack's secret and one day he travels down to the estate, announcing himself to Jack's attractive ward, Cecily (Reese Witherspoon), as the infamous Ernest. Cecily is enamoured of him and his name, but upon Jack's return home and Gwendolen's unexpected arrival, it becomes clear there are both too many and too few Ernests.
An Ideal Husband, 1h37
Directed by Oliver Parker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Cate Blanchett, Peter Vaughan, Minnie Driver, Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Jeremy Northam
Rating68% 3.4483053.4483053.4483053.4483053.448305
Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs. Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old and the plot to help his friend has unintended consequences.
Othello
Othello (1995)
, 2h3
Directed by Oliver Parker
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Théâtre, Transport films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Laurence Fishburne, Irène Jacob, Kenneth Branagh, Nathaniel Parker, Michael Maloney, Nicholas Farrell
Rating68% 3.4481653.4481653.4481653.4481653.448165
Venise 1570. L'orgueilleux Maure Othello, mercenaire au service de la Sérénissime République, enlève Desdemone, fille du noble Brabantino. Une passion dévorante unit les deux amants. Mais Iago, fidèle lieutenant du Maure, voyant le charmant Cassio prendre de plus en plus d'importance auprès d'Othello qui le lui préfère comme bras droit, jure de se venger du couple.