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The most recent Oliver Parker biography is published on the main page.

Biography #2 (for The Importance of Being Earnest)

Director and Screenwriter Oliver Parker has worked extensively as an actor, and theatre and film director.

His most recent film was the highly acclaimed hit An Ideal Husband, which he adapted and directed. Starring Cate Blanchett, Minnie Driver, Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore and Jeremy Northam, the film was nominated for two Golden Globes and three BAFTAs.

In 1995, Parker directed his adaptation of Othello starring Laurence Fishburne, Irene Jacob and Kenneth Branagh for Castle Rock Entertainment.

In 1994, Parker wrote, directed and acted alongside his brother Nathaniel Parker in his first short film Unsigned, which was featured at the London Film Festival that year. In 1995, he made two short films: A Little Loving, starring Helena Bonham Carter and The Short Cut.

For television, in 1996, Oliver directed two monologues Billingsgate Alfie, starring Jim Broadbent and Copper Clive starring Steve Tompkinson. Both projects were written by Tony Grounds for the First Sign Of Madness series for Carlton Television.

Bio courtesy Miramax for "The Importance of Being Earnest" (18-Aug-2002)