Nathaniel Parker Biography

Birthday: 1962-05-18
Place of Birth: London, England
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Wiki Biography: Nathaniel Parker was born in England in 1962. The son of Sir Peter Parker and Dr. Jill Parker, he decided at the age of nine that acting would be his career of choice. His first public performances were with the National Youth Theatre, a breeding ground for many British actors. After attending The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), Nathaniel became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). Before exiting the stage for the screen, Nathaniel portrayed "Bassanio" in The Merchant Of Venice, participating in both the London and Broadway productions. The production was directed by the critically acclaimed Sir Peter Hall and starred Dustin Hoffman. His first feature film, War Requiem (1989), was directed by the highly acclaimed British maverick Derek Jarman, and starred Tilda Swinton and Lord Laurence Olivier. Nathaniel is perhaps best known for his participation in period dramas such as the part of "Laertes" in Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet (1990), "Rochester" in Wide Sargasso Sea (1993) and "Cassio" in his brother Oliver Parker's version of Othello (1995), starring Laurence Fishburne. He also appeared in the Chris Farley comedy Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) and the Kevin Costner/Whitney Houston box office hit, The Bodyguard (1992). Parts in projects such as Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (1997) (TV) and David (1997) (TV) helped Nathaniel gain momentum in the world of television, but it was roles like "Rawdon Crawley" in "Vanity Fair" (1998) and "Gabriel Oak" in Far from the Madding Crowd (1998) (TV) that thrust him into the spotlight and solidified his career on the small screen. Currently, Nathaniel portrays "Detective Thomas Lynley" in the BBC series "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries" (2001). Now in its third season, the show has become an international success, earning rave reviews the world over. Returning to Hollywood in 2003, Nathaniel can be seen in cinemas soon, portraying "Master Edward Gracey" in Walt Disney Pictures The Haunted Mansion (2003), starring Eddie Murphy.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Harry Enfield's Television Programme Fire Man 1990 Comedy
Wide Sargasso Sea Edward Rochester 1993 Drama
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Thomas Lynley 2001 Crime
Bleak House Harold Skimpole 2005 - Drama
A Class Apart 2007 Drama
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler 2009 Drama
Everest ER Rob Hall 2009 Adventure
Injustice Martin Newall 2010
Me and Mrs Jones Tom 2012
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
War Requiem Wilfred Owen 1989 Drama
Hamlet Laertes 1991 Drama, Romance
Wide Sargasso Sea Edward Rochester 1993 Drama, Romance, Thriller
Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Thomas Dermer 1994
Beverly Hills Ninja 1997 0
Lover's Prayer Father 2001 Drama, Romance
The Haunted Mansion Master Gracey 2003 0, Game Show, 0
I Really Hate My Job 2007
Flawless Ollie 2007 Comedy, 0
Fade to Black Viola 2007 Mystery, Thriller
Stardust 2007 Adventure, Comedy, Family
Malice in Wonderland Harry 2010 Fantasy
The Perfect Host Detective Morton 2011
National Theatre Live: The Audience Gordon Brown 2013